Dynamics AX, Shopping Carts, & Payment Gateways
Dynamics AX and the right payment gateway can help your business succeed
For an eCommerce business, a payment gateway, a shopping cart solution, and an excellent ERP software, like Microsoft Dynamics AX, are a must. These tools help you collect payments from customers while keeping track of sold items and what customers bought them. Microsoft Dynamics AX comes already integrated with some payment gateways right out of the box, making processing as well as sharing information and customer data easy. If you use a payment gateway that is not supported by Dynamics AX, your shopping cart solution and payment gateway can work together to ensure that the payment is processed correctly and can then send that information over through a custom Dynamics eCommerce integration.
Security: The Top Concern When Dealing with Payment Gateways and eCommerce
When dealing with customer sensitive information, especially credit card information, a business needs to take every precaution to keep that information secure. When handling customer credit card information, our eCommerce solution, Clarity eCommerce, doesn’t store sensitive credit card information. Only the last four digits and expiration date are encrypted and saved, while the rest of the card information isn’t stored locally. If the card isn’t already on file, a token is created for it (provided by a PCI DSS provider) and then securely sent over SSL to the payment gateway. Below are some payment gateways that work well with Dynamics AX and most eCommerce shopping cart solutions.
First Data is one of Microsoft Dynamics Payment Services supported payment providers. Choosing First Data as your payment provider with Dynamics AX allows you to leverage lower costs per transaction. First Data Payment Services is already fully integrated with Dynamics AX out of the box, which means payment information is automatically sent to your ERP, with no need for additional integration.
Authorize.Net and CyberSource
If you use Microsoft Dynamics 2009, Authorize.Net is one of your options for a preferred payment service, which means Dynamics is already integrated with Authorize.Net out of the box. However Dynamics 2012 doesn’t offer this option because CyberSource purchased Authorize.Net, and Microsoft expects Authorize.Net to eventually be added to CyberSource’s product suite. CyberSource is another one of Microsoft Dynamics Payment Services supported payment providers, and is already integrated. Using CyberSource with Dynamics AX will help you have lower costs for each transaction.
PayPal is also another one of Microsoft Dynamics Payment Services listed payment providers. Seamless integration with Dynamics out of the box is one of the many perks of choosing PayPal because of its supported payment provider status. It can also help to lower each transaction cost and gives you the ability to capture and authorize payments for your Dynamics AX software.
Vantiv and Litle & Co.
Litle & Co. became part of Vantiv in 2012. Vantiv offers eCommerce payment processing, which can be integrated and used with Clarity eCommerce, our B2B eCommerce marketplace platform, to complete your eCommerce transactions. Then, through an integration (using Clarity Connect), that purchase information can be transferred and shared with your Dynamics AX software in real-time. Clarity is a Microsoft Dynamics Certified partner and has integrated Dynamics AX with many other line of business application and eCommerce sites.
BNG is another great payment gateway option for eCommerce businesses. It can be easily integrated with most shopping carts, including Clarity eCommerce, to make the checkout process and payment authorization happen quickly and smoothly. While it isn’t part of Microsoft Dynamics Payment Services, it can still be integrated through a custom solution, which will help ensure that payment information gets transferred over in real time to your Dynamics AX installation.
Clarity Can Help
Clarity Ventures is a leading eCommerce development company and a Certified Microsoft Dynamics partner. Our team of experts has worked with every Microsoft Dynamics software available (CRM, AX, GP, NAV, SL, 365, etc.) and is highly experienced at integrating Dynamics systems with other business solutions. Our shopping cart solution, Clarity eCommerce, is flexible, robust, and can work with almost any payment gateway. To find out more about Dynamics eCommerce integration, visit the Dynamics AX Integration Resource Center.