Get more out of your ERP system with APIs

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Is your ERP system outdated or do you simply need more and better integrations? By utilising APIs, companies in manufacturing or distributing can benefit from the latest technologies and innovations. Without having to go through the costly and time-consuming process of replacing your ERP system. Instead, you can integrate and customise your existing system. 

In today's competitive markets, businesses that make the smartest use of digitalisation get a competitive advantage, therefor it is important to keep up to stay relevant. One way is to utilise APIs and integrations with other systems. This way, you can benefit from smart solutions, perhaps artificial solutions, without having to make too many changes to your own systems. 

A world of possibilities

Integrations can open a world of possibilities for your business. You can easily connect your ERP system with other systems and applications to optimise processes, streamline workflows and gain new or enhanced functionality. It can be data to and from your CRM, an e-commerce platform, various payment solutions or external databases. 

What is an API? 

API, which stands for Application Programming Interface, is a set of definitions and protocols that allow different software to communicate and exchange data with each other in a structured and standardised way. You could say that an API acts as a standard connector between different programmes and systems so they can communicate with each other through an interface. The data transfer is defined by different methods and formats. 

What are the benefits of integrations? 

APIs give you the power to maximise the value of your business system by integrating, customising, and extending its functionality. With the right API strategy, you can benefit from increased efficiency, better decision-making, and improved customer satisfaction. 

Some different uses of APIs


By integrating your ERP with other systems, you can easily transfer data and automate processes. For example, you can synchronise orders and inventory data between the ERP and your e-commerce platform, reducing manual handling, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. If you integrate your production machines and other equipment with your ERP system, you can automate data collection from the machines, monitor production processes in real time and optimise resource use. This way, you can automatically record production data and generate production orders based on demand. 

Creation of customised applications

APIs allow you to create customised applications to suit your unique needs and workflows. For example, if you need to monitor production processes, you can create a mobile app that integrates directly with the ERP system, allowing you to make faster decisions and increase efficiency. You can also create integrations with suppliers and partner systems to streamline the management of purchases and deliveries and automatically order materials when stock is low or use integrations to track deliveries in real time. 

Expanded features and capabilities

By using APIs, you can extend your ERP system with new features and capabilities. For example, if you want to offer more payment options to your customers, you can easily integrate payment gateway solutions without having to make major changes to the system itself.

Real-time data, reporting and IoT (Internet of Things) 

With APIs, you can access real-time data from different sources, allowing you to make quick and informed decisions. You can integrate ERP sales data with analytics platforms to generate real-time reports and forecasts, helping you optimise sales strategies and resource allocation. You can also integrate IoT devices into the production process to collect and analyse data in real time. For example, temperature sensors can be used to monitor cooling conditions during the transport of sensitive products, and the information can be integrated directly into the ERP system to ensure quality and compliance with regulatory requirements. 

Better customer experience

By integrating your ERP system with your customer database and CRM system, you can create a more personalised and seamless experience for your customers. You can offer personalised offers and support based on customers' purchase history and preferences. You can also create customised solutions and services without having to make major changes to the ERP system, such as integrating your ERP with your customers' systems and offering tailored reports, order management systems or other services that meet their needs.

Jeeves ERP and APIs

One thing is certain, if you want to remain competitive in an ever-changing market, you need to integrate more and better, we have recently launched a completely new API platform that is cloud-based and based on residual APIs, which 70 per cent of all APIs are today. We are continuously developing standard APIs, but there is every opportunity to create other integrations yourself. The new platform will help our customers move from integrations built in old technology are more complex and involve a higher cost of ownership. 

If you are curious to know more about Jeeves ERP or the API possibilities we offer, get in touch!