Many of our customers use PlanTool to manage a department tool shop. Typically the tool shop is a small portion of the company and to control sales, finances and production of articles there is a ERP system. As this prepares the official accounting, data from tool shop have to be transferred into this system.
There is a great varsity of possible interfaces. One direction, both directions, detailed data, summarized data. And a lot of different technical ways to set it up.
In PlanTool we have standard import / export functions for these data. Customer specific is the arrangement of the data and the techik which is used. Some times batch jobs done periodically, sometimes online.