Integrating Inventory Data with a Catalog System

Commerce Server 2002

Integrating Inventory Data with a Catalog System

Microsoft Corporation

November 2003

Applies to:
Microsoft® Commerce Server 2002

Summary: The process of maintaining inventory is a common and seemingly straightforward scenario within any industry that sells a product. This scenario applies to brick-and-mortar retail stores as well as to pure online businesses. However, if you are attempting to integrate inventory data with your catalogs for e-commerce, the problem can be a challenging and vexing one to resolve.

Integrating Inventory Data with a Catalog System gives you a comprehensive guide to an inventory management solution that is available for online businesses that use Microsoft® Commerce Server 2002. This solution integrates your inventory data with the Commerce Server Product Catalog System.

By integrating your inventory information with your catalog system, you can:

  • Determine when to order additional products so that your customers' orders can be filled in a timely manner.
  • Create an automatic flag or message that alerts you when high-demand products reach a minimum inventory level.
  • Deliver a good shopping experience and build customer loyalty.
  • Maintain, check, and update your inventory data within the Commerce Server catalog itself.

Integrating Inventory Data with a Catalog System provides a customized Solution Site so that you can get started quickly and begin using Commerce Server 2002 to track catalog inventory.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Setup

Chapter 2. Introducing Inventory Data

Chapter 3. Working with Business Desk

Chapter 4. Modifying Pipeline Components

Chapter 5. What's Next?


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