ConnectIT

Design your own import and export interfaces - without coding - directly in Microsoft NAV / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

ConnectIT

Importing sales or purchase orders, exporting inventory and price lists, creating data feeds, and connecting online shops are just a few things you can do with ConnectIT.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a few import and export features such as rapid start, but in many cases these simply aren’t sufficient. You want more control over your interfaces, how data gets validated and processed, and how data is structured and formatted. You might also want to schedule your imports, automatically export them to an FTP server when a specific record or a single field is changed.

That's why we created ConnectIT, an advanced integration suite for Dynamics NAV and Business Central that can be used by novices and hardcore developers alike.

Connectivity means productivity

As well as the examples we mentioned earlier, there are many more things you can do with ConnectIT:

  • Import suppliers' catalogues.
  • Export product, price, inventory data for your retailers and other business partners.
  • Real-time matching of customer and contact data between your CRM and ERP systems
  • Synchronize data between NAV and systems like your warehouse (WMS) or transport (TMS) system
  • Periodic import of information from your HR and payroll systems
  • Integrate e-commerce solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Create detailed data feeds to link with online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay.
  • Inter-company: Synchronize data between NAV companies or databases.
  • Master data management: Update subsidiaries who also run NAV.
  • Transport data from standard NAV to an add-on solution or any third-party application.
  • Get information from and to your mobile services.

    To accomplish tasks like these, you need to be able to fully customize your interfaces, and that’s exactly what you can do with ConnectIT. Whether you need a simple CSV export that can be created with a few clicks, or complex XML files, partly modelled via the designer and partly via code, ConnectIT is the toolkit that gets you the right results.

    Creating interfaces in the blink of an eye

    Building an interface is often time-consuming and technically complex, but ConnectIT makes it a lot simpler. Even if you don't have advanced technical knowledge, this solution saves you time and money by guiding you through the process. Once your new interface is up and running, maintenance and monitoring are just as easy. Everything you need is available in this flexible and user-friendly toolbox.

    ConnectIT is completely embedded in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, so it can help with even the most specific tasks. All you have to do is create the interfaces you need.

    No coding required - Advanced coding possibilities

    Anyone can open up ConnectIT and create interfaces by clicking buttons, selecting fields, and adding settings on how the interface should behave. But a highly sophisticated integration studio needs to be able to go further.

    If you’re a developer and want to use C/AL code to add more logic, you can write all the custom codeunits and functions you want. Define variables, manipulate their data and use them as parameters for (custom) functions. All this makes that there are almost no limits to what you can do with ConnectIT.

    ConnectIT - Another smart Microsoft Dynamics NAV add-on

    ConnectIT can be installed within minutes and has a very low impact on your current NAV system.

    For more information about ConnectIT, please contact us or one of our partners

    Here is what ConnectIT does for you

    Export management features:

    • Export files in many formats like XML, CSV, Fixed Width and Excel
    • Synchronize data between different companies in the same NAV database
    • Synchronize data between NAV and any other system 
    • Detailed formatting of data
    • Add custom logic within your export
    • Schedule your exports
    • Copy export definitions

    Import management features:

    • Import many file formats like XML, CSV, Fixed Width and Excel
    • Create import files in batch
    • Create import files automatically
    • Add custom logic within your import
    • Validate files before importing
    • Copy and share import definitions

    Connector features: 

    • Set up web services on multiple ports
    • Set up different types of web services

    Data monitoring features:

    • Automatically export on any change (records and fields)
    • Automatically export when data is added 
    • Automatically export when data is deleted
    • Automatically export when a record is renamed

    Features for task management and automation:

    • Plan/schedule imports
    • Plan/schedule export
    • Plan/schedule transport
    • Chain tasks, even conditionally

    Manage your integration projects:

    • Define integration projects
    • Add tasks, import and export definitions and data transports

    Data transport features:

    • Download from FTP server
    • Upload to FTP server
    • Secure connections via SFTP
    • Run executables

    Advanced development features:

    • Add logic to imports and exports by storing data in variables
    • Call C/AL code via custom functions framework