Hardis Group has launched a new Digital Commerce business line to help companies all along the digital commerce value chain navigate the latest transformative developments. The digital services company offers end-to-end support—from omnichannel strategy consulting through to the integration and operation of composable information systems—to businesses looking to take their digital commerce operations to the next level.
Grenoble, April 28, 2022 – Hardis Group, a consulting and IT services company, Salesforce integrator, and independent logistics software vendor, reveals its new business line devoted to accelerating digital commerce in B2B, B2C, and D2C. The Digital Commerce team aims to support businesses all along the omnichannel commerce value chain, including optimizing the user experience, defining information system strategies, and integrating best-of-breed cloud components in order to grow online sales and enhance performance over the long term.
Shifting to a composable approach
“The Covid-19 pandemic has been a massive boost for e-commerce, which had already been growing extremely strongly for the past 15 years or so,” said Damien Pasquinelli, who heads Hardis Group's new business line. “The crisis has underscored the need to integrate supply and sales flows more effectively across all channels, and revealed the weaknesses of monolithic e-commerce platforms.”
From a technological perspective, Hardis Group is aiming to bring greater agility, scalability, and reliability to now-critical sales channels by adopting a “composable commerce” approach. This involves the deployment of MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, Headless) modular architectures, allowing best-of-breed applications targeting specific requirements to be assembled and added on the fly.
Hardis Group’s new business line covers the whole process, from component deployment strategies to integration, hosting, and operation, with a focus on three key areas:
- Integrated applications based on a composable commerce approach: front-end overhaul, digital commerce platforms to manage omnichannel sales, content management system (CMS), customer relationship management (CRM) system, order management system (OMS), warehouse management system (WMS), and more.
- Streamlined payment experience coupled with modernized payment and financial flow management: innovative payment services, subscription systems, refund management, anti-fraud tools, payment flow management for marketplaces, international payment management solutions (supporting country-specific means of payment, taxes, etc.), and more.
- Data mining for faster online sales: analytics for digital selling tools, automated product recommendations, easier products searches, trend forecasting, automatic price adjustment as demand fluctuates, and more.
An ecosystem-based approach
To develop and grow its new business line, Hardis Group plans to undertake an external growth operation. It has also opted for an ecosystem-based approach that focuses on forming and strengthening partnerships with a broad spectrum of industry players:
- Next-generation e-commerce platform: Sylius, Big Commerce, VTEX, etc.
- Payment solution: Stripe
- Commerce-focused applications: Akeneo (PIM), Beelse (on-demand manufacturing for one-off items and production runs), Reflex (warehouse and POS logistics management), etc.
- Analytics and AI: Google Cloud and Predictive Layer
- Hosting: Hardis Group private cloud, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure