ERP Integrations and Connectors, How Your Company Benefits
Whether you’re using NetSuite as the core ERP platform for your business or you rely on a CRM, such as Salesforce, to keep track of your clients and sales, you know how your company benefits from integrating them. Using the right connectors, many organizations rely on software integrations to make their data shareable and accessible among their teams.
We always recommend including an integration plan at the very start of your ERP implementation project.
But, if you haven’t, there’s often a point when you come to this realization. As your business grows and you follow through with your digital transformation plan, the number of applications and workflows will expand, creating a need for automation across certain activities.
An ERP integration with other software gives you open “communication” and cross-functionality across all applications and systems. Together with your ERP, it streamlines important business processes and encourages collaboration among teams. It offers data sharing and visibility in real-time so you’ll see exactly how your organization is performing. By breaking down these internal silos, your business will benefit from greater productivity and efficiency in reaching your strategic objectives. Moreover, your teams will make less errors since they won’t have to manually input all of that data.
Integration Planning with GURUS Solutions
Again, integrating your business’ systems and applications shouldn’t be an afterthought. Your ERP implementation project should include an integration planning element from the very beginning. And working with the right ERP implementation partner to guide you is equally important as you’ll need some technical guidance and advice.
Your ERP implementation partner will ensure you’re integrating the right software for your business’ needs and using the right connectors to do so.
They’ll help you look ahead and, based on your business’ objectives, can guide you on the application integrations your teams can benefit from. The end result of successful integration planning: when applied, your data will be transferred and shared across the right custom applications for your teams, for greater collaboration and productivity. You’ll notice less risk of human errors and more focus on important tasks every day.
All of this results in reaching your Return On Investment (ROI) at a quicker pace.
This is why our team, at GURUS Solutions, can help you plan for a seamless integration from the start of your NetSuite implementation project, with Boomi middleware. Once you’ve implemented NetSuite as your organization’s core ERP platform, you’ve opened the door to data integration opportunities that will yield full visibility and actionable insights.
We not only help you build out a process for the integration of various applications and systems to your organization’s ERP, we ensure you have the best data integration tools to carry it out.
What is Middleware?
Middleware is the connector that brings together applications, data, and, of course, their users within organizations. Let’s say your business runs on a multi-cloud environment or across various applications. A middleware, or connector, is a cost-effective solution for running these applications all together. It encourages data sharing and collaboration among teams. It also means less manual data input so you avoid human errors and let your teams focus on the more important tasks in your business.
In the end, you’ll get full data visibility across all applications, when you need it, at your fingertips.
What is Boomi?
Boomi is the platform used in software integrations - often called a connector. It has the necessary information to connect data sources and applications to your organization’s ERP platform. With the plan you created together with your ERP implementation partner,you’ll get quick and simple integration across applications so your overall business can remain connected anywhere.
So, again, if you work in a cloud environment or use several different applications, Boomi would be the answer to your concerns of having too much data moving around at once.
How Can Boomi Help Your Business?
Boomi can help you connect NetSuite to important applications and systems like Shopify or HubSpot, and many others. You’ll bring together the back-office data from NetSuite with important data from these applications, all with one smart connector, in one place. You and your teams won’t have to look very far for real-time data on purchase orders, inventory levels and other business processes.
Commonly used by many large businesses around the world, Boomi is a quick and intelligent connector for your important applications. The streamlined flow of information between these applications ultimately results in productivity for your business. You’ll automate processes and increase efficiency from your clients as well.