We’re gearing up for a mid-August release of our support for Punchout2Go.
In this article, we will let you know what you can expect, and how you can begin to prepare your Sage ERP system.
With a commercebuild webstore already in place, you know the many benefits to you and your customers that B2B eCommerce brings to your business. Adding Punchout2Go adds even greater reach, and removes barriers to doing business with customers and prospects who will only buy from you if you support “punchout” technologies.
What does Punchout2Go do?
In summary, with Punchout2Go for commercebuild in place, you will work with your customers, and with the Punchout2Go team, to connect your customer’s ERP/Procurement system to your commercebuild webstore.
From their ERP/Procurement system, your customer will be able to connect to the commercebuild webstore (via Punchout2Go), add items to the cart, and then return those items (again, via Punchout2Go), to their ERP/Procurement system.
This allows your customers to easily create Purchase Orders or Requisitions, and ensures that they have access to all of the products and prices available on your webstore (see “1” in the process flow).
Once your customer has an authorized Purchase Order ready, they can send that order to you for processing in your Sage ERP system. Various options are available for you to work with the Punchout2Go team so that you can streamline the process of receiving your customer’s Purchase Order into your Sage ERP as a Sales Order (see “2” in the process flow).
What do you need to do now?
If you haven’t yet reached out to Daniel Goffen (daniel.goffen[@]punchout2go.com
Key date and Testing
We anticipate seeing the release of our Punchout2Go integration in our Staging environment around August 20. From that point onwards, we can start to work with you to gather the information needed to connect your Sandbox webstore to your Punchout2Go account. Once connected, you can use Punchout2Go tools to emulate how your customer’s ERP/Procurement system will interact with your webstore.
The release of the Punchout2Go integration to our Production environment is planned for the end of August, although, as this is a major addition to our webstore solution, this will be subject to extended User Acceptance Testing.