Sage 100 Visual Integrator Module
“Open architecture” is the catch phrase for business application software and databases these days. Companies that in the past may have put up with discrete applications running separately and may have had to perform software “gymnastics” to obtain integrated reporting are now demanding that these products work together. To facilitate this process, an industry standard known as open database connectivity (ODBC) was developed.
Visual Integrator has been designed to facilitate seamless integration between Sage 100 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 90, 200, and 200 SQL) data and other business applications. Visual Integrator can import from (or export to) any ODBC-compliant source, without the need for an intermediary data file such as ASCII delimited or Microsoft® Excel®. If you regularly perform imports from a custom or vertical software package, you’ll find you can use Visual Integrator to make the integration virtually seamless.
Importing and exporting data from Visual Integrator is a simple process. The power of Visual Integrator, however, lies in the additional integration commands that are available. For example, Visual Integrator jobs can be scheduled to run at prescribed intervals of any length. If you need to keep your Sage 100 ERP customer masterfile synchronized with a prospect database, you can set the import to run automatically every day, every hour, or even every minute. Imports can be chained together so that an invoice import automatically follows a customer import. You can even instruct the program to run a script file automatically upon successful completion of an import.