About The Portal Connector for Dynamics CRM and Dynamics 365

Have you ever found yourself using a tool that just wasn’t right for the job?  Improvising to get a square peg to fit in a round hole?  Can you make it work – maybe, but it won't deliver on the results you are looking for.  Something would have to be compromised.

That was us, pavliks.com,  trying to deliver portal solutions to our customers within the framework of CRM.  There were tools, but they were very complex, time consuming and expensive to deliver to our customers.  Even then, if we could get the tools to generate the portal solution, we were still restricted by the CRM platform that is not structured to be a web portal.  It felt like a lose-lose scenario.  So, we set out to change that.

With our advanced knowledge of Sitefinity CMS (a website Content Management System), we built a connector to Dynamics CRM which seamlessly integrates data.  The drag and drop functionality inherent in Sitefinity, allowed us to build modules and widgets which make building web portal elements much easier to do and opened portal development to a wider audience of non-programmers.


The Portal Connector for Dynamics CRM/365

This solution allows the CMS to do all of the heavy lifting, all CRM does is supply the data.  Content Management Systems come with deep functionality that allow users to deliver a rich and diverse experience with their portal and website in one spot.

Our customers were blown away with the solution and experiences they were delivering to their end customers.  We could now deliver a cost-effective solution, using the right tools performing the right jobs, and our customers could self manage their portal.  We now faced a WIN-WIN-WIN situation.

With this success in hand, we decided to share this great technology with other CRM Partners and Customers, so you too can start delivering cost effective portal solutions, using the right tools, that can be easily self managed.

The Portal Connector has been on the market since 2014.  With 4 feature releases per year, the Portal Connector continues to bring value to Partners and Customers, with innovation and inspiration.  Curious what we are currently working on?  Check out The Portal Connector Roadmap!


About Portal Hero

Portal Hero

You may have seen Portal Hero at a tradeshow in the past, you may recognize him from his Blog Series, but who is Portal Hero?

Portal Hero is anyone who wants to deliver an outstanding web portal for exceptional customer engagement.  So hopefully, Portal Hero is YOU.

Be a hero to your company and champion a web portal solution that will WOW your customers

Be a hero to your CRM Portal Practice and include a web portal solution that you can deliver on, in every CRM project.

Portal Heroes have super powers and a secret weapon.  Their powers allow them to produce unique and creative portal solutions, and their secret weapon is – not having to know code.  With drag and drop functions in The Portal Connector, Portal Heroes don’t have to be computer programmers.

Do you want to be a Portal Hero?  I thought so!

Portal Heroes use The Portal Connector to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Looking for a specific feature to help you become a Portal Hero?  Join in on our Forums and we will see what we can do to help.


Executive Team

Ian Pavlik, President of The Portal Connector

Ian Pavlik, President

Ian, President of The Portal Connector and pavliks.com, has been leading a successful Dynamics CRM/365 practice for 13+ years. Yes, 13+ years, since Dynamics CRM 1.2.

Customers have been asking for portal solutions from the beginning and the time and cost to deliver them had been a barrier to customer satisfaction. So, Ian drove the initiative to develop a new solution that would empower Dynamics CRM/365 users to deliver a Portal Solution in less time with less cost.

Ian is passionate about technology with a mission to deliver innovative and strategic IT solutions to businesses who want to improve their operations through the application of current technology.

Ian is committed to the community.  He is a long-standing member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Barrie, a committed volunteer for Special Olympics and supports many local organization through sponsorship.  In his spare time he can be found, on the golf course, ski hill or on an outdoor adventure!


Steve Webb, VP of Product Development at The Portal Connector

Steve Webb, VP of Product Development

Steve has designed, managed and developed industry leading solutions for over 20 years. His roots in technology began with client server software development, progressing quickly to web based solutions. 

Today, Steve is the VP of Product Development managing the various product offerings of pavliks.com along with being the principal architect of The Portal Connector for Dynamics CRM/365.

Steve enjoys working closely with partners to build relationships based on trust and regularly seeks honest feedback as his team is committed to the advancement of portals for Dynamics CRM/365, and ensuring partners and customers have the best solution to meet their needs.

Steve is a motorcycle enthusiast, a karaoke rock star, a devoted Toronto Maple Leafs fan and has been known, by at least one person, to like sandwiches!


Ryan Buxton, Partner Manager at The Portal Connector

Ryan Buxton, Partner Manager

Ryan has over 15 years experience in consultative sales. He started out in hardware solution sales and has worked with companies in many verticals, such as financial, government, insurance and education.

Today, Ryan strives to help Microsoft Partners around the world build a successful Portal Practice as a Partner Manager with The Portal Connector for Dynamics CRM / 365.

Ryan enjoys engaging in strategic conversations to help partners uncover portal opportunities.  He also helps customer become “Portal Ready” and ensures their portal projects are executed with success.

Ryan has a passion for baseball and has been coaching his son’s travel rep baseball team for the past 6 years – Go Baycats!  He enjoys cheering on the Toronto Maples Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Green Bay Packers.