Jena, Germany, March 2, 2017 - Intershop Communications AG and MAC IT-Solutions GmbH are extending their respective core competencies in the areas of e-commerce and Microsoft Dynamics NAV as part of their partnership. MAC IT-Solutions specializes in supporting medium-sized enterprises in the fields of e-commerce and multi-channel commerce. Customers who already run or want to run Microsoft Dynamics NAV and use the cutting-edge Microsoft Azure cloud platform can now do so to flexibly expand their IT environment with a highly scalable e-commerce platform.
The integrated solution from MAC IT-Solutions and Intershop specially developed for this application combines the Microsoft Dynamics NAV “DiVA” ERP and CRM solution, specifically optimized for medium-sized mail order retailers, with the powerful Intershop Commerce Suite. Both systems can be particularly efficiently operated in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, and can even cope with large peak loads flexibly and scalably. Functionalities for both retail and wholesale trade are seamlessly covered. This relieves retailers of the need to make their own arrangements in this respect as well as from their own IT operations and costly upfront investment. This means they can focus solely on the success and growth of their business.
Customer data security is a particularly important aspect for many German mail order companies. For companies that want to be sure that their customer data is stored and processed 100% in Germany, Microsoft Cloud Germany provides a cloud service in which data are processed by a trusteeship solution in partnership with Deutsche Telekom in Azure data centers in Frankfurt and Magdeburg. The joint MAC IT-Solutions and Intershop offering is also available in this Azure environment.
Dr. Jochen Wiechen, CEO at Intershop Communications AG, sees huge importance in the collaboration: “The MAC IT-Solutions and Intershop Microsoft Azure Cloud offering combines ERP, CRM, finance, purchasing and e-commerce as key elements in a purposeful digitization strategy. It is needs-focused and flexible, while being safe and efficient. Moreover, Office365 can be seamlessly integrated as a further cornerstone of Microsoft’s cloud strategy. We are sure it will be very well received in the market.”
Oliver Bartl, Head of MAC Cloud Solutions, describes the collaboration as follows: “Our Plus, Garden XXL and Lenscare customers have already been operating successfully in the market with MAC DiVA and Intershop for some years. The new integrated solution from the Azure Cloud is a valuable additional option allowing us to operate efficiently in an ever more rapidly changing market. We are sure we will be gaining a number of new joint customers with this combination.
About MAC IT-Solutions GmbH:
MAC is the IT solution provider for e-commerce and multi-channel software. MAC's goal is to offer modern retail an IT platform that handles all business processes efficiently while facilitating a cross-channel brand strategy. Their ERP, CRM, PIM and POS systems are used by many reputable retailers throughout Europe. The modular IT platform is based on the integrated MAILPlus and DiVA ERP and CRM systems, which are based on Microsoft Dynamics. The system can be operated both on physical premises and in the cloud.
Our customers include 4Care, Baur Fulfillment, dress-for-less, Falke, Fiege, frontline, karstadt.de, hess natur, jpc, Orion, Plus.de, and many more
MAC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, IBM Advanced Business Partner, a member of the K5 Liga and Preferred Business Partner in the bevh trade association.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.