Don’t you just wish it was easier to sync up your software together? Wouldn’t it be great if every time you entered a contact into CRM it would auto populate that same contact in your custom .NET web application, or even in a different CRM environment? Manual data entry is tedious work, and let’s be honest it takes a lot time when having to re-enter data in multiple systems. When you have multiple sources, accuracy can be an issue as well.
One of the applications that we use here at eimagine to combat the issue of multiple data sources is called Scribe, and it makes this process very simple. Scribe is an application that allows you to easily synchronize your data across multiple platforms so that you only need to enter your data once, and let Scribe do the rest. Scribe allows you to synchronize data across some of the most popular platforms that include, but are not just limited to:
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Text files
Those are just a few of the many connectors that scribe offers to use as data sources and destinations. There are many others that are offered and can be viewed on Scribe’s website at http://www.scribesoft.com.
Depending on the adapter, you can also decide what you want to do with the data on the destination (Update, Insert, Update/Insert, Delete, etc.). You can even configure Scribe so that you can have multiple destinations so that if you enter data in one application and want to replicate that data to 3, or ever 4 other applications you can do that. In addition, Scribe allows you to set up multiple jobs and have those jobs, run on a defined schedule, run on demand, or in certain instances, even update in real time.
Scribe has different versions of its software (Scribe online vs Scribe Insight). Scribe online is the cloud based version of their software so that even if you don’t have the capacity to host Scribe Insight on your own servers you can still utilize this great synchronization software.
So the next you find yourself doing the same data entry task many times over, maybe it’s time you invested in Scribe!