The levels of automation that the fourth industrial revolution promises to deliver will need processes and information to flow as seamlessly as possible across all production stages. To date, this has increasingly meant having to incorporate third-party systems into central ERP systems and accept the additional maintenance workload that brings. To stop this trend from getting out of hand, Karlsruhe-based Asseco Solutions AG has launched a new interface framework designed to ensure companies can integrate third-party systems but avoid the outlay on programming and maintenance. The ERP specialist for SMEs is getting together with eight partners at CeBIT to show how the new APplus interface framework operates and how users can benefit from its specific functionalities.
The APplus interface framework handles the communication between the ERP solution and third-party systems, no matter what their original data structure. A special communicator converts all the outgoing information into a generic data structure so that another communicator on the receiving end can decrypt it, thereby eliminating the programming outlay otherwise required to connect to external systems. Maintenance outlay is also significantly reduced, as neither updates nor any modifications to the external systems will affect a custom-programmed interface.
Asseco Solutions AG (76227 Karlsruhe, Germany), Hall 5, Stand F16