ERP Integration: Unlocking New Ways to Work with ERP Solutions
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are not totally outmoded. Many organizations still use ERP applications like SAP, Oracle, etc. to streamline mission-critical business functions, i.e., finance & accounts, human capital management, supplier relationship management, enterprise performance management, etc.
However, ERP integration is still a challenge for enterprises. Debilitating errors and silos prevent enterprises from integrating ERP systems with other applications. As a result, most companies fail to automate and optimize their core processes to keep up with tech trends. Totackle these challenges, companies need to reimagine their ERP dataintegration approach.
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In this blog, we will discuss some common ERP integration challenges, use cases, and ways to circumvent them using revamped ERP integration solution.
Common ERP Integration Use Cases
ERP Integration with Client Relationship Management (CRM): This is one of the most common ERP integration use cases. Enterprises often need to integrate CRM data with ERP systems like Salesforce, Oracle, Workbooks, etc. With integration, a salesperson can onboard customer data faster up to 80% by bringing ERP data, i.e., financials, performance management, etc. to a CRM.Faster onboarding allows companies to offer superior customer experiences, and thus achieve a good net promoter score. The overall efficiency and productivity of IT teams increases, making companies easier to do business with.
ERP Integration with Supplier Systems:Seamless integration enables enterprises to send requests to suppliers whenever a purchase requisition for a component or raw material is generated in an ERP system. Supplier quotes can be routed back to ERP for further processing.
ERP Integration with Third-Party Purchase Order Systems: ERP systems can be integrated with third-party purchase order systems for getting quick access to receipts, requisitions, logs and other relevant information. Start-to-end integration significantly accelerates the speed of order processing tasks,thereby ensuring faster time to value
Challenges in Integrating ERP with Other Applications
ERP integration delivers tangible benefits but it is a daunting task. ERP solutions are extremely mature and rigid and they often form data silos. IT teams face several challenges while integrating SAP with other applications.
There is a steep increase in the use of Software as a Service (SaaS) based platforms that have a different design model and data format. These architectural differences make it difficult for integrating ERP applications with a SaaS application like Salesforce.
Another relevant problem is identifying the relevant ERP database from over 90,000 databases. Most of these tables have hundreds of flags, fields, or values. Extracting this data can be a huge problem for enterprises.
Adeptia’s ERP Integration Accelerators
Adeptia offers unique capabilities for integrating ERP applications with other applications and automating complex processes. The solution works natively with many ERP solutions like SAP and Oracle to enable smoother electronic data interchange. It also customizes ERP systems for specific requirements and processes.
Adeptia Integration Accelerator for ERP packs robust features for different types of integration scenarios:
Data Mapping: Adeptia enables smoother data transformation between an ERP and any other application. Data mapping rules can be configured visually with drag and drop ease in few simple clicks.It uses AI to map different kinds of data, which is a lot faster and authentic than complex EDI mapping. Consequently, users can streamline the movementof data between an ERP and other applications.
Workflow Automation: Adeptia’s ERP integration solution automates business processes to and from ERPthat helps companies drive digital transformation initiatives. Human workflow capabilities allow business users to validate information, correct errors and make decisions quickly. The solution provisions pre-built flows and connectors for quick deployment.
SOA-Based, Low-Code Approach: Adeptia provides an easy, graphical, point-and-click approach for building and deploying ERP integration flows. Process-centric, SOA-based approach allows automated SAP integration and helps users in responding faster to business and technology changes.
Contact Adeptia Experts to know more about our ERP Integration Capabilities.