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Lightning Tools and Theobald Software bundle their strength

June 27, 2014

[ClickPress, Fri Jun 27 2014] The specialists for SAP interface technology from Theobald Software and the SharePoint specialists from Lightning Tools announce the technology partnership.

Lightning Tools has provided tools and web parts for SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and the Business Data Catalog (BDC) since Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) was introduced. BCS Meta Man enables you to connect to many different external data sources such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL, OData, ODBC data sources, and WCF Web Services.

With this partnership, SAP as another data source will be available now. Customers will have the opportunity to establish code free Business Connectivity Services connections to SAP using the BCS Connector by Theobald Software.

"We believe, that Lightning Tools customers benefit a lot from this combination of our solutions", says Peter Wohlfarth, Marketing Director at Theobald Software. "Our products stand for very high scalability, intuitive usability, as well as quality and support 'Made in Germany'".

Brett Lonsdale (CEO and Co-Founder of Lightning Tools) says: "ERPConnect Services is an outstanding product that offers our customers SAP connectivity via Business Connectivity Services without the high cost of writing code. Together, Theobald Software and Lightning Tools can provide both the tooling and the expertise required to build extensive business data solutions within SharePoint."

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Theobald Software GmbH, Stuttgart

Peter Wohlfarth, Marketing Director


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Lightning Tools Ltd., Lutterworth

Brett Lonsdale, Co-Founder


About Theobald Software

Founded in 2004, Theobald Software GmbH is specialized in the development of products for SAP integration. In this area, Theobald Software serves more than 1,500 customers worldwide within nearly every industry and company size. Theobald Software offers a number of standard interface products for SAP, as well as an extensive Portfolio of serving and advisory activities within the range of SAP interface development. Theobald Software is an SAP Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner.

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About Lightning Tools

Lightning Tools was founded in 2007, and has specialized in Microsoft SharePoint since the inception of the Business Data Catalog and its product BDC Meta Man. After the success of BDC Meta Man, Lightning Tools has expanded its portfolio by offering Permissions Management, Content Aggregation, Social and Data connectivity tools to customers worldwide. The Lightning tools products can be explored under:

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Source: ClickPress (UK)

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