The oft-repeated phrase “United we stand, divided we fall” is applicable to more than just war movies and superhero TV shows. It’s also a great summation of why ERP software integration is key to running a successful business. As Information Builders puts it: “In every ERP implementation, there comes a time where these wide-reaching, all encompassing systems need to communicate with other 3rd party solutions and legacy applications.” At a certain point, the more you keep your different types of software apart, the more likely it is that data will be inconsistent and your processes will become inefficient. This can lead to confusion between departments and an ineffective workflow (the bane of any business’ existence).
What exactly is ERP software integration? In Layman’s terms, it’s the process of bringing together an ERP system with another type of software to maintain consistent information and automate certain processes. What makes ERP software integration so key is that it provides a single location to find information on everything from ecommerce to HR documents to sales leads, so everyone in an organization stays on the same page.