|1 min video testimonial by Angela Bowman
a prominent WordPress developer & blogger
in Boulder, CO. Her BLOG is here: askwpgirl.com
OrderStorm is a platform that enables SMBs to easily roll out front-end applications such as event registrations, contact forms, and shopping carts on their websites. The company currently provides an integration for the WordPress framework that 40 million sites (about 22% of the web) currently use. These front-end applications are delivered by the OrderStorm cloud to the back-end of the WordPress framework, providing a seamless integration into the SMB’s website. The first application that is currently in paid public beta is a shopping cart application.
OrderStorm is an e-commerce, software-as-a-service (SaaS) package designed for the small or midsize business (SMB). The OrderStorm platform is far more than a shopping cart solution. OrderStorm is a complete software solution for the SMB to manage both their online presence and the Internet aspect of their business. It incorporates complete functionality to manage both business-to-business and business-to-consumer needs.Many SMBs need the ability to better manage their business through automation on the web. The demand is large. Many of these companies aren’t actually selling a product or a service online but they are managing leads, managing their social media and mobile SMS campaigns. The OrderStorm platform provides software for SMBs to automate their businesses online for competitive advantage and lower costs all through a single WordPress plug-in.
The OrderStorm e-commerce package includes many major functions for managing an internet driven business that traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages lack, including shopping cart and online catalog functionality, a product configurator, advanced search engine optimization (SEO) functionality, management of multiple e-commerce stores, a news and events web portal for managing hyperlocal or industry specific information, web-based tools and automation for suppliers and vendors, frequently asked questions (FAQ), complex order processing and quoting for larger ticket items, and an industry specific application engine that relates products to specific applications such as automotive makes and models.
The OrderStorm platform allows businesses operating on the Internet to efficiently manage their operations and dominate the Internet in their specific industry. This platform is architected to host unlimited organizations, each with the capability to manage unlimited Internet stores in a SaaS environment. The solution is proven, refined and provides the automation necessary for businesses to increase productivity.
The software also incorporates more traditional ERP functionality such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales opportunity management, business partner management, integration with major shipping providers such as FedEx and DHL, an XML document factory and document management, management of employees and departmental workgroups, workflow management and single sign-on (SSO) login access with roles based security, and a business rules engine.
Further expansion of the enterprise resource planning functionality of OrderStorm will allow it to compete effectively in the SMB space. Most other companies that offer ERP packages to SMBs offer either tailored-down solutions or SaaS solutions that are inflexible and do not provide the highly developed and non-traditional e-commerce solutions required by SMB’s to stay competitive on the web. The OrderStorm software fills this gap to meet the needs of SMBs and allows them to automate by using the Internet with a proven and refined package.
The OrderStorm team:
Loren Burnett, CEO, OrderStorm, Inc. Loren has been CEO, CFO and COO of several successful companies. He has had 3 exits netting shareholders more than $350 million in gains. He is also a mentor at TechStars – Boulder. (Loren@OrderStorm.com, Linkedin profile)
Dan Sallis, Founder, Chief Software Architect and Senior Database Architect, OrderStorm, Inc. Dan has been developing e-commerce applications for more than 15 years. He developed the first shopping cart for DishNetwork in the late 90s. In 2000 he was at Qwest and worked on several web applications. Dan is a serial entrepreneur. (Dan@OrderStorm.com)
Carlos Man, Founder, CTO & Lead Developer, OrderStorm. Carlos is a rock star developer and unparalleled WordPress expert. He will lead the development team.