Financial accounting is a topic that every entrepreneur should pay special attention to, both in terms of order/overview and the most efficient processes possible. In addition, financial accounting is also a matter that has a legal dimension, and there are potentially significant pitfalls, especially when it comes to e-commerce. Intelligent interfaces can make life easier here. For this reason, we would like to take a closer look at an interface online shop from the company JERA, which was created with the help of the e-commerce agency eBakery, and go into the background.
About JERA GmbH
The company, JERA GmbH from Freiburg, has extensive know-how when it comes to e-commerce interfaces for financial accounting. Software solutions from JERA make it possible, for example, for processes in online trading to be imported directly into accounting via the appropriate interfaces and processed further. This can sometimes save business owners and all other parties involved, such as tax consultants/accountants, a lot of time and work and is an important building block for entrepreneurs in online trading in terms of automation and efficiency - especially because the DATEV interface, which is common in accounting, is also used. It is not without reason that JERA products are very popular in the e-commerce world.
Anyone who runs online shops and uses a merchandise management system such as JTL, Afterbuy, Plenty, DreamRobot, tricoma, VARIO or WINLINE can then easily transfer their data to the accounting department using the JERA interface solutions. It is also possible to communicate with DATEV directly from the web shop, e.g. Shopware. Connections to checkout solutions and various payment service providers and marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Rakuten or Check24 are also linked to accounting. Depending on what is specifically used by the customer, specialized solution packages are offered.
Sales of interface packages via the web shop
In order to offer potential customers an overview of the many solution packages, JERA decided to open the web shop fibu-interface.com to get on your feet. This enables the customer to easily obtain a general overview of the available interface solutions and thus easily acquire the solution that is right for him. In order to make this as user-friendly as possible, the shop has been broken down into clear categories so that you can quickly click through to the right package. Thanks to the shop, the sale of the FIBU interfaces to the end customer is much easier for JERA GmbH. The offer is aimed at customers from the entire DACH region. Accordingly, the shop was designed for different countries, and the visitor can also switch to Austria or Switzerland. In these country-specific areas of the site, the visitor is then offered interfaces.
Example: JTL 2 DATEV with threshold
JTL products are very common in German-speaking e-commerce - and not without reason. With the JTL-Wawi, among other things
- manage customers,
- maintain article data,
- organize efficient warehousing,
- connect various external marketplaces,
- define individual process flows and organize them efficiently, and structure flexible shipping processes.
In addition, the JTL-Wawi is also very popular because you retain sovereignty over your own business data, and this is not outsourced to external cloud servers. Even the entire fulfilment of an online trade can be mapped via JTL. With the JERA product JTL 2 DATEV, the whole thing can then be seamlessly connected to the tax consultant's DATEV accounting. Regarding this, Christian Krause from JTL Software GmbH:
“Thanks to products such as JTL 2 DATEV, our JTL-Wawi works perfectly with the current accounting programs of tax consultants, regardless of whether they are posted according to DATEV SKR03 or SKR04. In order to use the solution, the user does not have to be an IT technician or an accountant! We are also pleased that service providers such as eBakery take on important consulting work at the customer's site and thus support the integration of corresponding products into the JTL world.”
For example, all invoices/credit notes are transferred through the interface developed by JERA, as well as customer master data and payment transactions. The (automatic) posting of Amazon transactions or PayPal account statements are also not a problem. The interface also ensures that deliveries to other EU countries and third countries are posted to the correct revenue accounts and avoid tax pitfalls such as those in the EU applicable delivery thresholds are taken into account. This diagram clearly shows the important function that an interface solution such as JTL 2 DATEV can assume.
By using such an interface to DATEV, a lot can be automated and simplified. At the same time, time and costs for communication with the tax advisor can be saved.
Support from the Shopware agency eBakery
Mohamed Ali Oukassi - known as Mr. E-Commerce
For the implementation of the Shopware-based sales platform of the interfaces, support was provided by eBakery, an experienced Shopware agency based in Stuttgart, which has already implemented hundreds of web shops on a similar technical basis in the past. They are familiar with it when it comes to setting up the right templates, optimizing the necessary technology and connecting to third-party systems. With an experienced team of consultants. Programmers, graphic designers, template and marketing experts are able to serve the entire conceivable range of e-commerce services. You take care of the individual work that has to be done by online shop operators, as well as the implementation of an overall project from A to Z.
For JERA GmbH, however, this was primarily about the core competence of the service provider, namely shop creation. On this, co-managing director Johannes Seidel:
“Right from the start, the cooperation was characterized by clear structures and rapid processes. With eBakery, you have a partner at your side who acts quickly and who quickly achieves presentable results. We are very satisfied with the implementation of our web shop FIBU interface!”
The shopware shop set up for JERA now has a clear menu navigation that quickly leads the customer to exactly the desired interface solution. In addition, the most important and newest products are summarized in the home area. A blog area informs the visitor of the site about the latest developments. Mohamed Ali Oukassi (owner of eBakery) was also happy about the customer JERA and the uncomplicated cooperation:
“We enjoy working with customers like JERA GmbH. Here, just like we do, we follow a solution-oriented approach. We also find the topic of interfaces to DATEV very exciting since we look after many online shop operators for whom the corresponding solutions could also be of interest.”
Due to the good cooperation, the web shop could be set up quickly and optimized with regard to the requirements of the customer. Furthermore, eBakery will continue to be available as a contact in the future if extensions or changes to the shop accounting interface are desired.
Online shops are not a trivial matter!
Nowadays, a wide range of requirements is placed on online shops since setting them up can make it quite complex overall. Aspects that need to be considered include
- A visually appealing design combined with good usability
- Display on various end devices such as PC, tablets or smartphone
- Possible connection to third-party systems
- Consideration of legal circumstances - e.g. in the area of data protection
It is, therefore, important for customers who contact a service provider such as a Shopware agency to ensure that they have the appropriate know-how in all disciplines relevant to the project. According to Mohamed Ali Oukassi, there are some black sheep on the market. That's why entrepreneurs who want to commission a shop implementation should always find out about the references and internal skills of the service provider.
For more information, visit: https://ebakery.de/en/shopware-agency/.
Company Name: EBakery
Contact Person: Mohamed Ali Oukassi
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City: 60327 Frankfurt am Main