Kuratle & Jaecker is Switzerland’s leading timber trader. It sells wood-based materials for skilled trades at 14 locations. In launching its new online shop, the company is successfully entering the digital commerce market. Its clients benefit from improved services and easy, intuitive ordering options. By introducing a central Product Information Management System (PIM), a commerce solution optimized for B2B and catalog export software, Kuratle & Jaecker is digitalizing and automating its manufacturing, trade and distribution. Our experts from Unic provide consulting services and are in charge of designing and implementing as well as hosting and operating the new website. Akeneo (PIM), Magento 2 and proLine B2B (online shop), and priint:comet (print catalog) were used to implement the technical features.
- Kuratle & Jaecker
- Customer since
- May 2019
Products in the PIM system
Seconds for real-time pricing to be displayed by the ERP system
gray hairs from maintaining product data
specific B2B functions used
Targeted and Personalised B2B Shop
The new online shop focuses on the distinctive needs of various target groups. Digitisation and personalisation go hand in hand. For example, product ads and products prices are personalized for each customer and user account; customers see availability and delivery dates in real time while placing their order. This enables Kuratle & Jaecker to provide better customer service 24/7.
Numerous Services and a Personalised Shopping Cart
Over 13,000 items are available to customers. Individual prices and conditions, availability and delivery dates based on the shopping cart all personalise the shopping experience. Customers can set their desired delivery dates themselves and use a calculator to work out how much material is required. Professional purchasers are also able to place repeat orders quickly and easily using several B2B order functions.
Centralized Maintenance of Product Data and Decentralized Output
The entire product range is maintained using akeneo’s user-friendly PIM system. Online orders are immediately forwarded to the ERP system. This facilitates shorter delivery timeframes and optimizes the order processes. In addition, the PIM allows Kuratle & Jaecker to record congruent product data on any channel as part of an omnichannel strategy.
Simplified Management of the Print Catalog
To create the print catalog, the current product ranges can be transferred to InDesign in just a few clicks and fed automatically into ready-made templates. The new solution has greatly reduced the time and effort spent producing catalogs and the process has become more flexible. Very little employee training on the new solution and process was required as the catalog production was integrated into existing systems.
The Multi-Shop Approach with ProLine
Using a multi-shop approach, we opened another online shop for Holzwerkstoffzentrum AG (HWZ Switzerland) – a company within the Kuratle Group. The Ecoplan B2B proLine Magento extension enabled efficient implementation of various complex B2B functions, such as Business and User Management, customized prices, varied product presentation and quick-order features.
The Full Package for Digital Commerce in B2B
akeneo, which functions as the PIM system, contains all product data and presents it in a user-friendly way for marketing and sales. The products are offered in several online shops via the Magento 2 e-commerce solution and the specialized Ecoplan B2B proLine extension. Availability, prices and orders are managed via the directly connected SAP ERP system. Catalog production is simplified by exporting the data to priint:comet.The new comprehensive PIM, print and e-commerce solution has enabled Kuratle & Jaecker to reach a new milestone in digitalisation.
Unic's expertise and innovative, tailor-made solutions convinced us right from the start. Together with Unic, we were able to start our path in E-Commerce and multi-channel sales in 2017.Roger Kuratle
CEO Kuratle Group
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