In many markets, there is competition not only among individual companies, but also among collectively linked supply chains. Such supply chains can include both individual companies from one group as well as legally independent companies. Whenever several partners are involved in the value-creation process, there is increased coordination effort. Therefore, cooperation along the supply chain has to work smoothly.
In terms of day-to-day business activity, this mainly means the exchange of documents, data and information. This includes, for example, master data such as for articles and customers as well as documents - that is, delivery notices, orders, invoices and credits. In electronic form, new articles can be distributed quickly across the entire supply chain. At the document level, digital delivery notices can be processed directly in the company software of the recipient. This results in seamless business processes that connect departments, locations and different companies. Cross-company processes are thus made transparent and verifiable.
You can use the additional module COSMO Data Integration Suite to exchange both master data and documents - with other companies from the group, customers, suppliers, and partners. The process can be automated to such an extent that even follow-up tasks such as bookings or notifications are automatically created. Data obtained by the company via electronic process integration is treated in the same way as manually entered data, for example with the same plausibility checks.
The role of the COSMO Data Integration Suite is to function as a data hub: First, the add-on module extracts the required information from the sending system. Then, the data set is transferred to an XML schema and made available to the enterprise software on the receiving end.
To make this possible, the COSMO Data Integration Suite comes with a variety of predefined templates - the so-called mappings. These can be used directly or adapted to operational requirements. The integrated mapping tool helps you to create mappings dynamically - for example by means of filters, fields, criteria and variables.
With the COSMO Data Integration Suite, you can not only optimize internal data and document exchange, but also easily connect with third-party systems. This makes relevant information such as invoices and delivery notices available more quickly. Since double entry and manual adjustments are no longer required, the error rate is also decreased at the same time. The networked companies then benefit from higher process quality.
You can make operational adjustments and new mappings yourself after just a short training period. We at COSMO CONSULT are happy to assist you with this.
COSMO Data Integration Suite-Intercompany is an add-on for the COSMO Data Integration Suite. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central users can use it to automate the exchange of data and communication between different companies. The processes are controlled via messages, which prompt the system to export or import an XML file. This way, data exchange - for example of documents, articles, accounts receivable and accounts payable - can be fully automated. Special table filters ensure that each client receives only the master data and documents that is actually relevant to it.