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Microsoft Dynamics NAV by Mark Brummel, Christopher Studebaker, David Studebaker, David Roys, Vjekoslav Babić, Cristina Nicolàs Lorente, Laura Nicolàs Lorente, Alex Chow

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Web services

Web services are an industry standard software interface that allows software applications to interoperate using standard interface specifications along with standard communications services and protocols. When NAV publishes some web services, these functions can be accessed and utilized by properly programmed software residing anywhere on the Web. This software does not need to be directly compatible with C/SIDE or even .NET; it just needs to obey web services conventions and have security access to the NAV Web Services.

Some benefits of NAV Web Services are:

  • Very simple to publish (that is, to expose a web service to a consuming program outside of NAV)
  • Provides managed access to NAV data while respecting and enforcing NAV rules, logic, ...

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