What is MSCS?
Microsoft Commerce Server is a framework which includes a rich set of E-Commerce related API’s to build E-Commerce solutions using Microsoft .NET technology.
Benefits of MSCS
Microsoft Commerce Server provides the following smart client applications:
- Customer and Order Manager
- Catalog Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Catalog and Inventory Schema Manager
These Business Management Applications gets installed with Commerce Server and each application provides benefits to associated business user(s). For example one or more business users might be responsible for managing the Product Catalog by using the Catalog Manager and the Catalog and Inventory Schema Manager. Some business users might be tasked with managing and rotating different ads being shown on the website by using the Marketing Manager. Other group of business users might be responsible for managing the orders that are placed and the customers who placed them. These business users use the Customer and Order Manager to perform different tasks in this category.
In Part 2 we will discuss the Architecture.