What is Interoperability?
In Igarle we commit to interoperability in all our developments. Single data entry is essential for systems efficiency, not just for the time saving it brings, but because it eliminates errors of data re-entry. Interoperability allows heterogeneous systems to communicate between themselves without error in order to coordinate processes or exchange data. The use of Norms and Standards in communication between systems is the basic premise for interoperability.
ERP, mobility and Business Intelligence are key aspects when it comes to resolving single data management within a company. But there is one thing that has been bothering Igarle for years: What happens to the single data inside inter-company management? That is to say to interoperability.
It is unbelievable that, even with such a high level of presence of digital management systems within Business organizations and the subsequent availability of digital registers and documents, laziness and lack of knowledge should be the elements to slow-down something that is common sense: Inter-business information and documents should be issued and registered automatically between heterogeneous ERP’s in any supply chain.
Igarle owns tools that interact with different data sources in the company, creating a setting for interoperability needed to adapt easily, flexibly and safely to different needs in the company from anywhere and anytime needed, regardless of the device used.
Internationalization of services, interacting with collaborators and providers, the growing use of intermodal services and operators coming from emerging settings, the need to analyze and control indicators that lead our business to success, create the need to exploit data originating from multiple settings and that those settings interoperate between themselves. That is how interoperability is born, allowing you to have the right vision of management indicators needed for the business.
Gains from interoperability
Gains from inter-business interoperability are obvious; we can summarize them as follows, whether it’s origin or destination, emitter or receiver of the interchanged document respectively:
- Savings in administrative, handling and sending costs,
- Confirmation of reception and approval or notification of shipment defects
- Total document traceability
- Accelerating time
- Not necessary to reintroduce the document into the system
- Savings in processing related administrative costs
- There is no delay between document reception and its internal and external processing
- Possibility to make errors by re-entering information into the receiving system is non-existent
- Synchronization of physical facts with logical recordings (Stocks, Bank Statement, received invoices, orders processing, etc…)