Enterprise integration for Microsoft Dynamics products requires a scalable solution such as Microsoft BizTalk Server. BizTalk provides the ability to seamlessly integrate Dynamics in combination with other applications within your data center by adding many features beyond core ETL processing of messages. External integrations (Partners & VANS) can be further extended through the use of a wide variety of protocols. Integration with cloud services (e.g., SalesForce.com) has now been included. The ability to access a wide variety of standard reports and message monitoring from a central console provides visibility to your entire enterprise message workflow.

Key features:

  • Creates a scalable ERP integration platform for real time and simultaneous messaging workflows such as EDI, E-Commerce, Logistics, and CRM.
  • ESB option creates a highly scaled and configurable message workflow environment.
  • Eliminates redundant point-to-point code and mappings through ESB messaging and routing resolution framework.
  • Uses latest standards to support a wide variety of enterprise level systems and messaging formats including EDI, RosettaNet, CRM-AX XML, and SAP IDOCS/BAPI.
  • Optional IIS or SharePoint Dashboards to provide enterprise portal to all integrations and error handling.

Security, Infrastructure and Languages

  • Supports Multiple .Net lLanguages (VB.net, C#)
  • Diagnostic to source/target operating systems and programming languages
  • Uses XML as the standard communication language
  • Persists messages in MessageBox (database) until processing is successfully completed
  • Provides security through the use of Active Directory and Certificates and supports ability to resolve access requests from all systems

Communications

  • Supports a variety of communication types (synchronous, asynchronous, point-to-point, publish-subscribe)
  • Provides adapters to integrate with various legacy and LOB systems including SAP, JD Edwards, Siebel, and PeopleSoft along with Host Integration Server (connection to mainframes)
  • Supports Web Services Standards Including SOAP and Web Services Enhancements (WSE)

Mapping, Schemas and Validations

  • Provides a stable ETL platform which includes standard transformation services (XSLT) between the format of the sending application and the receiving application, to facilitate the transformation of data formats and values.
  • Provides the ability to use published schemas for validation when sending and receiving messages

Reporting, Monitoring and Alerts

  • Provides Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) features that provide a portal based approach to track the messages and orchestration progress.
  • Extensive performance monitor counters are available for additional messaging information (message processing speeds, EDI/AS2 reports, and custom BI).

Message Workflow

  • Supports message routing, message translation, short and long running transactions and various other message delivery related features.
  • MSMQ can be used for asynchronous message delivery and can enforce FIFO (serialized) message processing.
  • Provides service orchestration & choreography by conforming to Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) standards.
  • Supports content based routing between ports and orchestrations.
  • Messages can conditionally route or transform based on a non-centralized policy.
  • Supports advanced message patterns including splitting, aggregating and combining of multiple messages, and the handling of exceptions.
  • Supports queueing and batching using mechanisms such as MSMQ with additional capabilities of setting retry count and retry intervals for any unplanned queueing (errors and outages).
  • Apply uniform business rules and message enrichment from other sources.