Import Tool is a powerful add-on designed specially to import data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It allows you to import or update all elements of Product Catalog, any core Microsoft Dynamics CRM entity (Accounts, Contacts, Leads, etc.) or even your own custom entities.
You can import data from different sources (SQL, Excel, text file, ODBC, or develop your own), easily save field mapping schema, use functions to transform input data and much more.
Import Tool comes in two versions: Data Migration version and Full version.
Data Migration version is designed for initial data imports and will work only for 60 days. This version should help customers import essential data into Microsoft Dynamics CRM, test and make all necessary data updates at the beginning of the implementation process.
Full version is ideal for initial and on-going data imports as it has no expiration date. This is the best choice for customers that require regular updates to data stored in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, for example when price lists need to be updated regularly, new products are frequently imported.
In addition to that Import Tool is divided into 7 Modules that allow importing or updating different groups of entities. Customers that do not need to import all types of records can choose only a single module or modules that are critical for their business. Furthermore custom entities import is always included when at least one module is registered.