JD Edwards Integration with ZATCA: Comply Easily! 

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The lack of interactive integration protocols for legacy systems, where integration with modern software becomes challenging, has created a need to identify new alternatives. This issue came to the surface after the legal enforcement of E-invoicing in Saudi Arabia by ZATCA in 2021; where E-invoices were mandated to replace paper invoices and any other forms of invoices that do not comply with the E-invoicing standards set by ZATCA

That said, having a middleware service provider is key in helping businesses move faster with the compliance process so that business processes aren’t hindered by long procedures that can be easily skipped or shortened with the support of experts who know easy, smart, dynamic, and cost-effective ways to manage the process without having to break a sweat figuring out how to do so on your own. 

In essence, this is a very useful tool for ERP systems that only a limited number of professionals understand and know how to handle. Just like JD Edwards, as it does not rank among the most used ERP systems. Yet, this doesn’t mean giving up clients who implement this system of course. Thus, at InvoiceQ, we have worked our magic stick like we always do to move things around and give JD Edwards users the experience they deserve

Get To Know JD Edwards

JD Edwards (JDE), powered by Oracle Corporation, is an ERP system that offers powerful solutions to help businesses run organizational processes according to well-defined user roles and features.

It comes with a bundle of business modules to accelerate enterprise resource planning for enterprises in areas such as finance, human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain, and more. 

Some of the prominent key features of JD Edwards include: 

  •  Versatile Deployment Options: 

JD Edwards can be deployed on-premises, on-cloud, or using a hybrid cloud model.

  • Comprehensive Modules:

Businesses can streamline their operations on a single platform through JD Edwards’ finance, accounting, supply chain management, and human capital management modules.

  • Configurability:

To maintain relevance in a modern business landscape, JD Edwards supports cloud capabilities.

Overall, JD Edwards can be considered a powerful ERP software that helps businesses streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and manage enterprise resources better.

Maximize Your Potential: Why InvoiceQ Integration is Different

Our technical team at InvoiceQ pulls all the strings to ensure our JD Edwards clients get such a simple experience just like anyone else. For that, we bear in mind the requirements different versions need to give the best possible performance. Thus, we planned different integration solutions for JD Edwards 9.1 and JD Edwards 9.2. Let’s start off with JD Edwards 9.1 and move on to the other version.

JD Edwards 9.1 Integration with ZATCA

For JD Edwards 9.1, we have decided to follow the database integration method which relies on the concept of having an intermediate database that connects with InvoiceQ’s “Unique Delegator”.  The Unique Delegator works on extracting the data from the intermediate table, transferring it to ZATCA servers for compliance, and then loading it back again to the client’s intermediate database instead of the main database to keep their data protected and manage traceability easily. The nature of the extracted data is determined by the business requirements and needs. This means only the data agreed on is subject to the integration process. 

Upon successful extraction, transformation, and loading of the data, InvoiceQ integrates with ZATCA using its unique delegator. This data will then be processed by ZATCA to receive a successful response. As a result, the response will be transmitted again to the intermediate database, which in turn reflects the changes in the main database.

JD Edwards 9.2 Integration with ZATCA 

The scenario looks slightly different with JD Edwards 9.2 as the integration options include the database method explained previously and another option that relies on something called “Orchestrator” inside JD Edwards. We’ll expand on the latter method as the first one has been elaborated. 

Integration via the “Orchestrator” powered by JD Edwards 9.2 enables clients to have the integration process managed without having to use the database integration method which relies on having an intermediate database. The client’s system sends the API through the system to communicate with InvoiceQ which in turn transmits the invoice data to be checked for compliance with ZATCA and then sent back again to the client’s system by communicating with the “Orchestrator”. 

Having the “orchestrator” already embedded in the JD Edward system by default means allows it to extract, process, and send the data to InvoiceQ through another database linked with the original one; however, the difference is noticed in having this whole process happening inside the environment of the system without having to create an external database like the database option so it works as the connecting point with the Unique delegator. 

The internal middle database and the orchestrator replace the unique delegator and intermediate database previously mentioned in the database integration. But while this sounds simple, it’s not exactly. The process to handle this requires pretty much advanced technical skills along with details on how to pull this off without causing any downtimes to the system; something that many don’t prefer. Hence, going with our solution comes as the perfect option to meet their demands with zero risks taken. 

Putting it All Together

Integration with ZATCA may sound like a headache if you’re not implementing integration solutions that speak your business language and terms. However, that’s never an issue that you have to bother thinking about while relying on InvoiceQ for your integration solutions with ZATCA for Phase Two. Regardless of the JD Edwards version you have implemented at your organization, we know how to give you the best and easiest solutions you could ever look for.

Want to learn more about integrating your ERP system with ZATCA? Get in touch with our team of experts to book your free demo today!

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