Cloud firm bridges the chasm between ecommerce platforms and accounting
OVERWHELMED ecommerce web developers who are struggling to cope with a pandemic boom in demand have been offered a lifeline, by UK fintech experts who help beat integration headaches.
Devs who specialise in ecommerce platforms like Shopify, Magento and WooCommerce – as well as those who offer bespoke systems – are in greater demand than ever as Covid accelerates the retail exodus to online.
However, they are also coping with increased pushback from demanding clients, who expect their new ecommerce sites to integrate with accounting software like Sage or Xero, or with business management software like Salesforce.
Leading UK platform integration experts Eureka Solutions says the painful reality is that most systems do not speak to each other and say those data black holes are a “blight on business”.
Now the firm has revealed outstanding results from the first full year of its Cloud Data Exchange (CDE) system – which bridged those gaps via 13m successfully automated transactions in 2021, saving users from a total of 75,000 hours of lost productivity.
Lara Fitches, CDE Sales Manager at the £4.5m-a-year firm, said: “Every day we are being contacted by web developers who are at their wits’ end because their clients are demanding integrations that they simply don’t have the capacity to deliver.
“The worst is when it comes to accountancy software, because that is all about tax, VAT and payroll, so there is absolutely no room for error. At a time when they are already incredibly busy this is another headache they can do without.
“Nine out of 10 of them just want us to take away the pain. They want to focus on building beautiful, easy to navigate ecommerce sites – not wrestling with plug-ins, or coding custom solutions that will quickly be out of date.”
Eureka Solutions has invested heavily in CDE, which enables most of the major ecommerce platforms to “speak” to the major accountancy software systems and other business software. As a cloud system it requires no downloads or updates and a dedicated team of developers are constantly adding new “connectors” to bridge even more of the data black holes.
The results since CDE was first taken to market in January 2021 have been stellar. In its first 12 months it handled 12,936,781 transactions that otherwise would have required human intervention. That is estimated to have saved users each an average of 630 hours per year.
The system is ideal for web developers who offer bespoke ecommerce platforms and two of the UK’s most-respected UK ecommerce agencies have bespoke CDE connectors for their platforms – Somerset-based Iconography and Visualsoft, which has its HQ in Newcastle.
Based in East Kilbride, Eureka Solutions is a £4.5m a year operation with 65 staff and delivers cloud-based business solutions to thousands of businesses across the UK. As well as its propriety Cloud Data Exchange solution it deploying global platforms like Oracle NetSuite and Sage 200.
Find information on Cloud Data Exchange at https://www.clouddataexchange.com/partnerships/web-developer-partnerships/