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Why your rebate management system needs to be ERP Agnostic

Posted by Andrew Butt on November 15, 2017 10:49:00

DealTrack integrates with major ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics.

For reporting and payments, DealTrack can interface with a range of leading BI tools including Business Objects, QlikView, Tableau as well as purchase-to-pay solutions such as Ariba, Fourth and Proactis.

But in our view “out of the box” integrations are not sufficient for most scenarios. A rebate management system needs to be truly ERP agnostic.  For that reason, DealTrack comes with open APIs that can be used to import data from ANY other systems.

Here are just a few reasons why we think this is necessary:

  • Some businesses have bespoke in-house systems so the rebate management system needs to have a very flexible architecture. (Interestingly, these bespoke systems are often found within wholesalers, builders merchants and buying groups — the very companies who tend to have significant rebate deals).
  • Newly merged companies are very likely to have different ERP systems to contend with. DealTrack will handle several integrations at once, pulling information from different standard ERP and bespoke systems simultaneously.
  • Buying groups usually have little or no control over the systems used by their members. In their case, integration isn’t possible, but we have designed a portal to accept information in spreadsheet form from members.

Being ERP-agnostic is a huge benefit to procurement departments — particularly in diverse enterprises with multiple ERP system — because DealTrack demands no changes or systems integration work between the existing ERP systems in order to get a consolidated view of rebate contract information across the enterprise.

DealTrack is ideally suited to companies for whom buying power has a significant impact on growth and where rebates are used extensively as a mechanism to driving pricing and profit margins.

To find out more about DealTrack — the ERP-agnostic rebate management system — read our eBook “DealTrack: an ERP-agnostic solution to centralised procurement and rebate management”. 

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Topics: ERP Vendor Rebate Modules