eCommerce & ERP Partnership Flourishes as B2B Businesses Generate 200 Million in Online Orders
In just five short years award winning eCommerce provider Aphix Software and leading ERP and Business Management Software provider Intact Software have helped B2B companies across the UK and Ireland to generate over 200 million in online and mobile orders.
Award winning eCommerce provider Aphix Software and leading ERP and Business Management Software provider Intact Software are celebrating 5 years as business partners in 2019.
Their partnership ensures seamless integration between two leading technology providers and has enabled hundreds of B2B companies, such as merchants, wholesalers, and distributors across the UK and Ireland to generate over 200 million in online sales and mobile orders in just 5 short years.
This combination offers joint customers the option to launch any or all of the multiple digital ordering products developed by Aphix Software including; B2B eCommerce websites, mobile ordering apps for sales reps and customer mobile apps.
These integrated solutions provide real-time information flow between the Intact ERP system which is at the heart of an Intact customers business and the Aphix Software platform.
The rapid growth in digital transformation is exposing the demanding need for B2B companies to tap into alternative revenue streams through expanding their business to include online sales orders.
B2B eCommerce Growth is outpacing that of retail eCommerce at a ratio of 2:1 and B2B Sales in the UK totalled £100 billion in 2016, up 50% versus 2012.
The global B2B eCommerce market is already worth roughly $900 billion, and on track to reach $1.2 trillion by 2021.
By choosing a solid digital strategy and an experienced eCommerce provider, it offers B2B companies the opportunity to grow by adding new customers and reaching new markets.
5 years ago, Intact Software had been regularly approached by customers looking for an online presence for their business. They needed a solution that could bring their traditional business model online and would integrate with their Intact system.
The increasing demand drove Intact Software to seek out a software partner who could offer a robust and reliable solution which they found in
the Aphix Software platform.
Since then Aphix and Intact have helped their joint customers to scale their businesses to new heights.
Intact Group Sales Director Mark McArdle said of the Aphix partnership “We had customers coming to us looking for a solution to the unique challenges they faced with getting their business model online. They could see the potential to grow their business with digital but were unsure where to turn.
They already trusted us to provide their ERP and knew it was vital that any online solution had to be able to ‘talk to’ their Intact system.
We worked closely with Aphix to deliver the right solution and 5 years on, we return to them again and again when customers come to us with the same problems and ambitions for growth.”
Aphix software CEO Graham O’Rourke cemented Aphix’s passion for helping B2B companies to grow and how the support of Intact and their customers has been vital in achieving this, “We passionately believe that by better connecting buyers and sellers we drive growth and simplify business for our customers.
Intact software and their customers have been paramount to our ability to do this and to continue to do this into the future. Without those first Intact customers trusting us to help them solve their unique business challenges we wouldn’t have been able to go on and help so many more.
We are now in a great position to work with B2B companies across the UK, Ireland and further afield to help them take advantage of the huge opportunities in the B2B marketplace to grow and scale their business with the right digital tools.”
Enterprise Ireland’s Niall McEvoy, ICT Accelerate Manager of EI’s High Potential Start-up Division said, “Aphix Software is an excellent example of an innovative Irish company that has identified a need for businesses and through this strategic partnership has seen how their client companies have increased productivity and efficiency in a cost-effective manner. Enterprise Ireland supports Irish companies with a global ambition to build scale and expand their reach in international markets, and we look forward to supporting Aphix Software through this next phase of growth."
The award-winning Aphix Software helps companies to sell smarter with the world's most flexible digital ordering platform. The platform includes a suite of eCommerce and mobile ordering products, developed specifically for the complex business processes of wholesalers, manufacturers, and distributors, offering real-time integration to ERP and back-office systems. Having the ability to launch multiple ordering products from one secure platform will future proof your digital needs as your business grows and scales. We passionately believe that by better connecting buyers and sellers we drive growth and simplify business for our customers.
Intact Software is an Ireland and UK based ERP and business management software and services company headquartered in Dundalk, Ireland. IntactSoftware, are the creators of Intact iQ, a unique product in the ERP market, which enables businesses to adapt the software to fit their unique ways of working, not the other way around. Built to facilitate scale with ease, Intact iQ is suitable for businesses of all sizes ranging from 5-1000+ employees and is now used by more than 28,000 users across Ireland, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.