E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the activity of electronically buying or selling of products on online services or over the Internet. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems.

QAD supports e-commerce through EDI, QAD CSS (Customer Self Service) storefront or integration to third party solutions using API’s and QXtend.

EDI e-commerce

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the concept of businesses electronically communicating information that was traditionally communicated on paper, such as purchase orders and invoices. Technical standards for EDI exist to facilitate parties transacting such instruments without having to make special arrangements. 

EDI has been around for a long time, and while it is true there are standards, they are loosely followed. Lately, enterprises have not only been expanding EDI to use more types of transactions but also are also expanding the actual amount and level of detail flowing through these transactions. Are you able to keep up with the velocity of your customer and internal enterprise EDI needs?

Managed EDI

Looking to outsource part or all of your EDI maintenance and management? Adaptivity can help.

We offer a wide variety of flexible and customizable services that can fit the needs of your business model. We can handle your day-to-day operations, monitoring communications and transaction reports; manage system maintenance and enhancements – including trading partner set-ups; or even host your entire EDI system. You decide what works best for your business and we’ll take care of the rest.

Contact Adaptivity to see how we can help with all your EDI needs.

CSS Storefront

QAD Customer Self Service (CSS) enables customers to become effective enterprises by providing a complete Web storefront and self-service portal that enables customers to place and track orders in a secure and personalized way over the Internet – seven days a week, 24 hours a day. When placing their order, customers can pay using a credit card. In addition, integration with the QAD Configurator enables mass customization of products using a state-of-the-art rules engine, ensuring satisfied customers receive exactly what they want.

Contact Adaptivity today to learn how we can help your organization realize the benefits of CSS.

Third Party e-commerce

Your organization may find the need to integrate with a third-party e-commerce solution.  Whether that is a storefront like Amazon or Shopify, a 3PL, or any type of partner.  Adaptivity can help you build an effective integration. 

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