The Kimono Effect: Exposing SAP for eCommerce

Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Corevist’s original website, B2B2dot0, in 2009. We’ve merged this post with its followup and republished them here. While several years have passed since the original posts came out, the message is even more relevant today.

“If We are Going to Open Our Kimono…

…we had better look good!” proclaimed Tomo Razmilovic, the President of Symbol Technologies in late 1999, as he challenged his management team to expose their SAP system to their customers over the web.

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There is no They at Corevist

They, They, They. Read more

Goodbye Bank. Your New Software Sucks.

Banks are a commodity.  Their core business is to manage deposits, make loans and manage the spread between them.  They perform these activities under careful scrutiny and regulation by the Federal Government.  Banks primarily compete on price and service.  Price isn’t much of a differentiator because how much difference is there really between 0.95% and 1.1% interest on your money market fund?  It really is all about convenience.  Do they have a branch in your favorite supermarket.  Do they give toasters if you open a new account? How’s their online software? Read more

Hands-Free Email Replies: SAP Price and Availability Bot

To the readers of Corevist’s blog,

I’m very excited to announce, that starting with this post, you’ll regularly be reading the writings of the newest member of the Corevist team, George Anderson.  He comes on board as a dedicated writer for us which is in response to the growing backlog of content that we’ve not been able to publish in our “spare time”.  My only hope is that he doesn’t put me out of a job. 🙂  I’ve really enjoyed, and it’s been therapeutic for me, to share my views over the past 9 years on what’s going on in the SAP B2B eCommerce industry and how Corevist contributes to making it a more attainable and safer place to go for Manufacturers around the world.

George’s maiden post is a continuation of my post from February 5, 2017 entitled “Look Ma! – No Hands SAP B2B eCommerce”.  At the end of that post, I promised I’d give you the details of a very clever innovation that our friends at Nordson put into production last year.

I lied.  George is.



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12 Key Job Roles for B2B eCommerce Success

I originally published this blog post on April 8, 2014  when we were B2B2dot0.  Since the topic is as relevant today as it was then, I decided to republish it here today.


I just came across this article over at entitled “12 Key Job Roles for B-to-B eCommerce Success”.  What amazed me most was that we have several clients who have achieved unquestionable success with their B2B eCommerce initiatives with only one of those roles on staff.  What’s even more fascinating is that they aren’t even dedicated full time to working on their SAP Integrated B2B eCommerce website.

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Look Ma! – No Hands SAP B2B eCommerce

I just got back from a trip to Cleveland, Ohio where I visited two of our long standing clients.  Nothing energizes me more than seeing our service in action at our clients’ businesses.  Our Cleveland contingent really blew me away with their accomplishments. Read more

There is more than One “B” in B2B eCommerce

In 1913, Gertrude Stein proclaimed that “a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose”.

In 2017, I’m proclaiming that “a business isn’t a business isn’t a business isn’t a business”, especially when it comes to B2B eCommerce.

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Corevist Simplifies SAP

I’ve spent the last 9 years trying to come up with a concise description of what we do at Corevist.  You’d think that it shouldn’t be that hard.  With that said, anyone that has wrestled with the “how do you describe what you do at a party” challenge knows exactly how hard it can be! Read more

Intershop Releases 2016 B2B eCommerce Report

News flash.  B2B eCommerce has arrived.

Intershop’s latest market research offering, “Designed to evaluate the current state-of-play of digital B2B commerce today”, opens by declaring that “…B2B businesses have firmly grasped the potential of online digital commerce”.  Firms that have adopted B2B eCommerce are more efficient, are generating more total sales, more sales per sales representative, more sales per client, and more new clients.  These B2B eCommerce adopters are also able to launch new products faster and reach more global audiences easier.

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