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Dynamics 365 is a very powerful system which enables Sales, Field Service, Customer Service and Marketing teams to perform multitude of functions to expedite the business. In recent past, it has introduced UCI version which helps Dynamics 365 users to not only use it for web, but also in the form of apps. We have leveraged the functionality of Dynamics 365 CRM to export Reports, Word and Excel templates periodically with our 1-Click app Click2Export.
As the name suggests, Click2Export exports Reports, Word and Excel templates in just a single click. With Click2Export users can also perform actions on the exported files like Attach to a Note, Upload to SharePoint, Attach and auto-send in Email, and download them for offline consumption. Recently, Click2Export introduced Schedule Reports which enables users to send exported Reports, Word and Excel templates through mails at regular interval. This interval can be daily, weekly or monthly. It gives users the liberty to just configure the setting once and let it run automatically later on.
Schedule Reports works for periodical export and email of files so let’s understand how this periodicity works.
Exporting Files Daily
The recurrence pattern here will be every X days. For e.g. if the recurrence is decided for X=3 days, then the process will repeat itself for every 3rd day from starting day. Here we have started the process from 3rd February so the report will be exported and emailed on every 3 day periodicity for e.g. 3rd Feb, 6th Feb, etc.
Exporting File Weekly
When we have selected the recurrence pattern as weekly, the files will be exported and emailed on the periodicity of X. For e.g. for the value of X=2, and days are Saturday and Sunday, the files will be exported on every 2nd week’s Saturday and Sunday from the beginning day.
Exporting Files Monthly
Here the process will be repeated on every fixed day of X month’s periodicity. For e.g. if the value of X=2, and the day is 15th then after every second month the file will be sent on the 15th day.
Therefore, you have seen how with the help of Click2Export users are able to quickly schedule reports and carry out the task of exporting and emailing them easily.
Let’s go through the benefits of Scheduling Reports:
- Send Templates Periodically: Templates are sent easily and scheduled for an automatic timeframe. This enables the users to focus on other relevant tasks and the automation of sending reports and templates is fixed without a miss.
- Time Effective: Since the sending of files is done automatically a lot of time is saved and there is time effective performance and the team is able to add to the credibility of users.
- Periodic Sending of Templates: This adds to the time factor as there is a surety that files will be sent at a particular interval. Thus there is an evident improvement in the performance of team members with reliability and also the assurity that the files will be sent at scheduled time.