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    Does Microsoft plan to release a CRM 4.0 connector to GP 10?

    Tuesday, April 1, 2008 12:54 AM

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  • use scribe .. or do your development using biztalk adapter / plugins to achieve this.

     

    Regards,

    Imran

     

     

    Monday, May 5, 2008 10:46 AM
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    Dear Conn,

     

    Yes it will be near in future. It will be soon.

     

    You can achieve little integration with biztalk adapter or CRM SDK custom development

     

    Regards,

    Imran

     

    http://microsoftcrm3.blogspot.com

     

    Monday, April 7, 2008 9:21 AM
    Moderator
  • Can you offer anything more specific? CRM's value to us depends on the integration.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:41 AM
  • Dear,

     

    It will have integration like GP9 connector with MS CRM, but we will see it soon working integration of GP 10

     

    You can be more specific and can do with your custom development - Plugins and using BizTalk Adapter.

     

     

    Regards,

    Imran

     

    http://microsoftcrm3.blogspot.com

     

     

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:54 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Imran -

     

    I understand that ms will have a connector ready soon between GP10 and CRM4. But, my question is how soon? 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year? The timeline is important to me for our internal planning.

     

    Thanks! chris

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:57 AM
  • Dear Chris,

     

    I cant say anything for time, Philip Richardson knows better  www.philiprichardson.org/blog  you can contact MS or that guy for GP connector release.

     

     

    Regards,

    Imran

     

    http://microsoftcrm3.blogspot.com

     

     

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:17 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Imran!

     

    I did some searching on Philip Richardson's BLOG but found no info on the connector.  I did send him an email in regards to my question, lets hope he responds with some info.

     

    In anycase I'll post his response.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 2:01 AM
  • sure paste your results about GP 10 connector here.

     

    REgards,

    Imran

     

     

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 1:48 PM
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  • Mr. Richardson replied with the following:

     

    "I’m a member of the engineering team and typically we don’t comment on product release dates. I’ll forward your email on to our marketing department and hopefully someone will respond."

     

    It's been two weeks, and still no response from the marking department.  It sounds like even Mr. Richards had little faith they would respond.  I'm still not even sure if Microsoft is actually developing the connector. 

    I'll keep posting anything I hear.

    Regards,

    Conn

     

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:26 PM
  • I would recommend checking out Scribe for an alternative.  It's relatively cheap and great way to do data synchronization in a supported fashion.

     

    http://www.scribesoftware.com/

     

    Contact their customer support for their free webinar they offer.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:38 PM
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  • I'm looking for something out of the box.  Many posts on the net suggest complex configuration is required for Scribe, not to mention the high cost.  Scribe is not a solution for my situation.  I'm willing to wait a few months for Microsoft's integration; however, I need to know when, and if the product is being developed.

     

    I think Microsoft is keeping their integration development secret to support Microsoft Gold partners such as Scribe.  This is disappointing to say the least!

     

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008 4:53 PM
  • I totally agree with Conn Campbell. A big reason to buy the Dynamics platform is the integration implied in a family of products. When MS won't even provide an estimated release date for this integration … I'm left to assume it's not even on their radar. All in all this is a terrible way to support your customers who want, need, and expect this integration.

     

    And, likewise, I'm not a fan of the scribe solution - especially since the native connector is superior, "promised", and free. At a minimum I feel MS owes its current customer's an estimated release date so we can plan accordingly. MS has a plan for this ... they're make a decision just not to provide this information ...

     

    To be fair, overall I'm extremely happy with CRM 4 and GP 10 ... just want the courtesy of an honest reply so I can take appropriate action.

     

    Friday, May 2, 2008 12:21 PM
  • use scribe .. or do your development using biztalk adapter / plugins to achieve this.

     

    Regards,

    Imran

     

     

    Monday, May 5, 2008 10:46 AM
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    We DON"T want to use scribe... can't we get a release date on this product?  There are many people waiting to integrate and design solutions around the Connector.

     

    Moon

    Monday, June 2, 2008 1:32 PM
  • I finally got a response from my Microsoft account manager, who has been in contact with a CRM product manager.  His response is quoted below:

     

    "Thanks for your e-mail. I got an update from the CRM Product Manager and found out there are currently no plans to develop a connector for CRM 4.0 to GP integration.

     I guess at this point your remaining option is to contact a MS Partner to look into a 3rd party connector. "

     

    So there we have it.  Microsoft has officially dropped the GP integration; I can only assume the same for NAV, SL and AX.  I cannot express how disappointed I am that Microsoft has done this after promoting a 360 solution since 1.0.  And to make it worse, they have not posted any information in regards to the discontinuation of the integration adapter.

