No business system
stands alone. To get the most out of your ERP, it must go hand-in-hand with
your other key apps.
Strategically implementing SAP
with the right applications helps businesses streamline processes and achieve
company-wide goals with greater ease. Integrating SAP with front-end and
operational systems combines key data from across the organization to make your
team more efficient and productive.
But achieving that integration
often means a large and costly IT project that requires separate considerations
for the configuration, building, implementation, and deployment phases. Many
businesses simply don’t have the time or budget to tackle an integration with
this scale, and they don’t realize there are other options available to them.
Here are some of the key
benefits that integrating your business systems with SAP provides along with
ways to consolidate the process of implementing SAP with key applications to
meet your business objectives.
4 Benefits of integrating SAP with other key applications
No business system is an
island, and your SAP installation is only as good as the apps it can talk to.
Here are things to expect once you integrate SAP with your other essential
1. Increase efficiency
Anytime you can create a single source of data for both employees and customers, you will dramatically increase efficiency across the board. Implementing SAP and integrating it with a front-end system like Salesforce brings all of your complex business data together with customer and product information.
The most obvious benefit to most businesses is the elimination of manual data entry. Maintaining multiple systems and sets of data requires hours of repetitive work that is prone to errors. Fixing these errors is extremely time-consuming, not to mention the financial cost a business could incur by making a big decision using faulty information.
Integrations also increase
efficiency across departments. Making data accessible to employees reduces the
time they have to spend asking others for it. It also makes it possible for
them to have more effective discussions that lead to better and faster
Synchronizing product lists,
pricing rules, orders, and inventory empowers your operations, sales, finance,
and customer service teams with the real-time information they need to do their
jobs. If a deal is won in Salesforce, the information is automatically sent to
SAP for next steps, which uses item lists and inventory to update operations
and shipping to complete the order. Likewise, any changes to pricing rules and
product details made in SAP are automatically pushed through to Salesforce so
front-facing employees can be confident they are sending the most accurate
information (or quotes!) possible to customers.
2. Meet business goals
Unfortunately, only 7% of employees understand their company’s business goals and strategies. This is probably because the businesses themselves don’t fully understand where they are and where they want to go.
Creating and achieving
business goals has to start with accurate data: “If you can’t measure it, you
can’t manage it.” Integrating SAP with other applications consolidates product,
pricing, and processing information with performance data from your front-end
systems. Having access to everything at once allows you to create accurate
benchmarks of current performance and set the standard for where you want to
take your business next.
3. Improve the customer experience
We’ve discussed how maintaining multiple systems requires manual data entry, which inevitably leads to errors. This carries over to your customers and can result in inaccurate quotes, invoices, and orders. Integrating systems gives your customers and vendors confidence that you will give them accurate information every time.
Similarly, salespeople and
customer service reps don’t have to waste time consulting multiple systems to
find answers to simple questions like the status of a customer’s most recent
order. Integrating SAP with the front-end system gives them the information
they need to serve customers.
4. Simplify the integration process
implementing, deploying, configuring, and integrating SAP with other
applications can be a long process if each step is done individually. Doing so
also requires extensive knowledge of both systems and software integration in
Tools like enosix take care of all of these steps for you. There is no need for extensive coding and configuration. With enosix, you can integrate SAP with Salesforce in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it otherwise.
enosix can get you up and
running faster than you ever thought possible:
- Install: Our framework
is installed in SAP as a certified add-on. The framework uses our custom Rapid
Integration Objects (RIOs), which live in SAP and unlock your data and business
processes intuitively. This is what allows us to complete integrations in
- Connect: We have
pre-built connectors for all of the Salesforce Clouds, if that’s your front end
of choice. Or you can expose our RIOs through a REST API to easily connect to
virtually any other system. Our simple API means we can do things like get all
of the details for an order, including line items, condition codes, master data
descriptions, etc. with just a single API call — vs. the dozens that other
approaches require. This dramatically speeds up the integration process.
The benefits of integrating SAP with your front end systems are simply too great to miss. Our pre-built app can get you live months faster than other solutions, and we can do it all remotely, so you don’t have to wait to get started.
Please schedule a demo with us today to learn more about our integration solutions.