Interface realization for ERP systems – What is to be considered?
When a company introduces a new ERP system, this usually affects existing system landscapes and structures. Integrating the new solution and ensuring a continuous and transparent data flow is a particular challenge. The interface realization is a complex matter with many ERP systems.
To achieve the required integration of processes, applications and data, modern ERP systems ensure the realization of a good interface connection.
The goal is to ensure the data exchange between existing programs and machines. These interfaces make it possible to further process all generated data centrally in an ERP solution and to evaluate it comprehensively.
Standard ERP systems often rely on standard interfaces – other interfaces only possible with additional programming
There are basically two options for setting up interfaces between ERP and third-party systems in standard ERP systems. Standard interfaces can often be accessed; however, these are often only set up for certain third-party systems of partner companies. These are mostly specific providers of ERP-related software solutions, e.g. MES, PDM or CAD software. But not all companies work with exactly these products.
With standard ERP systems, companies often have to have the necessary interfaces additionally developed. But this is a very time and cost intensive process.
Therefore enterprises do not come frequently around it to let develop new interfaces for certain software solutions. However, this is a time and cost intensive process.
Simple interface implementation with brixxbox
With the ERP construction kit brixxbox, interface implementation is no longer a problem. In contrast to classic systems, the company is able to independently configure all necessary interfaces to third-party systems with the help of the brixxbox toolbox. Without cost- and time-intensive additional programming.
brixxbox as client
brixxbox offers you a standard connection to the following services:
- Parcel service providers, such as DHL, GLS, Hermes, etc.
- Exchange rates
Future available services
- Payment processing: PayPal, credit cards
- Trading platforms: ebay, Amazon
- ERP systems: SAP, MS Nav, etc.
- And many more
brixxbox as server: Automatic REST APIs
All apps come with automatic REST APIs to make data available and receive data for other cloud services as well, provided you have the appropriate authorization, of course.
External systems can thus read data from the brixxbox or create data records.
- ERP software
- web shops
- BI systems
- Cloud platforms
- Amazon Alexa Skills
- Any software with a network interface
Data exchange via database
To exchange data with legacy systems, the brixxbox can access external databases and read and write data from external databases.