All About Integrating your ERP with your ECM
When your organization needs to complete your daily financial tasks, you don’t take out a pen and paper and get to work. You’ve likely already invested in an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system that allows you to manage your organization’s finances, and while that solution can be great on its own, it becomes even stronger when coupled with a smart ECM (Enterprise Content Management) solution. Many assume that the two exist separately, doing separate tasks, but DocStar was designed to work WITH your ERP, not just alongside it.
What is an ERP?
ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning is a business process management software that helps manage and integrate a company’s finances. It also manages key tasks such as supply chain, operations, reporting, manufacturing, and human resource activities. An ERP is what keeps a business’ wheels turning each day, and ensures that they can plan properly for the future.
What is an ECM?
ECM, or Enterprise Content Management, is a way to manage your organization’s data in a way that allows it to be accessible, secure, and organized. It is a way to eliminate the reliance on paper in daily tasks and helps protect crucial information for your organization.
Mosaic offers robust ECM solutions that help businesses store, organize, and protect data. Rather than existing as merely a digital filing cabinet, our solutions are designed to work with your existing software to ensure long term success. Learn more about the benefits of ECM.
What does software integration mean?
By integrating your ERP with your ECM, you can make the most of both investments.
DocStar ECM can easily be integrated with common ERP and line of business systems such as MS Dynamics, Sage, Epicor, Oracle, SAP, Infor, and others.
DocStar is built to integrate with these systems without the need for complex work from your IT team.
Why integrate your ERP with your ECM?
Beyond simplifying your workflow with integration, there are clear benefits to investing in a solution that works with your ERP. Integration works especially well within AP Automation, where you can synchronize data between DocStar AP Automation, enterprise content management and any enterprise application for streamlined business processes.
A key problem integration solves is eliminating the need for duplicate data entry and going back and forth between different applications to complete day to day tasks. For employees working in accounting, this can save time better used for other more meaningful tasks. It also reduces the possibility of incorrect data being entered into your systems, which when added up can save your company a significant amount of money.
Within accounting, another major productivity waster is the “stare and compare” often required when validating data. Integration eliminates that by automatically validating data before inputting into your accounting software for additional efficiency.
Integration can also vastly improve your data visibility with real-time updates, making decision making much easier.
What are the next steps?
If you’re already using an ECM, you can ask how your system can integrate with your ERP. If you currently aren’t taking advantage of the benefits of a digital content storage system, there’s no time like the present to invest in a solution.
Mosaic is here to help! We’ll gladly share how our ECM solution integrates with your ERP and answer any questions you might have. Give us a call at 1-800-387-7859.