Barney_Stone - 12:44 pm on May 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
Shopping carts, order management systems and accounting systems are all very different animals. Companies that are good at one usually are not very good or don't even attempt to do the others. Imagine buying baked goods at Home Depot, or carpeting from a car dealer. The odds of finding one system that does all three well, with the features and functions you need, and at an affordable price, are very small. And even if you did find one, you would then be stuck with them for all three components. If you wanted to switch to a different accounting system or shopping cart, for example, you might not be able to do that without dropping the whole system. You are probably better off finding the best shopping cart, order manager and accounting systems for your needs, then finding an efficient way to make them work together.