Jul 13, 2015
Leading industry analyst firm includes CloudCraze as one of the eight most significant B2B commerce suites.
Deerfield, IL, July 14, 2015 — CloudCraze announced that it has been named a “Strong Performer” in The ForresterWave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q2 2015. The report is co-authored by Peter Sheldon and Andy Hoar, ForresterResearch, Inc. Principal Analysts serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals.
According to the Wave assessment by Sheldon and Hoar, “CloudCraze makes an excellent case for its model which is essentially Salesforce on eCommerce steroids.” “CloudCraze is a native Salesforce application and as such appeals to B2B firms standardizing their cloud infrastructure and applications on salesforce.com” as stated in Sheldon’s blog.
Sheldon’s blog notes that since the last Wave evaluation of the leading B2B commerce suite vendors much has changed. B2B eCommerce transactions in the US have grown significantly. At the same time, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers alike are investing heavily in next generation enterprise B2B commerce technology to ensure they are delivering world-class online buying experiences that are able to scale for anticipated growth.
Sheldon goes on to describe that he and Hoar put eight of the most significant B2B Commerce Suite vendors, including CloudCraze though a grueling process of due diligence, product demos, capability assessments and customer reference checks. They looked beyond features to examine toolset usability, extensibility, integration of suite modules, and innovation strategy.
Andrew Witherspoon, Executive Vice President notes, “We believe the assessment affirms CloudCraze’s positioning as the de-facto choice for companies using Salesforce rather than other disconnected options. By extending the Salesforce infrastructure with CloudCraze, clients can deploy mobile storefronts quickly, begin generating online revenues in weeks, and easily scale globally for growth.”
As demonstrated with some of the largest brands in the world, the total cost of ownership of the CloudCraze cloud eCommerce hosting platform is significantly less than that of traditional eCommerce platforms, resulting in an exceptional ROI.
“Being named a Strong Performer by Forrester is a tremendous milestone for our company,” says Bill Loumpouridis, founder of CloudCraze. “As the only proven pure play SaaS vendor available, our value-proposition vis-a-vis legacy premise-based competitors could not be more compelling. In addition, our ability to seamlessly leverage the full CRM suite of products on Salesforce brings to bear a formidable array of functionality unavailable in any other offering.”
For more information, contact CloudCraze today.
CloudCraze delivers enterprise-class B2B/B2C cross-channel eCommerce on Salesforce that is four times faster and one-fifth the cost of traditional ecommerce applications. CloudCraze is built natively on the Salesforce1 Platform so clients can deploy mobile storefronts quickly, begin generating online revenues in weeks, and easily scale for growth. In a single Salesforce instance, CloudCraze shares data and processes across eCommerce and CRM and it’s all easily managed through the point-and-click Salesforce interface. With full Community collaboration built right in, CloudCraze clients engage customers with Commerce, Content and Community for a 360º view of the customer.