Commerce Server 2007 provides a suite of Web service applications to support the daily operations of business managers, customer support representatives, and others. These applications replace all Business Desk modules provided with earlier releases of Commerce Server.
The following table summarizes the benefits provided by these new applications.
Performance and extensibility
Improve usability and accuracy of business user tasks.
Contribute to better performance and concurrent scalability of business user tools.
Help improve the extensibility of Commerce Server and the .NET developer experience.
.NET Windows Smart Client Web services-enabled applications
Increased performance over Business Desk HTML applications.
A design model that is based on Microsoft .NET Framework.
Data-driven dynamic controls with an extensible user interface through the Partner SDK.
Data exposure in the user interface.
User interfaces that include mechanisms to reveal relevant data on objects without requiring the business user to dive deeply into edit pages.
Decreased learning curve because of a familiar interface model and common user interface workflow, with a Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office appearance and behavior.
Task-based interface with an inductive workflow model that leads the business user through complex tasks and commands that appear in the interface in a contextual manner, and that changes to match the focus of the user.
Simplified workflow with wizards to help you create complex objects and data edit pages broken down into constituent components. This makes task management easier.