We’re off to Munich!
This week, we’re off to Munich for the 2015 hybris Global Partner Summit, which will cover topics ranging from responsive storefronts and SAP integration to updates on the hybris core platform, merchandizing and a new mobile SDK for B2B commerce. We’re excited that Tacit Knowledge, a Newgistics company, has been nominated for the hybris EMEA Partner of the Year Award, which will be announced at the show. As a hybris gold level partner, we have produced hybris-powered e-commerce sites for retailers such as of Mulberry, Beaverbrooks and ghd, with additional hybris-powered sites to be unveiled throughout the year. Partnering with hybris has enabled us to build best-in-class commerce experiences and, year after year, the company has ensured its technology stays ahead of what consumers demand. So it was no surprise to see hybris named as a leading B2C commerce suite vendor in Forrester Research’s latest B2C commerce report entitled: “The Forrester Wave™: B2C Commerce Suites, Q1 2015.” In the report, Forrester highlights hybris’ “significant growth” since its acquisition by SAP, pointing to the following areas as contributing factors: 1.) The core value proposition of the hybris platform (combined PIM, eCommerce, experience management, and OMS on a single, modern architecture platform) remains intact following the acquisition 2.) Existing SAP ERP clients are gaining confidence in the integration approach of hybris and the SAP ERP 3.) SAP’s global footprint is propelling significant sales momentum in APAC and other emerging markets 4.) The network of commerce service providers working with hybris is stronger than ever 5.) SAP account reps are educating their existing account portfolios on the hybris solution As Forrester points out in its report, much of the anticipated growth in ecommerce over the next five years will be driven by re-platforming as established retailers look to scale their technology and branded manufacturers explore direct-to-consumer options. It’s an exciting time in the commerce world and we’re honored to be a trusted hybris partner. We’re looking forward to the exciting developments the company will share this week (the beer gardens and Bavarian cuisine are just an added bonus)!