SmartConnect has been on the market for almost two decades, and more than 8,000 companies have depended on the functionality to aid in the efficiency of their efforts. Five years ago, we predicted SmartConnect, both on-premise and cloud, would dominate the mid-market ERP integration space – a veracious account that stands true.

SmartConnect continues to enable businesses to connect disparate systems, automate data flows, and streamline processes without the need for extensive coding or IT expertise. This has been, and will continue to be, the very best long-term integration solution for our partners, and it’s only getting better.

Then in 2019, we rolled out Popdock – SmartConnect’s perfect companion, but also utterly unique and capable of standing alone. Today, there are currently over a thousand companies relying on Popdock. Together, the two are dominating the world of integration by providing comprehensive data, access, and management solutions for businesses.  

The future is bright for these powerful tools, and we’ve got the roadmap to prove it. Here’s what’s to come for SmartConnect and Popdock:


Connection Enhancements

  • Oracle NetSuite – change data source
  • Oracle NetSuite – SuiteQL for data sources and lookups
  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations – More detailed response messages
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement – REST API for data source and destination

Architecture Enhancements

  • Microservices for scheduled processes
  • REST API for SmartConnect
  • Swagger support for REST API
  • Transition projects and connectors to .NET Core

General Enhancements

  • Documentation tool for integrations
  • Allow null values to be return from scripting
  • Batch error emails to send via schedule

Connection Enhancements

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central – 3rd party API support.
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central – Support for actions/custom actions.
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central – Rollback for failed documents.

General Enhancements

  • Transfers of customer accounts across regions.
  • Updated backups, documentation, and recovery per Azure region.
  • New unit test and automation for upgrades for each region.
  • Implementation of private servers/regions.

Architecture Enhancements:

  • Updated framework for User Interface (UI): React to be implemented for every control, re-design of multiple windows.
  • Redesigned database access layer: Less overhead, additional scaling across regions, groundwork for future upgrades.
  • Single IP address per region.

Connection Enhancements

  • Oracle NetSuite – Batch processing
  • Oracle NetSuite – Upserts
  • Oracle NetSuite – Parallel Processing
  • Oracle NetSuite – Implementation of REST API
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement – Allow plugin exceptions to be enabled/disabled for triggers

Architecture Enhancements

  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations – Actions on destination
  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations – Batch processing
  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations – Web hooks for real time triggers
  • Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations – Export data source for change triggers
  • REST – Parent/child linked sources
  • Popdock – Upgrade to latest API
  • Popdock – Custom filters and saved favorites from SC UI

General Enhancements:

  • SOC2 Compliance
  • Lookup results to be used in calculations
  • Update main dashboardBulk actions through UI – schedules, integrations, sources
  • New Excel Add-in

Connection Enhancements:

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Batch processing
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Parent fields in transactions
  • Realtime sources – Staging tables
  • Salesforce – REST API
  • Salesforce – Batch processing
  • Salesforce – Updated Apex tests

General Enhancements:

  • UI update – visual representation of integrations
  • UI update – link multiple integrations into single process flow
  • Health reports on scheduled and grouped integrations and processes
  • Independent lookups from destination
  • Overhauled import/export process and integration repository


  • Faster Query Builder for both publishing and validation
  • Color Coding for Large Data Sets
  • Changing Summary Methods
  • Fast Grouping
  • Faster Sorting
  • Faster Return of Data
  • Faster Page Loading
  • Add Counts to Navigation
  • Breadcrumb Navigation
  • Better Dark Mode Theme
  • Better High contrast theme
  • Solarized Light and Dark Themes
  • Prefer Dark Mode
  • Thin Scrollbars
  • Sorting Values with Special Characters Base on Locale
  • Skeleton Forms
  • Animated Navigation Bars
  • Animated Drop Downs
  • Animated Setup Forms
  • Display Flow Fields in Query Builder
  • Improved UI for Adding Fields
  • Insert Data Values
  • Enter Date
  • Split and Calculated Fields
  • Drop up/down
  • Filters
  • Hover to Edit
  • Add Scrollbars and to Sidebars
  • Add Scrollbars to Breadcrumb
  • Split out Forms and Groups
  • Better Resizing for Small Widgets
  • Help sidebar
  • Auto-dependency Detection
  • Test Calculated Fields
  • Insert Functions for SQL
  • Insert Function for C#
  • Select Colors
  • Trend Lines
  • Line Smoothing
  • Pyramid Charts
  • Child Companies
  • Add Summary List Wizard
  • Add Restriction List Wizard
  • Add Comparison List Wizard
  • Add Endpoint Wizard
  • More Summary Method
  • Move List on Delete
  • Free Form Layout
  • Add Widgets
  • Refresh All
  • Duplicate Lookups
  • Add List Wizard
  • New Security Roles
  • Security Roles Per Connector
  • Resizable Details
  • Resizable Sidebar
  • Export Chart Details
  • Export Text Details
  • Display Grid in Sidebar
  • Add Widget Wizard
  • Select Field for Table
  • International Sorting for Special Characters
  • Query Builder for SQL
  • Query Builder for mySQL
  • Query Builder for Salesforce
  • Query Builder for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales
  • Query Builder for Synapse
  • New Excel Addin with Ad-Hoc Query Capabilities
  • Azure Synapse Connector
  • IP Restrictions
  • GP-SmartView favorites Import
  • Internal App Store/Template Library
  • Parenthetical Filtering
  • Workflows
  • Teams Addin
  • Outlook Addin
  • Snowflake Connector
  • Extract Blobs from SQL for Upload/Download
  • Partner/SupportUsers
  • Additional Auditing/Logging Capabilities and Reporting
  • Dropbox Connector
  • SharePoint Connector
  • BoxConnector
  • GraphQL
  • Teams
  • Slack
  • Amazon S3 Support for Popdock Data Lake Upload Tool
  • .gzip Support for Popdock Data Lake Upload Tool
  • Parquet Support for Azure Data Lake and Amazon S3
  • Collapsible Records in Widgets
  • Document Reporting
  • File Split Configuration for Data Lakes
  • Amazon Redshift

New features and updates are continually being rolled out, and we’re always open to suggestions. Reach out to us at for feature suggestions and/or requests, and be a part of keeping SmartConnect and Popdock great!