4 integration methods at Enable
When people ask us about integration, the answer is simple. Enable can accept data from anywhere so long as it is detailed enough. We aren’t tied to any particular ERP systems or EDI providers, and we have over 20 years integration experience. There probably isn’t a system or standard that we haven’t come across already. The bottom line is that if you have line item data on goods received, purchase orders and supplier invoices somewhere in your digital infrastructure, then you are ready to implement our rebate management software. First, let’s talk about the kind of data we need. Enable's rebate management software was originally conceived because we were unhappy with accepting rebates based on overall invoice values or information provided by suppliers. Here at Enable we are perfectionists at everything we do, and we wanted to get right down to the granular details before we started to calculate rebates. So, we created Rebate Management Software to gather detailed information and calculate rebates to nearest smallest denomination (penny, cent, euro etc).Typically, we like to get information from goods received data as that is likely to be the most accurate. We consolidate on an item by item basis to calculate what rebate is due at the item level for every product that you receive. Then we roll that up to the supplier level and present a rebate claim by supplier by line over time. The result is pretty indisputable, accurate and timely. If you contrast our approach with an approach based on macro figures like total spend you will, on average, be claiming around 20% more rebate by working at the detail level. As you can see, Enable’s processing engine relies on accurate, up-to-date information so one of the first considerations when implementing the software is “How does Enable integrate with my core systems?” We have four options out of the box:
- Data warehouses
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