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Connectivity Studio: Integration for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Connectivity Studio: Integration for Microsoft Dynamics AX

One of the most advanced business integration solutions available for Microsoft Dynamics AX, To-Increase Connectivity Studio offers a highly manageable, business-focused way to simplify the setup and management of integrations between your ERP and other business systems.

Integration for Microsoft Dynamics AX made Easy Simplicity in your integration management for Dynamics AX Connectivity Studio reduces the busywork and increases the reliability, consistency, and reusability of system integrations and data synchronization.

Connectivity Studio enables integrations with a wide variety of systems, such as other ERP systems, financial planning systems, PLM systems, and enterprise application integration (EAI) systems, such as Microsoft BizTalk Server. The solution’s advanced mapping capabilities let you configure valuable integrations without dealing with the complexities of the data model in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Important business scenarios for Connectivity Studio include integration with mobile field-service solutions, syncing of data across ecommerce and multi-channel retail, integration with PLM systems for better collaboration between sales and engineering, and managing the interactions and updates between the back office and retail locations.

Integration without coding

Integration without coding

In Connectivity Studio, you can create and modify integrations by means of standardized, rapid configurations.

Syncing between applications

Using Connectivity Studio, you can import and sync large masses of data and huge files, keep data synchronized between applications, and opt for periodic instead of real-time synchronization for better performance.

Syncing between applications
Full AX interoperability

Full AX interoperability

Unlike tools that do not integrate fully or do not follow business rules, Connectivity Studio fully integrates with Dynamics AX and supports the AX data model, requiring administrators to set definitions once only.

Our customers

Britax Berg Toys Proserv Nucletron Smith and Nephew Assa Abloy Orangebox Hempel Aluchemie Kabel Zaandam Nederlands Radiateuren Fabriek Egemin Hanze Hogeschool Magic Circle Telerex Audatex CPL Aromas Dynea Hardi Performance Contracting Group

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    See how the fetch and join modes in Microsoft Dynamics AX queries work

    posted on 14-11-2014 17:35 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    Do you know how to use the fetch mode and the join mode in Microsoft Dynamics AX? These are important query features in Dynamics AX that we draw on when we work in To-Increase Connectivity Studio. In this post, we’ll take a look at how they function. In our team, we get a lot of questions especially about the fetch mode in Dynamics AX. So, let’s open the hood! Read the full story

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    To-Increase Business Integration Solutions help manufacturing enterprise streamline IT, generate large cost savings, and close deals with investors

    posted on 13-11-2014 01:12 by Edward Rozendaal
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    In a number of factories and associated business operations sold by adhesives manufacturer Dynea to investors, To-Increase Business Integration Solutions run within a standard Microsoft Dynamics AX environment to connect key systems, facilitate accurate, timely warehouse workflows, and support efficient information exchanges with customers and suppliers. Earlier, when Dynea first planned to spin off these operations, the complexity of Dynea’s IT infrastructures got in the way of sales to investors. But when the company replaced a customized, expensive-to-run Oracle ERP system with Microsoft Dynamics AX and also used the To-Increase Business Integration Solutions to provide key systems integrations and information exchanges, it became possible to greatly simplify and standardize the business management technology and produce substantial cost savings as well. After a fast ERP deployment, investors promptly acquired the available Dynea operations. Read the full story

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    Play equipment maker BERG relies on To-Increase Connectivity Studio for rapid, reliable data migration and key integrations

    posted on 12-11-2014 23:58 by Edward Rozendaal
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    BERG, the maker of go-karts and many other types of outdoor play equipment, used To-Increase Connectivity Studio to manage fast and reliable data migrations during its implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX. The company also relied on the solution to achieve important integrations, such as connecting the ERP system with its dealer portal. Read the full story

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    4 simple steps get your Microsoft Dynamics AX data export done in less than a day, instead of weeks

    posted on 18-09-2014 14:07 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    Syncing customer data between the ERP and the CRM systems is a common practice among companies. You want to have the correct data available consistently in both systems. Without the right tools, it can take some time to accomplish this. Today, I’ll show you how you can use To-Increase Connectivity Studio to export customer data in XML format from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The simple process ensures data consistency and policy compliance. And you can perform the integration in less than a day instead of spending weeks on this task. Read the full story

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    2 ways to use dynamic query ranges to run queries in Microsoft Dynamics AX

    posted on 18-09-2014 14:02 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    Do you know how to use queries in Microsoft Dynamics AX with dynamic ranges? Today, we look at two approaches to do this, by using the standard flexibility of the queries and by using the custom range option in To-Increase Business Integration Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX. Read the full story

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    How to use retail categories and create a retail item in Microsoft Dynamics AX

    posted on 18-09-2014 13:55 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    Creating a retail product and item can be a challenge in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. There are a lot of properties possible. Using a great feature in the Retail module, you can create items much faster. This can save you a lot of time and money, and give you more control and better quality. Read the full story

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    Taking Advantage of FTP with To-Increase Connectivity Studio

    posted on 06-06-2014 17:05 by Martin Zevenbergen
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    Ancient in internet years and mostly forgotten by consumers, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is still widely used in business environments. For instance, system managers rely on FTP to move files for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or website integrations. By using To-Increase Connectivity Studio you can easily connect with FTP and take advantage of this technology. In today’s post, I’ll show you how. Read the full story

