What is ERP integration?

What is ERP integration?

Have you ever looked into what integration looks like for your business?

We are going to take a deeper dive into what that integration looks like for manufacturing and distribution companies.

ERP integration refers to the process of connecting and synchronizing your ERP system with other business applications including financial, warehouse, and inventory management. In essence, it connects all key points a business leverages to input, manage, track, and output data that are meaningful and important for the business. These systems can be seen as an extension of the ERP core functionality.

For example, an AP automation system to help quickly and efficiently process invoices with a high level of automation.

Here at DASH, we have partnered with numerous ERP solution providers to enhance their product offerings. We custom write the integration so data flows between the solutions effortlessly {the Secret Sauce!}. We exchange real-time data with those systems so that good decisions and processes come from true integration. We have 2 solutions that integrate with ERP solutions:

  1. DASH DDX™ = Document Automation
  2. DASH AP Robot™ = AP Automation

Why should you insist on ERP integration with DASH?

ERP Integration

In and of itself, an ERP is an integrated set of different data collection, processing, and analysis points throughout an organization. It forms the core of many business processes. To increase the overall accuracy as well as efficiency of the business process, it is to your advantage if your ERP system integrates with various business systems to extend its core functionality. So, what are you missing out on by not considering DASH’s ERP integration for accounts payable? Here are 3 key areas to consider:

  1. Fewer errors

Manual data and information entry are prone to error because humans simply tend to make honest mistakes. This could lead to wrongfully inputted or missing data for invoices that could result in a plethora of problems leading to inefficient operations and higher-than-necessary costs. At worst, it can increase customer dissatisfaction and dropouts. As it relates to the Accounts Payable entry process, all these and many more are much less likely to happen when DASH AP Robot™ is integrated with your ERP system.

  1. Real-time data

If you’re trying to automate with remote systems, that often means uploading large amounts of data at regular intervals (like daily). If the data isn’t timely or requires a change to some underlying information, it can’t adequately be used to validate newly received invoices and other documents. You have to wait for another upload cycle – delaying the whole process.  Manual data entry and communication take time. So does remote synchronization with data being sent back and forth between you and the external systems provider. This is time better spent on other things. The AP Robot allows for real-time data communication between all relevant parties leading to timely and/or early payments.

  1. Automated workflows

DASH AP Robot™ allows for automation and seamless ERP integration which streamlines the handling of invoices on several levels:

  • Capture –> Capture invoice data from electronic invoices.
  • Approve –> Invoice processing with user documentation.
  • Match –> PO matching robot automatically matches POs to Invoices and Goods Receipts.


DASH has over 500 installed clients globally, all connected to one or more ERP, purchasing, or accounting systems.

ERP Integration

Seamless Integration is key. DASH is a configurable, solution to meet your demanding needs.

Give your company a robust strategy and the ability to connect across multiple locations, remote workers, and departments.

We have preferred ERP partners in the manufacturing and distribution category, so please contact us for more information.




About the Author:

Stephanie is the marketing guru at Dash. For over 20 years, DASH has been authoring, delivering, and supporting DASH DDX™ & DASH AP Robot™, its ERP-integrated Document Automation software to small and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the USA and beyond.



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