Webinar Will Explain How to Connect a Company’s Business Data with Its SharePoint Internal Data

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PremierPoint Solutions will host a free webinar March 18 that explores the missing link between a company’s business data and its SharePoint internal data (taxonomy), and explains how a software add-on called Term Sync bridges the gap.

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Jeff Cate

Term Sync, the missing link, establishes a seamless connection that enables users to tag list items and documents in SharePoint.

PremierPoint Solutions will host a free webinar March 18 at 3 p.m. EDT called “Connecting SharePoint’s Managed Metadata Term Store with External Business Data.”

Hosted by Jeff Cate, president of PremierPoint Solutions, the webinar will explain the missing link between a company’s business data and its SharePoint internal data (taxonomy), and discuss how a software add-on called Managed Metadata Term Store Sync (Term Sync) bridges the gap. The session also includes a question and answer period.

“Term Sync, the missing link, establishes a seamless connection that enables users to tag list items and documents in SharePoint,” Cate said. “This provides users with more meaningful search results and more efficient findability. The product also supports synchronization of hierarchical term sets, a feature many organizations find indispensable.”

Cate explained that Microsoft has made “tagging” using “terms” easy to do in SharePoint through its Managed Metadata feature, and the Managed Metadata Term Store, so that related documents and list items can be organized and easily found.

SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services (BCS) allows users to import external data important to their business into SharePoint, but it does not provide a way to get that data into one’s Term Store, from which it can be used to tag documents and list items in SharePoint.

“Because Microsoft did not provide a connection between its BCS and the Managed Metadata feature of SharePoint, the two don’t ‘talk’ to each other. This creates a real problem for companies that want to get their external data into their Term Store so they can use it as metadata,” Cate said.

“Term Sync is a seamless way to connect your company’s business data and its SharePoint taxonomy, and having this capability can provide a very beneficial financial impact on an organization,” Cate explained.

With Term Sync, organizations can link and sync business data with SharePoint taxonomy, regardless of whether the user needs to synchronize names, update internal information or simply standardize terminology.

Register for this free webinar and learn details about how Term Sync enables users to:

  •     Import terms from their line-of-business systems and use them to tag documents, list items and pages in SharePoint
  •     Enable synchronization to be done automatically on a schedule or manually on demand
  •     Keep the imported terms in sync with their business data so that new terms are created automatically and existing terms are updated when the business data changes
  •     Synchronize hierarchical term sets

Term Sync installs and is deployed as a SharePoint 2010 or 2013 farm solution. It is sold under two licensing options. Under the first licensing option, Term Sync is licensed by three-pack of Sync Points. Under the second (Enterprise) option, Sync Points are unlimited. (A Sync Point is a logical location within a term store where external data is synced to create and update terms based on the business data.)

Based in Nashville, Tenn., PremierPoint Solutions is a Microsoft Certified Partner and a nationwide leader in expert-led, in-person and online public classes on SharePoint products and technologies. The company’s software division professionally develops high-quality commercial add-ons for SharePoint.

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