Do you work in the service & installation industry, and do you have to deal with articles and associated article information from different suppliers daily? The management of all these articles can quickly become confusing. The 2BA Connector application from Bluace links the 2BA datapool and your Business Central environment. This means that the required article information is always immediately available.
What is the 2BA Connector?
The 2BA Connector is an end-to-end application from Bluace for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. With the 2BA Connector, article management is optimized thanks to the extensive information available. Technically oriented organizations buy directly from Business Central via the 2BA Datapool without leaving the BC environment. The time-consuming purchasing process is automated. You are always aware of the latest changes, such as product specifications, prices, and expected delivery times.
Optimal article management with the 2BA datapool
2BA is the neutral, central data pool for the controlled and digital exchange of technical product and article data for the Service & Installation industry. These article data and suppliers are always quickly available in a uniform article file, which means that long searches in various catalogs, lists, and webshops are a thing of the past. In addition, the manufacturer’s product data is constantly checked and classified in the data pool according to the international ETIM guidelines.
Functionalities of the 2BA Connector
The use of the 2BA coupling has several advantages. Thanks to the 2BA Connector, you can directly look up products from the 2BA Unifeed from your Business Central environment. Subsequently, all product-related information is displayed in Business Central, such as the various suppliers with associated prices, item numbers, and current delivery times. In addition, you have insight into the current technical specifications of the product so that you can immediately assess whether the article meets the requirements. For further technical specifications, there is always a URL available to the manufacturer’s website for any manuals and extensive technical information. Furthermore, an image of the requested articles is always shown for an extra visual check.
Available article data from the 2BA data pool
- Item number;
- Technical specifications;
- Available suppliers;
- Price of the product;
- Delivery times;
- Minimum order quantity;
- URL with a link to manufacturer for manuals;
- Image of the product.
Easy ordering from the most suitable supplier
In addition to selecting the correct item, choosing the most suitable supplier is also essential. Understandably, the choice of supplier depends on several factors, such as price, delivery time, or minimum order quantity. Thanks to the 2BA connection, you will receive a proposal for the proper supplier selection based on the factors that are essential to you. This ensures that items are always ordered on time for the most favorable price.
Correct article data in Business Central
After selecting the suitable supplier, the desired item is automatically created in Business Central. Specifications of the article are taken from the 2BA Unifeed and filled in automatically. The information about the product that is relevant to the organization, such as price and delivery times, is updated periodically and automatically. It is also possible to update real-time information from the 2BA Unifeed at the push of a button. You are always aware of the current prices as an organization, and decisions are made based on real-time insights.
Download the 2BA Connector in the Microsoft AppSource
The 2BA Connector app is expected in the Microsoft AppSource around Q3 2022. In principle, you have the option to add this application to your environment without your implementation partner. However, your software may change and react suddenly. The team at Bluace is on hand to guide you in purchasing add-ons and ensuring a hassle-free expansion.