Master data

One of the most important decision to make is where the Master Data is. The decision depends to a large degree on your business model. But as a rule of thumb, the golden record should be created and maintained in one place and then replicated to all the systems that need it. This manual is for the Cenium Core and Business Central integration and will focus on the different models available for that combination.

Third source

An external CRM database synchronies data to both Business Central companies and Cenium Core.

Check with Cenium support for available integration API's. Since Cenium Hospitality ERP Connector is not used in this scenario it is out of scope of this manual.

Using this model does not call for any additional synchronization between Business Central and Cenium Core.

Cenium Core maintains master data

Using this model, items and master contacts are maintained in Cenium Core and need to be updated in Business Central.

The entities maintained using this model do not need to be pushed back to Cenium Core.

Business Central maintains the master data

Pushing data from Business Central to Cenium uses Events raised by the Business Central application when a record in one of the entities in question is created, modified, renamed or deleted. The data is updated in Cenium Core at the same time as it is changed in Business Central.

Single property installation

Setting up master data synchronization for a single property installation should be straight forward.

Multi Property installations

These can quickly become complicated depending on the Business Central and Cenium Core installation, i.e. multi property or single property per database etc... Architect this kind of install carefully with consultants from Cenium and/or your partner.