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As supply chain teams demand the power of best-of-breed supply chain optimization solutions
, the question becomes how best to integrate these powerful solutions with the organization’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) systems. Creating an SCM – ERP integrated eco-system doesn’t have to be a costly and complex journey, if you choose a path that avoids common pitfalls. Some dangers are obvious, but others can remain hidden until they suddenly emerge to put the solution at risk. This white paper compares approaches to SCM - ERP integration:
Custom integration of SCM with ERP systems, in which a development team of in-house IT and outside consultants design, develop, test, implement and support the integration as a unique custom solution.
Logility’s template-based integration of Voyager Solutions with ERP systems, using pre-built data mappings and logic for as much as 90% of the integration scope, to shorten timelines, reduce team size, lower cost, and mitigate risk. Logility and AdapChain, a leading Enterprise Systems Integration provider, deliver long-term value by continually upgrading software components to maintain currency with data model updates over time. Common pitfalls that have proven to be hot buttons for integration can be divided into four groups:
- cost and effort
- scalability and speed