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Baan Integration & Baan Enhancement

Baan
Integrations & Enhancements

Authoritative knowledge from a 30+ year partnership with Infor
  • Looking to get the most out of your current ERP system?
  • Have a unique business constraint and can’t find a solution?
  • Need to improve communications within your supply chain?
We’ve got you covered. Our team specializes in integrating third party systems to improve communication, and extending your functionality with ERP enhancements within Baan. 

 




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What is ERP Integration?

An ERP Integration is the process of connecting your ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to the 3rd party software you use everyday. Integrating your systems improves productivity and communication by creating a single source of data.


What is ERP Enhancement?

ERP Enhancement is the process of creating new functionality or modifying existing functionality within your current ERP system. Creating new functionality enhances what the ERP system does to match how manufacturers run their business.

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Benefits of Integrating Your ERP

As a manufacturer, an ERP system is the core software at the center of other software your business relies on to satisfy your unique business needs.
Whether you need a one-way, two-way or complex systems integration, our team specializes in increasing your efficiency by connecting software you use every day to your Baan ERP. Integrating your ERP to other sub systems eliminates errors, improves productivity and dramatically improves communication with one data source.

With an integrated ERP, data is updated in real-time so communication and knowledge sharing improves across your organization. Everyone can access the data they need when and where they need it. From inventory counts to key performance indicators (KPIs) and accounting data, workflows run more smoothly, processes are more efficient, duplicate entry and manual searches are eliminated, supply chains are operating at their peak. Sales reps have up-to-date access to all customer orders and inventory, along with the latest catalog and pricing, minimizing manufacturing and distribution costs while maximizing returns.
For older Baan installations that don’t use ION, Crossroads RMC has the expertise to build powerful adapters to allow your specific Baan version to communicate and exchange information with virtually any sub-system that can import/export data.


Extend Baan With ERP Enhancements

Crossroads RMC's team of consultants have expert knowledge of everything Baan. We have been enhancing Infor ERPs since 1984. We know how to make Baan work for your unique business needs.
Concerned how adding functionality may affect a future upgrade, or update? Our development methodologies focus on ease of upgrades with non-intrusive programming. What does that mean? All of our customizations are developed within a custom development package within the ERP that has parameter-controlled functionality to easily enable or disable the custom code. Our team does all the development without impacting your Baan standard code, so you don’t need to be concerned about customizations getting in the way of a future upgrade.
We specialize in shop floor and data collection, inventory management, bar code and supplier label generation, time and attendance, data analysis, freight management, external document integration, inventory reporting, customization without source code, PO variance reports, supplier/dealer portals, mobile, web and cloud accessibility, modernization, re-engineered and custom software development.

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Crossroads RMC's apps developed for Baan 

Here is a list of software developed by Crossroads RMC based on best practices. We can enable any application to run in the cloud and on mobile devices, and if you don't see what you're looking for, we can re-engineer, modernize, and web-enable your existing software, or extend your ERP with ERP Enhancements to fit your unique business needs.

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Web Collect

Shop Floor & Inventory Management

Simplify Production Reporting, Warehouse & Materials Management, Shipping & More

Web Collect is an extensive data collection tool that seamlessly integrates with Baan to improve operational efficiencies with real-time data, making it simple to collect, record, monitor and transfer accurate information.

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RMClabel

User Friendly Label Development

Easily create, and implement unique to business, item, customer or functional area labels with RMClabel. RMClabel’s configurability allows you to include any information needed on any type of label, including 1-D barcode, 2-D barcode and RFID labels.

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Supplier Label Compliance

Receive Shipments Barcoded to Your Specifications

Supplier Label Compliance allows your suppliers to send you shipments that are already barcoded according to your specifications, allowing you to immediately scan the shipment as it arrives.

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RMCtime

Capture, Process & Track, Time & Labor Transactions

RMCtime provides the functionality you need to manage your operations in real-time and it's built for and within Baan, providing a seamlessly integrated solution to manage time and labor for your organization.

