News, events, and stories.

Treading Water, Shiny Objects and the Challenge of Building a Continually Innovative Service

May 20, 2016 | Jon Faber

This year we will globally transition a competitor's largest client to our platform. From Envoy’s perspective, what does it mean that this was both possible and successful? Looking at the competitor’s steps since then, what context can be added? Lastly, what can we learn about building an organization...

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Total Cost of Ownership

May 11, 2016 | Envoy

What’s the total cost of ownership when you implement a new B2B platform? Should you license a framework or go down the SaaS route? What is the best way to get a feature rich platform that let’s you accomplish all your goals without blowing the budget on hidden fees? Find these answers and more in...

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Successful BitCamp Event at Envoy Introduced Female Students to Software Development Careers

May 5, 2016 | Envoy

Envoy welcomed over a dozen local 7th- and 8th-grade female students to its office on May 1st for hands-on learning and coding during BitCamp, a one-day software development workshop led by SoftwareGR.

“Technology is a rapidly growing industry and we believe it’s important for these junior high school...

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What You Need To Know About Designing For Digital First

May 3, 2016 | Mark Troast

In our previous blog post about adopting Envoy, we covered centralized product data. In this post, we’ll continue by examining what you need to consider when adopting a new digital medium for your marketing content.

One of the huge advantages of using the Envoy platform is that it is built with...

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Envoy Makes it Easy With Their E-Commerce Approach

Apr 29, 2016 | Jane Whitttington, Michipreneur.com

Original article at michipreneur.com.

Entrepreneurs have to know how and when to change. Business is a dynamic process that, in order to succeed, must be willing to evolve as the marketplace, technology and customer s’ needs and expectations evolve. Jon Faber, CEO of the newly re-named Envoy, has...

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Grand Rapids-based B2B tech leader now called Envoy, after its signature service

Apr 22, 2016 | Envoy | Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS (Mich.) – A Grand Rapids-based global tech firm that’s leading the wholesale business-to-business space is now named Envoy, taking the name of its largest and most successful service. Envoy was formerly Appropos.

“We’re proudly calling our company Envoy, in honor of the platform that...

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What you need to know about centralized product data workflow

Apr 8, 2016 | Mark Troast

Adopting Envoy can often shine a light on missing pieces in your brand’s business solutions. One of the most common issues we’ve seen is that when adopting an efficient, modern system in one part of your business, inefficiencies elsewhere become more pronounced pain points that are harder to ignore...

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Improving Wholesale B2B User Adoption - The Human Centered Design Approach

Mar 31, 2016 | Christopher Morse

Creating a solid user training plan is a significant, yet often overlooked component of implementing a new wholesale B2B system. And the lack of a pre-rollout training plan does not just mean an increased risk of scheduling conflicts and headaches. Without this planning, the risk of substantial revenue...

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