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Dynamics AX eCommerce Integration-Part II

Dynamics AX eCommerce Integration-Part II
02 Mar 2015

Hi guys,

In my last post, we talked about Dynamics AX eCommerce integration and some of the top ecommerce platforms that offer seamless integration with Dynamics AX, enabling you to save time and overhead costs by avoiding manual data entry in both systems. In this post, we’re going to delve into that discussion in more detail, by looking at the features that each of these ecommerce platforms offers, to see which one offers the best value for money

The table below gives a comparison of the features supported by the 3 ecommerce platforms we looked at in my last post, Sana Commerce, K-eCommerce and Magento. As you can see, all three of these ecommerce platforms provide support for the majority of features typically required in eCommerce platforms such as support for guest accounts, promotions and discounts, multiple web stores, social bookmarking, SEO, etc. But they do differ in a few key areas. For example:

  • Both Magento & K-eCommerce offer support for eBay listing integration whereas Sana Commerce does not
  • Sana Commerce and Magento offer support for Product data import & export which K-eCommerce does not
  • Magento supports both the 2Commerce and PayPal payment gateways while the other two do not
  • Magento and Sana Commerce support shipping calculation via both DHL and FedEx whereas K-eCommerce only supports shipping calculation via FedEx
  • For tracking of item shipments, Magento supports integration with both DHL and FedEx, while the other two only support integration with FedEx for shipment tracking
General Dynamics AX ECommerce Integration Dynamics AX ECommerce Integration Dynamics AX ECommerce Integration
Source code provided Yes Yes Yes
eBay Listing Integration/ Order Import No Yes Yes
Dynamics AX integration Yes Yes Yes (by F3MAX)
Template Engine Yes Yes Yes
Customer Related
Guest account Yes Yes Yes
Customer Testimonials Yes Yes Yes
Featured Products Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Addresses for package sending Yes Yes
Newsletter Yes Yes Yes
Polls No Yes
Popular Products Yes Yes Yes
Product Rating/ Reviews Yes Yes Yes
Quotes Yes No No
Quick Search Yes Yes Yes
Social Bookmarking Yes Yes Yes
Wish List Yes Yes Yes
Rewards
Coupons Yes Yes Yes
Membership Discounts Yes No Yes
Membership Only Products/ categories Yes No Yes
Administration
Product Import / Export Yes No Yes
Statistics Yes Yes Yes
Stock Control Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Yes Yes
SEO
HTML Catalog Yes No Yes
Meta Tagging Yes Yes Yes
RSS Feeds No No Yes
Security
Access Control List Yes Yes Yes
Form CAPTCHA No No Yes
PA/DSS Certified Yes Yes Yes
Other
Multiple Store Fronts/ Vendor Support Yes Yes Yes
API (Remote Management Functions) Yes Yes Yes
Payment gateway
2Checkout No No Yes
PayPal Standard Yes Yes Yes
Shipping Calculation
DHL Yes No Yes
FedEx Yes Yes Yes
Shipment tracking integration 
DHL No No Yes
FedEx Yes Yes Yes

 

Wrapping Up

As you can see from the table above, in terms of value for money Magento is best option by far. Since it offers a far richer feature set than the other two, making it more versatile and far more useful out of the box, as compared to Sana Commerce and K-ecommerce. And with its integration with Dynamics AX (via connectors like F3MAX), it is the most suitable choice if you’re looking for a reliable eCommerce platform for your web store, that you can integrate with your Dynamics AX ERP.

About Folio3 Dynamics Services

FDS (Folio3 Dynamics Services) is a dedicated division of Folio3 that specializes in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP based development, customization and integration services. Our main focus is on Enterprise Mobility. We firmly believe that opening up Microsoft Dynamics AX and other products to iOS Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone users will have a huge impact on organizational agility and productivity.

If you have a Dynamics AX based development project you’d like to discuss or would like to know more about our Dynamics AX development services, please get in touch with us.

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