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Comparing Commerce Server 2000 and 2002 Features

Commerce Server 2002

For information about the .NET compatibility features in Commerce Server 2002, see Commerce Server .NET Application Framework.

The following features are discussed in this topic:

Business Analytics Features

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This table compares support for Business Analytics features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Stand-alone Business Analytics installationYesYesNo
Data Warehouse Import WizardYesYesNo
Remote access to OLAP cubes
(requires SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition)
YesYesNo
Create a new report from scratchYes NoYes
Customize a pre-defined reportYesYesYes
Run user profile reportsYesNoYes
Run marketing campaign reportsYesNoYes
Real-time recommendationsYesNoYes
Export reports as lists to the Profiling System or Targeting SystemYesNoYes
Group published reports YesYesNo
Report drill-through capabilityYesYesNo
Across-domain reportingYesYesNo
Prediction models to analyze usage behaviorYesNoYes
Segment models for analyzing population segmentsYesNoYes
Affinity listsYesNoNo
Exports Segment model as a list YesNoYes

Data Warehouse Features

This table compares support for Data Warehouse features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Builds prediction/segment modelsYesNoNo
Imports campaigns dataYesNoYes
Imports user dataYesNoYes
Sets log file restart parametersYesYesNo
Sets connection retry parameters for all DTS tasksYesYesNo
Deletes imported logs on a rotating time basisYesYesNo
Runs a DTS task for all sites in a Data Warehouse (for relevant DTS tasks)YesYesNo
Runs a DTS task for a single site in a Data WarehouseYesYesYes
Schedules DTS packagesYesYesYes
Displays the import progress dataYesYesNo
Uses log file maskingYesYesNo
Imports cookieless user dataYesYesNo
Imports Unicode charactersYesYesNo
Imports UTF-8 log files YesYesNo
Includes Data Warehouse schema diagramYesNoYes

High Availability Features

This table compares support for high availability features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Very high availabilityYesYesNo
Predictor and Direct Mailer are Windows Clustering cluster-awareYesYesNo
Predictor and Direct Mailer support failover to all cluster nodesYesYesNo
Predictor and Direct Mailer can install on 2 nodes on Windows 2000 Advanced ServerYesYesNo
Predictor and Direct Mailer can install on 2, 3, and 4 nodes on Windows 2000 Datacenter ServerYesYesNo
Run-time components survive failover of dependent Windows services, application server, or underlying data storesYesYesNo
An order queuing sample in the SDK, showing how to process orders offline, a high-availability best practice YesYesNo

Authentication Features

This table compares support for Authentication features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Exchange 2000 Outlook Web Access (OWA) Basic AuthenticationYesYesNo
Allows old profile cookies to be decryptedYesYesNo
Rolling key encryptionYesYesNo
Maintains visit history in the Data WarehouseYesYesYes
Cookieless shoppingYesYesYes
Provides granular access control using access control lists (ACLs)YesYesYes
Supports custom login pages for retrieving Windows credentialsYesYesYes
URL case correctionYesYesYes
Web farm environmentsYesYesYes
ASP-intrinsicsYesYesYes
Provides the option of using Active Directory and/or SQL Server for storing user profilesYesYesYes
Access level controlYesYesYes
Accepts security credentials from userYesYesYes

Administration Features

This table compares support for Administration features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Supports unpacking a site to remote serversYesYesNo
Allows host headers and multiple identities to be stored in the Administration database for the Web siteYesYesNo
Integrates with Content Management Server 2001 and later editionsYesYesNo
Integrates with BizTalk Server 2000 and later editionsYesYesYes

Business Desk Features

This table compares support for Business Desk features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Style sheets for different themes, including high contrast for accessibilityYesYesNo
Access control for individual Business Desk modulesYesYesYes
Security settings for Business Desk tasksYesYesNo
Security settings for managing catalogsYesYesNo
Security settings for editing catalog propertiesYesYesNo
Security settings for managing catalog categoriesYesYesNo
Security settings for managing profile propertiesYesYesNo

Product Catalog System Features

This table compares support for Product Catalog System features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
*Scales to 10,000 catalogs (tested limit)YesYesNo
*Scales to 5 million products per catalog (tested limit)YesYesNo
Multicurrency pricingYesYesNo
Multilingual catalogsYesYesNo
Virtual catalogsYesYesNo
Custom catalogsNo (replaced by virtual catalogs)No (replaced by virtual catalogs)Yes
Catalog setsYesYesYes
Aggregated content from multiple catalogsYesYesNo
Validate the content of an XML catalog file without importing itYesYesNo
Import and export of catalog item deletionsYesYesNo
Exports changes to a catalog since a certain dateYesYesNo
Creates relationships between products across catalogsYesYesNo
Exchanges catalog data with vendors by using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 or laterYesYesYes
User-defined catalog attributes and user-defined property attributesYesYesNo
Searches within a categoryYesYesNo
SQL Text data types for products (not subject to the 8 KB/row limit)YesYesNo
Can perform queries joined with external tablesYesYesNo

The configuration of 10,000 catalogs with 5 million products in each catalog has not been tested.

Profiling System Features

This table compares support for Profiling System features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Scales to 10 million unique users in Active Directory YesYesNo
Scales to 25 million unique users in SQL ServerYesYesNo
Profile definition design interfaceYesYesYes
Profile editingYesYesYes (limited to Users and Organizations)
Site term editing YesYesYes
Active Directory group management using Business DeskYesYesNo
Multi-valued profilesYesYesNo
Multi-valued site termsYesYesNo
Embedded profile editingYesYesNo
Generic profile editingYesYesNo
Import and export profile schemaYesYesNo

Targeting System Features

This table compares support for Targeting System features in the editions of Commerce Server.

FeatureCommerce Server 2002 Enterprise EditionCommerce Server 2002 Standard EditionCommerce Server 2000
Multilingual ads and discountsYesYesNo
Applies multiple discounts to an item or order, and controls the order in which the discounts are appliedYesYesNo
Applies dollar-discount and percentage discounts to an item or an order, and controls the order in which the discounts are applied.YesYesNo
Flags whether an item can be discountedYesYesNo
Direct Mailer can be deployed on a server that does not have SQL Server installed YesYesNo
Direct Mailer can be deployed as a highly available clustered resource that takes advantage of Windows ClusteringYesYesNo
Direct Mailer survives transient failuresYesYesNo
Integrated authentication for Direct Mailer in SQL ServerYesYesNo

See Also

Commerce Server .NET Application Framework

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