Seamless & Scalable Experience for Big B2B Brand

To align multiple business units under one brand.

The Igepa group is one of Europe’s leading paper merchants, with 50,000 clients in more than 25 different countries. They needed to create a smooth and seamless experience across the disparate web stores of its eight business units. On their wishlist:

  • A B2B web shop with ERP integration (Oracle JD Edwards)
  • Representation of the eight different business units on one instance of Magento Commerce
  • Presentation of Igepa as the holding company
  • Improving and optimizing web shop performance
  • Implementation of an efficient and scalable, technological base
Offering customers a high-performance, unified experience across our eight businesses on a single instance of Magento Commerce is important to our growth.

Peter Mischok

Head of IT

A pair of powerful platforms.

To complete Igepa’s upgrade and tie their separate units together, Magento Solution Partner TechDivision paired Magento Commerce (formerly Magento Enterprise Edition) with open-source CMS platform TYPO3. This created the seamless brand experience between their sites, and also streamlined ordering, reduced their development costs, and gave them a flexible base for future development. Other features implemented:

  • ERP integration including the mapping of all order-relevant workflows and processes
  • Excel import interface for data enrichment
  • Search function within the order history, providing the delivery notes and invoice documents from the internal document management system

High performance in B2B environment.

All nine of Igepa’s new sites were launched just six months after the project began in March of 2014. The result is a high-performing website with Magento and TYPO3 CMS optimally combined in a B2B environment. Igepa is pleased with the results including:

  • 120% increase in site performance and scalability of the portal
  • Easy-to-use and effective interaction
  • High-quality, localized representation of the product portfolio
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