Microsoft Commerce Server

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009

Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 and 2009 R2 helped set a new benchmark for simplicity, it was the evolution of Commerce Server 2007.  It came with a new, production-ready, out-of-the-box, contemporary website that allowed businesses to get their stores up-and-running and merchandise moving quickly. New page templating features meant that organizations could change the look and feel of a site just by pointing and clicking.

To help businesses stay nimble, Commerce Server 2009 enabled fast and easy information-editing and smooth content management and workflow approvals. The new Commerce Server also helped address the specific needs of everyone involved in the planning, maintenance, and activation of an e-commerce strategy, whether they were a developer, IT pro, designer, marketing manager, merchandiser, or customer service representative. 

Commerce Server 2009 provided:

  • Customized User Experience
  • Greater Reach
  • Reduced Costs in Site Development and Deployment
  • Better Shopping Experience
  • Support and Extensibility

Commerce Server 2009's features have been refined and improved in Commerce Server 10. For more information click here.

Reduced Costs in Site Development and Deployment

Businesses must move quickly to take advantage of new opportunities, and with Commerce Server 2009, it’s never been easier to put your e-commerce plans into action. Using Commerce Server 2009 helps you get your site up and running promptly, so you can start selling right away. Adding features and making improvements in real time has never been easier, and the new modular design means changes can be made without interference to site performance. All of this underlines the ability of Commerce Server 2009 to reduce costs when it comes to developing and deploying your e-commerce site. 

  • Greater reach through multi-channel awareness
  • More than 30 out-of-the-box e-commerce web parts and control, giving you building blocks for constructing and updating your website
  • Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and Windows Live
  • Pre-built default site features, including browsing, searching, site maps, mini-carts, and check-out
  • Easy-to-incorporate visual themes and site skins
  • Ability to quickly create microsites
  • Single sign-on capabilities

Customized User Experience

Whether you are a marketer, a customer service representative, or a developer, Commerce Server 2009 is designed to address your needs.

  • Marketing managers and merchandisers: Website management is made easy with adjustable site and page templates, while the new Channel Configuration process allow managers and merchandisers to quickly create event-specific sites.

  • Customer service and business managers: Benefit from a single view of the customer, enhanced search and update features, and access to ordering activity. Commerce Server 2009 also provides advanced analytics through integration with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

  • Designers and developers: Take advantage of new Web parts and templates and near-seamless integration with Microsoft Expression design software. As well, the new Commerce Foundation unifies the run-time calling model across all Commerce Server systems.

Greater Reach, Better Shopping Experience

The rise of Web 2.0 has changed the way businesses interact with shoppers. Inviting customers to be part of a community personalizes their shopping experience and helps build loyalty. That is why Commerce Server 2009 is designed to help businesses build deeper and more rewarding connections with their customer community. To interact with your customers right away,use the out-of-the-box website with built-in product reviews and ratings. Leverage the community functionality of Office SharePoint Server 2007 to further engage customers through forums, blogs, and wikis.

This is just the beginning, however. Commerce Server 2009 also connects businesses to a comprehensive ecosystem of services, tools, and technologies. And, with support for Microsoft developer tools, Expression design software, and Silverlight, companies can deliver the next wave of innovative, dynamic applications that today’s shoppers expect.

  • Set up different marketing campaigns for different brands
  • Manage a single site or multiple sites from multiple catalogs
  • Profile administration features for both shoppers and managers
  • Display product reviews and ratings

Support and Extensibility

With support for the latest server technologies, Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 enables IT professionals to better leverage their legacy systems and more easily integrate with enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), or supply chain management software, all while maintaining the highest level of security possible.

The extensibility of Commerce Server 2009 means that your systems can be easily upgraded, as wanted or needed, with the latest functionality that consumers use and value. 

  • Tools and performance to ensure your e-commerce application is always up and running
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support and profile data encryption with a Security Configuration Wizard
  • 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 support
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