BPA Platform automates sales orders, expenses, reporting and project management processes for geospatial software developer
Codeless Platforms today revealed that IQGeo, a developer of geospatial software for the telecommunication and utility industries, has improved enterprise data management, efficiency and time resources by integrating SAP Business One, SAP Concur, Salesforce, Sage People and Replicon and then automating sales orders, expenses, reporting and project management processes.
“One of the biggest benefits we have got from using BPA Platform is the added value that it can offer. We deployed BPA Platform eight months ago and already have more than 14 tasks running. I can easily do more. It’s allowing for a lot more efficiency and time saving because data is flowing backwards and forwards. It’s a massive time saver. I can sit back and relax and let BPA Platform get on with it,” explained Lee Hughes, Head of Business Systems, IQGeo.
The IQGeo brand was launched in January 2019 after the founding company, Ubisense Ltd., was split into two separate businesses, with one software division being sold off as Ubisense and the other rebranded as IQGeo. The company therefore had to start afresh and purchase new software licenses to run the business, as Ubisense kept all the existing software.
“We only had a four month window to separate the two companies, so we continued with the software that we already knew; repurchasing SAP Business One, Salesforce, Replicon and Sage People. We also decided to add SAP Concur at this point. However, neither of these products could talk to each other,” said Hughes. “I spoke to a SAP vendor and they said they were also using BPA Platform for SAP Concur integrations. I did a bit of research and it looked very good. I started digging deeper and deeper and found that BPA Platform could do a lot more.”
Having addressed the issue of integrating SAP Concur with SAP Business One, IQGeo started to exploit BPA Platforms’ integration and automation capabilities, especially with SAP Business One and Salesforce integration; running and scheduling various tasks to automate certain processes.
“We purchased BPA Platform with SAP Business One and bought the Salesforce connector. With those two connectors all I had to do was place SQL server in the middle, which takes the Salesforce data, converts it and pushes it into SAP Business One. Now, every time we acknowledge an opportunity a task takes the data from Salesforce and pushes it into our SQL server data warehouse (BI360) for reporting purposes. It also takes the data and inserts it as a sales order. Our sales orders are now interfaced from one system to another saving time and potential errors. BPA Platform has made that process much easier,” explained Hughes.
“We are downloading more and more Salesforce data on a regular basis. I have recently taken a web services feed from Sage People and interfaced that into BI360, and I’m going to automate the sending of a Salesforce Chatter digest back to our sales team. We’ve also created a trigger on SAP Business One so that every time a journal is added or updated it pushes it into our data warehouse for reporting purposes. Previously, this would have occurred overnight. However, the trigger option within BPA Platform has enabled us to push data into our data warehouse in real time.”
As managing software projects are a core aspect of IQGeo’s business, the company tracks all of its information via projects codes and uses Replicon as its timesheet management system.
“Because we are a software business and we deliver projects, we have created a tool that creates project codes. BPA Platform grabs those project codes and pushes them into Salesforce, SAP Business One and SAP Concur. A project code just needs to be set up once and it’s sent to all the systems, thanks to BPA Platform,” said Hughes. “We are also using BPA Platform to pull our timesheet data from Replicon and push that into our data warehouse for reporting. All this data from the various systems – expenses, timesheets, sales orders and project codes – which previously would have to be manually transferred, is now being pulled automatically, on schedule or on demand, via BPA Platform, meaning that we can report a lot quicker.”
Led by a team of geospatial technology pioneers, the IQGeo software was first launched in 2010 and has an impressive list in the telecoms and utility industry customers. The software accelerates productivity and collaboration across enterprise planning, design, construction and maintenance processes, helping companies meet their business transformation challenges. Its headquarters are in Cambridge, UK, with regional offices in Frankfurt (Germany), Denver (USA), Vancouver (Canada) and Tokyo (Japan). Learn more at www.iqgeo.com
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