E-Commerce – Sage Tetra gets into the Web

Maidenhead-based mid-range ERP vendor Tetra celebrated becoming a part of the Sage Group this month by launching an electronic commerce toolkit.

The Internet Order Taking Application is designed to help Sage Tetra C/S3 resellers and their customers take details of orders made over the World Wide Web directly into their core financials, stock control and logistics modules.

The toolkit will cost developers around #10,000. A typical C/S3 user would have to pay around the same amount for the browser client software that will allow them to enter data and interrogate C/S3 via the Web, said Sage Tetra’s vice president of corporate marketing, Andrew Yuille.

To speed the e-commerce uptake among customers, Tetra programmers have used the IOTA toolkit to build a Web-driven sales-order processing module that transmits details directly to the sales ledger. By providing similar tools to resellers and customers, Tetra is hoping to stimulate further Web innovations around its ERP suite.

Tetra customer Dowlis, a manufacturer of branded corporate goods, was an early test site for the Java tools used to create IOTA and extended its reach into its stock module, so customers can check the availability of items they want to order.

Tetra’s directors accepted a #78m bid from Sage in March which became unconditional at the beginning of April.

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