26 January 2015

Connecting Microsoft Dynamics AX and Office with simple integration

Connecting Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Office becomes a snap if you take the simple integration steps we describe

Connecting Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Office becomes a snap if you take the simple integration steps we describe

Most companies that run on Microsoft Dynamics AX also use Microsoft Office applications. Connecting ERP and Office is a common task for IT managers. As we showed in a couple of well-clicked blog posts, you can rely on two of our Business Integration Solutions for Dynamics AX, Connectivity Studio and Web Service Studio, to make this much easier. Take a look to see what the steps are, and realize your integration ideas.

Companies save many worker hours by doing away with manual re-keying of information. And creative ERP managers keep pushing the envelope when it comes to creating useful web services. With Office integration, they can become more valuable yet.

For easy reference, here are the two recent, step-by-step, Office-related posts.

  • Four easy steps to creating word documents that include ERP data: Learn how you can use To-Increase Connectivity Studio to bridge Microsoft Dynamics AX and Word, so you can include ERP data in Word documents. We show you how to create a template, define which Dynamics AX data to use, map them to Word, and run the resulting message. This is a very efficient way to use ERP data in the many Office documents where otherwise they would have to be manually entered after somebody retrieves them.
  • Four simple steps to create web services and use them in Microsoft InfoPath: We designed To-Increase Web Service Studio as a practical, flexible tool that lets you create web services that extend and interact with Microsoft Dynamics AX, handling some of the mechanics so you don’t have to. In this post, we talk you through creating a web service that gathers data from Dynamics AX and brings it into an InfoPath form. Practice these steps, and you can create any web service you like and use it immediately.

We hope you find these explanations and examples helpful. With any feedback or questions, please contact  To-Increase.

Pieter de Jong,
Pieter de Jong,
Business and Application Integration Specialist Pieter translates the business requirements of the industries and companies To-Increase serves into functionality in our Business Integration Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX. His specialized skills include model-driven development, Javascript, Java, HTML, XML, Visual Studio, and Eclipse. Before Pieter joined the team at To-Increase, he spent a career of close to 20 years as a software engineer and developer at Baan Info Systems and in other companies.

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