Block Foods AG strengthens its online brand presence using Intershop Commerce Suite as new platform

  • traditional Hamburg-based family-owned company digitizes sales of food products based on the Intershop Commerce Suite
  • Premium manufacturer invests in enhanced online brand experience and customer loyalty
  • Implementation and hosting by Intershop partner SignTEK in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

Jena, Hamburg, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Block Foods AG, based in Hamburg, Germany, uses the Intershop Commerce Suite as new platform to strengthen its online brand presence. Its hosting in the Azure cloud is handled by the e-business agency SignTEK, which was already responsible for the project implementation.

Block Foods AG, which belongs to the Block Group, comprises four independent companies that manufacture beef and convenience products under the Block House label. Known throughout Germany, they cater to the gastronomy, the hotel industry, wholesalers and food retailers. With the new shop platform, selected quality products are made available for the first time via its own online shop and various marketplaces.

With the launch of the B2C and B2B shops, the business and sales processes of the Block Group were to be gradually digitalized in order to achieve a convincing customer experience across all corporate divisions.

Thomas Mänecke, CEO of Block Foods AG: “Originally founded for the quality assurance of products in block-house restaurants, our production facilities have developed into independent, sales-boosting companies that meanwhile generate more than two thirds of their turnover from supplying external customers. Therefore, it was a logical conclusion for us to consequently realign our online sales. Now it assures a maximum of ordering convenience for our customers which ultimately strengthens the block-house brand. With Intershop and SignTEK, we’ve found what we were looking for: a future-proof, highly scalable commerce platform for our ambitious digitization strategy and a strong project partner who can help us in all aspects of the implementation of our plans.”

Axel Köhler, COO of Intershop Communications AG, adds: “The German e-food market is still in its infancy when compared with other countries. Driving the right strategy based on high-performance technology in the most secure cloud offers plenty of room for profitable growth and the conquest of new customer segments. We are pleased to be able to support Block Foods AG, another renowned wholesaler, in the digital transformation of its business processes.”

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:
Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
mailto: pr@intershop.de

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Mister Spex rolls out the latest Intershop Commerce Suite, across all its European webshops

  • Leading online optician rolls out latest Intershop platform across all its European web shops
  • New commerce platform powers a consistent multi-channel concept with faster interfaces and reduced maintenance needs

Jena, Germany, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mister Spex, Europe’s largest online optician, is extending its successful cooperation with Intershop with the rollout of the latest Intershop Commerce Suite, across nine European webshops.

The new commerce platform allows Mister Spex to expand its dedicated multichannel strategy further and to pursue its vision of becoming Europe’s favorite way and place to buy eyewear.

The Intershop Commerce Suite helps Mister Spex deliver a continued seamless customer experience across all sales channels, online and offline touch points. It has already boosted the performance of both desktop and mobile web shops, serving over 60,000 website visitors a day with faster response times. In addition, the move to the latest platform further reduces the need for regular maintenance tasks, resulting in more efficient operations and bottom line cost savings.

Axel Köhler, COO at Intershop comments, “This is the next exciting phase of our relationship with Mister Spex. Today’s customers have the highest expectations when it comes to convenience and ease of shopping. With the solution in place Mister Spex’s shops outperform them. We are delighted that Mister Spex continues to place their trust in our multichannel commerce platform as the engine that powers a truly compelling customer experience. We look forward to supporting Mister Spex further as they go from strength to strength.”

The rollout was completed in just eight weeks.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Miele continues to expand its online presence in 18 new international markets with Intershop Commerce Suite

  • Premium appliances producer expands into 18 new international markets
  • Avoids expensive e-commerce re-platforming
  • Based on Microsoft Azure Cloud Germany (MCD) and SaaS model

Jena, Germany, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premium appliances producer Miele is continuing to expand its online presence in 18 new markets, with the Intershop Commerce Suite. The MS Azure-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is already live in Australia and New Zealand and will be live in the other countries by the mid of October.

