ERP integrations

Reduce manual data entry and streamline administrative processes by linking unstructured content to your ERP

Your clinical staff may spend the majority of their time working in your electronic medical record (EMR) solution, but much of your administrative staff likely relies on your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system — all day, every day. They too need easy and immediate access to content that resides in other applications to make more accurate and informed decisions faster.

By integrating OnBase with your ERP system, unstructured content is directly connected to and accessible from core healthcare business systems including Infor Lawson, Oracle PeopleSoft, Workday and SAP. In fact, OnBase integrations extend to more than 500 different applications, including human resources, accounting, material management solutions and even homegrown systems.

OnBase ERP integration solutions help to: 

  • Eliminate switching between screens to find the right information – Human resources, accounting and even material management personnel gain instant access to related content such as resumes, credentials and invoices stored in OnBase without leaving their core business application.
  • Ease the transition to new software – Because users can access OnBase content directly from their daily ERP applications, training is minimal. User acceptance also increases because staff can access needed content from these familiar applications.
  • Reduce manual data entry – OnBase can instantly update your ERP application as soon as it captures information, and in turn, your ERP can update the information stored in OnBase.

ERP systems in healthcare FAQ

  • What is an ERP system in healthcare?

    An enterprise resource planning platform is software that helps organizations handle their daily business activities spanning different departments such as procurement, finance and billing, human resources and more. Healthcare providers and payers turn to ERP systems for these purposes and others, including managing the supply chain, financial reporting, analyzing key metrics and countless others.

  • Why do we need ERP in healthcare?

    Health systems are increasingly adopting ERP systems, using them to manage processes and optimize back-end functions for better efficiency. ERP software also helps compile data across functions and activites — like inventories, accounting, supply chain cycles and countless others, allowing the organization to conduct better analysis and reporting. Pharmacies and laboratories may use ERP to manage inventory, purchases, accounts and more.

  • What is the most common ERP system used in the medical industry?
    Some commonly used ERP systems include Infor Lawson, Oracle PeopleSoft, SAP and Workday.
  • Why do health systems need to integrate content services with ERP systems?
    Like many core technology platforms that help businesses run their operations every day, ERP systems can be limited when it comes to handling unstructured content—information that isn’t easily stored and managed in a database or spreadsheet, like forms, Word documents, emails, social media posts and more. For this reason, content-heavy processes, like processing invoices in accounts payable, often requires multiple human steps for reviews, approvals and entry into a system. Content services integrations with ERP can dramatically improve the efficiency of these processes.

Read more about integrating OnBase with ERP systems.