     

    I just got a copy of BizTalk, but I don't think it's going to be the way to go as it only translates data.  I had a quick look at Scribe, but it seems to be the same as BizTalk.  I'll contact scribe and find out just what their product is capable of.  I wonder if Microsoft has BizTalk templates for both CRM and GP...

     

     

    Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:33 PM
  • Wow. Thanks for the heads up. This is TERRIBLE news. So much for a “family” of products. Maybe we can call this a dysfunctional family of products since the siblings won’t communicate. I would suggest that the CRM solution shouldn’t be given the dynamics family name. This is really disappointing. I would hardly call this "people ready" software.

    Thursday, June 5, 2008 3:32 PM
  • I recommend you take a look at this product (much more affordable and easy to use than Scribe).

     

    http://www.nolancomputers.com/dynamics/integrationbridge/integrationbridge.aspx

     

    From their website.

    Interfacing Between Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP

    Nolan Computers’ Integration Bridge for Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides an efficient, customizable integration between Microsoft CRM and Microsoft Dynamics GP.

    No additional hardware or software is required and the Nolan Computers’ Integration Bridge for Microsoft CRM is easy to install, customize and maintain.

    Nolan Computers' Integration Bridge for Microsoft CRM supports integrations between multiple Microsoft CRM business units and multiple Microsoft Dynamics GP companies.

     

    Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:54 PM
  • Do you know if this works in CRM 4?
    Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:56 PM
    Moderator
  • Yes. It works for GP10 and CRM4 and doesn't require programmers to implement. It has been out since Feb. 2008 for GP10/CRM4.

     

    http://www.nolancomputers.com/News.aspx#29-4B-93-10-C3-CF-BC-34-AE-92-1D-06-6E-A4-35-69

     

    My company is Nolan Reseller and Gold Partner for Dynamics (CRM, GP, AX) so let us know if you need assitance purchasing/implementing.

     

    Robert O’Donnell

    Senior Project Manager, Microsoft Dynamics

    Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional

    Rock Solid Technologies

    Microsoft Gold Partner

    (787) 620-5595

    (512) 347-9399

     

    Thursday, July 3, 2008 4:59 PM
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    Dear Sir,

    I need to know what are the modules linked between GP 10.0 and Dynamix CRM? And what are the simple and less cost material to link this two software?

     

    Claude

    Friday, July 4, 2008 9:36 AM
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    Please note that the whilst the Nolan's Integration Bridge provide a cost effective solution, it does have its limitations.  For example:

     

    ·         Nolan’s does not support integration from GP Extended Pricing, only standard pricing.

    ·        Parent/Child relationships (Account hierarchies) are not integrated

     

     

    Regards,

     

    Jo Savidge

     

    Friday, July 4, 2008 11:28 AM
  • Hi,

    What other limitations does Nolan's have, we are looking for a integration solution as well. I would like to know all of the products out there before recommending a solution to the client.

    Thanks!

    Darren
    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 2:41 PM
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    This is a slap in the face for Microsoft customers have put up with a buggy program and put out a lot of money and time to use CRM 1, 1.2, 3 and GP simply BECAUSE they were supposed to integrate!  I only wish I could "slap" Microsoft in the face for dissing their customers. 

     

    And besides, Microsoft doesn't even have the guts to officially announce that there will not be a connector so customer can move on with their business decisions.  MS has been stringing us along for months saying they will release a connector.  And now, through the grapevine we hear that they won't.  Just stand up and tell us the truth Microsoft!

    Monday, August 4, 2008 12:54 PM
  • Please contact your microsoft partner for this connector, you can have it from there but it is very expensive.

     

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 12:29 PM
  • We have contacted a few MS partners.  They don't have a connector available.  And if there was one available through partners, MS would be touting that, but they're not.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 1:02 PM
  • knoxbury - I feel your pain. I logged into the dynamics website today as I do periodically to check for new news .... and, what am I greeted with? A message that says "Connect. Share. Grow." Of course I'm thinking ... practice what you preach. A simple "connect" b/w GP & CRM is what we want. Or, maybe for MS to "Share" their plans.  Instead I simply "grow" frustraighted by this mess...

    Does anyone else see the irony in the lack of Customer Relationship Management going on here?


     

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:55 AM
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    I've been working on Biztalk integration for the last month, and have finally succeeded in integrating accounts between CRM and GP and vice-versa.  The problem with this approach is that I will be forced to purchase both Biztalk server and eConnect.  Biztalk is around $10G and I assume eConnect is $4G, perhaps I can swing a deal with my Microsoft rep.  It was also very difficult to get the GP adapter to work with Biztalk and I was forced to use one of my precious Microsoft support incidents.  However, now that I have completed the first part of the integration, everything else should move smoothly.  Next I plan to integrate inventory then SOP.  If anyone else is attempting Biztalk integration I'd like to share our progress and ideas.

