Integrating With External Systems
Aestiva virtual paper integrates with user-identity systems, web sites, external accounting, ERP, payroll systems, and an almost endless variety of systems.|
Accounting/ERP Integrations and BeyondIn the procurement, expense management, inventory, time tracking, and budgeting, areas integration with accounting, ERP, and payroll systems is common. Other integrations include supplier integration (cXML Punchout), project management systems, job control systems, banks, distribution companies, and custom (customer-specific) systems. Aestiva and its dealers are comfortable with the vast majority of techniques, formats, and protocols used in the systems integration arena.
More importantly, Aestiva and its dealers have the experience and processes in place to guide successful systems integrations. If you are looking to integrate with a remote systems, Aestiva can help. Here are some of the types of systems integrations offered.
Automated File Push/Pull.System Integrations between Aestiva systems and external systems can be accomplished with a variety of push/pull utilities. Utilities support industry-standard CSV, XML, and JSON file formats, fixed field-length files, and tab, pipe, and custom formats.
For example: push/pull files to and from FTP, sFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, and EMAIL servers. Push/Pull is popular in exchanges with products from Microsoft, Sage, Oracle, Intuit (Quickbooks), and more.
Application Program Interfaces (APIs)System Integrations between Aestiva systems and external systems can be accomplished with proprietary APIs provided by well-known firms including Google, Yahoo, Intuit (Quickbooks), Sage Intacct, and more. Systems Integrations can also be completed with less known companies and with proprietary customer systems. Proper documentation and support required.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)Interactive data exchanges with EDI files along with on-screen check-offs, interactive data correction, data validation, error logging, manual downloads and manual uploads can be added to solutions.
Business Intelligence (BI) and External DatabasesAlthough Aestiva products include their own advanced reporting engine, you may want to extract your data to databases from Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and PeopleSoft. Or to BI tools. Aestiva products include utilities for periodic data table extracts. Ask your Aestiva dealer for details and limitations.
Single Sign-On (SSO)Aestiva products are single sign-on ready. They can be connected to any existing authentication system, whether it is based on a Federated protocol (such as OKTA, and Onelogin), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers, or an in-house architecture. In addition, user data can be externally loaded. Aestiva supports the fully-automated addition, disabling, enabling, and modification of users.
Supplier Punchout (cXML)Aestiva offers Aestiva Punchout, a self-service tool, for linking automations in purchasing and procurement to suppliers. Connections to supplier Web sites can be established from within Aestiva applications. In addition Aestiva can manage on-line ordering , order acknowledgement, notification and more.
Real-Time Data ExchangeReal-time exchanges using HTTP, HTTPS, and TCP/IP protocols are supported.
External Reporting and SQLAlthough Aestiva products include their own advanced reporting engine, you may want to extract your data to databases from Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and PeopleSoft.
SummaryAestiva and its dealers provide a wide variety of affordable tools and services to support the exchange of data between Aestiva solutions and the systems external to it.