A Fair Review of the Top .NET eCommerce Platforms - iAPPS
By Gary Eisenstein
August 24, 2017
.NET, ASP .NET, ASP .NET Open Source, B2B, B2C, commercetools, Development, eCommerce, eCommerce Integration, eCommerce Platform, eCommerce Review, eCommerce Website Design, Episerver, iAAPS, kentico, nopCommerce, open source, Platform Review, product review, Retail, sitecore, Software Review, Strategy, Ucommerce, Virto Commerce, Website, Znode
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|BRIDGELINE DIGITAL INC.
||Platform: ASP.NET & SQL
|Licence Model: Proprietary
||Current Version: iAPPS 5.4
|Base Price: The Experience Manager starts at $1,250/per month, plus eCommerce for $1,500/per month and Enterprise level with Commerce license starting at $6,000/per month.
|Founded In: 2000
||CEO: Ari Kahn (1.5-years)
|NA Offices: HQ in Burlington MA, Chicago IL, CA, Tampa FL
||NA Partner Network: 22
|Hosting Type: Cloud and Perpetual
||Closest Comparison: Kentico
|Free Trial Version? No (request a demo only)
||Certified Training? Yes
Bridgeline Digital helps customers maximize the performance of their complete digital experience – from websites and intranets to online stores and marketing campaigns. Bridgeline’s iAPPS platform deeply integrates Web Content Management, eCommerce, eMarketing, Social Media management, and Web Analytics to ensure marketers deliver digital experiences that attract, engage and convert their customers across all channels. Bridgeline has thousands of quality customers that range from small and medium-sized organizations to Fortune 1000 companies.
|Features & Functionality:
|Pricing & ROI:
|Integration & Deployment:
|Service & Support:
- iAPPS is a unified product suite which includes marketing automation, WCM, commerce, social and insights with a broad custom cloud solution enabling velocity to market.
- Although iAPPS has out-of-the-box features and integrations with a few third-parties, they need to expand on their API integrations with even more interoperability with third-party platforms and address more out-of-box functionality for international commerce.
Each iAPPS implementation incorporates a set of flexible templates and modules to get you started quickly in building your shopping cart and associated pages with iAPPS Commerce Pro. From there, you can opt to fully customize these templates and incorporate any necessary custom application integrations to meet your unique business needs with iAPPS Commerce Enterprise.
“Bridgeline provides solutions that transform how brands interact with their customers online. We enable the delivery of exceptional customer experiences that attract and engage prospects, nurture relationships across multiple channels to drive conversion and ultimately create brand advocacy. Bridgeline provides a scalable cloud platform with a breadth of services and turn-key solutions that can be tailored to accommodate unique customer requirements.”
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Gary has been working in the IT industry since 1993 and is the Principal Analyst at CMS-Connected, and the Founder and President of Falcon-Software. If you would like advice on how to evaluate a "best-fit" digital experience solution for your organization, Gary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.