Integrating Microsoft SQL Server Into MPulse

Sometimes your maintenance team needs data from other departments, which use different software. And, other departments often need your maintenance data in their systems too.

One common data source is Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. 

Microsoft SQL Server supports a wide variety of transaction processing, business intelligence and analytics applications in corporate IT environments. Software integration between Microsoft SQL Server and MPulse makes it easier to gather and share data between the different systems. 

Luckily, using the Microsoft SQL Server with MPulse is easy, with a little help from MPulse DataLink. 

Connecting Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services and MPulse

As a database server, Microsoft SQL Server’s primary function is storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications. Sometimes those applications run on the same computer, or other times they connect across a network and/or the Internet. 

Microsoft markets at least a dozen different editions of Microsoft SQL Server aimed at different audiences, and for workloads ranging from small single-machine applications to large Internet-facing applications with many concurrent users.

Software integration with your edition of Microsoft SQL Server and your MPulse CMMS software enables you or your IT team to quickly and easily move data in and out, depending on your needs. 

MPulse connects to a SQL server analysis services database via MPulse’s DataLink Integration Adapter feature. That makes this integration easy, enabling users to do things like…

  • Import data to the CMMS software from files, databases, or other applications
  • Export data from the CMMS software to other applications, files, or databases
  • Schedule imports and exports based on times or file changes
  • Save “mapping profiles” to your data sources and targets

Benefits of Integrating with Microsoft SQL Server

Tight integration between CMMS software and your other business-critical applications and data stores like Microsoft SQL Server will do more than reduce hassle. You’ll also enjoy these benefits…

  • Fewer errors due to manual data entry
  • Reduced data input redundancy
  • Faster response times to maintenance problems
  • Near real-time monitoring of critical data
  • The ability to grow with your company’s changing technologies

Above all, MPulse DataLink Integration tools provide an easy way to connect your MPulse CMMS bi-directionally with Microsoft SQL Server, as well as accounting systems, meters and gauges, or other critical data sources.

As a result, data sharing between MPulse CMMS and Microsoft SQL Server goes a long way in keeping your maintenance department running smoothly. 

Note that data integration is different from one-time import/exports, which commonly occur when the CMMS software is first integrated. 

Have questions? We’re here to help. Contact us for more information about integrating Microsoft SQL Server and MPulse CMMS software.