Jameco’s C2CRM Integration with JD Edwards Yields Success
Jameco Electronics, known as a comprehensive direct marketing distributor for high-quality electronic components and computer products, has chosen C2CRM to integrate its back-end JD Edwards system with its eCommerce web catalog. Specifically, Jameco wanted a CRM solution that would fully integrate product pricing data generated through JD Edwards with their intuitive on-line catalog offering – an eCommerce catalog providing better customer service and value pricing. Equally important, was the issue of email compatibility with Microsoft Outlook. The two systems needed to be able to transfer company records and email between each other successfully and in real-time.
In 2002, a new Jameco Electronics management team committed to growing the company 30% per year and to do this they needed a simple CRM solution with a robust customer contact system. Jameco took a hard look at their business model where they found 65% of profits were being generated by existing customers and of that, 50% or more were being dropped off. Jameco decided to make a change and looked at a CRM solution for their Inside sales reps – a product that had a simple interface, would complement their IBM iSeries Server as well as interface with Notes e-mail, integrate with their existing JD Edwards ERP solution, and be easily deployed with Microsoft Exchange/Outlook.
“We chose C2 because it is a complete CRM solution that we can tailor to meet our requirements,” said Doug Dolge, IT Director for Jameco Electronics. “Its JD Edwards ERP and Microsoft Outlook integration made C2 a perfect fit for our business requirements.”