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Analytics Dashboard

Configure Data Any Way You’d Like - No programming knowledge required, and no need to touch your Infor ERP system! Developed specifically for Baan, Analytics Dashboard is software that allows you to analyzes the data you use to run your business. It provides the “big picture”, or gets down into the finer details, by providing sophisticated grid and charting functionality, filtering, export to Excel and PDF printing capabilities. Bring your data to life with flexible, interactive and fully customizable displays with real-time access to your Infor ERP. This is the perfect tool for executive management, supervisors and general displays in your warehouse or on the shop floor.

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RMCship

Streamline your shipping process to UPS and FedEx, with RMCship, so you can identify and correct potential issues, compose, confirm and track shipments, check pallet assignments, update freight amount, type, quantity shipped, tracking ID, and more.

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RMCdoc

Attach a CAD Drawing, Word Document, PDF, Excel Spreadsheet to Each Item Revision. No need to pull related documents from a file cabinet, or search through your network, all outputs can be viewed from your workstation, or printed as a hard copy. And each time shop floor paperwork is printed, all the related documents automatically print along with it!

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RMCbuild

Gross to Net Inventory Reporting

RMCbuild provides production and inventory planners with a complete view of the resulting inventory situation created by ordering one or more manufactured items, and can be tailored to meet your company’s individual needs.

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RMCgen

Create Libraries & Scripts Outside of Baan Sessions

RMCgen is a generation tool that analyzes Baan sessions, extracting libraries and program scripts. The libraries and scripts can be used to string multiple operations together automatically or serve as the starting point to create your own, customized applications. RMCgen customizes without touching your source code.

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Production Order Variance Report Package

View Financial Variances

Production Order Variance Reports is a package that includes numerous reports and sessions that can be run by the finance department to identify problems based on the Finance Integration Transactions in the General Ledger.

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B2Win by NAZDAQ

Simplify, Streamline & Optimize Communication

B2Win Suite is a software package geared towards Customer Communication Management (CCM) and Output Management (OM), specializing in converting ERP documents and reports into multiple formats with the ability to design, personalize and distribute them directly from Baan using a single and easy-to-use multipurpose interface.

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AvaTax by Avalara

Current Tax Rates Applied in Real Time

AvaTax's cutting-edge technologies and processing logic manage complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemption certificate management and product taxability rules. AvaTax is cloud-based, delivers address validation and sales tax calculations on-demand. CertCapture digitally creates, stores and accesses exemption certificates at the point of sale. Returns closes the loop on your sales tax compliance process – it completes and files all forms and remits your sales tax with one easy payment.

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Portals to ERP

Real Time Communication with Suppliers, Dealers & Sales

Portals to ERP make it easy to stay connected to your sales force, dealers and suppliers, so you can focus on growing your business, and it integrates with your current version of Baan, so you can extend the value of the tools you already use!

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Custom Software

Crossroads RMC's programmers know Baan inside and out and will provide you with top notch quality and professionalism that you can count on. We are dedicated and ensure that your project will move quickly and positively as we integrate other systems to your ERP, extend the functionality of your ERP with ERP enhancements, or develop software to optimize the performance of your manufacturing systems.

Our team can integrate and enhance your systems without impacting your Baan standard code, so you don’t need to be concerned about enhancements getting in the way of a future upgrades or releases.

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Crossroads RMC's Consultants have helped 500+
Infor Customers Increase their ROI

Your ERP system lies at the heart of your business. How it’s utilized is critical to operating a stable, well understood and effective business system. 

Playing The Old
Telephone Game?

Struggling with a communication breakdown? Information siloes can lead to production lags, frustrated customers and low employee morale.

Centralized Data

Improve communication with customers, vendors, suppliers, management, sales reps and more by integrating your ERP and the software you use everyday to allow information to travel faster.

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So Many Errors,
So Little Time

Efficiency at an all time low? Human errors got your productivity down? Making decisions based on old data?

Increase Efficiency to Stay Competitive

An integrated ERP system eliminates errors and duplicate entry, increases efficiency and productivity. Not sure where to start? Contact us for a free 1-hour phone assessment so we can determine your next step.

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Out With The Old
In With The New

Lack of functionality, mobility, web-enablement, or modernization of your ERP system having you falling behind your competition?

Get More Functionality from Current ERP

Whether you need a one-way, two-way or complex software systems integration, our team specializes in integrating 3rd pty software to improve communication, & extend functionality of your Infor ERP.

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Does my ERP
Need an Upgrade?

Businesses relying on outdated systems are open to increased vulnerability, decreased productivity and a loss of competitive advantages.

ERP Utilization Review

It’s time to evaluate the functionality of your ERP system and how it supports your business initiatives. Newer ERP versions provide easy to implement workflows, and take your business to the next level with a cost-effective solution on premise or in the cloud.

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FAQs

Baan Integration & Baan Enhancement

Unfortunately, there’s no quick answer to these questions. The length of an ERP integration depends on a variety of factors, and each situation is unique. For example, integrating Baan to a typical CRM might only take a few days. However, integrating Baan to "System ABC" could take several months. We can tell you that we take pride in the fact that our consultants have 30+ years of Infor ERP experience, and know how to run a project, deliver on-time, and on budget.

If you are on this page chances are you’re experiencing pain points in your business processes or need to make some improvements to drive growth. ERP Integration can help with both, especially if your business is currently using Excel spreadsheets and other various data silos that limit visibility and lead to poor efficiency. ERP integration automatically gives users access to the data they need, when and where they need it. Rather than manually enter data into multiple applications or search across platforms for vital information, employees will operate out of one system. This eliminates errors, speeds up tasks and generates deeper insight into your data. If that sounds like something that would substantially benefit your organization, ERP Integration is worth consideration.

This depends on how you run your business and which applications you use everyday. One of the most common integrations for manufacturers and distributors is ERP and CRM. Your ERP serves as the hub for back-office data, and your CRM consolidates front-office data. An integration will help back offices obtain a closer look at sales forecasts and customer information, while allowing front offices insight into order statuses, inventory and products. Our team of consultants will go through your entire workflow during the planning process. They will only suggest integrations that benefit your company.

We get it, your data is the lifeblood of your business and moving your data around sounds risky. You don’t want to mess up reports, dashboards or provide incorrect invoices that may result in lost customers. Crossroads RMC has highly experienced integration specialist that can help you avoid these issues by following best practices.

Here are a few best practices:

Cleaning Data: Before migrating data or deciding what will be transferred, get rid of any errors or outdated information, and make sure data is entered consistently. If you don’t have clean data, all mistakes in one platform will get replicated in the other.

Creating Security Protocols: Ensure that data is only accessible to authorized users, and create a plan for handling errors or backing up data to avoid losing valuable information.

Running Test Scripts: Test that data is being transferred between applications as defined. Be diligent during this process; it’s much easier to fix errors in test environments than in a deployed solution. Ignoring best practices will result in risks, and the end result of a successful integration is improved data integrity. Data automatically flows from one platform to the other, so users only need to access data from their systems and can reduce error-prone data entries.

For most organizations, especially small to medium businesses that have little or no IT personnel, we understand that software projects are intimidating. In most cases, an integration will require some custom coding, mapping and error handling—skills. Crossroads RMC has been integrating and enhancing Baan since 1984. Our team of go-to-experts will work with your employees every step of the way. And best of all we do not need to touch your Baan source code.

A successful ERP Integration or ERP Enhancement requires a plan that uses best practices and prioritizes your business processes and requirements. Our expert Baan Consultants have a wide range of integration and enhancement experience as well as knowledge of your specific industry. Crossroads RMC provides support from start to finish, integrating and enhancing solutions in line with each company’s unique needs.

Our team of integration specialists are trained to look for these issues to ensure that only specific users have access to sensitive or restricted information.

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