Cleo, the pioneer and global leader of the Ecosystem Integration software category and provider of the Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) platform, today announced immediate availability of two powerful new integration solutions for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP portfolio, both of which are now part of the CIC Library.
Cleo’s two solutions dovetail neatly with Microsoft’s recent large investments in their enterprise and mid-market ERPs, namely Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. The timing is significant because as the software giant aims to accommodate customers’ increased expectations of agility in business operations and continued growth in direct-to-consumer (D2C) business models, IT leaders are acting with profound urgency in migrating legacy on-premise technology to the cloud. And all of this speaks directly to what Cleo customers and partners in the manufacturing, logistics, distribution, and retail industries need in order to remain competitive.
IT leaders also understand that implementing an ERP solution also requires a robust B2B integration platform that supports both EDI and API capabilities to deliver successful end-to-end outcomes with their ecosystem. Unfortunately, cloud integration solutions have fallen short – until now. With Cleo’s expanded array of out-of-the-box B2B integrations for Microsoft Dynamics SCM and Microsoft Dynamics Business Central ERPs, businesses can expedite EDI connectivity with various ecosystem entities and trading partners, such as a retailer or a customer.
About Cleo’s Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM-to-X12 Accelerator
Cleo’s new Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM-to-X12 Accelerator comes with prebuilt end-to-end business process logic for deploying X12 EDI between external trading partner connections and the internal Dynamics 365 SCM environment. With this no-code approach, now an integration owner merely configures the X12 EDI integration into Dynamics 365 SCM, the new Accelerator significantly reduces complexity by including:
Out-of-the-box business process logic for EDI X12 transactions for faster onboarding of trading partners
Pre-built schemas, rulesets, and business processes for easy development, deployment, execution, and testing
Pre-built, end-to-end integration flows for an order-to-cash cycle from order capture through invoice, including:
o Inbound Purchase Order
o Outbound Order Acknowledgement
o Outbound Advance Shipment Notification (ASN)
o And Outbound Invoice, amongst others
The new Dynamics 365 SCM Accelerator is expected to speed time-to-market by up to 4x, empowering organizations to quickly connect to EDI trading partners to expand new revenue channels or automate existing ones without worrying about the complications or knowledge of EDI.
About Cleo’s Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
As part of this release, Cleo is also announcing the addition of a Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to the CIC Library. In general, CIC Connectors are designed to facilitate integration by enabling API connectivity into common endpoints, such as ERP, TMS, WMS, eCommerce or Marketplace applications. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Connector accommodates a wide variety of revenue-driving use cases, including but not limited to:
Dynamics 365 Business Central to EDI X12
Dynamics 365 Business Central to Shopify
Dynamics 365 Business Central to Magento
Dynamics 365 Business Central to Amazon
Both Dynamics 365 solutions are available to customers through Cleo’s flexible service models including self-service, managed services, or a blend of the two.
“Cleo is maniacally focused on providing these timely pre-built solutions for our Microsoft Dynamics 365 users because digital transformation of supply chains is booming and companies desperately need our help to improve their agility,” said Mahesh Rajasekharan, CEO of Cleo. “With Cleo’s new solutions, any integration developer or IT resource can quickly build integration flows with Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM or Business Central, ensuring they keep pace with today’s rapidly changing global business environment.”