I'm looking forward to presenting a session on our adapter for Dynamics AX at our first (hopefully annual) user conference coming up this September. Since this is a relatively new adapter this will be the first time I'll be discussing the adapter with our partners and I am therefore really excited about sharing some details and hearing some feedback.
For me, Dynamics AX always a fun topic to talk about because I think AX is Microsoft's most comprehensive and feature rich ERP offering. And while Microsoft claims to love all of their children equally, this is the ERP application that seems to be getting the most of their attention these days. When compared to the other ERP applications in the Dynamics family of product, AX also has a much more robust CRM module. This means that our core CRM to ERP scenario is a bit less compelling with AX users. With this in mind the use cases I will be presenting in this session will demonstrate Scribe's value outside of the context of CRM to ERP integration. This will also let me demonstrate some of my other favorite Scribe Insight features such as our Web Service adapter and our new multi-target functionality that we just delivered with Insight 7.0.
Like all Scribe adapters, our adapter for Dynamics AX exposes the data and functionality of AX in the same easy to use manner that you are probably accustomed to from using our other adapters. So while I will demonstrate most of that base line functionality my session will focus on the technology we use to communicate with AX, the AX specific details that you need to know to get our AX adapter properly configured and running and also how to make the most of the adapter by extending it to call custom AX code.
Here are the specific topics I'll be covering:
- An architectural walkthrough - a behind the scenes tour of the adapter and explanation some of our design decisions
- Installation & Configuration – I'll show the audience how to get the adapter up and running in minutes
- AX as a source and target – I'll show typical Scribe adapter functionality by walking through a DTS that has AX as both a source and target
- Consuming AX Events – I'll show the typical Scribe publisher functionality
- Leveraging custom AX code - I'll show how our AX adapter can be extended by calling custom AX code
This is scheduled to be a one–hour session, but I love to talk about technology, especially love to talk about our products and want to include plenty of time for Q&A so I expect that I'm going to need to move along at a pretty good pace to get all this content in.
I hope you can find your way to New England this September, enjoy some leaf peeping, and join us at our conference.