Why is it so complicated to set up EDI within your Infor M3 ERP? The answer lies in the unique challenges of each install of Infor M3. Every company has its own distinct business processes. Therefore, they set up their ERP system to run in a specific way.
For example, let’s say milk company (Moo) and shoe company (Happy Feet) are within the retail industry and run Infor M3. Even though they’re both on Infor M3, the way they configure their ERP system could be completely different. How your customer master is setup can vary greatly depending on if you ship to a store or distribution center. For example, Moo might set up their customer master on a payer level. However, Happy Feet may set it up on a store level. This causes a big difference in how data is stored in the ERP. It changes the way data needs to be input and extracted.
It can take a considerable amount of time to figure out what fields are required and how to properly map the data. Some companies outsource this task to consultants, while others have IT teams that handle it in-house. Either way, it’s a costly and time-consuming process.
There’s an alternative to building these custom integrations. You can leverage a common API endpoint that does the heavy lifting for you.