Daniel Kaschula, Head of Program Management E-Commerce, Miele explains, “We require the performance of an enterprise-grade commerce solution across our international operations, but are also mindful that our e-commerce teams in our emerging markets are relatively small. So, we opted for a solution that is both affordable and easy to manage. The modular nature of the Intershop platform allows us to upgrade the functionality of the online operation as required, without an expensive re-platforming exercise.”

Updating its e-commerce platform to the latest version of Intershop Commerce Suite, the underlying SaaS infrastructure has also moved to the Microsoft Cloud Germany (MCD) and integrates with Intershop´s Full Service image server, SAP for category and product import, as well as ERP systems ASW, Navision and IBS. Each of the 18 online channels has different feature sets, offers single sign-on and Facebook sign-in functionality for ease of use and integrates seamlessly with Miele’s warehouse systems.

Axel Köhler, COO at Intershop comments:”Miele has been a customer of Intershop since 2010. Seeing them now migrating to our latest software in combination with Azure is much more than an ´educated guess´, but a consequent move based on experience to further grow their online business. We are very happy to support them further on that.”

The Miele Company has a long and rich history of high quality engineering. “Immer besser” was established early as the company motto and stands for a commitment to the highest quality standards, longevity and improvement, both in production and business practices. This philosophy is as relevant today as it was nearly 120 years ago. With global headquarters in Gütersloh, Germany, Miele is a world leader in the production of premium domestic and commercial appliances. The Company is represented with its own sales subsidiaries and via importers in almost 100 countries. The Company’s turnover now exceeds approx. € 3.93 bn.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

SOURCE: Intershop Communications AG

Intershop Public Relations

HEIDE RAUSCH

Head of Corporate Communication

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Dusyma Kindergarten GmbH selects Intershop Commerce Suite to relaunch its e-commerce and content management system

  • Specialist for kindergarten supplies relaunches its online presence
  • Focus on seamless integration and ease of use
  • Planned expansion of customer loyalty and increase in online trading

Jena, Germany, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dusyma Kindergarten GmbH is replacing its existing e-commerce and content management system with the Intershop Commerce Suite as the core of its new online presence. The high scalability, flexibility and performance were decisive for this choice.

Diverse challenges

The specialist for pedagogically high-quality toys and furniture has been present on the Internet since 1999, offering corporate information and a web shop on its website.

The most important goals for the optimization of the online presence were the technical modernization, for higher user-friendliness, increased sales, and the support of consulting and dialogue eventually leading to higher customer loyalty. Technical challenges included the existing PIM system and the connection to Microsoft Dynamics and VPWIN to guarantee a seamless, automated exchange of all relevant data. In addition, white label shops were to be offered to subsidiaries and trading partners. “There’s no such thing as can’t be done,” said Benjamin Rost, CEO & founder of Experts in Motion AG, who has been implementing Intershop solutions with his team since 1999.

Customer satisfaction guaranteed

Now, tailored to the respective customer segment product ranges and special content is being presented in topic worlds. They feature expert contributions, product presentations and detailed descriptions for download.

The Responsive Web Design optimizes the view according to the used devices such as smartphone or tablet. The broadly diversified clientele, which includes nurseries, day nurseries, day-care centers, schools, medical and therapeutic facilities, foster and day-care parents, retirement homes and specialist dealers as well as private individuals, can thus chose from around 16,000 items. The integrated Econda web analytic system provides the user with various product recommendations during the online purchase process. If required, the external Dusyma call center supports customers with additional information.

Uwe Fierke, Marketing Manager of Dusyma Kindergarten GmbH, sees the decision for the project implementation reconfirmed. “With the decision in favor of the Intershop solution, coupled with the implementation by Experts in Motion’s e-commerce specialists, we have laid a very good foundation for achieving our ambitious goals in the long term. Quality assurance is a major concern for us, which is why we have also commissioned the e-commerce agency to operate, maintain and further develop the new online shop.”

