Webinar: The Link that Connects Business Data with SharePoint Internal Data

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PremierPoint Solutions’ Aaron Wood will host a free webinar April 15 that reveals a link which bridges the gap between a company’s business data and its SharePoint internal data.

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Term Sync is a ‘gap filler’ that gives users a seamless connection to tag list items and documents in SharePoint.

Aaron Wood, manager of commercial software engineering for PremierPoint Solutions, will host a free webinar April 15 at 11 a.m. EDT called “Connecting SharePoint’s Managed Metadata Term Store with External Business Data.” The session includes a question and answer period.

“Whether your business has to synchronize names, update internal information such as customer data, or simply standardize terminology so that everyone is on the same page, our ‘missing link,’ will make those connections for you,” Wood said.

That link, Managed Metadata Term Store Sync (Term Sync), bridges the gap between a company’s business data and its SharePoint taxonomy so they can ‘talk’ to each other by establishing a connection between Microsoft’s Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and the Managed Metadata feature of SharePoint.

“Term Sync is a ‘gap filler’ that gives users a seamless connection to tag list items and documents in SharePoint,” Wood said.

The result is that users are provided with more meaningful search results and more efficient findability. The product also supports synchronization of hierarchical term sets, a feature many organizations find indispensable.

Wood 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.

Without Term Sync, SharePoint’s BCS will 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.

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

Register for the webinar to learn about the many benefits and efficiencies this linkage can bring to an organization, including enabling 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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