Many companies are faced with challenges when trying to run a profitable business whilst trying to grow and adapt in our rapidly changing times.
Just a few of the challenges being faced by many include maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction, building a good reputation, dealing with the vast and ever changing levels of technology that brings with it the expectation to adapt or get left behind, regulations and compliance, managing high levels of data and last but not least, controlling finances and cashflow.
When you add in the various systems and platforms many of today’s businesses have to maintain, it can become a daunting and time consuming task, one that eats up a lot of manpower which will inevitably become an added expense.
For many, this is certainly the case when managing the accounting side of business through software such as Sage 50 and online sales through many popular eCommerce platforms such as WooCommerce. This can lead to hours of time spent manually transferring data between the two in order to keep both up to date. This in turn comes with its own host of issues.
The process of transferring data manually is time consuming and costly. By failing to integrate, hours will be spent transferring data such as orders, customers and payments; time that could be better spent focusing on your business.
Manual data transfer is also a process which is prone to human error. When entering lots of data from one system to another, it can be easy to slip up. These errors could have a negative impact on both your customer and your business.
Imagine the following scenario; you make an error when inputting a shipping address from an order on your WooCommerce website into Sage 50. What happens if this error leads to your customer not receiving the product they have ordered? Small errors like this one are easily made during manual data transfer but can have a significant impact on your business.
Another key barrier which arises with manual data transfer surrounds inventory. Without automation, you are required to manually update stock levels on your website. This is obviously a process which will be done on a regular basis, but not constantly. The problem which can arise from this is that a flurry of orders could lead to you overselling a product. This means you risk being unable to meet a customer’s order in the time promised as you will need to restock the product.
By integrating Sage 50 with your WooCommerce website, all the above can be avoided. Processes that were previously manual can be automated, eliminating the risk of human error, while also saving you valuable time and money.
The process of integrating Sage 50 and WooCommerce may sound like a complicated one, but luckily, we have the answer.
Cloud Data Exchange is a fully cloud-based integration solution that will seamlessly connect Sage 50 to your ecommerce website through platforms such as WooCommerce, as well as other well-known ecommerce sites like Amazon, eBay, Shopify and Magento.
With our readymade plugins, Cloud Data Exchange can have you connected in minutes, meaning you don’t have to pay any costly implementation fees.
By giving you the ability to automate the transfer of data in real-time, or at customisable intervals, Cloud Data Exchange removes the need for hours of manual work, saving valuable time and money that you can instead use to focus on growing your business.
Using Cloud Data Exchange to connect Sage 50 to WooCommerce allows you to import and export data such as customers, invoices, payments and items from as little as £25 per month.
If it sounds like Cloud Data Exchange could be the perfect solution for your business, contact us today, and we will get you up and running on a 30-day free trial, allowing you to see exactly how our product could revolutionise data communication within your business.