ERP integration as the base of the Hecta system
Hecta is a B2B eCommerce solution developed for the ERP system Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. It differs form other B2B eCommerce systems in being completely integrated with the ERP that makes the base of Hecta. Therefore, Hecta functions as a kind of an extended arm of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV, where all the user’s data is already stored.
That way, users can take the best out of an ERP system they are already using. Still, this approach isn’t common in the eCommerce world. Most of eCommerce platforms function as an individual system, that isn’t directly linked with the ERP. An additional software solution is necessary for their mutual connecting.
Hecta is completely different in that regard, because it can’t function without an ERP system. In Hecta, it is not even possible to make a product independently, because all data is automatically taken from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV. That way, the user has a 100% accurate data in two systems at any moment, and all changes in the MD NAV are automatically displayed in Hecta. This also refers to client information, previous orders, price lists and product descriptions.
The advantages of integrating with an ERP system
Hecta and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business central system operate as a whole. One of the biggest advantages of such integration is the automation of the sales process in which the client gets a complete insight into unique information important for sales and marketing. Namely, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central system is integrated with other Microsoft tools – Outlook, Office 365, SharePoint, CRM, Power BI, etc.
That is precisely why the integration of Hecta and the MD NAV enables managing all this information from one place. The manufacturing process, inventory information, storage and delivery or client communication all become much simpler. Such eCommerce solution significantly saves time needed for the synchronization of more complex data, expands business with lower administration and maintenance costs – and all this without increasing the sales team.