Layer2 Products

Layer2 Products are used to manage business-critical corporate data migration, backup, integration, and document or file synchronization - especially in the context of Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, and Azure. Learn more about our products the Layer2 Cloud Connector, Layer2 Business Data List Connector, or Layer2 Smoove below - or start with our solutions page to learn which product fits your challenge most.

Layer2 Smoove -
The easy way to sync

Layer2 Smoove beta is our new web-application that will allow you to sync your data from Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM to Sharepoint. You can login and smoove from anywhere and at any time.

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Your data is safe! We comply with the EU's Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a web-based tool Layer2 Smoove is hosted in a secure Microsoft Azure Cloud in Europe. 

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Cloud services future-proof your business by improving your business agility and avoiding potentially expensive mistakes.

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Enjoy the brand new design with a modern and intuitive user interface. The UI allows an easy and user friendly connectivity and synchronization.

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You don't need any IT-knowledge at all: just click on the tiles to connect your entities and smoove!

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The advantage of web-based applications is that you only need an internet connection. Just log in and sync, whether you are at home, your workplace or at lunch with your colleagues.

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We are constantly working on extending the tool and we have infinity options to integrate new features, other systems and more funtions.

Layer2 Cloud Connector -
The Swiss Army Knife of Data integration

The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration, backup, or permanent two-way synchronization.

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Connect and sync 100+ systems and apps in just minutes without any programming. Select the data provider, enter a data query and a primary key, map the fields - done.

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One tool - many use cases: data and document migration, file backup, and permanent two-way data sync. Use the tool to connect your local apps with the cloud,local to local, or cloud to cloud.

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The "Swiss-Army Knife" of Microsoft Cloud Data Integration & File Sync: Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Dynamics, Exchange, Azure, Office Groups, Microsoft Teams, Flow...

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We support all kind of SQL databases, Oracle, Db2 via ODBC, OLEDB, ADO.NET, ERP/CRM, Microsoft Office Access / Excel, XML, CSV, OData, SOAP... Any many 3rd-party ADO.NET data provider.

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As a Windows Service, your data resides today, locally, or in your cloud. No changes in the connected systems required, no administrative access rights... Just direct and secure connections - you are in full control.

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Flexible and cost-effective licensing: The 3 fully-featured product editions are licensed per installation. Just select the license model that suits your business needs.

Layer2 business data list connector -
The expert in SharePoint on-premise data integration

The Layer2 Business Data List Connector for SharePoint solves many issues that still exist with Microsoft SharePoint data integration. It connects SharePoint on-premises lists to 100+ external data sources without any programming to keep the data in sync. All the great SharePoint features are supported for connected lists.

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No programming skills needed: Just go to SharePoint "List Settings", click "Connect to External Data Source". Enter a very few settings, create automatically and map your data fields - that's it. Your list will be connected and always up-to-date.

 

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Connect SharePoint to almost any SQL/ERP/CRM via ODBC, OLEDB, or ADO.NET. Integrate via Excel, Access, XML, CSV/TXT. Sync data via Web Services like OData or SOAP. Pull data from Active Directory, Exchange, Dynamics, SharePoint, or Office 365.

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Use the SharePoint features you are already familiar with: Keep settings in the Secure Store. Cache external data in SharePoint lists. Use Timer Jobs, Ribbon Buttons, or the SharePoint API to keep your list data up-to-date in minutes.

 

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Provide all the great SharePoint list features for your external data without any restrictions: Views, filters, lookups, search, forms, change notifications, workflows on external data change.

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Extend SharePoint forms and workflows to almost any external system for better collaboration and reporting. Process external data changes in SharePoint and write-back results to external systems in real-time. Integrate external systems with Flow or PowerApps.

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Integrate your SharePoint-based portal. Providing pre-selected data sets for easy access increases end-user acceptance and helps to release the potential benefits of your existing SharePoint portal.

Layer2 Knowledge Management Suite -
make your SharePoint Smarter

The Layer2 Knowledge Management Suite for SharePoint is a must-have to better manage taxonomies in the SharePoint Term Store, to assign managed metadata to items and documents automatically via bulk-tagging or in real-time, and to improve SharePoint content discovery and search. Let your data and documents in Sharepoint become knowledge.

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Export, import and update Term Sets to / from external systems via SKOS/XML without to lose existing metadata assignments. Can be used for Term Store backup, deployment, or integration.

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Enrich your terms by flexible classification rules based on synonyms, regular expressions (REGEX), and custom logic to better classify your content by managed metadata assignment. 

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Classify SharePoint list items and documents for better findability by assigning managed metadata automatically via bulk-tagging (after migration) or in real-time (after user interactions).

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Benefit of managed metadata assignment by adding additional, search-driven navigations, such as a term glossary or A-Z subject index to improve content findability and foster a common corporate language.

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Display context-specific "related content" dynamically in SharePoint, such as related documentation, news with similar topic, responsible contacts, further links, automatically as known from amazon.com using search-driven, security trimmed web parts with flexible template-based design.

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The Layer2 Knowledge Management Suite is available for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, 2013, and 2016. SharePoint WFEs and Application Servers must be licensed. It's not fully available for SharePoint Online.