Pivotree Commerce and MDM Blog

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Want the latest trends and news articles on the world of Commerce and Information Management? Our blog is the place to be. Check back often to stay “in the know” with industry updates, along with expert digital insights from Pivotree’s Growth Team.

Read our featured story: Deploying Oracle ATG Commerce in AWS Cloud [2019 Updated Review]

AWS Outage shows the importance of Design in Cloud Migration

Pivotree has been on an incredible journey of adaptation and evolution. Almost three years ago, we began a focused, strategic effort to become a leader in frictionless commerce…

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Pivotree’s IPO – More than 10 Years in the Making

Pivotree has been on an incredible journey of adaptation and evolution. Almost three years ago, we began a focused, strategic effort to become a leader in frictionless commerce…

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Site Stability, Security and Applications

Tis the Season for a Secure Ecommerce Site We know retail sales are huge during the holiday season – and unfortunately, so do hackers. With so many online shoppers sharing credit data and personal information, keeping sites secure and running efficiently is more…

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Worried About Holiday Site Stability? Build an Infrastructure Plan

According to Deloitte, holiday ecommerce sales will get a huge boost this year, climbing 25-35%.  With droves of shoppers moving online (and shopping earlier than ever), merchants are staring down two big challenges: Potentially unprecedented traffic levels. Traffic spikes that come in waves,…

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Why Convenience is Crucial for the 2020 Holidays

After a challenging year (to say the least), this holiday season provides a golden opportunity to amp up digital commerce and turn the 2020 tides. Retailers know that many consumers are ready to spend – we see "Giftober" deals rolling in every day.…

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Why Personalization Is Even More Important This Holiday Season

This year has certainly taken its toll on the retail market. Thankfully, merchants can see the holiday shopping season just over the horizon.  But like most things in 2020, this holiday season will be . . . different.  With 70% of shoppers making…

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Building an Oracle Commerce (ATG) Autoscaling Solution

Originally published in the Pivotree Cloud Technology Blog.  The Challenge Pivotree had a client who wanted to autoscale ATG application servers under certain conditions. The challenge was that previously servers were provisioned and built up based on requirements and were static. Server configurations…

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Building a Strong Foundation for Your Commerce Strategy With MDM

Effective data management is an essential part of every successful business and Commerce organizations are not an exception. Organization information such as Customer, Product, Supplier and Location data are all crucial pieces in a well-oiled Commerce machine that ensures great customer experience and maximized revenue.

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SAP Commerce Implementations: 4 ERP Integration Techniques to Consider (Pros and Cons)

SAP Commerce is a leading omnichannel commerce platform because of its best-in-class features as well as its ability to integrate into the extensive SAP ecosystem. When it comes to integration techniques, however, when and how you enter that ecosystem can really impact your options. Are you a legacy ERP customer? Completely new to SAP? Adding SAP Commerce onto your implementation? It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach, and there are several strategies to consider depending on your situation. Working with an SI who can help guide you through this decision process for your unique situation is key to succeed.

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How to Rally Stakeholders Around Your Digital Initiative

When it comes to moving the needle on your digital transformation, securing support from champions and participants across your organization is a crucial step. A recent Pivotree customer survey found that there are several roles driving digital strategy initiatives, including the CEO, CIO, Digital Team,…

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3-Step Guide to Creating a Digital Channel Expansion Roadmap

Is your organization feeling the pressure to embrace digital expansion? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey of Pivotree customers reveals that 78% of respondents consider Digital Channel Expansion to be their primary growth strategy for the next 3 to 5 years.…

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Commerce and Customer Experience Events for B2B and B2C in 2020

Whether you're looking to network, find new solutions to grow your business, or get inspired by experts and innovators, attending the right conference can be just what your business needs to develop and deliver on its vision. To help you plan out your…

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Infographic: 4 Steps to Strategically Replatform your CPQ Tool

Are you replatforming your CPQ tool? We've been there. The Salesforce Lightning update would no longer support Oracle BMX, so we made a strategic replatforming decision. This month, we held a webinar to explain how we decided to replatform our CPQ software. Here is an infographic following the same story. We're sharing it in…

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Our CPQ Replatforming Decision – Part 3: The Choice

This is the last post in a 3 part series: for the previous posts, please click here: Part 1 Part 2 After careful deliberation, Glen and Kurt presented their findings to the group.   SalesForce CPQ Pros Tightest integration with SalesForce CRM Familiar…

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Our CPQ Replatforming Decision – Part 2: The Decision Matrix

This is the second post in a 3 part series: for the next post, please follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter, or register for our Webinar on July 17th.  Leading this project were Glen Thayer and Kurt Thompson. The majority of the content in this blog series was created by these two colleagues. They administered our…

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Our CPQ Replatforming Decision – Part 1: The Catalyst

This is the first post in a 3 part series: for the next post, please follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter, or register for our Webinar on July 17th.  Pivotree’s mission statement is to Adapt Relentlessly and help our clients do the same. Our team has always been eager to try new things and adopt new…

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SAP Customer Experience

How is SAP Customer Experience Helping Brands Break Down Barriers to Purchasing?

SAP Customer Experience creates personalized, 1-1 relationships with customer data control to knock down barriers to purchase and build customer loyalty. As Alex Atzberger says, "Customers are Done with Creepy". That feeling when a business knows too much about you can be downright…

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From Hybris CEC to SAP C/4HANA: What Does That Mean?

SAP just announced their next generation front office suite, SAP C/4HANA. If you’re interested in learning more about these changes, we encourage you to reach out and contact us. For now, I’d like to take the opportunity to give some insight into this…

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eCommerce Events

2018 eCommerce Events for B2B and B2C in North America

With a host of events around the corner, we thought it was time to update last year's list with the freshest information on the best eCommerce events for B2B and B2C you could be a part of this year (or for some, meet…

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SAP Hybris

What is SAP Hybris Marketing?

Are you reading this in 2019? SAP's offerings evolve and grow constantly, and we have a new blog post on how SAP Marketing, Sales, and Customer Data Cloud work together in their front-office suite, C/4HANA. Click here to check it out! SAP Hybris…

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Oracle Commerce Insight East 2015 [RECAP]

Last week some of the most well-known Oracle Commerce customers and industry experts met at the Oracle offices in Cambridge, MA to hear industry news, share their experiences with the platform and learn best practices. Inspired by ATG Insight, the Oracle Commerce Insight…

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Case Study: Performance Means Conversion

Build-A-Bear Workshop® is a global interactive entertainment retailer with nearly 400 stores all over the world with an engaging commerce-based website. Its website experienced occasional outages and slowness with the previous managed hosting provider that impacted the retailer’s conversion rate. The site®…

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ATG vs WebSphere vs Demandware vs Magento vs eBay Largest Clients (America)

Updated – May 27, 2014 If you work for a large online retailer and are looking for an ecommerce platform, you probably conduct research comparing different platforms’ capabilities and prices. While this step is very important, having examples of the biggest sites using…

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