) rose nearly 0.6% on Sep 25 after it selected hybris Commerce
Suite for B2B to enhance its digital interactions. The hybris
platform will help Airgas to provide Best-in-Class e-Commerce
services for its consumers. The company's shares moved up as much
as 1.3% the day after the announcement.
Internet is become a household name worldwide. A digital buying
process is required for industrial gas and related products. With
hybris Commerce Suite for B2B, customers will able to access
information on Airgas' products and services, place and track
orders, research order history and receive and pay invoices any
time and anywhere.
Airgas will develop its Web and e-commerce tools to enable
customers for immediate interaction and trouble-free
transactions. The technology will drive Airgas' online strategy
in the digital space through integrated mobile services and
social networking sites. It will also assist in improving
revenues, efficiency by increasing customer connection.
Airgas, which belongs to the diversified chemical industry along
L'Air Liquide SA
Asahi Kasei Corp.
), is well positioned for growth on its strategic initiatives
such as sales and marketing alignment with customers, SAP and the
associated benefits, total access and eBusiness, as well as focus
on day-to-day selling and customer service.
Airgas is also optimistic on the long-term prospects for the U.S.
manufacturing and energy industries as well as nonresidential
construction. Its unique value proposition and a less challenging
platform also bode well for long-term growth.
Based in Pennsylvania, Airgas, through its subsidiaries,
distributes industrial, medical and specialty gases as well as
hard goods in the U.S. The company also markets its products and
services through e-business, catalog and telesales channels.
Airgas currently carries a short-term Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Akzo Nobel NV
) also belongs to the same industry and is a good investment
option with a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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