Integration of ERP systems is crucial for the efficient operation of the company. On the one hand, combining these systems will almost certainly save you a lot of time and, on the other – increase revenues. How to integrate ERP systems?
What are ERP systems?
ERP systems are, in other words, software used for enterprise resource planning. It may include, among other things, managing distribution, accounting, or human resources. The main task of such systems is to streamline and automate the processes they control. Thanks to appropriately selected ERP systems, you can save time and money and, at the same time, manage the company more effectively.
Why is it worth integrating ERP?
System integration brings many benefits. The most important advantages of this solution include:
- data centralization – it is best to put the data on the company’s functioning in one place. Thanks to this, process management is more efficient, and access to information is easier for all parties related to the process;
- lower risk of human error – human error very often causes deterioration of the company’s results, making it extremely difficult to avoid them. Slightly worse well-being, fatigue, or simply monotonous work may cause some activities to be performed by a person incorrectly. The same task carried out by appropriately selected systems will undoubtedly result in a positive result;
- higher employee efficiency – when employees who previously dealt with simple tasks currently carried out by ERP systems gain more time, they become more efficient. They can take on complex tasks and finish them faster with better results.
How to integrate?
Integration of ERP systems can be carried out in several different ways, depending on the needs and business profile.
One of the most popular methods is point-to-point, connecting all the systems you want to use separately. This task is quite time-consuming, as it requires connecting each of the scenarios individually, but at the same time – the entry barrier of such a solution is relatively low.
A relatively new solution on the market is ESB, i.e., Enterprise Service Bus. Individual applications are connected via a particular bus, a common point in such a situation. This process is more straightforward than the previous solution because it does not require separate connections for each system to be used in the company.
Finally – there is also the possibility of full personalization in ERP systems. It means that companies decide to create individual applications that will be fully tailored to their needs.
Properly conducted integration will not only bring many benefits but ultimately will not be particularly burdensome for customers and employees. We encourage you to make these changes to increase your company’s revenue and efficiency!