X2X eCommerce is a comprehensive Omni Channel Solution that leverages the power of Magento eCommerce and Microsoft Dynamics GP, both market leaders in their respective fields. X2X eCommerce is the ideal mix of function, affordability and power of both programs. X2X eCommerce take your business to new heights by connecting.
The change in the way customers now buy and the emerging advancements in technology have changed the way people conduct business over the years.
The industrialization process that started in 1930s changed the way people live and do business. The next major change came with the Communication revolution with the advent of internet that totally revolutionized the whole world.
The ever-increasing trend of online selling shows that the trend resonates with the people as the social trends are changing. The people are now experiencing a fast-paced lifestyle which causes a change in their previous patterns of shopping and consuming goods.
This creates a need for the business to upgrade, because gone are the days when people used to wait in long queues for the goods or services to be provided. The upgrade that is required comes in the form of an online store, platform or anything that can give the customers whatever they want from wherever they want.
Online selling – the new avenue for the businesses to grow Typically organizations start with an eCommerce store to meet the growing demand from the customers to buy goods and services from the company in the comfort of their homes or workplace.
However, soon they find out that managing an eCommerce webstore is a much bigger task that they have every thought. There is a constant need to add new items, remove the discontinued or out of stock items, update images, change prices, manage product catalog, download order for shipping purposes and update the shipment information on the eCommerce webstore.
It is not only costly to maintain an online store in terms of increased cost of payroll since it requires a person or team to constantly keep an eye on the online store and keep updating it on a regular basis. In addition, there is a huge risk of human error which may end up selling items at wrong prices, accepting orders when goods are not in stock or putting wrong product information.
All these costs can be avoided and risks mitigated by using the most powerful tool that an organization has, its own ERP system. Company’s ERP system has many of the information required by the webstore. In addition, it is also where the orders downloaded from webstore are entered.
Integrating ERP solution with your eCommerce solution not only reduce the cost of extra staff but also eliminate the costly mistakes and delays which can end up costing dearly to the organization.
In an ERP, integrated eCommerce system, Product Catalog is maintained in the ERP system allowing you to move the product around without touching your webstore, add or remove items or just reclassify them, automatically change prices and quantity discounts for some or all customer groups, update available quantity, mark or temporarily remove the items not in stock.
With an ERP, integrated eCommerce system like x2x eCommerce, you can integrate your shipping methods and payment gateways to your ERP system, download orders directly in your ERP solution and update the shipment information on the webstore just like you update the items description, quantities, images and specs, product catalog and a lot more.
x2x-eCommerce is an add module developed for Dynamics GP which extend the functionality of Dynamics GP to make it compatible with the eCommerce platform and integrate the enhanced Dynamics GP with the eCommerce solution thereby eliminating the need to maintain the eCommerce store manually.
What features should you look for in a POS system?
When a retail store grows beyond the basic needs of just checking out and needs to progress to a better system that can respond to customer demands and manage inventory and pricing, it is time to move from a cash register to a Point of Sales (POS) system.
Retailers with knowledge of the benefits of the POS system, start directly with a dependable and powerful point of sales solution, rather than with a cash register.
There are a few things that you must consider when considering which POS solution is best suited for your business, including:
Inventory and purchasing management
- Track and manage inventory.
- Inventory replenishment and PO creation
- Handling multiple inventory types like standard, kit, lot, matrix inventories
- Handling unlimited number of items and pack sizes
- Supporting multiple vendors for the same item, their prices and lead time
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- Speed, especially for high traffic business like grocery stores
- Ability to access item prices, promotions, discounts, quantity discounts etc.
- Handle multiple tax rates and currencies
- Ability to put a transaction on hold and recall
- Ability recall transactions for returns
- Offering customer specific prices and discounts
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Payment card processing
- Ability to connect POS directly to service providers
- Connect to the service providers through the internet directly from POS terminal
- Ability to process multiple type of cards like Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover etc.
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Sales and Promotions
- Ability to discount individual items or whole transactions
- Multiple discount types like Buy X, get Y free, mix and match, price schedule etc.
- Assign customer specific price levels
- Loyalty programs
- Automatic enable/disable discounts on predefined date and time
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- Setting up customer specific pricing and discounts
- Ability to reprint invoices and recall transactions for return
- Setup customer information, family members and important dates
- Send promotions to customer based on their birthday/anniversary dates
- Sending customer statements and generating customer emails
- Provide revolving credit facility to the customers
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- Instant access to purchasing, payment and account information
- Remind customers who forget items they normally purchase
- Use customer data to help create mailings targeted directly to customers’ special interests.
- Broadcast Net Display Channels to customers waiting in line, including pre-selected websites, web pages, and ads.
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- Extensive and relevant reporting
- Customizable reports
- Form customization to put logos, addresses and other information on invoices, POs etc.
- Preview, print, or export data in multiple formats.
- Filter, hide, sort, and group data the way you want.
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About AccSoft Business Solutions:
AccSoft provides POS software, hardware and setup for single and multi-store retailers. If you are looking for any help with your POS, please feel free to reach us at the contact information below:
ERP System – the backbone of every organization and eCommerce webstore is the extension of company’s sales and ordering system, a gateway for the customer to reach the organization with their orders and inquiries. It make sense to integrate eCommerce and ERP system since a significant amount of information is
The following formula is used in Microsoft Dynamics GP for depreciating Fixed Asset using straight line method.
