There are many benefits to syncing on-premises databases to Dynamics 365 Online, including:
- Single Centralized Location for Data
Knowing that you can just check one location (Dynamics 365 Online) and not have to look for or double-check your information in multiple sources can reduce errors and increase productivity.
- Access from Anywhere
Once the data is in Dynamics 365 Online, one of the main cloud advantages will also apply to the synchronized on-prem data – it will now be available anywhere, and you will be able to access it from multiple locations and devices.
- Cost Savings
With this synchronization, you can avoid having to create online versions of your on-premises databases and corresponding applications, which can be costly because they are often legacy.
- Reduced response time
By having your existing data available in the cloud (in Dynamics 365 Online, in this case), you can use it to support your business decisions and respond more quickly to changes in your market.
What Database Does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Use?
The first thought that might come to mind for syncing on-premises databases to Dynamics 365 Online is: “Let me find out what database it is that Microsoft Dynamics 365 uses and put the data in there”. But think about it. If you were to access Dynamics 365 database, you could very easily threaten its data integrity and enter into a nightmare. That is why Dynamics 365 database synchronization is the way to go.
How to Sync On-premises Databases to Dynamics 365 Online
In a perfect world, migrating from Dynamics CRM on-premises or Dynamics 365 on-premises to Dynamics 365 online would be a breeze. You could just click a button, and all of your data and integrations would be transferred seamlessly. But unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world.
That’s why it’s important to have the right tools and resources to help you. With the right tools, you can avoid the painful experience of migrating to the cloud and losing your existing on-prem integrations. And who knows, you might even have a little fun along the way.
Connecting Software’s D365 Database Sync Solution
Connecting Software offers a D365 Database Sync Solution that makes it easy to sync on-premises databases to Dynamics 365 Online. This solution is based on Connecting Software’s Connect Bridge platform. What is Connect Bridge, I hear you ask? This a software integration platform to connect to and sync data between different systems. It is secure, reliable, and used by many, as you can see in https://www.crmsoftwareblog.com/2020/09/dynamics-sucess-stories-getting-data-into-dynamics-365-automatically/.
The D365 Database Sync Solution is the one for Dynamics 365. There are similar ones using different connectors to different systems. But don’t be fooled; these might be easy to use, but nonetheless, they are powerful tools that can handle tough jobs!
This tool keeps your target system integrity secure. How? It uses the standard SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements, but only to connect to Dynamics via the API. In other words, you use SQL, but you are not touching the actual Dynamics 365 database. This means you can connect to Dynamics 365 online from your local DBMS or any client application and operate data into it with ease. And the data integrity is protected.
A detailed guide on this, including an application scenario with the AdventureWorks database, is available at
Final Thoughts on Synchronizing On-premises Databases to Dynamics 365 Online
Syncing on-premises databases to Dynamics 365 Online can provide a number of benefits for businesses of all sizes. By moving your data to the cloud, you can enjoy a single centralized location for data, with access from anywhere, have significant cost savings, and reduce your response time. Connecting Software’s D365 Database Sync Solution is a secure and reliable way to sync data between on-premises and cloud-based systems.