Comparison of Dynamicweb and B2B Ecommerce
Dynamicweb vs. B2B Ecommerce
You have the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solution, and you would like to launch a webshop for your B2B customers.
For this purpose you can choose between several solutions, and in this article we will compare two of the typical b2b webshop solutions used together with Business Central – Dynamicweb and B2B Ecommerce.
Dynamicweb is one of the typical webshop solutions for companies wanting to integrate a webshop with the Microsoft ERP solution.
Dynamicweb includes product information management (PIM) in the webshop solution, as well as an integration tool for building a data replication to Business Central.
Dynamicweb is a stand-alone webshop solution. This means that your Business Central and your Dynamicweb will be 2 separate solutions, and it requires an integration for the two solutions to exchange data.
You can get such an integration on Microsoft AppSource, so it is not an integration you have to build from scratch, but of course it always adds complexity and manual processes when data needs to be maintained in two different systems.
Dynamicweb is feature rich and suitable for both B2B and B2C, and it is the largest system in this comparison, but it is also more expensive, though it is not the most expensive ecommerce solution in its class.
B2B Ecommerce is an ecommerce solution built into the Business Central ERP solution.
It is not a stand-alone solution. It consists of 2 modules in Business Central, which Microsoft calls Apps. There is a module that adds product information management (PIM) to Business Central, and another module that allows you to design the webshop directly in Business Central.
This solution does not require integration because it is built into the ERP solution. It can easily tap into price calculations and any other process in Business Central, because it is built-in.
In this comparison, B2B Ecommerce does not have the same depth in functionality, but on the other hand, the price of B2B Ecommerce is significantly lower, both in terms of the project to get started, but also the monthly subscription price.
Complete comparison of Dynamicweb and B2B Ecommerce
|PIM System inside Business Central||No||Yes|
|Stock validation in order moment||No||Yes|
|Calculate prices as in Business Central||Yes||No|
|Price is calculated in Business Central||No||Yes|
|Create SalesOrder in Business Central||Yes||Yes|
|Easy Sales rep access to open orders||No||Yes|
|Integration and synchronization free||No||Yes|
|Support for customer extensions in Business Central Sales Order||No||Yes|
|Access Business Central Order History||Yes||Yes|
|Access PDF Invoices and Credit memos||Yes||Yes|
|Multi dimension variant system||No||Yes|
- Dynamicweb for Business Central
- App on Microsoft AppSource for integrating Dynamicweb with Business Central
- B2B Ecommerce for Business Central
- Microsoft AppSource listing of the B2B Ecommerce solution
What is the difference between Dynamicweb and B2B Ecommerce?
Dynamicweb is a stand-alone webshop solution that integrates to Business Central. It is rich on features, and it has a medium high price point. B2B Ecommerce is built into Business Central. It requires no integration, it has fewer features because it taps into all the features of Business Central, and the price point is lower.
How do I integrate Dynamicweb with Business Central?
Dynamicweb offers an app on Microsoft AppSource that enables the Dynamicweb solution to integrate with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution. This integration tool is not plug’n’play, it requires som configuration, but it is a popular tool to build the data replications you need.