Do ERP and EDI upgrades go hand in hand?
Should EDI be a key consideration when upgrading ERP systems?
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems act as a central database – they are a platform for companies to operate and leverage their entire business operations.
By their very definition ERP systems are important. They’re a springboard to help businesses collect, store, manage, and interpret data, therefore, when the time comes to upgrade or change ERP’s it can act as a catalyst to review other business processes that can align themselves within this new new infrastructure.
As EDI solutions are often integrated with ERP systems to streamline transactions by sending and processing orders and invoices directly from your core system, in our experience, ERP upgrades are the opportune time to review your electronic trading processes and associated systems.
One such company that took the opportunity to combine an ERP and EDI upgrade was Fortnum & Mason. Tony Longhurst, Director of IT at Fortnum & Mason, said “Our decision to move from Microsoft AX2009 to Dynamics 365 demanded a change of architecture, creating an opportunity to improve the performance, reliability and traceability of the integration into our third party logistics provider.