Why One-Way ERP Integration is Superior to Two-Way Integration

January 25, 2023
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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complex yet powerful tools for increasing the efficiency of an organization. But the real power of an ERP system comes when it's integrated with other specialty-purpose software solutions. As technology evolves, businesses are increasingly turning to integrations to improve their operations.

There are two types of integrations—one-way and two-way—and there are benefits to each type. A one-way integration with an ERP and third-party software is often better than a two-way integration. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages that a one-way integration can provide.

What Is a One-Way Integration?

A one-way integration is a type of integration that allows data to flow from one system (the source) to another system (the target). The data flows only in one direction and does not flow back to the source system. In other words, any changes made in the target system do not get reflected in the source system.

Benefits of One-Way Integration

One of the biggest advantages of a one-way integration is that it helps prevent errors and inconsistencies between systems. When you have multiple systems accessing the same data, there is always the possibility that errors or conflicts will occur between those systems. But by allowing data to flow only from the source system to the target, you can be sure that all the data is correct and up to date. This eliminates any potential issues caused by incorrect or outdated data being sent back to the source system.

Additionally, a one-way integration eliminates the need for manual reconciliation between systems, as all changes will be made directly in the target system without affecting the source system. Since all changes are made directly in the target system, you don’t have to worry about any inconsistencies caused by two different systems trying to communicate with each other at once.

Finally, using a one-way integration also reduces risk for your business when compared to using a two-way integration. Since the integrated system only has access to the data and not modify your data, you greatly reduce the risk of unauthorized access or malicious activities occurring on your network or systems.

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Mosaic’s one-way integration is a game changer for your resource management. Instead of going through the tedious process of exporting data from your financial software, you get an automatic one-way sync of data you need for real-time resource planning and management.

By using a one-way integration, you remove the risk of inconsistencies, ensuring that your ERP remains your single source of financial truth. More importantly, your finance team never has to worry about Mosaic making changes to your ERP and affecting billing or mission-critical reporting. Mosaic’s integration even has an automatic audit process that allows us to identify data that doesn’t match and automatically repopulate missing or erroneous information.

At the end of each month, you easily download all planning data in a similar format to your current resource planning spreadsheets to enter into your ERP, just like you would now. Only with Mosaic, you get accurate planning data without the headache of having to chase people to submit their planning spreadsheets and compile information from different formats.

Mosaic was designed to solve all of the challenges businesses like yours experience in resource planning and management on spreadsheets and ERPs. It's visual, intuitive, fast, and easy to use. Power-up your ERP’s resource planning and management with Mosaic today!

John Meyer

Founder, CEO
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