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P21 – eCommerce Connector! A stand-out reason to visit us at CONNECT 2018

By |August 16, 2018 November 15th, 2022No Comments

Next week I’ll be joining the P21WWUG members from around the world at CONNECT 2018  to talk about our P21 experiences. It’s an annual gathering where we can learn, socialize, and make connections with each other.

This year we are focussed on integrating P21 with various e-Commerce platforms using CLORAS. In a nutshell, CONNECT 2018 is a game-changing event for CLORAS, the eCommerce connector. Before we dive into the agenda, here are the essential event details.

When: August 19 – 21

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Where: Marriott Crystal Gateway – Washington, D.C

Where to meet us: Booth 203

Event Schedule

We are speaking at P21WWUG Connect 2018

Date & Timing:  August, 20 – 1.45 PM to 3.15 PMTopic: Magento as a Digital Sales Channel & Integration with P21 using ClorasSpeakers:Karthik Chidambaram, Founder & CEO at DCKAPSam Snow, Vice President, TJ SnowPraveen Venugopal, Project Manager/PMP at DCKAP

CLORAS – The P21 – eCommerce Connector

In connect 2017, we made connections and learnt about the unique challenges faced by a majority of the P21 Users.

The idea of Cloras took shape when we interacted with distributors who visited our booth last year and during informal interactions. They all had the same story to tell –  their experience in implementing eCommerce platforms and the P21 integration challenges with Magento and other popular eCommerce platforms.

We noticed the phrase “hard-to-use” continued to pop up in a regular frequency while discussing integrations. It dawned us that there was a pain point that needs to be resolved. It was right there in front of us.

Ecommerce Cloras

Solving the Pain Points of Distributors

Distributors were looking for a simple solution that integrates P21 ERP with their front end eCommerce platforms. The solution had to be automated, secure, scalable, customizable, and configurable. CLORAS is just that.The CLORAS team dug deeper to understand the distribution business, the pain points of integrating P21 ERP & eCommerce platforms. They invested several man-months in designing and providing you with the B2C experience. Cloras offers meticulous integration between Magento – or any e-Commerce platform – and P21 ERP that significantly reduces the manual efforts. Even before its launch, Cloras started getting traction and good reception from the distribution industry.Shared below are some of the key benefits of Cloras & P21 Integration.

  • Increases your brand presence and shortens sales cycles
  • Eliminates the cost of multiple databases and duplicate data entry.
  • Real-time synchronisation of Prices, Customer Information, Product Details and more
  • Manages complexity, frees resources, and helps to grow your business.
  • Most importantly, Cloras is cloud-based, cost-effective, and rapidly implemented.

Distributors Must Go Online NOW!!!

When talking to distributors in the CONNECT 2017 conference, it was clear that some of them had frustrating experiences while implementing/using their ERP and/or eCommerce solutions.

However, moving online is not an option anymore. A research report, reveals that at the zero moment of truth, that is, when the buyer is shopping (finding, researching and evaluating products, she does an online search or visits the manufacturer’s website or the distributor’s website.

57%—that’s how far the average B2B buyer is through the purchase decision before engaging a supplier sales rep.  

Distributors who do not have an eCommerce platform, face competition from:

  • Traditional competitors who have an omnichannel and multi-channel presence.
  • Marketplaces such as Amazon Business, Alibaba or

With CLORAS, seamless integration with P21 is also possible with popular platforms like Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, Hybris, and more.

Meet us at booth #203

I welcome you all to visit our booth 203 to meet the DCKAP team and me. We will be glad to show you a demo of CLORAS and how it can connect and integrate P21 with any of our eCommerce platformsThank You P21WWUGI would like to thank P21WWUG for giving DCKAP an opportunity to speak at Connect 2018 on Magento & P21 Integration using Cloras, & that explains how special CONNECT’18 is for us. Schedule a demo of CLORAS. We will be more than happy to help you.See you soon at P21WWUG Connect’18.

Karthik Chidambaram

Author Karthik Chidambaram

Karthik Chidambaram is the Founder & CEO of DCKAP. He bootstrapped the company in 2005 from his small apartment in Chicago, Illinois. DCKAP was started with 2 people, 2 computers and 2 desks and is now a global team with headquarters in the Greater Austin area (Round Rock, TX) and operations in Chennai, India. You can read more about him on his personal blog here.

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