One of the most important characteristics of SAP Business One is that it is built on a single comprehensive database to share information across the enterprise.
Most companies that runs SAP Business One they also want to exchange information and documents with trading partners. The good news is that information and document exchange with partners is pretty straightforward these days through web-based application design, included collaboration functionality in most systems, and accepted standards for business document and transaction exchange through EDI (Electronic Data Interchange, a rather dated but still widely used protocol for exchanging purchase orders, acknowledgements, ship notices, etc.) and the newer and more capable Web services.
At Boyum IT we can integrate almost anything into SAP Business One.
There are several approaches to do integration including the following, in order of increasing cost, delays and risk:
- SAP B1i – Standard integration frame work delivered from SAP to integrate other SAP solutions
- Middleware – integration can be accomplished through middleware toolsets, using SOA and Web Services design. This approach is most beneficial when there a number of integrations to be built and maintained since the tools can be expensive.
- Custom programming – best suited for one-to-one integration projects. Relatively expensive. Take the longest to build and test. Often less comprehensive than other approaches because the links are all hand-built. Most expensive and troublesome to maintain.