Microsoft Dynamics GP Great Plains eCommerce Considerations

This topic is really popular among eCommerce developers and programmers, especially from Microsoft .Net side: ADO.Net and C # and VB eCommerce coders. Ecommerce custom programming is not the open issue for general public as it requires industry considerations, industry bidding among business to business providers on behalf of end customers. We would like to concentrate on GP ecommerce industry specifics, which should be separated from generic ecommerce software development streams. Ecommerce website design sector probably places you into the position of offshore web development search. However there are software development niches, where you need local US based support. USA based ecommerce websites development might be kind of overpriced, especially in you expectations, so this is why we recommend you to consider offshore web design option first

1. Offshore Pluses and Minuses. Of course the software programming and development world is not optimal and you should expect ups and downs. But if you will apply strong management and conflict resolution team, you will reign above the expected and possible problems

2. Third Party tools. As Microsoft Business Solution Dynamics subdivision recommends, you as software development organization should deploy a Microsoft Dynamics GP eConnect SDK and programming tool. eConnect allows you to deploy object oriented programming approach to GP e-commerce developing

3. eCommerce hosting options. At this time, October 2007, the best website hosting options are here in the USA, as other countries have certain restrictions: China. Brazil (in this case low bandwidth performance)

4. E-Commerce Development scenarios, including the Albaspectrum posting server. eConnect allows you to create master records or work transactions, however it does not allow you to pot transactions to General Ledger (GL). Posting server breaks through this restriction and allows you to post GP transactions batches from eCommerce application directly

5. Web sessions remote support. Modern technology does not require GP consultant to come onsite to do sales estimation and following up consulting support

Source by Andrew Karasev