An innovative connection
ERP-producer BMD sets new standards in EDI by integrating ecosio API
BMD is a business software producer, and one of the leading software companies in Austria. Founded in 1972 in Steyr, today the company has over 400 employees and 27,000 customers in Austria and its neighboring countries.
DR. JÜRGEN PALKOSKA, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR FOR MERCHANDISE MANAGING SYSTEMS AT BMD
ecosio API equals success
BMD is setting new benchmarks by being one of the first ERP producers in Austria to integrate ecosio API, ecosio’s innovative solution for networking financial accounting / ERP systems. Dr. Jürgen Palkoska, Development Director for merchandise managing systems at BMD, reflects on the early days of this successful cooperation: “We began cooperating with ecosio through the direct EDI integration research project, through which ecosio API was developed together with the Vienna University of Technology and other ERP producers. Our goal was to establish new standards for electronic data interchange and increase client value.” Dr. Marco Zapletal and Dr. Philipp Liegl were driving forces on the project. “It was clear from the beginning that BMD would integrate the ecosio API interface in our ERP system”, Palkoska reports. ERP producers had long faced a challenge: “Whenever supplier and client used differing ERP software, we had to find a solution to synchronize the two. Programming these interfaces was costly.” The question was, “how can we allow different systems to communicate with each other in an easy and cost-efficient manner?” ecosio API provided the ideal solution. Palkoska tells us: “For me, ecosio API is the most important step taken in recent years toward establishing new EDI standards in Austria.”
NTCS integrates ecosio API
ecosio API is now integrated in BMD’s NTCS ERP system, allowing a direct connection to the ecosio Integration Hub. “Our software communicates via the ecosio API interface, and the user doesn’t even notice. Sending, receiving, and monitoring are all rendered transparent thanks to the integrated interface.” A single prefabricated interface to the ecosio Integration Hub supports all EDI requirements. Where clients previously printed out and sent hardcopy invoices, the ERP system now sends electronic invoices in the background using ecosio API. Receiving new messages is just as simple: new messages are automatically retrieved by ecosio Integration Hub.