About the Experts in Motion AG
Experts in Motion AG is an agency for e-commerce solutions based in Stuttgart. The e-commerce specialists are system integrators of a wide variety of requirements and optimize flexibly and modularly with the appropriate technologies such as Intershop, SAP Hybris and SAP YaaS. As an implementation partner of Intershop, they have been realizing complex projects since 1999. More: www.experts-in-motion.de

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

SOURCE: Intershop Communications AG

MEDIA CONTACT

HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Lechler GmbH migrates to the current version of Intershop Commerce Suite

  • Long-time Intershop client signs license agreement and migrates to the current platform version
  • Intershop Commerce Suite supports growth strategies and makes online shopping even easier for Lechler’s business clients

Jena, Metzingen, 2017-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When it comes to e-commerce, Lechler GmbH will continue to rely on the solutions and expertise offered by Intershop Communications AG. The company signed a license agreement to this end in Metzingen, in Baden-Württemberg. Lechler is a family-run company that develops and produces atomizer nozzles for a wide range of applications and is among the world’s leading businesses in this sector.

Its first online shop was launched using Intershop in 2000, making Lechler GmbH a pioneer among the more than 300 Intershop clients around the world. In order to upgrade its technology and thus expand its leading position in digital B2B retail, the international company decided to switch to the current version of Intershop Commerce Suite after an intensive test phase. With this move, Lechler GmbH is investing in a market-leading, highly efficient shop solution that makes online shopping even easier and more interesting for business clients.

Tilo Nestle, project manager for e-business at Lechler GmbH, emphasizes that “the decision to stay with Intershop was made with good reason. Intershop has allowed us to turn our growth initiatives into success in the past. The new platform will also help us adapt to shifting shopping habits in the B2B segment and offer our clients an attractive, convenient shopping experience across all touchpoints.”

Axel Köhler, chief executive officer at Intershop Communications AG, adds, “we are proud of the fact that a company as renowned as Lechler is continuing to place its trust in the expertise and technology that Intershop provides. Our years of cooperation prove that we understand the challenges faced by ambitious medium-sized companies and that we offer perfect solutions for successful commerce strategies.”

About Lechler GmbH:

Lechler develops and manufactures precision nozzles for industry-specific applications. Our 135 years of experience have brought us to where we are now. The comprehensive knowledge of nozzle technology held by our more than 680 employees and a deeper understanding of typical industry processes allowed us to become an innovative leader in nozzle technology early on. Today, Lechler manufactures in Germany, England, Hungary, India, China and the USA. Additional subsidiaries and 40 offices round off our global sales network. Despite our international positioning, we are still a Swabian company at heart – with the typical passion for precision, innovation and the drive to constantly improve.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Dutch e-commerce start up Zamro implements Intershop Commerce Suite as B2B omni-channel commerce platform

Intershop solutions enabled a record time development of 5 months supporting the rapid growth strategy

Jena, Germany, 2016-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG, the leading independent supplier of innovative omni-channel commerce solutions, has brought online another ambitious B2B client from The Netherlands. Zamro, part of the ERIKS Group, has selected Intershop to implement their B2B e-commerce platform, based on Intershop Commerce Suite including the Intershop Order Management.

Zamro is an ambitious and dynamic e-commerce company that was founded in February 2016 and has great ambitions for cross border growth and focuses on the rapidly changing behaviour of the technical B2B buyer. With its broad assortment of over 500,000 industrial components the start-up’s online offer is focusing on a one-stop shop proposition primarily directed at smaller and medium-sized business clients. Zamro aims to deliver “ease of order” to the industry, which is not yet that widely spread. Key focus is a perfect understanding of the customer in order to offer an excellent customer experience, comprehensive product information and the quick, reliable delivery of their orders. Unlike often still the case in the business client sector; catalogs, products, and prices in the shop are kept completely transparent. Visitors can access without prior registration regardless of the client.

Axel Köhler, member of the board at Intershop: “We are delighted that Zamro selected Intershop after intensive competitive analysis. This success mirrors Intershop’s B2B focus and confirms once again that our B2B omni-channel commerce solution is very appealing for ambitious medium-sized companies geared toward cross border growth.”

