Organizations of all sizes utilize a variety of applications, with an ERP system at its core. By syncing their ERP with the day-to-day applications such as eCommerce and CRM, businesses can maximize overall technology performance, increase efficiency and maximize data visibility. Successful integration eliminates the need for manual entries, enhances workflow, and ensures that the data communicated throughout remain accurate and in real-time.
Integrations can be complex. All integrations, no matter how standard the operational procedures are, need to be tailored. MorganFranklin’s cross-functional expertise allows us to provide custom end-to-end solutions so that your applications run effectively and assist with better decision-making.
Integration by toolsets
- Custom REST, SOAP, Web Services, etc.
- ERP Specific connectors (Stripe Payment Gateway connector as an example)
- IPaaS experience -– Dell Boomi, Celigo, Jitterbit, MuleSoft, API, eConnect, Scribe, SmartConnect, Integration Manager, Power Automate
Business Function Considerations
Requirements supporting future state processes & systems are critical. Process analysis and understanding of needs must be effectively translated into technical specifications.
Establishing the integration plan is critical. Alignment of interfaces, data formats, and technologies is critical to scalability and ensures systems work together as a single functional unit.
What defines a transaction? What dependencies does a transaction have on other systems? On the Data? How will each business process end state remain in synch across systems?
Transactional requirements, event sequencing, data production and consumption within the systems landscape has a direct influence on fulfilling business process end points.
Data & Databases
Systems of Record. What data is needed to complete a system integration? What transformations are needed? What source systems hold data required by the ERP?
What are the available Interface options (REST, SOAP, Custom, etc.) for connecting legacy systems? Design choice can impact the overall implementation design. Off the shelf connectivity vs. custom solution?
Lifecycle of an Integration
- Data Availability
- Data Mapping
- Data Transformations
Build of the Integration
- Systems and integration testing
- User acceptance testing
- Application Management
- System Administration
- Post-Production Support