NetSuite’s Suitecommerce Advance (SCA) gives your E-Commerce Business a new turn

The Tagline of Netsuite’s SuiteCommerce Advance (SCA) goes “Engaging Brand Experiences on Any Device” with release of SuiteCommerce Advance Denali release we are getting lot of queries from our Netsuite Clients. This Blog post will enable our Clients or anyone who is trying to understand What is new in SCA denali release.

SuiteCommerce Advance provides business with fast and engaging webstores or e-commerce portals that gives the user a next level experience in a very optimized way for mobile users. And additional , SuiteCommerce unifies core business operations by offering single platform for Order Management, Inventory Management, Financials, Customer Support and Marketing.

NetSuite SuiteCommerce Advance (SCA)

NetSuite SuiteCommerce Advance (SCA)

The Key Benefits of Netsuite SuiteCommerce Advance (SCA) are

1. SCA gives a new buying experience to the Gen Y – mobile users with cool and responsive UI which is meant for device of all sizes.

2. Life becomes easy with SCA and its single platform architecture for E-Commerce and Other Operational systems like Order Management, Inventory Management, Financials, Customer Support and Marketing on Cloud.

3. It Supports Multi Currency and Multi Languages that enables you to sell your products globally giving your buyers a local feel.

4. Your Buyers Do not troll on your Webstore, with semantic search results based on search keywords and phrases or leverage product attributes such as top sellers, top rated and new arrivals you can promote your products.

5. With new social sharing feature you can drive customers from major social media platforms maintaining a high level of engagement on social media.

6. Gives you realtime inventory visibility , the system automatically removes out of stock items from the webstore.

7. Buyers and Product enthusiast always prefer to buy from sellers which hears their customers , and with SCA you get efficient Rating and Review Section.

8. List Display, High Zooming on the product images, Quick View of items, recently viewed item, saved cart, filter by price and product categories available with SCA.

9. Case Management – this act as support desk , return authorization, order history, credit card management , wish list, Multiple payments options available with SCA.

10. Pricing Terms and credit limits can be set against different buyers for same items.

11. PayPal: Enables Shoppers to pay via Paypal.

12. Save credit card , billing and shipping information for quick checkout experience.

13. Seamlessly integrate with UPS & FedEx and other carriers which allows you to print shipping lebels, tracking numbers along with generation of custom documentation.

14. Provide Payment security with integration to common payment gateways for real-time credit card processing with PCI DSS compliance and multi-level fraud protection.

15. The most important one here in this list is : One Bundle: The organization and delivery of the main source code in NS was consolidated from 3 bundles (ShopFlow, My Account and Checkout) into one core SCA bundle. This gives faster implementations.

For more details on SCA or any Webstore related support on NS, please write us at sales@sakeesoft.com

What GPS has to do with Time and Attendance Tracking?

Every Organization wants to seamlessly automate the Time and Attendance process with Other HR processes for increasing the productivity and empowering their employees to record their time from their smartphone devices from anywhere , anytime.

Record Attendance on Go

Record Attendance on Go

And since the organizations are unique in their LOB and offerings, they have different policies w.r.t time management, challenges comes in different forms of requirements, I have illustrated three cases from all together different industry verticals – Education Industry, Hospitality, Computer Hardware (Field Employees).

These cases may be very similar to your Organization’s Time and Attendance process or requirements , you can always explore possibility of Ramco HCM on Cloud by writing us at sales@sakeesoft.com. In the below cases we have successfully consulted and implemented RAMCO HCM on CLOUD since Ramco believes in Innovation and have been leading HCM Solution provider, starting from Attendance capturing using NFC technologies to Location Based attendance tracing using the GPS positions are now reality.

Case: I
Industry: Education
Leading Educational Brand which has more then 20 schools, colleges under them were struggling with the Time Attendance Output. They has single ARS vendor , which gave them centralized access to the ARS output.

But the catch was – Verifying and Handling Human Interventions

Some of the schools/colleges will have power failure (Though chances are less and they have power back up) and teaching and non teaching staff will just sign on the Manual Attendance registers and continue their work , so question was how to consolidate and validate such cases (Manual Intervention was must here). Moreover it is mandatory for educational institutions to capture manual attendance register as a part of some govt. rules.