Formula: (Cost – Salvage Value – (LTD Depreciation Amount – YTD Depreciation Amount)) ÷ Remaining Life in Days.
Cost = Cost of Asset
Salvage Value = Estimated realizable value of an asset at the end of its life
LTD Depreciation = Life to date depreciation
YTD Depreciation = Year to date depreciation
With the above formula GP determines the daily depreciation rate which is then multiplied by the number of days in a year
If the Average method is “None” Dynamics GP will calculate depreciation as follows:
Asset Cost: $ 200,000
Asset Life: 10 years
Daily Depreciation = 200,000/(360*10) = $ 55.55
Monthly Deprecation = 200,000/((360*10))*30 = $ 1,666.67
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Microsoft Dynamics GP Starter Pack (that includes three user licenses) is priced at $5,500 CAD, additional Full User Licenses are $3,300 CAD each; which adds up to a $12,100 CAD Investment for 5 user licenses.
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Give me 5 + 2 Extended
Microsoft Dynamics GP offers its Extended Pack to customers looking for more extensive functionalities and greater capabilities in their Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP System solution. Microsoft’s latest promotion gives you the most saving on User Licenses by providing you with Seven (7) User Licenses in their Give me 5 + 2 Extended promotion.
The Give me 5 + 2 Extended promotion include:
- Microsoft Dynamics GP Starter Pack (include 3 user licenses)
- Microsoft Dynamics GP Extended Pack
- Four (4) Additional Full User Licenses
A value of $29,700 CAD, this promotion is available for a limited time for only half the price at $14,850 CAD!
Again, this promotion is only available until December 27th, 2014. So contact AccSoft today to find pricing specific to your location/region as well as our unique services and products.
In order to provide your customers with accurate prices, tax rates and zones must be configured correctly. It is also an attractive look for the webstore to have the taxes added automatically based on the customers’ region. Tax rates in Magento can be configured and set up for each specific region-or zone- and the taxes are calculated automatically at checkout.
CREATE TAXES AND DEFINE TAX RATES IN MAGENTO
Go to Magento Admin Panel and go to Sales →Tax→Manage Tax Rates and Zones . Click on ‘Add New Tax Rate‘ and define the tax rate. Define the Tax Identifier, the country, state or zip code it is applicable to and the tax rate.
MAPPING MAGENTO TAXES WITH DYNAMICS GP
Once the tax rates in Magento are defined, they will become available in X2X connect eCommerce module in GP after the next scheduled data interface between GP and Magento. You can manually interface the data created in Magento by clicking on ‘Synchronize Default Values’ and ‘Start’. This will bring all the tax rates defined in Magento to GP. Select the Magento Tax Rates in the list and browse to select the corresponding GP Payment tax detail. This will map the tax IDs in Magento with the tax details in GP.Related Topics:
Magento is the market leader in eCommerce solutions for many reasons, chief among them is its flexibility in specifying and setting up a variety of shipping methods for the convenience of the customers. Similarly, X2X Connect extends that flexibility by allowing you to map any shipping method created in Magento to any shipping method in GP. This in turn gives your solution scalability and flexibility in reaching out in the global market.
CREATE SHIPPING METHODS IN MAGENTO
Go to Magento Admin Panel and to Configuration→Sales → Shipping Methods. The system will display all the enabled shipping methods in your Magento webstore. . Contact your preferred shipper for their API information so that you will benefit from real time shipping estimates and rates. I will show you how to set up FedEx as a Shipping method in Magento.
Setting up FedEx Shipping Method
Before you start: As of May 2012, FedEx made some changes on their Shipping API. If you are experiencing problems setting up Fedex Shipping method, you will need to install a Patch that was released by Fedex which can be found here. The API credentials you will need to set up the FedEx shipping methods are:
- Account ID
- Meter Number
By signing up at FedEx’s Developer Resource Center, you can generate Test credentials intended for developers and general testing purposes. It is recommended to start the set up using these credentials first before moving to production. More information about FedEx Web Services can be found here. Log in to your FedEx account and proceed to the Develop and Test step, from there click on Get your Test Key button.
Then fill the required information on the registration form.
Take note of the Country, State/Province, and ZIP/Postal Code information that you provide; they will need to match exactly with the information you will later provide under Shipping Setting in Magento. When finished, click continue and accept the terms on the next page. Then you will be given the Developer’s Test Key, along with the Test Account ID and Test Meter Number. The password will be sent separately to your Primary e-mail.
With the password sent to your e-mail, you now have all the four fields that you need to set up FedEx Shipping on your Magento site. Make sure that Sandbox mode is checked to yes.
And there you have it, folks!
MAPPING MAGENTO SHIPPING METHOD WITH DYNAMICS GP
Open the General Mapping window and select the Shipping Method drop down. You will see all the Shipping methods defined in Magento before the last time the automatic scheduler has updated the Magento data into GP. In this case, click on ‘Synchronize Default Values’ and ‘Start’. This will bring all the values defined in Magento to GP. Select the Magento Shipping method in the list and use the browse to select the corresponding GP shipping method. This will map the shipping method in Magento with the shipping method in GP