Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Retail Application Training -

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Retail Application-Installation and Configuration

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Lesson 1: Defining an AX Ecommerce Solution

Defining an AX Ecommerce Solution

Defining an AX Ecommerce Solution : This lesson provides an overview of features of Microsoft Dynamics AX Ecommerce solution.

Lesson Objectives

  • Define Dynamics AX Ecommerce solution
  • Explain its features

Microsoft Dynamics AX Ecommerce Solution

Microsoft Dynamics Ecommerce is an end-to-end solution, based on a powerful search technology, with a fully integrated web storefront, complete catalog, and real-time order management. The online storefront uses the cross-site publishing features and the search capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, while the store management is provided centrally by Microsoft Dynamics AX. 

A retailer creates an online store in Microsoft Dynamics AX, and then it is published to a SharePoint site. The properties that are defined for the online store in Microsoft Dynamics AX control the behavior of the online store. For example, you define the navigation category hierarchy in Microsoft Dynamics AX and assign the navigation category hierarchy to the online store. When you publish the online store to a SharePoint site, the navigation category hierarchy appears in the online version of the store. Shoppers use the navigation category hierarchy to browse the online store and to search for products.

To create the online store, you must set up the components that enable transactions to be processed for the store. This includes adding assortments, applying attributes, setting up payment methods, and setting up shipping methods. You can also define prices, promotions, discounts, trade agreements, and shipping terms that are specific to the online store, as well as create retail product catalogs for the online store. The products in the catalog become product listings in the online store. When a shopper purchases products from the online store, sales orders are generated for the purchases and sent to Microsoft Dynamics AX for order fulfillment and processing, and the available inventory is updated.

The online store business processing is facilitated by the Microsoft Dynamics AX Commerce Runtime (CRT) that is installed on SharePoint farm. The CRT serves as the intermediary between Microsoft Dynamics AX and an online store.

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