ACS Catalog Management

ACS includes a powerful Multi-Store, Multi-Language, Multi-Currency catalog management and indexed enterprise search system optionally integrated to Microsoft Dynamics CRM/AX/GP/NAV. You can also control and manage unlimited number of products, variants, categories, brands, warehouses and departments seamlessly using web based administration console.

ACS offers true scalable enterprise service oriented platform architecture. Powered by the Microsoft.NET Services Oriented grid computing architecture, your site leverages a fully managed, shared, virtualized environment that dynamically scales to support even the most intense processing loads with millions of products.

ACS includes a fully customizable product catalog that has been designed specifically to increase sales conversions by presenting product information in a clear, concise and easy-to-navigate manner. The product catalog can be re-structured to fit virtually any branding guidelines and hence can blend into an existing corporate website for a seamless customer experience.

The Product Category Page displays a listing of all products in that category. You can also display sub-categories within each category. The product listing also displays filtering options to allow the user to search by options such as popular products or price. You can opt to display only a limited number of products per page, to improve store performance under high load conditions. The category page also has completely customizable rich text blocks to enable you to add text, images, rich media and documents to help sell your products more effectively.

The Product Detail Page can display a variety of product information including descriptions, specifications, feature lists, customer reviews, shipping information, pricing, discounts, highlights and more. All this information is organized in a user-friendly tabbed layout that uses AJAX to present information without refreshing the page.

The product catalog can be modified using the included ASP.NET 4.5 Master Pages, Themes, Style Sheets (CSS) and User Controls to match your store's unique branding and look & feel guidelines. This also allows you to create an e-commerce storefront that closely matches your graphic designer's look and feel. Unlike other e-commerce products, ACS has no restrictions on the layout of any pages, that is true Branding Freedom!

  • upports 1000s of Categories, Departments, Brands and Manufacturers
  • Guided Navigation and Search based Merchandising (Searchandising)
  • Product Typing and Dynamic Catalog Metadata Management (Star schema based highly scalable attribute management system)
  • Faceted Search and Filtered Results
  • Auto Complete and Predictive Search
  • Customer Group based Pricing
  • Pricing Tiers
  • Product Cost Management
  • Shipping Address per Order Line
  • Availability and Expiration dates for Products
  • Back Order Support
  • Inventory Management at Product Variation Level
  • Catalog Bulk Import Tool: Products, Departments, Manufacturers, Warehouses etc.
  • Built-In Product Image Zooming
  • Unlimited External Images per Product
  • Over 20 managed reports for product catalog management
  • Categories and Departments can also be fully nested to any level desired (e.g. sub-categories, sub-departments)
  • Map products to multiple any category or departments
  • Dynamically build drill downs based on product variants, price or any attribute of a category or product
  • Categories with a large number of products include dynamic paging features to keep page size reasonable and encourage longer shopping times.
  • Tax by Country, State and Zip
  • Migrate to ACS from legacy shopping carts seamlessly using SQL Server Integration Services
  • SQL Full Text Search supports indexing and fast searching of products, categories, departments, product variants and brands
  • Categories can be hidden from view so they are only available from a direct link or locked so they are inaccessible for maintenance purposes.
  • Control the level of categories that you want to display on the storefront
  • Use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) for enterprise level ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and fully automated export and import of the catalog
  • Customer Rating and Reviews per Product
  • Shopping Cart items can persist over time (even months if desired). Great for return customers, who later wanted to order a product, but forgot which one they wanted
  • Integrated inventory and distribution management
  • Track inventory based on variants
  • Manage cost of products
  • Inventory Management - Keeps track of inventory levels including combination of your product attributes (e.g. 12 Size "M" "White" Color T-Shirts ) to display appropriate "stock status".
  • Allow or disallow product back ordering. Allowing back order allows inventory to go negative.
  • Optionally display in-stock message, and out of stock message. May include number of products in stock
  • Specify Gift Wrapping price as a Product Variant
  • Product Groups/Kitting: Supports Grouping Products together as a Kit with price and sell them individually.
  • E.g. PC Vs. CPU, Motherboard, Memory etc.
  • Digital Downloads: Built-in support for Digital Download/Soft Products such a CDs, E-Books, Software etc.
  • SEO URLs: Search Engine Friendly Unique Text URLs for Products, Categories etc. Automated URL Re-Writing based on Name of the Page or Product.
  • Content Personalization: Recently Viewed Products & Categories for each user session, supports concurrent user sessions.
  • SKU's (Product Variations) Some products have multiple SKU's. Examples of these are clothing with different sizes and colors of the same product item. Each SKU is defined based on a set of predefined SKU options
  • Unlimited product options/variants/properties/images with optional price modifiers
  • Unlimited number of products, categories and subcategories.
  • Intelligent breadcrumb view listings for easy navigation of Storefront categories.
  • Products can belong to more than one category and to category/subcategory at any level.
  • Categories can contain both sub categories and products at the same time.
  • Support for Digital Product Manuals using Product Collaterals allows for safe and secure sale of digital goods such as software programs, files, databases, e-books etc.
  • eProduct dynamic pricing using variants, create various licensing models for your software products.
  • Unlimited number of product images - Product Image Gallery.
  • Support Unlimited Manufacturers, Warehouses, Categories and Subcategories.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) support for Google, Yahoo and Bing. All Unique URL Pages (Nothing Hidden): Designed to allow search engines to fully crawl and index EVERY product & category page in your store.
  • Product Variant Management - Unlimited Custom Variants for products, supports tracking of inventory levels based on variation of the product.
  • Configure Related Products with a click on a button - Support One-To-Many Related Products. Unlimited Product Relationships at any of the category chain.
  • Vendor Management - Allows you to assign manufacturers to specific products including the IDs and specifications.
  • Supports "Customers who bought Also bought" for increased sales by customer shopping pattern intelligence.
  • Customer can browse products by category (Unlimited sub-categories deep) and brands/manufacturers.
  • Search capability allows user to search for exactly what they desire, search by keyword in a specific category or brand and keyword in a all categories and brands.
  • Customer can easily find related products while viewing product details page. A "related products" list all help the customer find and purchase products that are of their interest without further searches.
  • Unique progress pattern shows where you are in the checkout process at all times during checkout Process such as Cart, Shipping, Review and Confirmation.
  • Product Description can be divided into 4 customized sections : Product Description, Product Features, Technical Specs, Additional Info (all of which can be re-named to whatever you choose) or you can use Product
  • Product Collateral or Technical Specifications support for any product.
  • Support for Product Specials for High Volume Sales directly from your Storefront Home Page.
  • Customer can search by Product Name, Description, Variations etc. with support for Boolean, fuzzy, proximity searches.
  • Digital products can be associated with options. e.g. Select report format: Word, PDF or Text, and the appropriate file will be delivered to the customer at checkout.
  • Deliver digital goods using our robust digital delivery system. e.g. Software, Digital Reports, etc.
  • Specify a media key to unlock the file.
  • Set the number of maximum downloads and expiration time period.
  • Assign read me, and license agreement to a digital good as Product Collaterals
  • Hide products from customers without removing them from the database.
  • Temporary products feature allows all new products to display immediately.
  • Dynamically Feature products on the Home Page or on the Category page to run effective marketing campaigns
  • Zoomify and Scene7 Image management support
  • Export and Integrate the product catalog to Google Base/Google Product Search, Yahoo Shopping, NexTag, BizRate, PriceGrabber and PriceWatch