I just discovered an interesting tool, thought I’d share a quick review.
Skyvia is a cloud data integration solution. It has connectors to a few data sources and is able to move data from one cloud based source to another based on configuration and schedule. Oh I forgot to mention, it’s FREE J
As a test, I configured it to connect to my Dynamics CRM Online sandbox organization and my Zoho CRM organization:
Once my connections are created and validated, I create and design a package to transfer contacts from Dynamics CRM Online to Zoho CRM:
As you can see on the screenshot above, Skyvia gives you the ability to create synchronization tasks (1) and also to schedule the execution your packages (2). The package can also be ran manually.
The tool can be very handy especially if you have simple synchronization needs between CRM and other systems. The supported data sources are Dynamics CRM Online, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Salesforce.com, Zoho CRM, Sugar CRM. Obviously such a tool does not replace the need for more complete and mature data integration products such as Scribe and SSIS connectors, but it provides an easy way to achieve simple data integration between multiple cloud based systems. Works perfectly for me demos! And it’s free (at least for now).