Midway realized that their previous solution was difficult to use and expensive to update with the latest technology trends. Due to its limited functionality, their previous platform had a very low internal adoption rate among their sales and marketing teams. Midway also realized that managing their extensive catalog was inconvenient to update, making it tough to update their catalog and hindering their expansion efforts.
With the rising cost of maintaining their platform, implementing a modern customer experience with cross-browser responsive interface, advanced search capabilities, and B2C oriented catalog browsing was simply not possible with their legacy platform.
OroCommerce along with our partner, MindHarbor, built a middleware connecting to Epicor P21, which was essential to smoothly transition Midway off their previous platform and into OroCommerce. This connector allowed Midway to migrate data such as product catalogs, existing customers, reward programs, and invoices- without losing any data in the process. Midway was also able to keep their Epicor 21 ERP with real-time data syncs between their ERP and OroCommerce.
OroCommerce quickly became Midway’s main sales channel with traffic growing on a monthly basis. Midway was able to create an easy-to-use dedicated tool for their sales team that enabled them to:
- Place customer orders
- Negotiate contracts and quotes digitally
- Take actions on behalf of their customer
- Manage pricing and contracts
Midway was able to grow their catalog from 40,000 skus to over 80,000 in one year. They were also able to enable new business processes such as a sales agent portal which allows multiple agencies to perform actions on the frontend on their client’s behalf. They also implemented a B2B2C portal where partners sale Midway products on dedicated storefront using OroCommerce and its integration to Epicor p21. Overall, with OroCommerce’s native B2B features, Midway was able to create a platform that was easy enough for their sales team to adopt, yet robust enough to grow their catalog and implement new business processes for further future growth.
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