by • July 1, 2020
ERP systems enable businesses to bring together and manage core processes and technologies under one system. But the truth is, an out-of-the-box ERP system rarely fits a business perfectly, and even if it does, it is only temporary.
A business’s challenges, needs, and strategies change and grow over time, and its tools must too. When an ERP’s functionality does not fully meet your business’s needs, it’s time to think about extending it. Often, this is needed as part of the implementation process, but it’s also an ongoing process as conditions change.
Need to extend your ERP? It’s time to try DreamFactory.
When an ERP is missing key functionality, businesses have three choices.
They can choose to ignore the problem, settling for reduced productivity; they can replace their ERP system for another, at a significant cost of both time and resources; or, they can extend their ERP, connecting it to new systems as they need to ensure it grows as the business’s processes do.
It is this final option – extending the ERP – that makes sense in most scenarios.
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There are many reasons why a business might want to extend their ERP:
DreamFactory is the easiest way to extend your ERP: Start your free 14-day hosted trial today.
DreamFactory is a best-in-class API-as-a-Service platform. With DreamFactory, businesses can generate instant APIs that are secure, reusable, and fully documented – without touching a single line of code.
With support for thousands of third-party APIs and more than a dozen databases, DreamFactory makes extending your ERP easy. Features include:
Build, secure, and manage every integration workflow from one platform. Use DreamFactory’s call scheduler to transfer data between systems automatically and the event handler to validate and transform data automatically. DreamFactory is the quicker, easier, and more secure method to connect up your data.
Just because it’s legacy doesn’t mean it’s useless. DreamFactory enables you to unlock your silos and breath new life into old databases and software. With DreamFactory, you can connect legacy systems to your ERP using fully-featured REST APIs that enable you to retrieve and use siloed data in realtime – no matter what file formats or protocols they use.
Connect and make sense of data coming from a wide range of different applications in one central system. Customer data, for example, exists in point-of-sale systems, CRMs, finance systems, and more; with DreamFactory, that data can be combined in one place. Multiple databases? No problem. DreamFactory’s Data Mesh enables a single API call to respond with data from multiple connected databases.
Would you like to learn more about how DreamFactory can benefit your business and help you extend your ERP? Click here to start your FREE 14-day hosted trial or to contact our team for more information.
Luke has extensive experience in digital transformation projects in both the public and private sector. Heading up DreamFactory as the General Manager, Luke has been able to help clients across the globe unlock the potential of an API lead strategy as they seek to exploit the full potential of their ever expanding data sources.
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