Published on 14-Feb-2012
"Real-time, bidirectional application integration accelerated our order-to-shipment process and improved information accuracy by eliminating double data entry and manual file review. " - A global technology solutions company
Global technology solutions company
This global technology solutions company designs and manufactures proprietary electronic systems and parts.
The organization needed to increase productivity and reduce errors when recording sales orders and shipping products.
The company implemented IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration to provide fast and simple data migration and application integration between hundreds of cloud and on-premises applications, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV for ERP.
IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration helped the company achieve fast time to value, accelerate the order-to-shipment process and improve the accuracy of data.
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration “no coding” approach enables project completion in one day
This global technology solutions company designs and manufactures proprietary electronic systems and parts. Based in the United States and employing more than 2,000 people, the company sells its products in diversified markets.
Business process speed can mean the difference between success and failure. Often, speed is contingent on process automation and data sharing among disparate applications. Without application integration, critical processes can slow, negatively affecting company performance.
At this organization, it was taking more than 15 days between recording sales orders and shipping products. This was due to a lack of integration between critical applications that slowed the order-to-shipment process, and the need for manual data entry and file review lowered staff productivity and introduced errors.
There was a need for real-time, bidirectional integration among applications. Because of the business-critical nature of the order-to-shipment process, the company needed the integration to happen quickly.
The company implemented IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration to provide fast and simple data migration and application integration between hundreds of cloud and on-premises applications, including Microsoft Dynamics NAV for ERP. The WebSphere software simplifies integration by providing everything needed to complete projects using a “configuration, not coding” approach, thus without the need for expert programmers or deep middleware expertise.
The company completed its project in one day, gaining real-time, bidirectional integration between the Microsoft Dynamics NAV and other business-critical technology. The solution eliminated existing custom code and offered one global view of multiple, disparate instances of the ERP software. It also removed the need for double data entry and manual file review. The client used its experience with the WebSphere platform to complete 50 other integration projects.
• Achieved fast time to value thanks to the “configuration, not coding” approach to application integration
• Accelerated the order-to-shipment business process through real-time, bidirectional application integration
• Improved the accuracy of data by eliminating double data entry and manual file review
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