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INTEGRATION

Regardless of stage in the part lifecycle, it is critically important to maintain continuity of information.

Definition:

Continuity /ˌkäntəˈn(y)o͞oədē/
noun


Definition of continuity
a. uninterrupted connection, succession, or union
b. uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change

It’s unavoidable: from design to procurement through quality, many people and many systems are involved. Data resides in systems that are “fit for purpose”. PLM systems may carry CAD/CAM drawings, ERP systems may maintain supplier master data and discrete performance data elements, QA systems may house scorecards, third-party systems may provide financial risk ratings, and more – all while your company is consistently collecting and integrating new data.

Regardless of stage in the part lifecycle, it is critically important to maintain continuity of information. Your good decisions rely on timely and accurate information.

  • Does sourcing have insight into all other ‘relationships’ a supplier has with your organization, as well as their performance and risk?
  • Is there a ‘gold copy’ of critical information (e.g., supplier information, documentation, part/material information, etc.), which is consistent across all systems?
  • Do your valuable resources within design, procurement, quality, logistics, legal or payables ever have to hunt for information?

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Our customers demanded an efficient, smooth and stress-free integration into their systems to ensure that data managed within the part lifecycle syndicated with all other corporate processes. Whether a simple exchange of data, or a highly complex environment, they can easily exchange supplier master data, product/item data, material/product group information, supplier KPIs, risk indicators, drawings, contracts, and more.

WHAT YOU GET

WHY IT MATTERS

Interface Options

So that you leverage the technology that is best fit for the application. Options include: WS, RFC, BAPI, IDoc, etc.

Exchange Options

So that you can maintain extra control over timing and security of data transfers. Options include:

•  Synchronous integration, via webservices
•  Asynchronous / batch-oriented interfaces (e.g., .csv import)
•  EAI system integration capable (e.g., SAP BC/XI/PI)


Single Sign-On

So that you can leverage your existing employee master, with login, role(s), permissions, etc.

Data Security

So that you can be assured that your confidential has been tamper-proof while in transit.

Push and Pull Options

So that you can decide how and when data gets exchanged. Further, you can reuse data within your own portals (e.g., pull and display workflow progress to a supplier, such an onboard approval status within your invoicing portal).

"Within Direct Procurement, we're able to manage our entire process, not just unlinked subprocesses."

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COLLABORATION

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Integration

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Benefit From:

  • Lowering process costs by up to 80%
  • More effective sourcing events
  • Shortened cycle time to part qualification
  • Strong compliance
  • Increased supplier collaboration
  • Reduced supplier and part risk
  • Complete visibility, across functions
  • Assurance that your processes and best practices are followed every time
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