MintWave Integrates Lotus Notes and SAP Business One in Only 3 Weeks
"Since we didn’t have much time until the scheduled service launch, we told Magic Software Japan what we would like to have happen with the collaboration of Notes/Domino and SAP Business One. As a result, we were able to proceed with operations in a short time.”
Takenori Aoki, Team Leader, ERP Promotion Team, Business System Division, MintWave
Mintwave Quick Facts:
Location: Tokio, Japan
Industry: Computer system consulting
Capital (2009): 50 million yen
MintWave is the subsidiary of Takaoka Electric Manufacturing – a Japanese Group that manufactures and markets switches and power transformers.
In July 2008 MintWave of Takaoka merged with Takac System and is today responsible for the information system section of Takaoka.
In 2009, MintWave began restructuring their mission critical systems around SAP Business One. Since the Takaoka Group had been using Notes/Domino for more than 10 years and had developed a number of applications such as time clock & project management systems, MintWave decided to develop their purchase request management and business workflow requirements in Lotus Notes/Domino. The challenge was now to find a suitable integration tool to synchronize the two systems.
After evaluating three different integration tools, MintWave chose Magic Software’s iBOLT. While other products only had a limited range of adaptors or high priced fees for each time the solution was used, iBOLT offered more than 50 types of adaptors for both Lotus Notes and SAP Business One.
“We were able to proceed with operations in a short time. iBOLT allows the settings to be done visually allowing simple setup of the integration,” said Mr. Takenori Aoki, Team Leader of the ERP Promotion Team, Business System Division.
MintWave was able to complete all the integration linkages in less than three weeks. “Thanks to iBOLT’s integration, our staff can now stay with the system they are used to while the company benefits from the additional functionality of SAP at a low cost and without add-on development. There is also no longer any need for staff to repeat the same data input twice,” concluded Mr. Aoki.