To connect all business processes – stock control systems, administration, accounts and logistics being the most important – B2B companies use ERP systems. Investment in an ecommerce platform immediately creates the need to exchange ERP data with the webshop, leading to the following dilemma: do we switch to a new ERP system or do we stick with the package that has served us well for a long time, often many years?
With the CloudSuite platform, both options are possible. We offer our own ERP system and can seamlessly connect external ERP software to our ecommerce system. For large companies, the latter option is probably the most interesting. It avoids long implementations and problems with data migration. For such businesses, it is much more efficient to stay with the ERP software they already have.
In the last few years we have connected many of our customers’ ERP systems to our platform. These are the ERP systems that are compatible with our ecommerce platform: Microsoft Dynamics (Navision & Axapta), Afas (Profit), Exact (Globe & Online), Unit4 (Multivers & Agresso), SAP, IBM, Hybris, Infor LN (Baan), ECI (Bridge/400), Infor M3 (Lawson) and RealDolmen RAW. For a complete overview of our ERP links click here.
Above the ERP systems that we can integrate into our platform
Integrating the ERP systems with our e-commerce platform offers many advantages: for the webshop user but also for the company’s ordering process. We set out the different advantages below.
Once we have linked external ERP systems to our platform, the data bases from that system are synchronized with the webshop, resulting in a seamless exchange of data (products, stock, orders, customer information). Integration with your ERP system creates optimal synergy with your back office. Data from the webshop is transferred directly to the ERP system.
The three types of ERP integration
We offer a range of ERP integrations: a data exchange at fixed intervals, a real-time web service, or a hybrid combination of the two. Here are the details: