Magento with Microsoft Dynamics GP – Leverage during the coronavirus times

Updated: Feb 3, 2021

With the ongoing situation of coronavirus and the need to stay home, online shopping has had a massive growth and many businesses are striving to reach their sales whilst allowing customers to shop within the comfort of their homes. However, there are certain steps that a retailer must take in order to boost their sales and gain as many customers as they can.

In order to attract customers, you must ensure your webstore is geared up for sales. Are you moving adequate amount of data between Magento and your ERP system such as Microsoft Dynamics GP? The efficiency of your website will then be reflected in a positive or negative way pertaining to the design of your website. Considering the rapid changes and advancements in selling techniques, growth of a business requires getting rid of the old processes, fast forwarding to picking the best integration solution and highlighting the signs where operational efficiency is needed for your Magento webstore.

You might be facing the below list of issues daily:

  1. Inaccurate product information

  2. Overselling

  3. Manual data entry consuming extra time

  4. Order shipping late or wrong

  5. Inconsistent online/offline experiences

  6. Customer service spending more time in fixing your own errors

If your business is one that is experiencing any or all of the above problems, it is highly recommended you choose a perfect eCommerce integration as a tool to organize your business without further ado. The good news is, integration between Magento and Microsoft Dynamics GP can help in all these areas and more!

One major factor that may help your business flourish is choosing the right integration approach without making it complicated or you having to spend thousands of dollars. To help evaluate your options, some risks, benefits and costs of two main integration approaches are compared – custom and third-party apps.

Custom eCommerce Integration

The first thing that you come across while evaluating your business is to have a custom-built integration. Unless you have the skill of developing an in-house customized integration offered by your web agency, not every software consultant may have the expertise in integration. Therefore, there are certainly going to be some risks occurring repeatedly. Before you decide, you may want to consider the following questions:

Is your software going to be handled by a single person?

Does that mean the building, maintaining and supporting of your entire solution will be handled by one personnel? This could be due to limited resources, but what happens when that one person is unavailable due to any reason? This will cause a major impact to your integration routine causing it to break and lose orders.

Will your integration hold up over time?

An integration that does not account for all the scenarios could severely mess up your data further leading you to contact support for each fixation which may be time consuming.

How much will it cost you?