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What is eConnect?

eConnect is a collection of tools, components, and interfaces that allow applications to programmatically interact with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The key eConnect components and interfaces include:

  • A .NET managed code assembly
  • A Microsoft BizTalkĀ® Application Integration Component (AIC)
  • Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) services

These eConnect interfaces allow external applications like web storefronts, web services, point-of-sale systems, or legacy applications to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP. The external applications can perform actions like creating, updating, retrieving, and deleting back office documents and transactions. While eConnect supplies a large number of documents, not every Microsoft Dynamics GP feature is available through eConnect.

Hint: Throughout the documentation, the terms back office and front office are used. The term back office refers to the financial management system, in this case, Microsoft Dynamics GP. The term front office refers to customer relationship management systems, data warehouses, web sites, or other applications that communicate with the back office.

eConnect allows you to leverage the existing transaction-based business logic of Microsoft Dynamics GP. This allows you to focus your time and energy on creating or enhancing custom applications for the front office.