E-Commerce Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta)
based on AxCMS Web Platform

Application Area

E-Commerce consists of buying and selling products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet. It is more than just buying and selling products online. It also includes the entire online process of developing, marketing, selling, delivering, servicing and paying for products and services.

Our E-Commerce solution is a software package which implements E-Commerce functionality for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Product catalog, trade agreements and customers are being imported from ERP repository. Newly created orders are being forwarded to Microsoft Dynamics AX for further processing.

Prerequisites

AxCMS web portal is used as a foundation for Microsoft Dynamics AX E-Commerce.

Following pre-requisities apply for AxCMS:

  • IIS5 / IIS6 / IIS7.x configured for running ASP.NET, WCF, Silverlight
  • MS SQL Server 2005/2008 (any edition, including Express Edition)
  • .NET Framework 4
  • Web Service Enhancements 3.0

Workflow

E-Commerce combines systems and functionalities which enable product information manual entry as well as gathering from ERP systems. It also allows to administer and organize those centrally and then to provide those to different users over different channels.

This way it's possible to gather and merge information from different branches, like marketing, product design and ERP-systems, in order to publish those over different output medias, like international internet presentations, print catalogues or datasheets.

Gather product data

  • System compatibility
    AxCMS.net can be attached to almost every existing system over Web services in order to transfer data from these systems. Already existing import routines can be adapted and extended for that purpose.
  • Inherit data
    Flexible tools for inheriting data can be configured individually and large data stocks can be migrated fast and effectively at the initial implementation of AxCMS.net ECommerce
  • Convert data
    Import tools extract relevant content from existing information pools, sort out redundant and irrelevant information and convert data to template neutral formats.
  • Deliver data
    An individually configurable roles and rights management enables to define exact workflow routines for active data delivery from individual information producers to the central administration unit.

Organize product data

  • Find data
    AxIndexSearch offers a full text search, which enables to find information in almost all formats from Word documents to PDF and CAD files.
  • Data relation
    Over a complex system of categories and relations, data can be connected and linked together.
  • Administer data
    Imported data can be edited and updated over miscellaneous Content Management Tools.
  • Secure data
    Check In/Check Out mechanisms, a freely configurable system for rights management and an extensive versioning of data, create control mechanisms and enable to recover original data.

Publish product data

  • Publication control
    AxCMS.net is provided with a pre-configured right and role concept, which already offers a very precise opportunity to create complex control mechanisms. Beyond that the definition of own rights and roles is possible with the AxCMS.net, so it's possible to create the entire company structure with the AxCMS.net.
  • Publication formats
    Thanks to the Cross Media Publishing it's possible to publish product information to different formats. For an example it's possible to drop a product description into an internet presentation and at the same time for instance generate a print template in Adobe Indesign format in the same publication.

Live Demo

The described functionality can be evaluated at our live demo...

Conclusion

E-Commerce web solution is a powerful tool for B2B and B2C online sales processing. Allowing to increase sale turnovers and reduce maintenance costs it therefore becomes the most effective tool for internet marketing.