Frequently Asked Questions

 
How much does Boomer Commerce® cost?
What hardware or other software is needed?
Do you integrate with QuickBooks or other accounting packages?
What is the implementation and training process?
I am a venue; how does my online ordering fit with general service contractor online ordering?
How secure is my data and my customers' credit card information?
What kind of technology was used to develop Boomer?
How much does Boomer Commerce® cost?
Boomer Commerce® is priced as an annual subscription fee and varies depending on your annual gross exhibitor services and show management revenues. You should anticipate the price point to be less than one percent of your overall revenues. There is a modest set-up fee to help you organize your products, train users and prepare your store for the Grand Opening, but no large upfront costs. (back to top)
What hardware or other software is needed?
Nothing except your browser. Boomer Commerce is fully hosted in a professional colocation environment with a company called Colospace. There are no additional hosting fees and everything is included in the annual subscription price. Boomer Admin runs best in Internet Explorer 8.0 and above but is compatible with Google Chrome or Safari browsers.(back to top)
Do you integrate with QuickBooks or other accounting packages?
Since Boomer replaces many of the detailed tasks of an accounting package, such as generating invoices, receipts and accounts receivable reports, integration is not required. Boomer can generate reports which provide summary-level totals you can periodically post into your accounting system for an accurate profit and loss, but for any order details and balances, Boomer represents the book of record..(back to top)
What is the implementation and training process?
Once you decide to implement Boomer Commerce®, we’ll work with you to set up product price lists and configure your storefront. The process is straightforward and is done all via telephone and the web. Full online documentation is provided including brief videos that walk you step-by-step through key tasks.(back to top)
I am a venue; how does my online ordering fit with general service contractor online ordering?
Implementing Boomer Commerce® for exhibitors who place orders with you is no different than what you do today with GSCs. The GSC offers some products and services to exhibitors and those will be ordered through the GSC. The products offered by specialty suppliers for a given show can be ordered through Boomer. Boomer Commerce® equals the replacement of your own forms. Within each event, you can provide exhibitors a link directly to the GSC's web site.(back to top)
How secure is my data and my customers' credit card information?
Boomer's hosting environment at Colospace is PCI-compliant data center. Boomer Commerce® 2.0 has been validated as a PA-DSS application by the PCI Security Standards Council. Visit the PCI Security Standard Council web site to see our official listing (and while you're there, check and see who else is there -- or not). We are the only exhibitor ordering system to have been certified against the rigorous 2.0 standard. PCI certification against the latest standard is very important -- to you, your customers and your merchant bank! (back to top)
What kind of technology was used to develop Boomer Commerce®?
Boomer is developed using Microsoft’s ASP.NET 4.0 and SQL Server 2008 database.  Programming is in .NET C# (C-sharp), HTML, JavaScript, and Transact SQL (the language of SQL Server 2008).  The database has been designed and configured for performance and scalability. Reports use Microsoft Reporting Services.(back to top)