Data Synchronization Options

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This page provides an outline of the tools and products available to help you better manage your constituent data. The links provide more information on the various options.  Please contact your Account Manager/Project Manager to discuss your community's needs.   Data Synchronization Options Overview (pdf)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Manual Import and Export

Manual Import

Manual Export


SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) Import and Export  

SFTP Import

SFTP Export

RE Adapter for Encompass

Encompass Connector

Through an exclusive arrangement to integrate Encompass with Ellucian's Advance and Banner Advancement, the Connector for Encompass provides a comprehensive and efficient system for managing your constituent communication and affinity efforts. Up-to-date constituent biographical and Gift data is retrieved automatically through Web Services, allowing for a secure and reliable bi-directional exchange of information between your Encompass database and your offline database and eliminating the need for manual processing and custom development.

Ellucian Advance Connector for Encompass

Biographical Data Sync Resources- Advance

  • Advance Encompass Reference/Advance Web Encompass Connector reference

Gift Data Sync Resources – Advance

  • Advance Web Encompass Reference
  • Encompass Connector Gift set up
  • iModules Donations I and Donations II Training – sign up here 

*Guide can be downloaded at the Ellucian Hub.

Ellucian Banner Advance Connector for Encompass

Biographical Data Sync Resources- Banner Advancement

  • Banner Advancement Data Load-Extract Handbook (primary Resource)

  • Connector Installation and Administration Guide (technical)

Gift Data Sync Resources – Banner Advancement

  • Banner Advancement Data Load-Extract Handbook (primary Resource)

  • iModules Donations I and Donations II Training – sign up here

*The handbook and Guide can be downloaded at the Ellucian Hub.

Advancement Connector FAQ

 Advancement Connector and Identity Check Point (ICP)

  Bio PULL

  • Only syncs member records (records with a Constituent ID)
  • Nonmember records (records without a Constituent ID) are not included in the sync

How do you pull profile updates that are tied to a nonmember record while using the scheduler (pull online updates since the last run)?

The following settings within Encompass are recommended:

Identity Checkpoint has now been enhanced to add a new setting to support the last_updated field to be set to the date the non-member record was merged into the member record. Request “Identity Check Point merge Date is set as Last Updated date” configuration within Encompass. Contact your Account manager or Application Support to have this enabled.This allows you to pull all profile updates from Encompass after completing Identity Check Point Merge.

GIFT PULL

  • Will pull transaction data tied to member records as well as nonmember records
  • Transactions tied to nonmember records can be delayed by nonmember merge and Identity Check Point merge processes until reviewed:
    • Nonmember merge process – offline process that links nonmember record to another nonmember record. Admins have no access to manage/rush this process
    • Identity Check Point – member verifier pop up where resulting nonmember record is moved to Identity Check Point Grid – Merge Data Grid for Admin review and merge.
      • Real time merging for commerce based forms is available (Merge one by one)

How do you pull transaction data in real time without having to wait on member merge processes?

 "is_reviewed" override can be configured setup in Encompass to pull Reviewed and ALL: un-reviewed transactions from Encompass: Contact your Account manager or Application Support to have t' – Available Mid-January, 2016

-This will ensure that all transactions are available for Gift PULL in real time. This also allows transactions to be pulled based off date added/date of transaction.

                Note: Use this flag if you have a scheduler in place or a process that frequently pulls this data on a set schedule for batching

Web Services for Encompass

 

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