Floris Jan Cuypers, Founder and Managing Director at Zamro added: “As an innovative, rapidly growing company, we have in Intershop the support of an experienced partner for our ambitious B2B e-commerce strategy. The platform meets our demands for an innovative yet economical solution that is flexible and scalable enough to push our plans for growth ahead. We also appreciate the unbeatably short project duration that secures our swift market launch.”

Zamro designed a state-of-the-art commerce architecture, which is hosted in the public cloud by Carrenza. In this architecture the Intershop order management system has been integrated to on-board new suppliers and (international) warehouses quickly. The B2B platform, which offers a B2C experience, is instrumental to realize the international growth ambitions and initially went live in the Netherlands and Belgium.

About Zamro BV

Zamro is a young B2B eCommerce company offering technical components and tools for small and medium sized companies. With shops live in the Netherlands and Belgium it focuses on a rapid expansion in the European market. The main aim of the company is offering “ease of order” through a broad assortment, technical knowledge and great user experience. Zamro is part of Eriks group.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Dutch supplier of technical and industrial components INDI selects Intershop Commerce Suite for its new e-business

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — INDI, a Dutch supplier of technical and industrial components, has chosen Intershop Commerce Suite as the basis for its new e-business. INDI is a newly formed subsidiary of Kramp Groep BV, one of the largest and fastest growing technical wholesalers in Europe. With a strategy of selling purely online to the industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul market, the Kramp spin-off offers more than 400,000 products through its new web shop, indi.nl, and focuses on small and mid-sized companies.

Customer centricity is at the heart of INDI’s business strategy, so platform capabilities that improve responsiveness and customer service were key in selecting the right e-commerce solution, which also needed to be reliable, flexible and agile. With the Intershop Commerce Suite offering a wide range of functionalities out of the box, customer and supplier management features, INDI was able to set up its new business in cooperation with Intershops business partner Eperium within a short time frame of just six months, from project specification to web shop optimization and testing.

A key part of the e-commerce platform underneath the INDI web shop is Intershop’s Order Management solution, which supports the web shop’s large catalog and transaction volumes and enables customers to see product availability in real time. It helps INDI manage the complex order orchestration, invoice to cash and return management processes, and allows B2B and B2C customers to access a range of fulfillment options, self-service functions, and after-sales services. In addition, Intershop’s Order Management solution improves INDI’s business agility, enabling the company to attract new suppliers and fulfilment partners much faster.

The e-commerce infrastructure not only powers INDI’s web shop, it also seamlessly connects a network of suppliers and partners and has helped minimize channel conflicts. Hosted in the cloud, it will form a solid and reliable base for growth, allowing INDI to add further product assortments and address new markets.

At the Intershop Roadtrip 2016 which takes place in the Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht on October 11th, Sybrand Brouwer, director of INDI and former member of the executive board of KRAMP, will present a keynote on “State-of-the-art commerce, ready for growth!”. As one of the first companies worldwide, INDI selected the Intershop Order Management system to build an agile and state-of-the-art commerce architecture. Sybrand Brouwer will take participants on a compelling journey of leveraging the Intershop Commerce Suite to build his ambitious commerce organization.

More details about the Intershop event can be found at www.intershop.nl/roadtrip.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Shippit integrates Intershop Commerce Suite into its Freight Management & Booking Platform

Melbourne, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Start up logistics software solutions company Shippit who have re-engineered parcel delivery by leveraging cloud services and smart digital technology called on Intershop to “ice the cake” by completing the integration of the Intershop Commerce Suite into the Shippit Freight Management & Booking Platform.

The appeal of Shippit is it is a one stop shop where Shippit connects retailers to traditional parcel courier companies and offers great flexibility in delivery options and experiences where all their client parcel delivery needs get optimised to deliver the best result, timing and cost. Central to the Shippit business model is the subscription based financing model which gives customers the comfort of a known and controllable cost.

Intershop has played its part in the exciting Shippit business model by completing the full integration of its Intershop Commerce Suite. The key benefits of this effort for Shippit customers is an ability to strip out hours of wasted time and transform the order management and shipping process with smart delivery management technology.

