The new system will create gateways between the planning system (which in many ways can be considered the heart of the company) and various management systems, such as the ERP systems and databases that either feed it with inputs (incoming data) or benefit from its outputs (outgoing data).
These software gateways help to increase speed and reliability. They put an end to the multiple manual data entries that lead to errors and omissions. They can also add value to what already exists, especially when they take information from different sources and assemble it into richer, more complex objects.
In addition to simplifying data entry and the automatic creation of objects, interfacing allows the creation of a true information supply chain where inputs, processing, outputs and analyzes form a logical and integrated chain. The software building blocks that are already in place (e.g. ERP systems) are all the more valued.
The benefits of interfacing can also be found in the orchestration of these exchanges where, like in a real orchestra, each software program plays its specific score, while being synchronized with the rest of the other software programs on the management platform, based on the well-defined rules within PlanningForce.