Welcome to Aphix Software

Aphix Digital Platform is the core component of our product suite. It uses bespoke web services calls to 

  • integrates in real-time with your ERP

  • provides connectivity to various digital marketplaces on one secure and robust platform

It includes its own hosting environment (known as a 'cloud').

Once the Digital Platform is set up, you can add on any or all of our eCommerce (WebShop), Mobile App and eProcurement product suites. 

Aphix Digital Platform is a SaaS product

Aphix Digital Platform is a SaaS product. 

This means it includes support, regular feature updates, bug fixes and security monitoring so you are not left behind on older, insecure software. 

Aphix product suite

Aphix Digital Platform

Aphix Digital Platform is the core component of our product suite. It uses bespoke web services calls to 

  • integrates in real-time with your ERP

  • provides connectivity to various digital marketplaces on one secure and robust platform

It includes its own hosting environment (known as a 'cloud').

Once the Digital Platform is set up, you can add on any or all of our eCommerce (WebShop), Mobile App and eProcurement product suites. 

Aphix eCommerce

Aphix B2B eCommerce is an integrated B2B web portal, known as WebShop, that provides real-time access to product, price and stock levels, with the possibility of gated logins, micro-sites and more. The includes access to Aphix Management Interface, allowing you to customise and manage your WebShop.

Aphix B2C eCommerce is an integrated B2C web portal, known as WebShop, that provides real-time access to product, price and stock levels, with the possibility of gated logins, micro-sites and more. This includes access to Aphix Management Interface, allowing you to customise and manage your WebShop.

Aphix B2B Portal is a secure customer self-service website that allows your customers to order, check stock and manage their account with you. This includes limited access to Aphix Management Interface, allowing you to customise and configure your portal.

Aphix Mobile Apps

Aphix PocketShop is 

an integrated B2B customer ordering application, designed to work on Android and iOS mobile devices. Designed with a simple interface, it allows your customers access your product catalogue, place orders are placed in real-time into your ERP and manage orders in an efficient and timely way.

Aphix SalesRep is 

an integrated B2B sales application, designed to run on Android and iOS tablets either online or offline for field sales team, van sales team or in-store assistant. Designed with a simple interface, your sales team can access their customer's product catalogue, place orders into your ERP in real-time and manage customer accounts in an efficient and timely way.

Aphix eProcurement

Order Punchout is 

a WebShop embedded into your customer's procurement system. Order Punchout allows your customer's to compile orders, follow and complete their internal approval processes within their procurement systems. Once approved, the order is placed in real-time into your ERP using WebShop's functionality.

Uniform Management is 

an eProcurement add-on that allows you to configure product sets, such as uniforms or items associated with a particular department, that can be ordered and re-ordered within an organisation. Orders are placed in real-time into your ERP using WebShop's functionality. Each product in a product set can have different options associated with it.

Supplier Portal is 

an eProcurement add-on providing you with a web-based configuration interface. Using this interface, you can automate your procurement process.

eCatalogue is 

a highly flexible and configurable digital catalogue.

Introducing terms and concepts used in this article

Term

Definition

Aphix Digital Platform

suite of eCommerce and mobile products that integrate in real time with your ERP and back office systems, and provides you with connectivity to various digital marketplaces on one secure and robust platform.

Cloud computing

information technology model that offers services over the Internet.

Cloud hosting environment or 'cloud'

sum of the hardware and software that makes up a data centre.

Software as a Service

(Saas), is software deployed as a hosted service over the Internet. You can customise and configure SaaS applications through a web user interface.

How it fits together

Before we delve into more details of the Aphix Digital Platform, a common understanding of terms and concepts is required.

Cloud computing is an information technology model that offers services on demand over the Internet.1 Services, such as the Aphix Digital Platform and its additional products, can be deployed and used in real time using smartphones, tablets or desktops, irrespective of where you are located or when you wish to access them.2

Software as a Service (SaaS) is defined as ‘software deployed as a hosted service over the Internet’3. As the end user, you are provided with a web user interface into hosted software services. Typically, development is not possible but customisation or configuration of the software is.

Aphix Digital Platform is hosted and runs in a cloud-based environment. It comprises a platform that contains a suite of SaaS products that you can use, either alone or in combination with each other.  This means that for you, as a merchant, you can be sure it is secure, compliant, real time and supported.

There is a minimum set up required in order to use Aphix products alone; you will need to deploy the Aphix Digital Platform prior to adding on other products. Speak to us about what is the minimum product set to get started.

Once deployed, the Aphix Digital Platform can be accessed via an Internet browser by your administrator working in your sales/marketing office, your field sales representatives and your customers, using laptop, Android or iOS tablet or mobile devices depending on what products you have deployed.

Key features and benefits

Aphix Digital Platform provides Software as a Service

Provides you with a hosted eCommerce application that has real time integration to your ERP. Through its Management Interface, it has account, product and content management and more, accessible through a web user interface.

ERP integration

Integrates with your ERP allowing for real time price and stock checks, product catalogue changes and account management.

Supports online and offline operation

Operates in online or offline mode, depending on Internet availability. When online, real-time connectivity for product, stock and pricing information is provided.  When offline, the latest product, stock and pricing information contained in your Aphix product (be that WebShop, SalesRep or PocketShop) is used.

Centralised product catalogue

Provides you with a set of features that allow you to create, update and maintain your product data via the Product Administration section within Aphix Management and in sync with your ERP.

Branding

Products can be tailored to reflect your company and brand. For both WebShop and PocketShop, you can manage banners, page layout and more from the Management Interface. For PocketShop, you can also specify the colour scheme for banners, logos, app icon and app title during set up.

Centralised product catalogue

Prices, products, customers and contacts can be managed from your central ERP and updated in your deployed Aphix product in real time.

Order management and processing

Provides search and browse facility to allow your customers to easily place orders.

Provides facility to manage (view, modify) within Aphix Management Interface.

Places all orders directly into your ERP, reducing time and transcription errors.

Payment options

Can be integrated with many different payment gateways - such as SagePay, PayPal, Stripe, WorldPay, Worldnet, Global Payments and many more - or can be set up with credit facilities.

References

1 Marston, S., Li Z., Bandyopadhyay, S., Zhang, J. and Glalsasi, A. 2011. Cloud computing: The business perspective. Decision Support Systems 51(1), pp 176 -189.

2 Buyya, R., Yeo, C.S. and Venugopal, S., Broberg, J.,and Brandic, I. 2009. Cloud computing and emerging IT platforms: Vision, Hype and Reality for delivering computing as a the 5th utility. Future Generation Computer Systems 25(6), pp 599-616.