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Find out what your peers are saying about Sana Commerce vs. Shopify and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"I found it surprisingly easy from both the admin side and the customer side. The admin side has a limited set of features, but they are very well explained. They are very simple to understand. It is very easy to find out what every feature does. It is not really complicated. Sana provides an online university where you can learn everything that you need about it. When we needed to check a new feature or validate how something works, we found solid online information on their website. If there was anything that we couldn't find, or if we really couldn't understand how exactly something was working, their support was always very quick. So, it is quite easy.""The most valuable feature is the direct ERP integration, as it allows us to provide product availability and specific pricing in real-time. Customers can also order themselves in real-time.""The big benefit with Sana is our ability to interface with Microsoft Dynamics.""This product is highly customizable. We use the standard system but we have extended it quite a bit.""We use Sana Commerce with Microsoft Dynamics on the back end and the native ERP integration works well. The fact that no third-party integrations are needed between our Sana Commerce web store and Microsoft Dynamics is important. It's one less thing to worry about when it comes to troubleshooting."

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"Shopify can be used without any coding knowledge.""Shopify provides an easy to use service at the backend that includes product upload, customer service, team settings, and team customization."

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Cons
"The performance can be improved. Sometimes, the system is really slow because of the ERP integration. I'm not sure whether this is a problem with Sana Commerce or the ERP system but overall, it could be faster. When it comes to usability, if it takes too much time to load, then it's not the best.""There could also be more support about everything that is related to website management, which is not strictly related to the B2B tool. These are the things like knowing about GDPR regulations, knowing about digital consents, and in general, all the laws that go with having a website. Sometimes, we would have liked more support in that area.""I'd rate their customer service a nine out of 10. I think they're in demand and a little overloaded on work. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time for them to get to our work.""One problem that we encounter is that it's difficult to upgrade as a result of making a large number of customer-specific adaptations.""We also didn't realize this going into it, but there is an RQS (requirements gathering) phase, which takes about a month. After that, there is a development phase that takes another month. There are also testing and go-live. If you want to introduce any new features or functionality, it's at least a three to four-month process, possibly more, because of the way their structure works. Everything has to be customized. They are resource-challenged as well."

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"I have many clients that want to sell their products to the wholesale market, and Shopify currently does not have that kind of feature.""Many of our clients complain because it's costly and not an open-source."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Sana's pricing is fair. It could be more competitive. It's not so much the licensing cost, it's the additional development.""When we got version 9.2, it was a good price. Everything is moving to the subscription-based cloud model, and that's probably a little high when you look at the lifetime cost.""They have a policy of a price per legal entity. So, if you are a company that operates in one country, that is, if you're just an American company, or you're just a Spanish company or just a British company, then that probably makes sense. We are a global company, and we have operations in 20 to 30 different countries. So, we are interested in implementing Sana in potentially 20 to 30 countries. Right now, the pricing model of Sana has a limitation. They are almost asking for the same price for the new country when in many cases, a new country will just be a new small rollout. That's because it is the same solution that gets implemented everywhere. So, to me, it is not the same price if you are maintaining 10 Sanas that are looking exactly the same and are working exactly the same in 10 different countries. To me, these should not cost 10 times more than one. They don't yet have a good grasp of how to manage global companies like ours. That is something we are talking to them about, and we are in discussions with them about. So, hopefully, they will learn.""Support costs are in addition to the standard licensing fees, and they vary per month, based on how much we use them. It is not very expensive."

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"Depending on the client's requirements, they can choose either the basic plan or the premium plan.""They have various plans including ones that are priced at $29 per month, $79 per month, and can go up to $300 per month."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I found it surprisingly easy from both the admin side and the customer side. The admin side has a limited set of features, but they are very well explained. They are very simple to understand. It is… more »
Top Answer: They have a policy of a price per legal entity. So, if you are a company that operates in one country, that is, if you're just an American company, or you're just a Spanish company or just a British… more »
Top Answer: Their support should have more in-depth knowledge about different ERP solutions that they connect to. There could also be more support about everything that is related to website management, which is… more »
Top Answer: My favorite thing about Shopify is that you can launch a store within a few hours, complete with payment processing.
Top Answer: Hello August ,great to hear about your requirement. We own a product called myyshopp.com, i think you should do a evaluation of the same.  Happy to share a comparison report with other platforms… more »
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Overview

Sana Commerce is an e-commerce platform designed to help manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers succeed by fostering lasting relationships with customers who depend on them.

How? By making your SAP or Microsoft Dynamics ERP and e-commerce work as one. This eliminates the system silos, unnecessary complexities and compromises caused by mainstream e-commerce solutions. Instead, our approach unlocks 3 key benefits that enable you to build lasting relationships with your customers:

  • Total customer convenience: Empower your customers with personalized self-service and complete transparency.
  • Reliability without compromise: Eliminate errors and delays for an experience your customers can always rely on.
  • Constant evolution: Quickly and easily adapt your business to meet and exceed your customers’ evolving expectations.

Sana Commerce is a certified SAP and Microsoft Gold partner, backed by a strong global partner network and recognized by leading industry experts.

Want to know if we can meet your B2B needs? Contact us for a personalized demo.

Shopify is an e-commerce company that develops computer software for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems.
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Sample Customers
Akzo Nobel B.V., Atkins, Century Martial Arts, Forbo Flooring Systems, Michelin Group, Ravensburger AG Learn more about our customers.
RadioShack, Hawaiian Airlines, ThirdLove, Whistle, Essio Shower, Silk Therapeutics, Slack, Beamz Interactive, National Aquarium, GoNoodle, Toronto Life, FiftyThree
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider16%
Educational Organization7%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Retailer7%
Manufacturing Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Sana Commerce vs. Shopify and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,382 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Sana Commerce is ranked 6th in eCommerce Platforms with 5 reviews while Shopify is ranked 7th in eCommerce Platforms with 2 reviews. Sana Commerce is rated 8.2, while Shopify is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Sana Commerce writes "Reduced the customer care team's time, got us new customers, and required no third-party integrations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Shopify writes "Enables you to set up an online store regardless of your skill set but doesn't provide database access". Sana Commerce is most compared with Magento and SAP Hybris Commerce, whereas Shopify is most compared with SAP Hybris Commerce, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Magento and Oracle ATG. See our Sana Commerce vs. Shopify report.

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