Connect to finance and operations apps

Dynamics 365
Finance and Operations

Integration and the ability to access your data in finance and operations apps are important capabilities. Developers who have learned to build and extend code in finance and operations apps can enhance their knowledge of development by learning about data integration and how connecting to data can have positive impacts on users.


  • Basic knowledge and experience of object-oriented development.
  • General knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Basic knowledge of using an Integrated development environment (IDE) or Visual Studio.
  • Knowledge of how to build and extend code in finance and operations apps.

Modules in this learning path

As a developer, you are generally part of the data integration scenarios during and after a finance and operations apps implementation. This module explores web application programming interfaces (APIs) that are available for finance and operations apps and will help you understand the key differences between synchronous and asynchronous integrations for the application.

Connect to your finance and operations apps data by using data entities, where data is accessed outside of the application and with different endpoint and external applications.

The Data management framework's package representational state transfer (REST) application programming interface (API) lets you integrate with finance and operations apps by using data packages.

Integrations are an important component of implementing finance and operations apps. By implementing recurring integrations, you can enable the exchange of documents or files between finance and operations apps and third-party applications or services.

When it is time to migrate data, the more you know, the easier it is to control operational complexity and reduce costs. Your customer's business continuity must be your priority. Learn how to prepare data for migration, by using the data management framework to manage data entities and data entity packages in finance and operations apps.

Administrators often need access to their data from finance and operations apps, to perform analytics that will help ensure that certain parameters or business metrics are met.

fFnance and operations apps are integrated with Microsoft Azure to help power many of its built-in capabilities, such as search and intelligence. This module will focus on custom cloud integrations that you can build that are unique to your own project integration needs.

Microsoft Power Platform services like Power Apps and Power Automate, and the Common Data Model are tools that you can use to create efficient ways to get more work done with finance and operations apps.