Magento Commerce has rounded off the third quarter of the year by being announced as a leader in B2B Commerce.
The report focuses on 11 of the top Commerce platforms that showed to be the most significant vendors. For Magento, Forrester evaluated Magento Commerce as a whole, as well as the Magento Order Management SAAS and the Magento Business Intelligence.
Scoring the top mark for Company vision, Commerce service provider and Developer Community, Magento were listed as “the best fit for midsize B2B companies that want an open, feature-rich solution that they can extend easily”.
Magento scored the highest mark in more areas of the forresters assessment than any other platform, so it’s a great validation for the Magento Commerce platform and the work they have been doing to push into the B2B sector of the eCommerce Industry.
Back in April Magento announced at their Imagine conference new B2B features that would be released later this year.
While Magento is already a popular platform for the B2B market it will soon be offering inbuilt functionality that will enhance the experience for your customers.
A brief summary of the B2B enhancements coming are detailed below:
Corporate Accounts – This feature will allow for multiple users under the same company. For example, you may have a main office for the accounting relationship, but each of your stores may want to order/manage their own purchases. This functionality also allows for an administrator from the company to be able to make additions in users and define roles that can have specific permissions and accesses.
Quick Order Functionality – This enhancement will allow your customers to use a quick order tool which will assist those customers who already know the SKU's & quantities of the products they require. It will allow users to add these items directly to cart for checkout or quoting.
Request a Quote Functionality – This feature will enable customers to request a quote. This enhancement allows for negotiations with customers & documents the discussions within the communications log within Magento.
Requisition List – Customers can come back time and time again and access a list of regularly ordered items.
Shared Catalogs – Product category visibility can be controlled, and custom prices can be set. Catalogs can easily be assigned to multiple companies to save time on duplicating effort within the Magento admin.
APIs – Rest APIs for new features, designed to simplify and enable ERP integrations
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