Amla Commerce, creator of Znode, Named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape for B2B Digital Commerce Applications for Midmarket Growth
Amla Commerce, creator of Znode the B2B ecommerce platform, has been named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide B2B Digital Commerce Applications for Midmarket Growth 2023–2024 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US50625723e) published in December 2023.
According to the IDC MarketScape report:
“After a thorough evaluation of Amla Commerce's strategies and capabilities, IDC has positioned the company in the Major Players category within this 2023–2024 IDC MarketScape for B2B digital commerce applications for midmarket growth.”
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.
What types of organizations should consider Znode by Amla Commerce?
According to the IDC MarketScape report:
“Consider Znode by Amla Commerce if you are a midmarket to enterprise organization looking for a digital commerce platform purpose-built for headless multistore, multichannel B2B and B2B2C commerce.”
How does Znode by Amla Commerce fit into B2B differentiation strategies?
The IDC MarketScape report offers an in-depth analysis of the state of digital commerce for B2B midmarket growth merchants, offering unbiased insights for commerce SaaS buyers. Insights include definitions and considerations for differentiation strategies. The report identifies Znode as a fit for the following:
“Znode is suitable for business agility-led, product-led, and industry-led differentiation strategies.”
Does Znode by Amla Commerce offer composability?
Znode’s headless, API-first architecture decouples the customer experience from the core ecommerce engine, providing greater extensibility and flexibility. The IDC MarketScape report offers an analysis of composability needs in today’s market and identifies API-first headless composable commerce as one of Amla Commerce’s strengths in its product Znode. According to the report:
“Znode offers Commerce Connector, a prebuilt middleware layer with over 45 prebuilt common touch points. Commerce Connector extends the API and data structure of the Znode platform and leverages API-first design principles. In addition, over 1200 RESTful APIs with supporting SDKs surround Znode's core. Znode comes with templated themes for headless deployment via a React front-end framework.”
Can Znode by Amla Commerce meet the demands of complex B2B commerce?
Znode offers robust native features to manage B2B contract rules, unlimited catalogs, account-specific pricing, complex inventory, detailed product information, approval workflows, quotes, and more. Additionally, administrators can easily leverage Znode’s dynamic data schema to meet business requirements without touching the core database.
The IDC Marketscape highlighted Znode’s native B2B functionality, “While the product is configurable for B2B2X deployments, the company built Znode for B2B digital commerce, and the platform comes with deep B2B-specific functionality, including self-service in-flight order modification and embedded tools for managing net terms." The report also notes:
“Znode is capable of supporting complex order configurations, including personalized multi-SKU bundling of goods and services, subscription and reorder management, and the ability to save configured orders for future use and modification.”
How does Znode by Amla Commerce manage product data?
Selling complex products online requires significant data to be managed by merchants and presented to buyers. No matter the complexity of product offerings, Znode’s native ecommerce product information system (PIM) provides configuration flexibility. The IDC MarketScape report identifies Znode’s native PIM as another strength, stating:
“Znode's native ecommerce PIM with limitless product attribution is the core of the commerce offering, and the company built it specifically to manage complex B2B product information. The PIM, which comes with the Znode license, offers multi-catalog management, customer-specific catalogs, native ecommerce integration for seamless ERP connectivity, and bulk-editing capabilities for efficient data management.”