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The Scoop on How to Integrate BigCommerce with SAP Business One

If you weren’t already thinking about moving your ecommerce store to BigCommerce, chances are you’re reconsidering. The ecommerce platform recently announced that its U.S.-based merchants will have access to Instagram’s shoppable posts, opening more sales opportunities. And just in time for the holiday shopping season. If you’re getting ready to bring your store to BigCommerce and need SAP Business One integration assistance (or if you’ve already integrated but are having issues), this article is here to help, with a quick outline of SAP Business One integration options, a look at some of the common issues that can arise, and what BigCommerce has to offer.

More than one way to integrate BigCommerce with SAP Business One

There are several companies in the marketplace offering services for integrating SAP Business One with BigCommerce. While they may all seem very similar, there are some key differentiators to consider when shopping around:

  • Speed of setup – Most vendors will tell you they need anywhere from 6-8 weeks to get you up and running on your BigCommerce platform, but there are exceptions. New advances in cloud-based software have drastically shortened the setup time required. Alluvia has created an intuitive user interface that enables you to immediately connect to BigCommerce and automate your two-way data exchange. Pre-built templates and mapping wizards will get you set up in less than a day.
  • Pricing – Most integration projects for SAP Business One and BigCommerce involve hiring a team of consultants. Projects typically run for several weeks or months, and the costs involve a hefty initial fee to purchase software or a tool, followed by an additional cost for consulting services and ongoing annual fees. You can take advantage of Alluvia’s innovative integration platform for just under $100.
  • Fine Print – Don’t get stuck paying for annual fees or unnecessary and expensive consulting hours to get you up and running. And be sure to have an out – if you’re not happy with your integration provider you should be able to cancel at any time.

Avoid these pitfalls

As you think about integrating with BigCommerce, keep in mind some of these common missteps:

  • Don’t try to go it alone – You may be tempted to manually run your BigCommerce store, but sooner or later you will hit a point at which this no longer becomes feasible. It ends up costing you in lost business and money. Experience shows that as you break 200 orders per month, automated integration is the way to go, and for many it is the right solution from the start. The good news is the quicker setup and cheaper cost of Alluvia makes automated integration a viable option from day one for any mid-sized business.
  • Updates – Make sure your integration provider will provide automatic updates to retailer templates to keep your business running smoothly.
  • Security and maintenance – Cloud-based software solutions for BigCommerce integration keep your data secure without the hefty price tag associated with hardware installation and maintenance. There are several options when it comes to a cloud-based solution, but Alluvia translates your data elements into one universal document. That means you only have to manage a single connection.

Why BigCommerce

Just a few months ago, BigCommerce announced its rise as the industry’s #1 cloud ecommerce platform for mid-market businesses. Founded in 2009, BigCommerce has a lot of similarities to Shopify, but it also includes comprehensive support, SEO, and customer segmentation. Its cloud-based solution reduces set-up time and maintenance costs, and it claims to provide the best ROI in the industry.

BigCommerce has a simple and intuitive interface with over 100 different apps and add-ons that can easily be integrated into your store. It offers one-click integrations, powerful APIs, and it doesn’t limit API calls unlike some of its competitors. The BigCommerce user-friendly platform makes it a great fit for middle-market businesses and fast-growing smaller brands, as it enables business and marketing managers to run promotions and campaigns, and change settings without technical assistance.

As you take the next steps towards integrating SAP Business One with BigCommerce, Alluvia is here to do some of the homework for you. Taking the time to learn about your options when it comes to set up time, pricing, and maintenance can save you money and make your business more successful in the long run.

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