EDI directly from the ERP system WinLine
ERP producer mesonic integrates ecosio API
mesonic is a leading producer of ERP software in German-speaking countries. Since its foundation in 1978, the company has relied exclusively on its own product developments. Today, mesonic’s roughly 100 employees and 280 distributors in 4 locations serve approximately 10,000 clients worldwide.
DR. GERALD SCHNABL, MANAGING DIRECTOR MESONIC
EDI integrated with ERP
mesonic recognized early on that automated, electronic data exchange is central to economic success, and therefore aimed to expand its product palette – which allowed for exporting data via a batch interface – to include this asset. In line with mesonic’s policy of in-house product development, Managing Director Dr. Gerald Schnabl joined a Vienna University of Technology research project, through which ecosio API, a solution for integrating EDI in ERP systems, was being developed by the future founders of ecosio. mesonic soon became an industry partner for the direct EDI integration research project.
It was through this project, sponsored by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency and awarded as second place project in the ICT division, that the theoretical foundation for today’s ecosio API infrastructure was laid. As an active ERP producer with expert insight, mesonic provided essential input regarding ecosio API documents and service interfaces. The cooperation that began at the Vienna University of Technology evolved into a business partnership, and mesonic’s continued insights have helped ecosio API remain state of the art.
The best-practice solution: ecosio API
ecosio API has been integrated in mesonic’s WinLine since version 10.2. ecosio API acts as the interface and enables EDI directly from WinLine’s user interface. “We have been involved with ecosio API’s development since the beginning, so integrating it in our ERP system was easy”, reports mesonic MD Gerald Schnabl.
The ecosio API interface allows the ecosio Integration Hub (messaging control center for EDI) to be integrated directly into the ERP system, so companies are equipped for all EDI requirements, regardless of whether the business partner has an ecosio API-capable ERP system. Set up efforts and EDI know-how requirements are minimal, since the EDI application is an integrated module in mesonic’s system.