Commercial SharePoint user profile synchronization solutions

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Hi all, for an Office 365 customer I'm currently doing some research on commercial solutions for (bulk) updating SharePoint user profiles. I have been searching quite a bit, but unfortunately have only found 1 product so far by bandrsolutions (O365 profile synchronization). A possible alternative of course is to build a custom PS/.net script using PnP.

 

My question is, does anyone in the community have any good recommendations / experience with other solutions, preferably commercial ones?

 

Thanks!

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Given the PnP exists, I doubt there is much appetite for a commercial solution -- there would be little gain in creating such a solution.

Is there an issue with the PnP solution?
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Hi Trevor, not really, except trying to keep custom scripts to a minimum due to lack of developers and making sure that we are not reinventing the wheel if there is already a good solution available, but what I understand from your answer is that there are no products available and that PnP is our best way forward?
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I'm personally not aware of any and yes, I believe PnP would be your best way forward. You could look to hire temporary help to get this working. While I don't know your specific requirements, taking the PnP solution and properly integrating it with your data source should easily be <40 hours worth of work. There are plenty of SharePoint consultancy shops that could assist in this.