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Move over ERP: A look inside B2B digital operations platforms

New reports from Forrester Research analyze the benefits of commercially available “digital operations platforms” that incorporate data automation and artificial intelligence to help manufacturers and distributors improve how they serve customers.

How manufacturer Blount International scored with ecommerce

In need of an ecommerce site to remain competitive, industrial equipment manufacturer Blount International deployed one that connected to its SAP system and that didn’t overburden its IT department. It has seen its quarterly ecommerce revenue more than triple, its quarterly transaction volume more than double and its average order value increase 65%.

How Midway Dental Supply bridged the gap to ecommerce

Looking to get out from under a non-user-friendly ecommerce platform, Midway Dental found the answer to its problem in middleware software that integrated a new ecommerce site with its ERP system.

Koch Industries buys out B2B software firm Infor

The deal values Infor at $11 billion. Infor specializes in ERP, CRM and ecommerce software for manufacturers and distributors and adds to Koch’s push into commerce technology.

New payment services help a young brand woo wholesale buyers

Still new to some merchants, the Oliver Logan denim apparel brand promotes its “sustainable” and “ethical” manufacturing policies. But to win over more wholesale buyers it’s offering new flexible payment options.

Christmas Central's holiday sales grow more than 20%

The seasonal decorations retailer switched its ERP software this year after a busier-than-expected holiday period in 2018 strained the shipping department. Since then, the retailer has increased employee accountability and fulfillment efficiency, shrinking the number of workers it needs for peak season.

SAP changes management with new co-CEOs

The business software company, whose products and services include the SAP Ariba procurement network and the Hybris ecommerce software used by many B2B and retail companies, is placing a stronger focus on digital technology with the appointment of co-CEOs to replace Bill McDermott, who left the top executive spot Thursday.

Ecommerce helps a maker of shade products light up sales

Rainier Industries, a manufacturer of custom commercial awnings, tents and related products, is on track this year to grow ecommerce sales by 20%, CEO David Traub says. Pictured above is one of Rainier's tent products.