How ChannelCenter Uses AWS Cloud Technology

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 8, 2017 11:09:23 AM / by Alastair Pearson posted in Cloud, Technical, AWS

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As many people within the technology scene will know, where a data center is hosted impacts upon the speed of the website for users from different locations of the globe. Since data transfers are constrained by the laws of physics, the distance that the data must travel is important when calculating data transfer speeds.

365datacenters.com puts it clearly: "While advances in networking technology have allowed data centers to use more efficient high-traffic routers and fiber optic cables, the reality is that data packets are still constrained by the speed of light (or worse, the speed of electricity for those that use copper cables), making distance a significant factor for ultimately determining data transfer speeds."

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Dashboards: Making Data Analysis and Interpretation Easy

[fa icon='calendar'] May 3, 2017 5:01:56 PM / by Matthew Renaud posted in Technical, Features

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One of the key aspects to the ChannelCenter platform is undoubtedly the information dashboards which are found throughout the system - upon logging in, the user is immediately greeted with a homepage dashboard providing a high-level overview of important business statistics from within the system.

Dashboards are a very useful way to provide at-a-glance views of KPIs (key performance indicators) relevant to a particular objective or business process such as sales, marketing or production. Digital dashboards offer a consolidated view across the organization or platform regardless of where the data lives, thus providing a "snapshot" of performance, and allowing users to gauge how well the organization is doing on that particular measure.

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The ChannelCenter Messaging Framework

[fa icon='calendar'] May 3, 2017 4:56:13 PM / by Alastair Pearson posted in Technical

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ChannelCenter processes many thousands of instructions every day from many different function centers within the system. Resellers place orders which become visible and are automatically allocated on vendor and distributor dashboards. Quotes feed into orders, and orders feed into stock. Credit is allocated and payments are processed.

But how does all this messaging work? How is ChannelCenter able to process all these instructions and get a reseller’s system to ‘talk’ to a vendor’s system when they don’t speak the same (computer) language?

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