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Microsoft SharePoint 2013: Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi

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Chapter 10. Remote event receivers

New to Microsoft SharePoint 2013, remote event receivers allow you to connect external software and apps to your SharePoint solutions. Through a remote event receiver, you can link to SharePoint any external software that’s capable of providing services based on a specific and predefined SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) service contract. You should not, however, consider remote event receivers as alternatives to Business Connectivity Services (BCS). While BCS allows consuming data from external data sources, remote event receivers allow an external system to subscribe to specific events that will occur on the SharePoint side. The external system can be an ERP, a line-of-business (LOB) system, a custom SharePoint ...

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