It’s pretty cool that IN-SYNCH provides full-featured, bi-directional Sage 100 ecommerce integration with nearly any shopping cart or ecommerce site you choose—and we also can service customers who are using XML for other solutions. If you have an XML project in mind, contact ROI Consulting.
XML integration is one of the many methods the seasoned experts at ROI Consulting use to integrate data to your Sage 100 ERP from third party sources. This blog article is about the “why” regarding XML integration.
If you have no interest in learning about XML integration (any other programming language), leave that to the experts. Since 1997, ROI Consulting has provided the Sage marketplace with Sage 100 ecommerce integration tools, and we’re happy to talk to you about how we can help with your integration project. Contact us for more information.
What Is XML? 4 Points to Remember:
1. “XML” is an acronym for “eXtensible Markup Language.”
2. XML is a lot like HTML, which is what Internet programmers and web designers use to format the data display of web pages. (This blog post, for instance, includes bold text, italicized text, and bullet points, all of which look the way they do because of the very specific HTML programming language being used in the background.)
3. XML differs from HTML in that it describes data online. This is where the “extensible” part comes in: describing data can be very complex and often takes fluid descriptions. XML programmers use XML language to create their own tags and descriptions for precise data descriptions.
4. XML’s main strength is that it has the power to simplify web-based information into a single document so that other computer programs can read it and interact with it.
Background on XML
Back when XML came out, programmers believed it would have the power to convert everything on the Internet into a seamless whole, but on it’s own, XML doesn’t do much. Honestly, if the business doesn’t have a pressing need to process a lot of online data, XML won’t be tremendously useful for a business.
XML’s most useful property is converting large amounts of online data into offline databases using skilled, experienced programmers who know how to translate the XML document into a language for integration into systems such as Sage 100. Then those programmers need to know how to transform the XML document into the correct document in your accounting system.
IN-SYNCH for Sage 100 and XML Integration
Because XML can simplify complex web-based data into a computer-readable document, it’s perfect for automating the order process directly with your largest customers. Integrating your largest customer’s order data with your Sage 100 accounting system using XML is possible, but you need an engineer that knows your ERP as well as your understanding of the third-party system.
XML has the power to compile customer and order data and details—and IN-SYNCH has the power to take that data and transfer it to your Sage 100 system as if someone typed it in, and much more!
Like we’ve been doing for twenty years with Sage 100 ecommerce integration, with XML, ROI Consulting—the makers of IN-SYNCH—can immediately transfer order data from your customer’s ERP to your Sage 100 system, and they’ll work with you to ensure that the right department gets the information they need.
And the best part? All this will happen in real time, without you having to do anything to get the information. I guess we could also say that “XML” stands for “eXtra Moments of Life,” because that’s what you get back when you use it well.
Get XML Integration for Your Business
Whether we’re talking about “extra moments of life” or “extensible markup language,” you and your hard-working business deserve to have effortless, instant, bi-directional, real-time data syncing between your solution and your Sage 100 ERP. Contact ROI Consulting to start learning how easy Sage 100 ecommerce integration and Sage 100 XML integration can be.