I'm looking for advise and a strategy for integrating Dynamics Nav 2015 with Craft Commerce. I realise this is a broad question and a hard one, certainly since Craft Commerce has only been recently released.

One of the most important parts is that the integration from user perspective should be a fluent as possible:

  • (Live) Get prices and stock level
  • (Live) Get custom prices based on customer group and volume discounts
  • (Batch) Get Product catalogue (both products and categories)
  • (Batch) Get Product variants
  • (Batch) Get all product details (like measurements, custom properties)
  • (Live) Post basket to calculate total pricing (based on eg applicable taxes)
  • (Live) Post new customers and contacts
  • (Live) Get customers and contacts
  • (Live) Post new orders
  • (Live) Get orders and its details
  • (Batch ? Live) Get invoices and its details
  • (Live) Get address information (shipping / invoice)
  • (Live) Post Address information (shipping / invoice)

Other important parts are:

  • How to deal with user accounts: The navision contact on the same level as the user in craft. But how would you deal with the creation of it, given that a user can created starting from both sides (from the web as a new contact in navision, from navision and later from the web as an existing contact). All contacts / users need to be linked to a company object in Nav (again already existing in Nav or completely new)
  • Would it be possible to use queueing from Craft, to eg store orders that are taken when the Navision is not available. Same goes for pricing info ,etc

I would be very interested to see

  • your general thoughts about the above
  • is it doable to have craft commerce that tightly integrated (what are other pitfalls I didn't think about)
  • if there is anybody who already started a similar challenge
  • Unfortunately I don’t have an answer to that but I have exactly the same questions. Craft Commerce would be highly interesting for a client I’m working for, but they have Navision running, too. Without the integration it’s not possible to use Craft. I fiddled around with the plugin architecture, but I never wrote a Craft plugin before, which is why my efforts won’t lead anywhere near a solution. – medoingthings Jan 3 '16 at 17:20
  • Are there any other people interested in this? I would like to know if there is any traction on this idea? – Tim Bertens Mar 20 '16 at 9:54
  • Hey Tim. Did you get any response or find out any useful information in regard to Nav integration since you asked the question? – Ian Mar 26 '18 at 15:38
  • Hi, no unfortunately not. I find it hard to believe that no one would have ever done a close Integration between craft commerce and navision or another major ERP. The project has been done with custom development, although i am still open to other experiences because i’m still wondering if it is doable. – Tim Bertens Mar 26 '18 at 20:01
  • Ah, okay. So you didn't end up using Craft Commerce at all? – nitech Nov 6 '19 at 8:56

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