Case: II
Industry: Hospitality
One of the largest Hotel Chains in India, they have 50 plus properties to manage and had 3000 plus employees. All together they had 6 different vendors who were providing the ARS machines to track the time and attendance. They had practice of manually consolidating the attendance in single excel which was used for the Payroll and Other Benefits. I found they had employees one single resource who was almost doing the same thing through out and was paid for the same. I just wondered why don’t they write a Macro.

They wanted to have seamless and centralized Human Capital Management solution where Integration and automation of time attendance was again a vital thing. And their employees (Most of them Contractual) always left the premise of Hotels for some or the other purpose, so their internal IT team suggested to have some solution with RFID concept, now please don’t ask what was my reaction.

Case: III
Industry: Hardware (For Field Sales)

One of the Largest Re-Sellers of Computer Hardware which has 1500 plus employees engaged in fields for sales and support.

The Client was looking for a centralized HRMS Solution and showed interest of real time attendance tracking using the GPS based locations and Ramco’s new feature of Cloud HCM.

Human Capital Management System (HRMS) is one of the most crucial function of any business what we see today, since humans are involved directly and it is the result for constant evolution of behavioral theories , psychological patterns of adoptions in organizations etc. Any such policy which can push an employee to the extreme limit of loyalty towards company may backfire the overall growth of the company, so it is always advised to have well established standard polices and practices.

I always ask my Human Capital Management (HCM) Clients the purpose and need of tracking field employees so tightly, they can be else evaluated with other factors and parameters set in their KRA and overall performance process. Automation is a must, but the function and soul of HR department lies in keeping things simple and interactive, one cannot achieve the organizations objective if humans don’t play a role in interaction employee to employee (HR).

To understand the pros and cons of keeping tight eye on field employees we are organizing a @Twitter #Hashtag session on 15th Aug, 6.00 PM (IST), where the moderators will be senior HR leaders from the Industry, who have managed field employees. So to join and share your ideas on the same please register below or click on this link Registration for Twitter Event

How Threating is Shellshock or Bash Bug?

The IT heads who are concerned about their company’s data security are having scary nights since September 24, 2014, the first security issue was disclosed. Those organizations who are on Linux, Unix and OS X are more vulnerable to security attacks.

How Much is the threat?

The attackers (Hackers) can gain unauthorized control of your System with arbitrary commands. This can be compromise for data theft.

Don't compromise your Data Security.

Don’t compromise your Data Security.

Solution

Now it’s up to organizations how soon they update patches to keep their system secure from external attackers. The initial patches released for Mac OS X is available at Apple’s Released Update with patches.

And our Oracle Teams have successfully updated the patch for our Oracle EBS and DB Clients, the day we got the release.

Here is the Oracle Release Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2014-7169

Many organizations be it MNCs or Mid-Small organizations , if they consider their data (Or customer data) have already updated the patch. What are you waiting for?

The Author Pralhad Malkhed is Senior Oracle Apps DBA from Sakeesoft.

Reasons behind Going Mobile in 2014

Mobile is everything and if you are not on mobile you have high chance of losing the race. In today’s Business race, the only and the only eligibility criteria is “You have to be on Mobile”. Some facts which states your 2014 Business Plan is incomplete if it has not considered the facts of “Going Mobile in 2014″

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1. Global Smart Phone Users to Touch 1.75 billion Mark in this 2014
2. Global Penetration of Mobile Users has touched 63% of the Global Population
3. Mobile Sales has overtaken desktop Sales
4. Mobile Internet Usage will surpass Desktop Internet Usage in this 2014
5. Average Smart Phone Users Checks his phone 100 times a day
6. 43% of the Business Mails are accessed via smartphones
7. 70% of searches made via mobiles leads to sales
8. 60% of the successful companies offer their services at finger tips (Retail to Health)
9. 53% of the companies are looking to offer their services on mobile in 2014
10. Going Mobile early will take you miles ahead of your competitors

99% of The Next Generation Technology Will Be Operated via Smartphones

What is last app you used on your smartphone? Hope you are not reading this blog on your 3G enable Smart hand device. Almost for every major business and social applications there is an “App” starting from you day to day updates on facebook to important financial transactions on RBS. Even there are Apps available to take care of your Healths.

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All these apps which evidence highest downloads per day gives the users the ease to get the things done which earlier they did on web and with smart UI and UX these apps makes the smartphones the real smart. With the global smartphone users more than 350 million units, and an average a smartphone user downloads 25 apps, so one can assume the huge market potential for apps three years down the line.