The Advantageous Features of Integrating SAP and Salesforce

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Salesforce, a cloud-based customer relationship management or to be more precise a CRM software solution for the following genre:

  • Sales
  • Service
  • Marketing
  • Analytics
  • Building customized application

SAP, on the other hand stands for Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing that assist enterprise software to manage both their business operations and customer relations.

There has been some recent development in this genre and an integration for both Salesforce and SAP is achieved. These instances have been quite few, yet derived. Today in this blog we will discuss about the process of integrating SAP with Salesforce.

Adopting following methods will help in achieving the integration acutely.

The SOAP API:
This is one of the most popular API in use today. It handles huge amount of data loads and is indeed designed with large enterprise applications in mind.

The Bulk API:
This is asynchronous REST based services that are perfect for immense or large data sets.

The REST API:
This has been designed for less bulky data and is also compatible with mobile devices in mind.

You can completely automate and optimize the business processes, when companies need to integrate SAP with Salesforce within their organization.

There are in fact many benefits associated with this process. Today let us have a look at some of the uses and benefits of integrating SAP with Salesforce.

  1. Effective data management
    In Salesforce, when information about a new customer is entered, then this data is available for financials, performance management, and various other business functions at the same time.
  2. Improved invoice creation
    When organizations win opportunities then owing to the process of sync SAP aids in easy creation of invoice for that specific won opportunity.
  3. The real time and errors management
    Integration always eliminates the need of dual data entry for acute cost and invoice generation of won leads, hence you can save both time and money. It as well results in fewer data redundancies and errors, which are caused by manual data entry.
  4. Achieve orders in real time
    When there is a new opportunity, that closes in Salesforce CRM, the associated order details are automatically placed within the ERP system. This is done immediately and further estimates cost. Hence this makes the entire opportunity-to-order process optimized.
  5. The accelerated cash flow
    Integration has proved to make it easier to identify and as well notify any overdue accounts in order to collect what is actually due to your company. As a result, this makes finance department to recognize revenue sooner and by achieving its monthly financial close at a faster rate.
  6. You can maximize ROI
    It always leverages all the custom functionality that the company has built using the force.com platform and SAP ERP. This also makes it more efficient as a result by creating a cloud based layer of agility around the entire ERP environment.