Microsoft Dynamics GP Integration with Web Services, ASP.NET Development & Customization, MS NAV Consulting - Clarity Ventures
Web services allow companies like yours to programmatically facilitate application-to-application (A2A) communication and interaction. This means if you have an ERP or CRM system, such as the ones included in the Microsoft Dynamics suite, you can push and pull data between these applications that are so important to your business.
This type of service is extremely valuable for companies that need data to be bidirectionally integrated between two, or even several different applications including their website or eCommerce store.
The Application Integration Framework (AIF)
The Application Integration Framework, otherwise known as AIF, is your support for bringing in web services that are exposed to trading partners. This allows for inbound web services, which are synchronous (meaning they won't depend on a queue and processing service to move data).
On the other hand, outbound web services are asynchronous and do rely on a queue where they wait on a batch processing service.
Benefits of Using Web Services
Using web services in the context of Microsoft Dynamics GP can be very powerful for your business's application framework. Some of the main benefits of this include:
- Strong Industry Standards Around ASP.NET - For seamless integrations into other applications, the GP web services is based on the powerful ASP.NET framework.
- Development Agnostic - Although the GP web service is built on ASP.NET, any development tool or programming language can be used to connect to your ERP system via the web service.
- Independent from Future Changes - Because of how the web service is built, the database or applications around the service can change without ever having to touch or change the web service again.
- Security - The web service provides an additional layer of security in order to protect confidential information from users that aren't supposed to see it.
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