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Peter Wharton
Director of Marketing, Commerce HCL Software
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I love to understand how customers are using solutions to solve the challenges they face in business and turn them into compelling stories. A product marketer at heart but have experience in tech sales, product management and strategic partnerships for HCL, IBM, Sterling Commerce and Kewill
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Marketing & Commerce | September 23, 2021
B2B Customer Roundtable with Forrester – 3 Take-Aways
HCL Commerce recently hosted a roundtable with Joe Cicman from Forrester Research and 4 of our clients. Read the blog to know more about the major highlights.
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Marketing & Commerce | September 8, 2021
HCL Software Recognized again in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Digital Commerce
  HCL Commerce is thrilled to be positioned in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce. The timing of the last Magic Quadrant in 2020 meant that we were unable to participate but received an honorable mention. We viewed our recognition in the 2021 Magic Quadrant as a two-step process. First getting recognized again in the quadrant and setting a base line for our vision and ability to execute. In the next Magic Quadrant, we hope to be positioned higher and further on the ability to execute and completeness of vision axes based on the investments we are making in the platform and the new logos we are winning. We feel, the Gartner Digital Commerce Magic Quadrant may be the gold-standard when it comes to positioning reports for eCommerce. However, Gartner recommends that you should read the report (including the Critical Capabilities report) before you select a short-list of vendors as no one solution fits all. We recommend you do that and then give Gartner a call to ask about us! We are confident they will say we are trending in the right direction for the last 2 years. At HCL we spent a lot of time to identify our strengths and where we needed to improve. That gave us our ‘swim-lane’ or where we would be the best fit for a company – and in our view that comes out in Gartner’s writeup nicely. We believe our strengths place us in a unique group – not many commerce vendors can manage all the requirements of Enterprise B2B and B2C Commerce. There are 2 great comments about HCL Commerce in the Gartner reports - Since I am not allowed to share what Gartner wrote about us, go read the report!!! They say a picture paints a thousand words but,...
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Announcing HCL Commerce on Now
We are excited to announce that HCL Commerce on Now is now available. Everybody loves HCL Commerce but what is HCL Now and why do we have an offering called HCL Commerce on Now? Here is the complete details.
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Marketing & Commerce | July 20, 2021
Announcing Unica Discover on HCL Now
As part of the HCL Now launch, Unica Discover on HCL Now is now available as a cloud-native-as-a-service solution.
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Marketing & Commerce | July 8, 2021
Follett 2021 Performance Outstrips Industry Benchmarks
I love it when I get to share good news from our customers! The mantra for HCL Commerce is ‘The Transaction Platform that Helps you Sell More’ and that is exactly what Follett Higher Education is proving across more than 1800 storefronts! But let’s step back and share some history first: 2017/2018 - Follett was facing competitive pressure and decided to engage a top consulting firm to review the market for B2B2C platforms before committing to HCL Commerce V9, a cloud native solution. 2019 – Follett went Live with HCL Commerce 2 months before their ‘Rush’ season for Back to College and delivered amazing results for the business. 2020 - After a year Follett shared that they wouldn’t be here if they hadn’t implemented a cloud native platform, HCL Commerce V9 and been able to scale to meet dramatic increases for their online business during the pandemic. Revenue up 135%. Visit up 55%. Order up 140%. 2021 – Follett press release announces ‘Impressive Jump to #57 on Digital Commerce 360’s 2021 Top 1000 Report’ due to sales increase and conversion rates driven by platform enhancements. You can read the Follett PR here, the numbers are impressive. Follet: Jumped from #92 to #53 in the Digital Commerce360’s 2021 Top 1000 report. Achieved a remarkable 88% increase in online sales, which outpaced the average from the U.S. online retail market, of 32.4% Follett’s online conversion rate improved to 8.5%, compared to an average 2.9% across the Digital Commerce 360’s Top 1000. All credit goes to Follett for an incredible year and how they used the HCL Commerce platform to help them sell more. If you want more information on the capabilities that deliver amazing results for all our customers, click here and schedule a demo. Or hear from Lori Krzyzewski, SVP for...
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Marketing & Commerce | June 4, 2021
Bringing API’s to Life
Today, agility is the key to the success of the business and with SoFy we give you that agility, plus we are advancing cloud native technologies together and finally solving the integration nightmare. Register for our CommerceConnect event to see what’s coming in our Summer 2021 release, including information about SoFy!
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