22 May 2017 | In:

'A big data solution has to be smart and smooth'

On May 11, we officially launched our big data e-commerce platform. The afternoon was filled with inspiring speakers and interesting stories from clients.

The event ended with a presentation about the e-business platform and, of course, with some champagne. It took us two and a half years to develop our new platform. We are proud and we wanted to celebrate this moment. Like Ben van der Burg said: “Big data solutions have to be smart, but most of all smooth to be successful.” And we succeeded.

Ben van der Burg To be honest, the story of Ben van der Burg, who started as our first speaker, wasn’t that smooth. But he sure caught our attention. “A story needs to be strange, otherwise people won’t listen”, is what he told us. “Everything around us is data, but more important is the underlying course of it”, is what Ben explained. “Data is improving every day and we have to keep analyzing it to make things better. By analyzing data, organizations get to know their customers. Businesses need to be flexible and need to respond to their customer’s needs to make solutions better and smooth. This is the same with the e-commerce platform. MAG45 knows exactly what the customer wants and presents a platform that provides everything you need.” 

User experiences We were very happy and proud about our clients Van Aarsen, Thermo Fisher (formerly FEI company) and Vanderlande who wanted to share their success stories with the attendants. This resulted in a good understanding how a collaboration with MAG45 works in practice and how it helps the individual customers to be more successful.

Introduction big data e-commerce platform We ended with the introduction of the new platform by Laurent Chavagne, who is responsible for      innovation at MAG45. Laurent: “E-commerce is not an add-on to the current way of working, but will replace the old way of doing things completely. MAG45 believes that in the future a customer expects to      find every answer to every possible question on our e-commerce platform. We believe that big data and data science will revolutionize the way we manage supply chains. From the current way of predicting through models, we should be able to predict from facts, and even from facts that are still to occur.”

 At MAG45 we believe in sharing with our customers. If we know it, you should know it as well. Therefore, we are sharing millions of products in our big data lake. When sourcing, an advanced search engine puts 1,8 million products direct at your fingertips and through an e-quote, 8 million products in total can be traced. We believe e-commerce is here to stay, and MAG45 is going to make use of it in a big way!