Integration of IFS ERP System in Two Major Manufacturing Clients

Integration of IFS ERP System in Two Major Manufacturing Clients

We are pleased to announce the EDI integration of the IFS ERP system in two major manufacturing clients. These integrations showcase our expertise in implementing robust and efficient integrations across a variety of ERP systems.

Both manufacturing clients, whose names are not disclosed due to privacy agreements, are industry leaders with a combined experience of nearly 300 years in their respective markets.

They each have in excess of 20 EDI trading partners and utilise a combination of EDI VAN and AS2 protocols. By integrating the IFS ERP system, Cindercone has streamlined the clients’ business processes and enhanced their supply chain management capabilities.

The integrations to IFS will provide these manufacturing clients with numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved Efficiency: With the implementation of the IFS ERP system, the clients gain access to a comprehensive suite of tools and functionalities that automate and streamline their core business processes. This will result in improved efficiency and reduced manual effort.
  • Enhanced Visibility: Real-time data and analytics provided by the IFS ERP system allow the clients to have better visibility into their supply chain, production cycles, and financial performance. This enables them to make data-driven decisions and respond quickly to changing market demands.
  • Seamless Collaboration: The IFS ERP system facilitates seamless collaboration with EDI trading partners by integrating EDI VAN and AS2 protocols. This integration eliminates manual data entry, reduces human errors, and ensures accurate and timely exchange of information between the clients and their trading partners.

“We are thrilled to have successfully integrated the IFS ERP system in these two major manufacturing clients,” said Martin Hepworth, CEO. “By leveraging the advanced features of the IFS ERP system and our expertise in integration using our Magma Toolkit, we have provided our clients with a scalable and future-proof solution that will drive their growth and success in the coming years.”

Cindercone has a proven track record of delivering integration solutions to clients across various industries and business platforms. Our team of experts possess  a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise to integrate most of the popular ERP systems to a wide range of business platforms including ecommerce, 3rd party logistics, dropshipping, WMS and marketplaces amongst many other areas.

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Balloon One and Cindercone: Building a Stronger Partnership for the Future

Balloon One and Cindercone: Building a Stronger Partnership for the Future

Balloon One, a leading provider of warehouse management systems (WMS) and SAP B1 partner, and Cindercone, have worked in partnership for number of years now and have recently announced an even stronger collaboration so that they can provide their customers with a fully adaptable integration solution.

This partnership is expected to benefit customers of both companies by providing more comprehensive and efficient integration between ERP, WMS and other business platforms, such as drop shipping and ecommerce.

The partnership between Balloon One and Cindercone is based on a shared commitment to delivering innovative and effective software solutions to their customers. Balloon One is a supply chain technology partner, providing the Korber Warehouse Management Solution which has been recognised as a Leader on the Gartner Magic Quadrant.  Successful in tailoring to the specific needs of their customers as well as being a Gold certified SAP partner. Cindercone, on the other hand, has extensive experience in developing multi-platform integrations with many of the most popular ERP systems.

By combining their respective areas of expertise, they aim to create a more complete solution for their customers. The integration of ERP systems and the Korber WMS system will enable customers to streamline their supply chain processes, reduce errors, and improve overall efficiency. This will result in cost savings, improved customer satisfaction, and increased revenue for businesses of all sizes.

Anglo-German Company Integrates Sage X3 to 18 US EDI Trading Partners

Anglo-German Company Integrates Sage X3 to 18 US EDI Trading Partners

A UK and Europe based company has recently integrated Sage X3 to 18 EDI trading partners, including Amazon, JCP, Staples, Macys, and Walmart. The integration was made possible through the use of TrueCommerce as the EDI network, De Facto as the WMS, and Cindercone’s Magma Integration Toolkit as the central integration system.

The Challenge

The company was facing the challenge of managing multiple EDI trading partners with different requirements and formats. They needed a solution that would enable them to streamline their EDI processes and ensure that they were compliant with the requirements of each trading partner.

Key to the whole project was seamless integration with Sage X3.

The Solution

The company turned to their Sage partner, Datel for a solution that could integrate all of the systems involved.

