Chicago, Illinois – (The Hosting News) – October 27, 2005 – e-Commerce platform developers, LaGarde, have announced the availability of a new solution integrating StoreFront’s e-commerce platform with Best Products’ MAS family of accounting software and Microsoft’s Navision ERP systems.
These new offerings enable online merchants to integrate many of their important offline systems with their online operations, streamlining the processes and reducing the costs associated with growing their online sales channels.
Analysts have recently noted that in order to be successful online, retailers must replace existing disconnected e-commerce software with new e-commerce platforms that integrate seamlessly with other critical back office systems. By offering integrations that allow merchants to synchronize their online and offline processes, including order details, inventory, product and customer information, StoreFront is leading the market in addressing this demand.
According to Bob LaGarde, CEO and Founder of LaGarde, ”First generation e-commerce platforms were largely experimental in nature. But now executives realize e-commerce is an integral part of the growth and profitability of their businesses, so they must replace those early systems with an e-commerce platform that integrates into all their varied business systems. By connecting online and back office systems, merchants will see an increase in overall operational efficiency, ultimately saving them money and making their online operations more scalable.”
The integration uses middleware developed by IIG, a leading ISV for the MAS and Navision market. The offering supports Best Softwareâ€™s MAS 90, MAS 200, MAS 500, as well as Microsoftâ€™s Navision.
This offering further extends LaGarde’s current StoreFront Integrated Solutions line of products, which include integrated solutions for Microsoft Great Plains and Microsoft RMS point-of-sale system, as well as Island Pacific’s Retail Pro point-of-sale system.
Additional information regarding the new solution, as well as the complete line of StoreFront Integrated Solutions can be found at: www.storefront.net.