Founded in 1960 and based out of Tacoma, Washington, Bargreen Ellingson has remained a family owned business since its inception and has grown to be one of the largest multi-service restaurant supply, design and fabrication companies in the USA.
Bargreen Ellingson combines all of the elements necessary to completely design, fabricate, equip, and supply virtually any food service entity, for any location. Bargreen Ellingson’s customers are small and medium sized restaurants as well as larger restaurant chains.
The Bargreen customers all need to focus on their service, and ordering supplies from Bargreen must be easy and efficient. The challenge was therefore to simplify the order process both for Bargreen and for new and existing customers.
With an eCommerce completely integrated with the ERP system, Infor M3, Bargreen’s customers would be able to place orders, view inventory and get correct order information when they need it, 24/7.
Bargreen was also looking into leverage the Magento standard functionality together with M3 standard functionality in a well integrated solution and to use M3 delivery methods, tax calculation, shipping cost and business rules in Magento.
Additional challenges and goals were to make customers be able to:
- Browse Bargreen’s product catalog (selected assortment)
- View product, product descriptions, prices
- Enter orders
- Track orders
- View order history
- View invoices and payment history
Another project goal was to simplify and minimize internal administration and maintenance.
In Bargreen’s eConnect solution both existing customers and the Public can now search, view and shop from Bargreen’s product offering. All prices in Magento are maintained in Infor M3 and retrieved in real-time. This to guarantee that all customers get the correct price and any applicable discounts. All goals were reached.
In addition to prices, the following information is now fetched directly from M3:
- Product availability (in stock/out of stock)
- Order history
- Invoice history
- Previously purchased products (to simplify re-order without browsing the catalog)
- Shipping options per product, as defined in Infor M3
LeanSwift eConnect for Infor M3 and Magento seamlessly integrate information between the Bargreen ERP system and the web-shop.