By Henning Lund - May 05, 2020
Today, Salesforce ERP integration is not impossible. There are actually several ways to approach integrating Salesforce with your current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. The real question is which Salesforce ERP option you should integrate with and which solution will best suit your needs.
Salesforce has become one of the most popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and many companies wish to integrate Salesforce with their current ERP. They do that in order to have updated customer data in both systems and generally to improve their business processes. Answering basic questions such as "Should I build my own Salesforce ERP integration platform or should I rely on an existing proven data integration platform?" or "How can standard integration solutions support my needs?" should be your staring point.
What if you have existing customizations to your Salesforce and ERP solutions. How can you be sure that a Salesforce - ERP data integration solution will meet your business' needs today and in the future?
Here's a quick guide that will help you evaluate your data integration options and make the best decisions to fit seamlessly with your ERP.
Data integration platforms have evolved considerably in the past few years. Solutions like RapidiOnline have been developed to make Salesforce data integration robust, fast, simple and affordable and might just be the most reasonable approach to systems integration.
Often, the trickiest part about Salesforce ERP data integration projects is deciding what you should integrate. These are the most common transfers between Salesforce and ERP solutions (and generally between any CRM and ERP system). You can read details about why these are often chosen here.
There are many other possible integrations between CRM and ERP platforms, especially for service and case management (Service Cloud). However these are very much similar to those mentioned above and they will follow the same logic.
Data integration does not have to be complex. Simple data integration platforms such as RapidiOnline can be an affordable, simple and robust alternative to custom developed integrations. How long should it take to integrate Salesforce with an ERP solution? If you are using RapidiOnline you get the above mentioned integrations as out-of-the-box standard, customizable integrations with an implementation effort of typically 4-8 man days depending on the size and scope, and any need for additional transfers or customizations. Feel free to get in touch if you want to know more.