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    How to Validate XML with To-Increase Connectivity Studio

    posted on 05-06-2014 17:53 by Martin Zevenbergen
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    By using To-Increase Connectivity Studio you can easily validate Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents and generate XSD or XML Schema Definition files from a document. Today I’ll show you how. If you can perform these simple steps to validate your XML content and generate your XSD, you can ensure that information exchanges with customers and trading partners follow required standards, which in turns helps your organization to do business with these companies. Read the full story

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    4 ERP Integration Options to Simplify Multi-Company Information Management

    posted on 06-05-2014 19:32 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    When you work with To-Increase Connectivity Studio, you can synchronize ERP data between companies in several different ways. We designed the solution with this flexibility to make IT and ERP managers’ lives easier and help companies to integrate their processes more conveniently. Today, we take a look at four ERP integration options. Make use of them to simplify integration maintenance and support a variety of ERP integration usage scenarios. Read the full story

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    New Option in To-Increase Business Integration Solutions Gives IT Managers Better Control over Data Migration and Import Results

    posted on 30-04-2014 23:12 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    In the To-Increase Business Integration Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX, we try to make data migration and imports as easy and predictable as possible. We recently added an option to To-Increase Connectivity Studio and To-Increase Data Migration Studio that enables you to review incoming data and check on its integrity. This is one additional tool to give you more control over the results of data migration and data imports in your company. Read the full story

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    New File History in To-Increase Connectivity Studio Simplifies ERP Data Imports

    posted on 28-04-2014 16:40 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    When companies use Microsoft Dynamics AX as their ERP system and need to import data from other systems, things can get complicated quickly. But if you use To-Increase Connectivity Studio, you can manage these imports more reliably and efficiently. With a new File History feature in Connectivity Studio, which stores each action on a file, you can track all activities affecting a file and have better control over the entire ERP importing process. Here is a brief overview of how this works. Read the full story

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    Four Easy Steps to Creating Word Documents that Include ERP Data

    posted on 07-04-2014 17:00 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    By using To-Increase Connectivity Studio to connect Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Word, you can easily create Word documents that include information from the ERP system. Today, I’ll show you how this works. The solution takes advantage of the rich Word capabilities, including layout options and styles, together with the efficient setup and power of Connectivity Studio to map your data model. You can define the integration with Microsoft Word in the same was as you define integrations for XML, EDI, Microsoft Excel, or text. You also have the option to generate documents based on conditions such as language, project phase, or project type. Read the full story

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    Five Easy Steps to Creating an Integration between ERP and PLM, CAD, or Design Systems

    posted on 14-03-2014 17:46 by Johan van Veldhuizen
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    A trend in manufacturing companies is that quality expectations become higher and time constraints stricter. This often results in efforts to optimize business processes. When your engineering department uses a product lifecycle management (PLM) system and production runs on an ERP system, you can realize process improvements by integrating the two applications. Today’s example shows how you can use To-Increase Connectivity Studio to easily integrate your ERP with PLM, CAD, and design systems, and import multiple bill-of-materials levels. Read the full story

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    Global Automotive Distributor Simplifies Common Tasks and ERP Management with Business Integration Solution

    posted on 10-03-2014 20:53 by Edward Rozendaal
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    Intertruck procures automotive parts and accessories through a global supply chain and delivers them to professional markets in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific region. The company wanted to make data imports and exports from and to the ERP system as well as the management of product item and other information more efficient and reliable. Having implemented To-Increase Connectivity Studio together with Microsoft Dynamics AX, Intertruck achieved its initial objectives, and uses Connectivity Studio also in the management of purchase and sales orders, pricing changes, items, templates, and other tasks. “We want as many people to use Connectivity Studio as possible,” says Intertruck Application Engineer Anton Koppers, who manages Connectivity Studio and the ERP system. Read the full story

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    Two Simple Configurations in Connectivity Studio Help You Sync Master Data across Organizations

    posted on 07-01-2014 22:51 by Arend Post
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    Inconsistent master data within an enterprise and its subsidiaries or operating units can result in a variety of problems, including compromised customer service. ERP and data managers in enterprises often need to make sure that nobody within the organization and its subsidiaries and business groups uses multiple, inconsistent versions of the same master data. I would like to show you how you can use To-Increase Connectivity Studio to accomplish this. Read the full story

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    14 Data Migration Best Practices for Successful ERP Projects

    posted on 27-09-2013 19:28 by Martin Zevenbergen
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    At To-Increase, we help many customers in their data migration projects. We use and optimize our best practices to ensure the best possible outcomes for the deployment of industry-specific solutions and ERP systems. We also incorporate our findings in our software development and tutorials. Let’s take a look at how we use the Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step methodology in performing successful data migration projects. Read the full story

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Let’s talk. We would love to learn about your company and put our expertise to work for you. At To-Increase we create powerful software solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics NAV that help you address the challenges you face every day, so your growing business can become more efficient and competitive. We look forward to connect with you!