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Aphix vs Netalogue | eCommerce Comparison

Find out how Aphix is measuring up against Netalogue in terms of the most crucial aspects every business should consider when choosing an eCommerce platform.

Kevin Faulkner - Marketing Executive Written by Kevin Faulkner - Marketing Executive 5 Nov 2020 in Best eCommerce Platform

Selecting an eCommerce platform for your business is an important decision that you’ll need to make at some stage if you wish to grow your business online. Due to a large number of eCommerce platforms available on the market, it’s no easy task and can be quite intimidating as there are so many factors to consider.

We fully understand, which is why in this article we’ll be comparing Aphix vs Netalogue head-to-head in terms of the most important elements you’ll need to consider as part of a future-proof eCommerce platform.

Our comparison includes the following:

  1. Specialisation
  2. ERP Integration
  3. Scalability
  4. Security
  5. Features
  6. Pricing

*Note - there will be many more things to consider as we have included in our comparison table below.

Aphix vs Netalogue comparison table

However, the ones we’re discussing are what we consider to be some of the most important ones.

Now, let's delve into the details.

  1. Specialisation

    Aphix’s specialise in online B2B sales, B2C sales and Omnichannel ordering. We are experts in ERP integration with integrated eCommerce solutions, eProcurement solutions, and integrated mobile apps that help companies sell smarter.

    While we understand the complexity of B2B businesses and deliver a scalable platform to streamline and automate your B2B sales operations, we also cater to the needs of B2C retailers and manufacturers equally well. The platform hosts multiple products that cover the full 360° spectrum of your eCommerce operations.

    Netalogue specialises in B2B. They provide a platform typically for manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers, that can be extended to B2C retailers as well. This has been their focus since their establishment. However, as we will explain later on in our comparison, you will find it harder to scale as your business grows using their platform due to their single point of focus.

  2. ERP Integration

    Aphix, as one of the leading integrated eCommerce providers, offers real-time integration with most of the major ERP and business management systems.

    In fact, all our eCommerce, eProcurement, and Mobile App solutions integrate out-of-the-box with ERP systems such as SAP, Sage, and Intact.

    So what makes Aphix different?

    Aphix is a certified integration partner to the leading software vendors SAP, Sage, and Intact.

    This ensures that the platform is not only certified for use by the ERP maker but is also approved by ERP resellers such as Seidor UK, Codestone, Ochiba, TRC Solutions, Client Solutions, Teamsoft, Seidor Africa, Envisage, Eventura, Fuel IT, Dotnet, DCS, MCS, GTM UBT and many more globally.

    Netalogue offers real-time integration between their B2B eCommerce solutions and some ERP and accounting systems. They include SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics, and Sage X3.

    Unlike Aphix, Netalogue doesn’t claim to offer ‘ERP certified’ integration with the ERP software that they list as integrations. However, they are approved by some of the ERP partner resellers.

    This is something you should consider if you’re evaluating a Netalogue solution. Be sure to ask if it’s a future-proof solution developed for the ERP first or will the integration need to be redone if you wish to upgrade your eCommerce Webshop in a couple of years.

  3. Scalability

    When it comes to scalability, the Aphix Digital Platform was created with scalability in mind.

    When it comes to your eCommerce, we have multiple features and functionality which can be used to extend to your integrated eCommerce reaches such as multi-sites, multi-currencies, languages, localised content and a mix of both B2B and B2C functionality.

    You can also pick from our eProcurement or Mobile App suite to extend your eCommerce reach or digitally transform other areas of your business as it grows.

    As we already mentioned, Netalogue mainly focuses on integrated B2B eCommerce. They also offer features and functionality to help you scale your B2B eCommerce such as multi-sites, multi-language and B2C functionality.

    Similarly to Aphix, Netalogue also offers a punchout eProcurement solution for buyers & suppliers. It’s noticeable that this is the only other solution they offer other than their eCommerce offering.

    This might be adequate for your needs and we understand that, but for other businesses who are looking for a complete digital platform that they can lay across their business like a digital fabric, Aphix would be the correct choice as they have a much wider product selection available on one platform.

  4. Security

    Aphix is a certified integration partner to SAP, Sage, and Intact, this means that our SaaS software is approved by the ERP provider in terms of both integration and security.

    The Aphix platform is PCI DSS compliant, meaning that we maintain our Digital Platform under a secure and safe network.

    Aphix is also GDPR compliant and we offer 2-step authentication, SSL security, 24/7 monitoring, firewall management, backups, security updates and more as standard to all of our customers.

    Netalogue security rating is almost as high as Aphix in this area. They are also PCI DSS compliant, ensuring that your customers’ card payment details are safe at all times. They are GDPR compliant and offer a secure internet connection using SSL setup.

    Netalogue offers single sign-on systems, firewalls, and more. The only thing they lack in comparison to Aphix is the ERP partner certification of their platform which can be a deciding factor for many.

  5. Features

    Aphix offers a wide selection of both B2B and B2C features as standard that can help your company meet its digital requirements.

    These features include (but are not limited to) multiple product variants, related products, quotations, period discounts, coupons, multi-buy offers, customer-specific pricing, paired products, promotions, quantity breaks and much more.

    The Aphix CMS includes robust marketing functionality with additional features for SEO and Omnichannel selling on global marketplaces like Amazon, Google and eBay.

    Netalogue also offers a lot of features that cater to both B2B and B2C business needs that companies can choose to add-on as they grow.

    Many of the features are similar to what Aphix offers and also includes product variants, related products, quantity breaks, customer-specific pricing, discounts, quick orders, quotations, and more.

  6. Pricing

    When it comes to pricing you need to take into consideration the Aphix moto of ‘products, not projects’ and understand how this has an impact on the cost of implementation.

    The Aphix Platform delivers SaaS products that integrate out-of-the-box with your ERP. Aphix manages the implementation process from start to finish and is certified to do so by the ERP provider as well as the ERP partner.

    Aphix offers very competitive and affordable pricing for businesses of all sizes. The Platform can cater to the needs of SMEs and large enterprises.

    Included in the implementation cost is out-of-the-box integration, hosting, security, system monitoring, system upgrades, customer support, customer training, product roadmap and much more.

    Netalogue has a more project-driven approach by way of working with your ERP partner to oversee the implementation and integration of their offerings with your ERP.

    As such, Netalogue pricing might not be as competitive as Aphix. But they do cater to the needs of B2B and B2C companies albeit with less product variation.

    That being said, the best way to find out about cost is to ask them directly, Netalogue will give you a quote on request from their website.

In Conclusion

Comparing eCommerce platforms isn’t easy, but now that you know what elements to look for when comparing eCommerce platforms, it should make it slightly easier.

You’ll still need to take your time and thoroughly compare the different features, functionality and packages to find one to suit your needs and budget.

As the old saying goes ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ so planning for the future is what successful businesses do and fit-for-purpose, future-ready software will take you there and beyond.

It’s clear that Aphix and Netalogue are quite closely matched when comparing features, security, and ERP integration. However, it’s also clear that when it comes to complete digital transformation of your business, ease of scalability and product variation, Aphix has a lot more to offer.

If you’re thinking of selling online or switching your eCommerce provider, take a look at our award-winning SaaS platform which not only covers 360° of your eCommerce but also your business operations.

To find out more, you can request a demo on our website or email sales@aphixsoftware.com.

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