Cleo and Astra Team Up to Integrate Data Flows

The Astra Connector

The cost of doing business in 2019 means that companies cannot afford to waste time and resources on finding ways to connect and integrate. That’s what makes connectors so valuable, because they provide native support for customers seeking to access the power of their cloud platform.

Astra Inc. is the leading Global Service Partner of IFS in North America, and as of today, its customers now have access to Astra Relier, and IFS Connector to Cleo Integration Cloud for IFS ERP users. Now, businesses will be able to integrate all of their internal data flows and external ecosystem interactions with customers, suppliers, logistics providers and any other trading partners to IFS Applications through Cleo Integration Cloud.

From there, companies can now extend the true power of their IFS Applications because it seamlessly integrates CRM, EDI, WMS, fulfillment, and other enterprise applications and ecosystems. These applications are the life blood of an enterprise’s environment, and maintaining those critical business processes and ensuring they run smooth in the IT modernization and digitization era.

“With this solution, IFS ERP customers gain complete and automated end-to-end data workflows across disparate systems and visibility into mission-critical processes. Any integration need can be quickly and seamlessly addressed,” said Naren Velu, president and CEO of Astra. “And that means improved business and operational outcomes in a much more reduced time frame due to better collaboration and orchestration across their multi-enterprise ecosystems.”

Astra Retailer is specifically designed to create a pathway for IFS customers in order to access much quicker integration of critical workflows that can optimize the performance of fundamental business processes, such as order-to-cash, and procure-to-pay. These are from an end-to-end perspective, through a company’s ecosystem. It also extends an enterprise’s integration capabilities beyond simply B2B so it can include application and data integration for internal back-end ERP, CRM, FSM, SCI, BI, and many more applications.

Cleo is proud to help Astra deliver the potential Astra Retailer’s connector for Cleo Integration Cloud delivers to the IFS ERP community.

“The top goal of our partnership with Astra is to enable businesses to create value through integration technology, so they can expand their ecosystem, avoid disruption, and thrive in the era of digital transformation,” said Mahesh Rajasekharan, Cleo CEO.   

Cleo Integration Cloud is designed to help organizations connect, integrate, and analyze the dynamic network of ecosystem entities – people, partners, customers, systems, applications, things – and enable the critical integrations driving business revenue. By integrating B2B systems inside and outside the enterprise, seamlessly connecting enterprise applications in the cloud, and enabling modern SaaS solutions to work with legacy platforms, Cleo Integration Cloud’s ecosystem-driven approach orchestrates business workflows and processes that directly affect a company’s bottom line.

Attendees at the IFS World Conference in Boston can see and learn more by attending an Astra-Cleo joint presentation titled, “Ecosystem Integration – Multiple Challenges, One Solution,” featuring Astra CEO Naren Velu and Cleo Strategic Account Manager Bob Hoch.  The session will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 200, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston. Additionally, interested parties can visit with both companies at Booth #8 during the IFS World Conference event. 

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