CloudCraze, an enterprise digital commerce solution built natively on Salesforce, has launched a series of updates as part of its Spring ’17 release. CloudCraze Commerce 4.6 would include the latest update to the commerce platform and introduce CloudCraze Exchange – a repository of apps and connectors that enable “simple” integration of platform extensions and enhancements.
“Our vision over the last six years of development has been to disrupt the commerce market by focusing on enhancing B2B and B2B2B customer engagement, transforming the way business is conducted and empowering businesses to embrace change,” said Andrew Witherspoon, executive vice president of CloudCraze. “The Spring ‘17 release will support this continued mission by providing our customers with the tools to buy and sell in a seamless and flexible environment, driving revenue and streamlining the path to purchase.”
CloudCraze Commerce 4.6 includes several foundational and functional advancements to the platform’s APIs, storefronts, and offer management. New and enhanced APIs would provide additional power and flexibility for platform implementation and iteration.
Contemporary storefronts introduce an enriched model for store design, offering a deeper set of components and functionalities to improve the user experience. It would also help agencies, systems integrators and developers increase efficiencies through enhanced configurability and user experience frameworks. Additionally, enhanced offer management would increase revenue potential by empowering merchandisers to build more compelling offers and allowing B2B customers to personalize subscription or service contracts.
CloudCraze Exchange would allow customers to extend, enhance and connect new capabilities to their commerce platform in minutes. Specifically, connectors to Avalara’s AvaTax and CyberSource would enable simple integration through enhanced configurability controls across storefronts, eliminating needless integration efforts.
Mass Order, the first of many Exchange Apps, would allow sales representatives and buyers to more efficiently place large orders across one or multiple accounts and personalize shipping rules and budget authority. This unique application would allow companies to be more productive when developing seasonal sales orders and increases overall sales efficiency.
“With every release our goal is to continue to meet and adapt to the shifting needs of the B2B commerce landscape. We’ve developed Spring ‘17 to do just that,” said Chris Dalton, CEO of CloudCraze. “This release meets growing needs for configuration over code, adding important advancements to customer experiences, new business models and B2B relationship management to transform enterprises’ time to revenue. Building off exciting company developments at the beginning of the year, CloudCraze Commerce 4.6 and CloudCraze Exchange set the foundation for continued expansion in 2017 and beyond.”
CloudCraze has experienced significant growth and recognition since the onset of 2017. In January, the company received a $20 million funding round, followed by recognition as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q1 2017 in March. As the thirty-first release in just six years, Spring ‘17 will further transform CloudCraze’s ability to meet customer demands and extend the depth of the platform’s API-first marketplace model.
CloudCraze powers eCommerce for Coca-Cola, Avid, AB InBev, Barry-Callebaut, Ecolab, GE, L’Oreal, Kellogg’s, WABCO and more.