Intershop Managing Director APAC & USA, Albert Woo was over the moon with the business relationship with Shippit: “Intershop provides one of the world’s leading digital platforms and now with the Shippit back end integration complete the whole solution will deliver major process improvement and savings for customers. Shippit are run by a great team and we are thrilled they partnered with Intershop to be part of their smart solution to parcel delivery across Australia”.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop

Intershop released new version of its omni-channel solution Intershop Commerce Suite

  • Intershop Commerce Management 7.6, part of the Commerce Suite, addresses the growing similarities between the buying behavior of B2C and B2B customers
  • New features provide more agility and flexibility for an exceptionally dynamic retail world
  • Optimized back-end functions for increased efficiency and reliability

Jena, Germany, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today Intershop presents Intershop Commerce Management 7.6, the latest version of the centerpiece of the Intershop Commerce Suite, the leading omni-channel solution. The successor of Intershop 7 is now available in two editions: the Intershop Commerce Management Edition B2C 7.6 for shop solutions aimed at retail customers; and the B2X 7.6 Edition with additional features for business customers. B2X 7.6 addresses the increasing similarities between the expectations and buying behavior of B2C and B2B customers, combining the best of both worlds. Furthermore, the extension of the Intershop Synaptic Commerce API allows for more freedom in the efficient implementation of innovative business processes. In addition to the Intershop Commerce Management 7.6, the new Intershop Order Management and Intershop Commerce Insight complement the Intershop Commerce Suite.

Faster and more flexible

In dynamic markets, companies that transform new ideas into functioning business models and secure their market share early on have a clear competitive advantage. Intershop’s Synaptic Commerce API gives retailers maximum flexibility by integrating third-party solutions so that these can be used as additional components of a retail ecosystem focused on enhancing individual competitive advantage. With Intershop Commerce Management 7.6, the payment API was revised as part of the Synaptic Commerce Concept. With this new standardized interface for the flexible and cost-effective integration of new payment service providers, payment methods can be easily rolled out and individually configured on all touchpoints. Synaptic Commerce thereby makes it easy to change service providers according to the needs of the individual retailer.

Another new feature is the Blue Print Store. Based on responsive design principles, this greatly simplifies the setting up of modern web shops that are optimized for all types of devices. As a result, web shops are faster and more economical to implement – a competitive advantage when entering new markets. The close interplay between responsive design and the use of rich snippets for search engine optimization enables better visibility in search results and ensures increasing numbers of shop visitors.

New B2B functions

The Intershop Commerce Management B2X 7.6 Edition also stands out thanks to a range of optimized features for business customers. The feature for contract management allows key account managers to provide their customers with sales-based individual framework agreements and price lists. The new quick navigation in the back office speeds up access to current status information, making it easier to actively manage customer relationships and generate follow-up orders.

During the ordering process, the customer is shown individual prices in real time and orders are automatically assigned to contracts. Using the cost center and budget management tool in the account management area, sales departments of all sizes can display their sales structures independently and efficiently. If several buyers are purchasing on the account of one major customer, all of their orders can be viewed and managed in the “My Account” area. With the integrated order approval feature, managers can always keep a close eye on budgets.

More stable and efficient back end

In addition, the overall performance of the platform has been optimized in order to better manage exceptional peak loads. Thanks to the support of Java 8, yet another significant improvement in performance has been achieved. This has led to considerably shorter loading times for users, while retailers require fewer hardware resources. Furthermore, Intershop Commerce Management 7.6 can operate in an OpenStack-based cloud environment so that retailers are not dependent on conventional hosting or even their own infrastructure. Thanks to the introduction of an automated continuous delivery process for software updates, migration has been simplified and project efforts for customers and partners have been reduced.

Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop, sums up: “The newest version of our leading omni-channel commerce solution brings together the best of the B2C and B2B worlds. The new functions focus on critical success factors in today’s dynamic retail world: Speed and flexibility have become the key factors for a continuously developing and complex ecosystem. Our enormously adaptable Synaptic Commerce approach helps retailers to break down this complexity and allows them to incorporate new technologies as required without becoming dependent on third-party providers. This strengthens their long-term competitive edge.”

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Bosch, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations
Heide Rausch

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
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