Ecommerce platforms: on premises, hosted, and cloud-based

 

In 2017, eCommerce platforms can be deployed to meet budgets, flexibility, seasonal user loads, and continuous customization. Bolt-on applications add features, functionality, digital marketing and exceptional analytics available to your business and merchandising team’s fingertips in real time.

However, the variety of platforms, ability to scale up and down, and customized features and functions to meet any particular B2C or B2B need can make it difficult for small and mid-market businesses to strategically match what they anticipate they will need within the constraints of their business, technical and financial resources.

Transom core project management competency, allows us to take a partnership approach, getting to know your business, present you with options, and map out and manage a deployment, customization, testing and launch schedule working in tandem with your team.

 

Transom’s gratis eCommerce business assessment, scoping, high level roadmap results in:

  • Tailoring platform choice to long-term business need
  • Clear-eyed costing: deployment, customizations, feature sets, release roadmap, and support
  • Integrations with ERP that do not disrupt or alter business processes
  • Security analysis
  • e-Commerce Marketing Tools & Best Practices Training.

 

 

Our approach

e-commerce-services-español

 

Our Partnership Model, Systems Modeling approach and Talented Team ensure that we deliver:

  • Technical and business user flexibility to adapt to changing commerce activities, partners, & customers
  • Creased competitive advantage in a digital environment
  • Strategies for managing & leveraging converging sales channels - omnichannel lead with commerce tools
  • A flexible, scale-up, scale-down platform to grow with your changing business.

 

 

E-commerce platform, roadmap, technical & business considerations

 

Small/Mid-Market Retailers Direct to Consumer (D2C)

Oracle Cloud, Magento, Shopify, Big Commerce

  • SaaS - tiered, flexible budget, flexibility, turnkey solution
  • Ease of implementation, commensurate pricing
  • ERP less of, or not, a consideration
  • Run & Maintain built into platform
  • Plug & play extensions and features allow incremental upgrades to meet customer demands and adapt to new user experiences

Mid-Market Enterprise D2C, B2B, Scale & Growth Oracle ATG, Oracle Cloud, Magento Enterprise, Demandware

  • On Premises, Hosted or Cloud solution
  • Staged Implementation and annual licensing fee
  • Run & Maintain resources in-house or managed service
  • Agile implementation & ERP planning roadmap
  • Customization, support, Digital Marketing & SEO package

Technical & Business Considerations

  • Cost -solid risk/reward value in upfront and run & maintain expenses
  • Customer enjoys continuous tech upgrade cycle but based on provider’s roadmap
  • Flexible with plugins and community developer products one can add features opportunistically
  • Customizations and feature set upgrades potentially may out of sync with business’s cycle needs
  • Potential to maintain hosted environment or use third party hosting provider.

Mid- Market Manufacturers & Distributors Dual B2C/B2B

  • Oracle Cloud, Magento, Demandware
  • Hosted - Fixed implementation cost and annual license or SaaS model
  • Agile project managed implementation
  • ERP integration
  • Customizations

 

Technical & Business Considerations

  • Cost -Considerable cost for on-premises, relative value for hosted or cloud solutions, run & maintain maybe costly
  • Customer enjoys continuous tech upgrade cycle but based on provider’s roadmap
  • Flexible with plugins and deep developer community or proprietary tech with large incumbent tech players
  • Greater availability and choice in features and upgrades with incumbent tech players
  • Favorable choice for high-growth business who anticipate scale up and need for greater run & maintain support and complementary services.

Technical & Business Considerations

  • Relative value
  • Customer enjoys continuous tech upgrade cycle but based on provider’s roadmap
  • Flexible with plugins and deep developer community or proprietary tech with large incumbent tech players
  • Greater availability and choice availability in terms of features and upgrades with incumbent tech players
  • Favorable choice for high-growth business who anticipate scale up and need for greater run & maintain support and complementary services come slow.