To integrate Sage X3 to EDI, Datel specified Cindercone’s Magma Integration Toolkit, a middleware solution that enables the integration of different systems and applications. The Magma Integration Toolkit allowed the company to integrate Sage X3 with TrueCommerce’s EDI network seamlessly, ensuring that all EDI transactions were automatically processed and updated in Sage X3.

In addition to the EDI partners, the company also integrated De Facto as the WMS. De Facto is a warehouse management system that provides real-time visibility and control over inventory and warehouse operations. With De Facto , the company was able to manage their inventory more efficiently and ensure that by producing Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC) labels, they had the right products in the right place at the right time.

The Benefits

  • By using Magma to integrate Sage X3 with TrueCommerce and De Facto, the company was able to achieve significant benefits, including:
  • Streamlined EDI processes: Using Magma, the company was able to manage all of their EDI transactions in one place, reducing the need for manual processes and ensuring compliance with each trading partner’s requirements.
  • Improved inventory management: With De Facto, the company was able to manage their inventory more efficiently, reducing the risk of stockouts and ensuring that they had the right products in the right place at the right time.
  • Increased efficiency: By automating their EDI processes and integrating Sage X3 using Magma, TrueCommerce and De Facto, the company was able to increase their efficiency and reduce the risk of errors.


For more information on how Magma can make your data flow, visit our integration pages

Milner Browne Enterpryze Engage: A Recap

Milner Browne Enterpryze Engage: A Recap

Milner Browne Enterpryze Engage: A Recap

Last week, Cindercone partner, Milner Browne organised their Enterpryze Engage event in Dublin, bringing together professionals from various industries to discuss the latest trends and innovations in the field of ERP technology. The event was a huge success, with attendees taking away new ideas and insights into keeping their businesses up to date.

Keynote Speakers

The event featured several keynote speakers who shared their expertise and knowledge with the attendees. One of the speakers was Morgan Browne, the CEO of Milner Browne, who talked about how SAP B1 and Enterpryze can work on their own or in unison, depending on the business requirements and how they can integrate with other business platforms.

Networking Opportunities

Apart from the keynote speeches and panel discussions, the event also provided ample networking opportunities for the attendees. They were able to connect with like-minded professionals from different industries and exchange ideas and experiences.

The event also had a dedicated exhibition area where, amongst others, Cindercone showcased their Magma Toolkit, to show integrations with platforms such as EDI, Warehouse Management Systems, Third Party Logistics, ecommerce and drop shipping. The packaged solutions for Amazon and Shopify were also well received.

The event was a great success and it was a brilliant opportunity for Cindercone to catch up with customers and partners, especially those based in Ireland.

3PL, WMS and SAP B1 Integration

3PL, WMS and SAP B1 Integration

New Integration for International Food Company


We have recently completed an integration project for an international food company, as always using our Magma Integration Toolkit alongside our professional services.

The brief was to build upon a simple integration for Reed Boardall (RB), who act as 3PL (3rd Party Logistics) provider for our client.

The diagrams below show in simple terms how Magma is used to automate the flows of data between the SAP Business One ERP system and its Produmex based WMS (Warehouse Management System) and Reed Boardall.

The client, being in the food industry, requires full batch traceability, and some of the larger customers require SSCC (Serial Shipping Container Code) for ease of booking in goods to their DCs (Distribution Centres). Working together with RB, we were able to achieve this.

Magma has been used by this client since 2007 when we implemented some initial EDI interfaces for their customers, plus a simple EB integration.

Projects have followed in most years since then as the business has grown and evolved, demonstrating the long and successful partnerships that Cindercone build with our clients, and the ability of Magma to flex.

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Integration is the Name of the Game

Integration is the Name of the Game

A Manchester based, board game company, recently chose us to integrate between their ERP and e-commerce solutions.

Following their successful website migration to Shopify Plus, Cindercone was approached by a leading Sage reseller to build the integration between Sage 200 Professional and Shopify using Magma.

Working alongside Shopify Plus experts Herd Agency Ltd, Cindercone implemented its Magma integration suite to handle payments and orders in and stock and despatches out to ensure the company’s accounts are always up to date without the need for any manual involvement, previously this would have taken time to update manually.

This project involved integrating multiple Shopify sites to Sage and included multi-currency and Shopify Marketplaces. Dealing with both their B2C and B2B sales.