     

    Wish me luck.

     

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 4:53 PM
  • Please share with me that how can u integrate GP 10 with CRM 4,

    I will be very grateful to u.

     

     

    Monday, September 8, 2008 6:09 AM
  • I used eConnect to send update, create and delete messages to a MSMQ, then used Biztalk to translate the data and updated CRM with the biztalk CRM adapter.

     

    To get data to gp from CRM, I wrote a sender plugin that creates a XML message every time a entity is updated, created or deleted and sends it to a MSMQ (In the future I may change this to a Web service).  Biztalk then translates the message and updates GP using the eConnect Adapater.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Monday, September 8, 2008 4:06 PM
  • I worked on projects that used Econnect and am working on one now with Nolan Bridge Ibridge.

     

    If you get the right package, this will work.   I heard that Scribe is modeled on Econnect so there is some options for you there.  I don't think MSFT is droping the intergration, but when you have two good third party offerings why fight it.

     

    And Biztalk and Econnect and webservices are available.

     

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 4:59 AM
    Moderator
  • BizTalk, eConnect and web services will allow you to communicate with CRM/GP, but don't do the integration for you.  I've been working on BizTalk integration for a couple months (between my other projects).  I would have gone with Scribe/Nolen; however I already have training on BizTalk.  I'd hate to have to learn another product, and spend $10G on it.

     

    I wish Microsoft at least released a CRM/GP "BizTalk accelerator" like they have for competing products like Siebel!!!???

     

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008 3:05 PM
  • Hello,

    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread. Right now in our current system we're using CRM 3.0 and GP 9.0, and as for the integration connector, we're using Microsoft CRM Connector for Dynamics GP. We're looking to upgrade to CRM 4.0 and GP 10; however, the CRM Connector for Dynamics GP does not support these two versions so we're going to use Scribe to replace the connector. Currently I'm implemeting Scribe in a test environment that has CRM 3.0 and GP 9.0.

    My question is, what would be the best way in implemeting these upgrades? Do I implement Scribe first in our production CRM 3.0-GP 9.0, then upgrade to CRM 4.0 and GP 10? And from here, which would we want to upgrade first, GP 10 or CRM 4.0? I was thinking GP first because we need to re-run the metadata eConnect script against the GP database.

    OR, do I upgrade GP and CRM first and then implement Scribe on the newer version? The downside is we won't have the integration connector while still working on the Scribe piece.

    Any opinion is greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great long weekend ahead!

     

    -Elizabeth K.

    • Proposed as answer by Farrukh S Malik Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:57 PM
    Friday, May 22, 2009 6:26 PM
  • If a 3rd Party solution or you dont want to use 3rd party as a solution. Then make your own. That's that.

    You are also assuming that IF Microsoft would to make a connector IT would be free.
    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 4:18 PM
  • I am aware that this thread is a bit old but it comes up as an early hit in searches for this topic so I figured I'd add what I located to it.  Microsoft has released the adapter for CRM 4.0 to GP 10.  Unfortunately, it seems to require being a partner for GP to be able to get it.

    I found some information on it here:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/dynamicsgp/archive/2009/10/06/released-microsoft-dynamics-crm-4-0-adapter-for-microsoft-dynamics-gp-10-0-integration-tool.aspx

    and

    http://www.crmdynamics.net/2009/10/microsoft-dynamics-crm-4-0-adapter-for-microsoft-dynamics-gp-10-0-is-now-available/

    There's probably more out there, but that's what I've got so far.
    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 6:14 PM
  • I thought customers could access it through customersource?
    FMT Consultants
    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 9:26 PM
  • Thursday, August 5, 2010 3:03 PM
    Answerer
  • The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics was released in Oct. 2009 and is in its fith feature pack release.  Currently, it supports integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and 2011 (both online and on-premises versions) to Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0, 2010, 2010 R2, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 SP1.  When Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is released later this year, the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics will also support that product release.  This is a fully-funded and supported product, developed on a new code base which does not require BizTalk.

    The Connector for Microsoft Dynamics is a free product but it is only available on Partner Source to ERP partners.  The partner does have to place an order for it, but this simply allows the partner to obtain a product registration key.  In order to install and use the Connector, you must be integrating Microsoft Dynamics CRM and one of the supported Microsoft Dynamics ERP products.

    The Partner Source page is located here: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/marketing/marketingcollateral/messagingframeworks/msdy_connectorformicrosoftdynamics.htm

    And the Connector team blog is located here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dynamicsconnector/

    There were several sessions on the Connector at Convergence 2011, as well as a hands on lab, and an Expo booth.

    • Proposed as answer by thehetz Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:34 PM
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:34 PM