Nowadays, an effective ERP strategy is largely dependent on the timeliness and quality of information that you receive from suppliers, trading partners, and clients. An even bigger challenge is faced by organizations attempting to create a holistic, real-time view of all their enterprise information by combining multiple ERP systems and instances domestically and/or globally. Your ability to effectively integrate your business solutions and systems is critical to implementing business strategies.
Why should you consider SAP integration in your B2B operations? Below are key drivers why forward-thinking organizations are integrating their ERP and B2B systems using SAP business solutions:
- SAP data come from internal and external sources. These systems gather and use information from a wide variety of sources and channels, including but not limited to customers, distributors, suppliers, service and logistics providers, financial institutions, and so on.
- SAP ensures high-quality of data. Poor data quality corrupts the value of an ERP system. This is why it is not enough to collect data from a wide variety of sources. This information must also be filtered for quality and relevance, which is what SAP enables. This allows you to make sense of data in a more efficient and useful manner, thus resulting in better ERP management.
- Good B2B integration ensures excellent data visibility. Real-time availability of efficiently filtered data leads to better and more informed business decisions. This kind of rapid decision making simply isn’t possible when data collected constantly has to be re-worked and re-entered into systems. Constant availability of data is also critical for ensuring smooth business operations. B2B platforms must maintain information availability through SAP systems so that processing of related information can also go smoothly, such as receiving shipment and delivery notices from suppliers, which are often critical to decisions made on production line levels. Uninterrupted flow of information between your business and external business partners is critical for interruption-free operations.