Magento Enterprise Web Service Logger

Magento Web Service Logger for ERP module

Have you ever come across a problem that needed to be resolved using Web Service, and needed to retrace your steps to troubleshoot the problem?

Then, when you tried to retrace them to figure out what went wrong, you had a tough time retrieving the request and response from previously performed actions?

You’re probably wishing there was an easier way to extract the request and response for every important action performed on the site, so that if there was an issue you could trace it back to find the exact cause.

We experienced difficulties trying to retrieve a diary of past actions performed; luckily, we found a solution using the Web Service Logger for ERP module when we were working on a client’s website. The client’s site uses Web Service for almost everything related to user and site interaction, all of their data from the site is sent to Web Service, making it a vital task to maintain a log of each and every Web Service action critical to the business.

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A Better eCommerce Experience – Insite for Sitecore

A few months ago our VP of Sales posted an article, But I Want Commerce and Content Management!The post talked about the need and growing availability of combined commerce and content management solutions.

Recently, two of our leading technology platform partners, Insite Software and Sitecore, have formed a strategic alliance to bring an even better eCommerce solution to market for B2B enterprise companies.  Over the last few months, Insite Software has been working to improve integration capabilities with InsiteCommerce™ and the Sitecore® Experience Platform™ to deliver better engagement and personalized customer experiences for enterprise B2B manufacturers and distributors.

As you may also know, Sitecore acquired commerceserver.net in November 2013. So, why the integration with Insite? Commerce Server is built for B2C retail markets, but Insite is a great solution for enterprise B2B eCommerce. Combined, Insite and Sitecore can compete with high end (and high cost) solutions from Adobe and SAP.

The Insite for Sitecore integration allows companies to more effectively manage content and commerce experiences in the same environment. Insite customer portals and eCommerce sites can be managed from within the Sitecore toolset, allowing companies to easily deploy commerce functions and create customized experiences for their customers. In managing product information, Insite manages Product Master Data, Cross Sell / Upsell / Accessories, Multi-Warehouse, Shipping Dimensions, Product Configuration / Families, Attribute Management, and Catalog Management.  Sitecore manages SEO, Rich Content Management, DAM, Personalized experience, and Print / APS for products.

A new library of web page templates has also been designed for pages to be developed using the Sitecore Digital Marketing System (DMS). The page templates offered through the Web Page Library allow for rapid deployment.   You can pick and choose between Insite and Sitecore page templates to create a more robust customer experience.

Check out the Insite for Sitecore Infographic for a view into how they integrate to improve functionality. Download Infographic >>

Zeon Solutions’ mantra is “destination better.” Simply put, this means we strive to help our clients arrive at a better destination as a result of closely understanding how they measure and define goals for their business and implementing solutions that help them achieve success. The capabilities offered as a result of this this new integration between InsiteCommerce and Sitecore align well with our mantra and will provide companies with a way to rapidly deploy a better, customized eCommerce experience for their customers.

For those that are not familiar with Insite Software or Sitecore, here’s a little background…

Insite Software is the leading eCommerce and shipping platform provider for manufacturers and distributors requiring B2B, B2C, and mobile solutions.  Approaching 1,000 customers globally, InsiteCommerce is used by many leading companies for end-to-end eCommerce across their dealers, franchisers, stores, contractors, buyers, consumers, and others. Learn more about Insite Software at www.insitesoft.com.

Sitecore is the global leader in customer experience management software. The company delivers highly relevant content and personalized digital experiences that delight audiences, build loyalty and drive revenue. With the Sitecore Experience Platform, marketers can own the experience of every customer that engages with their brand, across every channel. Learn more about Sitecore at www.sitecore.net.

Local or Bust! An Intro to Google Local & All Things Links

Didn’t get a chance to go to WordCamp MKE 2014? Check out our key takeaways below and download the deck.

local search takeaways

Local Search 101:

  • Local SEO is helping your website gain visibility for geo-based queries.
  • Local SEO is mainly impacted by Google My Business, on-page, and off-page optimization.
  • Search + Maps + Google+ = Google My Business
  • New updates include Google My Business mobile app and the bulk upload tool for locations with 10+.
  • Local Carousel impacts hospitality, restaurants, and travel.
  • Schema.org to your local landing page adds you to the Google Knowledge Graph.
  • Yelp is most influential review citation source for consumers.

Key Takeaways

  • Claim your Google Local listings on Google My Business
  • Make sure all citations are accurate and consistent (i.e- Zeon Solutions and Zeon Solutions, Inc. are two different places)
  • Optimize local landing page(s) with your category and city/state

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What is Change Management?

Project managers are tasked with change management throughout the life cycle of a project’s duration. The balancing act required to implement changes in a project with an established scope, cost and schedule is challenging. When project managers apply change management, the impact changes will likely have on project cost and/or schedule are identified and weighed against the benefits the changes intend to achieve for the business.

Therefore, the dominant focus in change management is on the achievement of operational benefits. Changes often occur during the course of a project are a result of:

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A Sneak Peek into Zeon Project Management!

Be it a small, medium or a large size project, each needs to be executed with the right combination of planning, monitoring, and control in order to complete it on time, on budget, and with high-quality results. Industry experts have found a thin line exists between any successful and failed project. This thin line is based on how effective the project management processes and techniques are utilized in executing the project. Here, we will take a peek inside Zeon’s Project Management practices used to successfully deliver our products to multiple clients across various business verticals and platforms.

Knowing Your Client Is Key

The first step to successfully deliver a project is to understand the requirements of your client. We do this right from the beginning, where Zeon’s Project Manager (PM) and Solution Architect (SA) sit down with our client to perform a basic needs analysis. Stepping into their shoes helps us understand the business and project objective, to propose a solution in line with their goals. Below are some key areas that we focus on to help us continue to grow our list of happy customers:

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