solutions > b2b & b2cMicrosoft Great Plains is a complete
end-to-end management solution for b2b and b2c e-commerce.
Our universal e-commerce products make it easy to set up your
b2b or b2c e-commerce site in virtually any customised way.
Our unique component-based platform takes care of all the
development work of any generic e-commerce functions, leaving
you with comfortable, user-friendly interfaces that you may
adopt and customise in your business.
Microsoft Great Plains e-business backbone can provide the catalyst
your business needs to make the leap to fully embrace the
new e-economy. With comprehensive e-commerce applications,
plus integration of the Internet throughout eEnterprise, you'll
be able to realise the benefits of e-business faster and more
b2b e-commerce applications allow
companies manage partner relationships over the Internet or
an extranet. With b2b e-commerce applications, companies can
eliminate multiple layers of wasted effort from a vast array
of transactions-ordering, purchase order preparation, pricing
changes, billing, payment and order tracking.
Microsoft Great Plains, the leading provider of b2b integration solutions,
provides integration capabilities that will allow business
documents to be seamlessly exchanged over the Internet between
companies within Microsoft Great Plains' interconnected business community.
Microsoft Great Plains eEnterprise provides midmarket customers
with integrated, direct links to buyers and suppliers,
connecting customers to major b2b marketplaces and enabling
real-time, interactive communication through the Internet,
regardless of existing technology infrastructure.
eEnterprise b2b leverages all industry standards and protocols
including XML, RosettaNet, OAGIS, cXML, CBL and OBI, among
others to securely translate electronic business data
automate critical business processes such
as customer relations, procurement and financial services,
supply chain management, logistics and sell-side/buy-side
Microsoft Great Plains' Web-based interconnected business community
will deliver personalised, end-to-end business processes,
community interactions and buying power aggregation to any
interconnected community member. Community members include
Microsoft Great Plains' network of more than 130,000 customers, 2,200
team members and a worldwide network of 2,000 members and
the organisations with whom they interact.
The interconnected business community will enable organisational
and operational excellence, streamline business processes
and improve the economics for its members.
eEnterprise will allow our partners and customers to maximise
their solution investments by extending the benefits those
solutions provide to their own customers, suppliers and trading
Microsoft Great Plains is committed
to helping its customers and partners accelerate their own
e-commerce initiatives and realise the economic benefits of
win big by giving up...and getting in return. Many companies
were forced to build all their site infrastructure systems
from the ground up when they started b2c several years ago.
And that meant everything-from soup-to-nuts-even including
core framework systems like content management.
But as b2c companies expand, they face severe growing pains
with home grown systems. With extensive staff operations,
many now want to add secure workflow approval and extend their
infrastructure to multiple foreign countries as they expand
the number of products or services it sells up to tens-of-thousands.
Microsoft Great Plains provides a single solution for the
entire set of challenges facing b2c e-commerce companies.
Microsoft Great Plains is an Internet-based Content Management
system that offers a networked central repository that can
be securely accessed from employees or partners anywhere on
It offers off-the-shelf integration to popular desktop applications.
Microsoft Great Plains libraries can be replicated to multiple servers
worldwide for archive or hot back-up, resulting in high performance
and uptime rates.
It offers robust workflow for approval and expiration of content.
In addition, Microsoft Great Plains offers the best support of any content
management system for distribution, via multiple channels,
including Internet and Intranet sites, print catalogs, syndication,
and WAP. Microsoft Great Plains supports open standards like XML, ASP/JSP,
Java, and C++ for integration to Web application platforms
and point solutions using Internet standards for maximum flexibility.
It offers a unique help to out-of-the-box
support for multiple editions and 'packages'. These features
efficiently manage 100,000s content items for multiple editions
of large catalogs and Web sites. Microsoft Great Plains offers
distribution of managed content to multiple format types,
including XML, to syndicate product listings and other content
to partners over the Web or private networks.
By giving up their old systems and implementing Microsoft
Great Plains, the companies are able to implement new initiatives
and expand operations without diverting strained development
resources and attain a scalable system that provides a significant
differentiation from their competition with reduced costs.