Technology websites and blogs are rife with horror stories from companies that run into major issues integrating their current software platforms with new IT solutions. This is an age-old problem that organizations have encountered, and one that’s become even more prevalent in the age of cloud-based computing.
“The rapid shift from on-premise applications to a hybrid mix of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and on- premise applications has introduced big challenges for companies attempting to simplify enterprise application integration,” according to Oracle’s Five Ways to Simplify Cloud Integration. “Survey after survey shows that integration is one of the top concerns CIOs list when asked about cloud adoption,” adds ITBusinessEdge’s Loraine Lawson.
Integrating ERP and TMS systems has been known to be particularly challenging given the vast amount of data that may need to flow from one system to another. WIN (Web Integrated Network), a web-based transportation management solution has found a solution to this potential roadblock.
To ensure seamless integration of different platforms and services, WIN leverages the power of the Jitterbit™, an agile cloud integration solution. “Jitterbit™ solves this challenge with solutions that are easy to use, quick to deploy, and tailored for your organization’s unique needs,” according to the company.
By partnering with Jitterbit, WIN connects to customers’ back-office data in virtually no time. Customers gain access to digital connectivity to SAP, JD Edwards, Infor, EPICOR, Sage, Dynamics, Oracle, Excel, QB, flat-files, and hundreds of other systems. The result is a seamless digital transportation management process that helps WIN customers achieve their strategic goals of freight spend management and optimization while delivering the flawless tactics of quoting, tendering, bill of lading creation, and track and tracing.
Shippers that want to make sure that their legacy systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and cloud-based systems like WIN talk to one another can rest easy knowing that the integration server will tackle the challenge with ease. By allowing easy integration with existing systems, critical hurdles that come when silo’ed, disparate solutions are asked to work hand-in-hand with new, on-demand options are avoided. There is minimal effort on the shipper’s part and maximum value delivered by new and existing systems.