I have a new project that I want to use orchard for but am unsure how to approach it and was hoping for some advice.
Bascially it will be a B2B site that integrates into our back end system (Dynamics NAV).
I cannot decide if it is better to create content types for the products and have them all stored in the Orchard DB or use web services to query NAV at the time and not store them in Orchard.
Pros for use orchard is it would be quicker? Would make best use of Orchard (ie using content types etc), my problem with this is the available stock figure wouldn't be upto date (orders would be processed on the site and directly on NAV). So if I have a
stock figure within orchard it wouldn't take into account any orders placed directly onto NAV.
If I go down the other route of using web services I don't think it would be as quick (although the web services querys are quick) - plus I would lose things like easy searching and paging etc I would have thought...
There would be other information like past orders, invoices/credits (pdfs) etc.
hmmm... think I may have answered my own question, but would be interested in anyones thoughts and if anyone has done anything like this before.
I have only just started with Orchard but can see the potential... just need to experiment more I think.