Indaba Group to Provide a Comprehensive Enterprise Magento Solution With Strategic Digital Commerce Consulting and Management for the U.S. Subsidiary of the World Market Leader in Cleaning Equipment
SANTA BARBARA, CA–(October 28, 2015) – CloudCommerce, Inc. (CLWD), a global provider of cloud-driven e-commerce and mobile commerce solutions, today announced that its Indaba Group subsidiary has entered into an agreement with Karcher North America, a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and consumer cleaning equipment, to provide strategic digital commerce consulting and development for two new online stores.
Karcher North America’s Parent company, The Karcher Group, headquartered in Winnenden, Germany, was founded in 1935 and is now the world market leader in cleaning technology and currently employs more than 10,000 people worldwide.
Karcher North America is one of the largest subsidiaries of the Karcher Group with over 1,150 employees in eight locations (including four manufacturing facilities). In North America, Karcher produces and distributes products and services under the brands Karcher, Windsor Karcher Group, Landa, Prochem Karcher Group, Hotsy, Water Maze, Graco, Spraymart, Cuda, and Shark. A world leader in the production of hot and cold water pressure washers, Karcher North America’s extensive line includes over 100 different industrial and commercial pressure washers. Karcher’s commercial and industrial grade, floor-cleaning equipment features innovative cleaning solutions. Karcher North America’s wash-water treatment and dry ice cleaning systems provide unique cleaning alternatives in a variety of applications.
The Indaba Group conducted a comprehensive project discovery phase, which included an in-depth review and documentation of Karcher’s technical specifications relating to its integration with SAP, a highly customized enterprise resource planning system. This discovery phase allowed Indaba to gather proper technical insight required to scope and cost out the project.
Indaba also created a detailed project plan with milestones and deliverables laid out for each team. This project plan will serve as the foundation for the ensuing 4 month project, which entails redesigning and rebuilding two different e-commerce web properties belonging to Karcher. Both properties will be fully integrated to SAP and Karcher’s internal processes — an enterprise level SAP integration.
The integration phase of the project consists of building and connecting custom database views and web service calls to validate real time e-commerce product and order status with SAP. Inventory, fulfillment, accounts receivable, and warehouse distribution are managed inside of SAP, and order authentication takes place in the Magento e-commerce platform, which makes the intricate SAP integration so critical to this project. More than 100 hours of research and discovery were expended to collect as many details as possible on the integration to execute a streamlined implementation with Magento and SAP. Upon completion, the website will provide an avenue for B2B and B2C customers to access the aftermarket product catalog that Spraymart offers, as well as offer the ability to search by SKU to find aftermarket products.
Indaba is also building a custom payment gateway to support Paymetric (similar to Authorize.net), a payment processor that was required by the company. This feature did not previously exist in the Magento extensions and plugins marketplace.
“Signing Karcher presents us with the opportunity to work with an exciting company with a historic track record,” said Ryan Shields, CEO of Indaba Group. “This project suits our enterprise solutions expertise perfectly and we are proud to announce this business partnership. As with all of our customers, we aim to pursue a lasting and fruitful relationship with Karcher North America.”
Indaba Group, is a wholly owned subsidiary of CloudCommerce. To learn more about Indaba, please visitwww.IndabaGroup.com
CloudCommerce, Inc. is a global provider of cloud-driven e-commerce and mobile commerce solutions. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, we provide online merchants and leading brands with complete solutions for successfully conducting business with customers anytime, anywhere and on any device. Whether it is selling products or services online or making business processes available on the cloud, we deliver solutions that maximize user experience with real-time integration to enterprise applications. We focus intently on four main areas to deliver exceptional value to our customers: engaging frontend design, robust backend integration, effective digital marketing and analytics, and complete solutions management. To learn more about CloudCommerce, please visit www.cloudcommerce.com.
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