As the number of your software applications grows, so does your system complexity. To effectively manage business processes and the flow of information, many organizations are using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). An API enables multi-system integration and business process automation.

Interoperability is important to maintaining efficiency and avoiding data silos. With the eMaint Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) API, integration brings your different software systems together to maximize your productivity. Customize your API to help your team save time, money, and resources.

What is an Application Programming Interface (API)?

An API such as the eMaint CMMS API facilitates back and forth communication between individual software systems. Because every organization uses a different lineup of software, API integration must be designed and implemented to fit each organization’s unique requirements.

eMaint CMMS product experts will work with you to customize your API integration to fit your organization’s unique business processes. CMMS integration makes it possible for various systems — such as accounting, inventory management, purchasing, human resources, and more — to communicate seamlessly with each other. The clarity that comes from having centrally collected, managed, and shared data can drive your organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

eMaint CMMS API saves you time, money, and resources in several ways:

  • Eliminating redundant manual data entries, resulting in fewer errors
  • Improving operational efficiency by automating manual process steps
  • Reducing response times
  • Improving data-driven decisions by making more data more accessible
  • Enabling interactions between eMaint and all of your business system applications

Some organizations use an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. This type of software is designed to encompass a range of organizational functions in one centralized system. However, ERP software does not have the maintenance management capabilities you’ll find in a CMMS.

Below, this graphic shows how an API furthers the parts purchasing process between eMaint and ERP software system.

Infographic shows how eMaint CMMS API works with ERP software

Here’s how it works:

  1. A manager creates a purchase order (PO) request for a machine part using the eMaint purchase order module
  2. Upon approval, the API automatically transfers the PO to the ERP software system
  3. The ERP retrieves the data from the eMaint PO, confirms receipt, and automatically sends the request to the supplier; once the parts are received, the data transmits to eMaint
  4. The PO parts receipt is validated and recorded, and eMaint automatically updates the number of parts available

Why is a CMMS API critical?

Most organizations and their various departments use several different software systems to manage business, such as inventory, payroll, accounting, purchasing, and projects. Without an API, the individual systems can’t talk with each other.

The eMaint API bridges your business processes using the highly flexible REST (Representational State Transfer) format. The RESTful API streamlines communication between your CMMS and third-party application systems, such as Sage, ORACLE, ADP, SAP, and other enterprise software.

With the eMaint CMMS API, you can connect your financial systems, fuel card systems, and machine run-time data systems and automate asset, procurement, and parts inventory management processes. An eMaint CMMS enterprise-level subscription customer automatically receives access to the CMMS RESTful API. If you’re interested in integrating your software systems, our API specialists can work with you to build a custom solution to fit your unique business needs.

Image shows common software tools and departments the eMaint CMMS API integrates

Learn how the eMaint CMMS API can help your organization use all of your tools effectively.

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