Are you frustrated by the complexity of your current SharePoint Environment? Wondering about the viability of tuning the taxonomy/information architecture and moving it to the cloud? We may not have all the answers, but we know the questions to ask to help you determine the most appropriate path forward.
The good news - SharePoint is an almost infinitely flexible solution platform. The bad news - ditto. MethodFactory has been designing and implementing SharePoint portal solutions since 2001. We've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a charter member of the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) program, we've been certified by Microsoft to guide you through the process of implementing (or optimizing) your portal based on the three fundamental elements of the system; Infrastructure, Taxonomy, and Governance.
Trading Partner Portals deliver knowledge, collateral, and the opportunity for collaboration, and with the right system architecture, they also deliver orders. B2B commerce is evolving to mimic many of the experiences that dealers/distributors/customers have come to expect as best practice in their B2C purchasing. Delivering a portal experience without search, product faceting, high-resolution imagery, video and other staples of B2C commerce is likely to disappoint your intended audience - and could drive them to competitors.
MethodFactory's experience in implementing modern B2C eCommerce solutions has been invaluable in helping us optimize the B2B buying experience. We understand the uniqueness of B2B (quick order, complex pricing, product line segmentation, Configure/Price/Quote, credit checks, custom shipping options,...), and our deep technical integration expertise enable us to orchestrate the solution you've been looking for.
Let us show you how we've helped our manufacturing and distribution clients take B2B to the next level.
The days of servicing trading partners by telephone, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm are gone. 24 x 7 self-service is no longer a luxury, it's a requirement. MethodFactory has the experience to help design, and implement the Trading Partner Portal that satisfies your requirements. We understand the complexities of authentication management, content provisioning, and integration with the external systems that enable portal effectiveness. B2B commerce is the natural extension of the knowledge/collaboration portal and our experience with ERP integration can be employed to make you Trading Partner Portal fully transactional.
We implement solutions that enable our clients to more efficiently deliver the right knowledge to the right audience - without adding staff.
Our Portal Case Studies
MethodFactory provided a solution for our current needs, significantly enhancing our customers’ online brand experience, while building into the infrastructure the ability to grow.
~ Bob Gibson, Director of Marketing, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.
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MethodFactory helped The Coleman Company, Inc., international leader in outdoor products and gear, transition their web presence to the next generation using Commerce Server and Ektron CMS as their scalable foundation.
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MethodFactory implemented the Sitecore Experience Platform for Intertape Polymer Group, giving the IPG staff the ability to manage the site’s content, using a product platform that they could build on. MethodFactory also graphically redesigned the site to better represent IPG with a more modern and user-friendly presentation, adding new, high-touch features and functionality.