The integration provides an automated integration between Microsoft Dynamics AX and Ecommerce by integrating using a web service layer between the two applications. Automated jobs are setup that can run at different timed intervals. For example the Ecommerce product catalog integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX items may run twice a day while the Ecommerce and Microsoft Dynamics AX sales order integration may run every 20 minutes. The integration is secured by encrypting any sensitive data in a SOAP envelope that is then transmitted between the servers on an HTTPS channel. This decoupled integration environment allows Hitachi Solutions Ecommerce to be hosted practically anywhere. Customers can host Hitachi Solutions Ecommerce on the same network where Microsoft Dynamics AX resides or in a completely different network such as by using a dedicated server with a third party hosting service.