RFP RFI SUPPLIER SELECTION

When you start investing in new Ecommerce Technology, one Online storePIM System, a Customer Data Platform or looking for a total replacement for your existing Ecommerce IT, there are many options. Whether you need it all or not, every supplier wants to deliver their solution to you. But what is the right solution for your company? In addition to the specific functionalities, consideration should also be given to matters such as links with existing systems, scalability, “cultural fit” and future service and further development.

A good TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculation is very important for mapping future costs. Perhaps a new platform is the replacement of several old systems, so that your total operating costs can be further reduced and manageability increased. Which supplier and which solutions are best for your organization? We know the market, the quality and reliability of almost all suppliers and solutions.

 

 

ECOMMERCE PLATFORMS

What do I have to consider when choosing a new Ecommerce platform?

Most companies nowadays opt for a “standard” Ecommerce solution instead of “customization”. The advantage of this type of solutions is that development is faster and usually cheaper. Well-known providers of Ecommerce solutions are Oracle, SAP, Intershop, Salesforce, Shopify and Magento. There is a lot of difference between the solutions, providers and developers. An expensive solution nowadays does not have to be better than a “cheap” SAAS (software as a service) solution. The difference is mainly in the so-called architecture, in other words, how does a solution fit into the IT landscape, how updates are made and how scalable is the solution.

Business case

An investment in (new) Ecommerce technology usually has an economic life of five years. After those five years, the investment is deemed “obsolete”. But what if a SAAS solution is continuously updated? When a high level of ambition is present, it is unwise to start experimenting with “toys”. A lot of traffic and transactions simply cannot be processed by a “simple system”. The stability of the solution plays a major role here. The customer experience quickly suffers from a rickety IT solution. In addition to the software, proper hosting is essential. We see in practice that many solutions fail here. After sending an email newsletter, the webshop is slow or even no longer accessible ....... The chain is only as strong as the weakest link! Do not take risks and provide robust and smart solutions.

Help with a Supplier Selection

Ecommerce Result has supervised or reviewed more than 350 projects in recent years and has therefore gained an enormous amount of knowledge of solutions, suppliers and implementation parties. We know the market, the costs and the business case of almost every solution. When we guide your selection process, you not only make a well-founded choice, but you also save considerably on investment. We know the maximum discounts offered by suppliers on almost all solutions. This ensures you of the best offer and you never pay too much. For this reason alone, we usually recoup a multiple of our costs for you! A classic win-win!

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