To ensure optimal logistics processes in companies, a reliable data flow through interfaces between locations is necessary. Interfaces can be used to trigger a wide spectrum of automations and processes.
For example, minimum stock levels can trigger corresponding orders. As a result, delivery schedules and invoices can be issued automatically. In order to complete the process, retrieval and storage as well as shipping are coordinated.
To stay in control of dynamic retail data, a solid infrastructure is essential. Information such as master data, cash levels and sales figures should be continuously exchanged between headquarters and the retail stores.
Via interfaces, you ensure a connection between the individual locations and the central finance system. This enables, for example, price changes or POS data such as sales to be transmitted and reorders to be triggered automatically. Thus, you accelerate routine tasks such as daily, monthly and annual financial statements.
There are a number of interesting use cases for manufacturing processes: Starting with simple information provision, through the integration of industrial machines into IT, to higher-level production control as part of digitization.
Interfaces can be used to get information and trigger automatisms, enabling processes such as production data acquisition or the creation of key performance indicators and maintenance plans. This speeds up the processes and also enables the analysis and optimization of production without additional effort.