Disparate systems that rely on one another, but speak different languages, needed a “translator.” They called on ClearWave to develop a software Esperanto, if you will.
Here’s What Happened
A large manufacturer uses SAP for its sales and financial management, but uses another company’s warehouse management system (WMS) for inventory control. Maintaining these two independent systems created several problems: double data entry, data inconsistencies, and time lags related to synchronicity of the two systems. When they added a 3rd system (automated palletizer) with dependencies on the WMS, the lack of system integration became unworkable.
SAP, the WMS, and the palletizing software were written on three different platforms and could not be interfaced without customization. Although the customer had access to customization vendors for both the palletizer and SAP, the associated costs were significant.
This Is Where We Come In
Since the WMS was at the center of the supply and demand requirements, the ClearWave Crew implemented interfaces for the WMS and added the ability to “listen” to both SAP and the palletizer systems. In this way, all three systems were able to exchange data in real time with only one of the three systems requiring any customization.
Double entry, associated entry errors, and synchronization problems were all eliminated. Labor costs were reduced and system efficiencies increased overall personnel productivity.
We Can Help You Save the Day if any of these aspects of this organization’s story are true for you too:
- Disparate systems that rely on one another, but can’t work together, are costing you a lot in personnel time, system downtime, and data problems
- Current business processes force people to work around the systems- not with them- in order to get their job done