Enhancing Cloud-Based ERP Systems with SFTP Gateway: A Secure and Efficient Solution

Cloud-Based ERP Systems

Cloud-based ERP systems (short for Enterprise Resource Planning) like Workday have become essential tools for organizations of all sizes. Cloud-based ERP systems streamline business processes, improve data accessibility, and enhance operational efficiency. 

However, integrating these systems with various external data sources and managing secure file transfers can be challenging. 

This is where SFTP Gateway, a managed file transfer product developed by Thorn Technologies, comes into play. It offers a robust solution for secure file transfers, ensuring data integrity and compliance. 

SFTP Gateway can help with cloud-based ERP systems

Here’s how SFTP Gateway can be a valuable addition to cloud-based ERP systems.

Secure ERP Migrations

Migrating data from legacy systems to modern cloud-based ERP systems is a complex and sensitive process.

For instance, moving payroll data from ADP to Workday involves transferring extensive employee records, tax forms, and payroll reports. Traditional methods often require an integration company to handle this data in-house, posing significant security risks.

With SFTP Gateway, organizations get:

  • Secure Data Transfers: Enable legacy and new ERP systems to communicate securely via SFTP, ensuring encrypted data transfers.
  • Ownership and Control: Keep sensitive data within the company’s control, reducing the risk of exposure during the migration process.
  • Compliance: Maintain compliance with data protection regulations by using a secure, auditable transfer method.

Daily File Landing

Smaller companies using cloud-based ERP systems often need more infrastructure to handle daily file drops from external partners and vendors. This can lead to inefficiencies and potential data mishandling.

SFTP Gateway addresses these challenges by:

  • Providing a Centralized File Landing Zone: Serve as a permanent, secure repository for incoming files from vendors and partners.
  • Facilitating Seamless Integration: Allow the ERP system to pull data directly from SFTP Gateway, ensuring smooth data ingestion.
  • Utilizing Cost-Effective Storage: For file archiving and auditing, utilize low-cost, reliable cloud storage solutions like AWS S3, Azure Blob Storage, or Google Cloud Storage.

End-User Access to Reports

Not all end-users are tech-savvy enough to handle SFTP transfers. For instance, accessing reports generated by an ERP system like Workday can be cumbersome for some users.

StorageLink, another Thorn Technologies managed file transfer product, complements SFTP Gateway by:

  • Simplifying Access: Allow users to access reports stored in cloud storage without navigating SFTP protocols.
  • Enhancing Usability: Provide a user-friendly interface for retrieving essential documents, improving accessibility for non-technical staff.
  • Ensuring Security: Maintain secure access to sensitive data stored in the cloud, aligned with the company’s data protection policies.

Are you ready to upgrade your cloud-based ERP systems?

Incorporating SFTP Gateway into your cloud-based ERP system setup can significantly enhance data security, operational efficiency, and compliance.

By providing a secure method for data transfers, acting as a reliable file landing zone, and simplifying access to reports, SFTP Gateway ensures that your organization can leverage the full potential of its ERP system while mitigating risks associated with data management and transfers.

More about SFTP Gateway and StorageLink from Thorn Technologies

SFTP Gateway is a cross-cloud SFTP server that reads and writes data directly to cloud storage locations, like Alibaba Object Storage Service (OSS), Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, or Google Cloud Storage. StorageLink allows users to access cloud storage locations in a web browser using a drag-and-drop interface. Both products come with 30-day free trials on most cloud marketplaces.

To learn more about deploying SFTP Gateway or StorageLink, visit our Knowledge Base for extensive documentation on both managed file transfer solutions. The Thorn Technologies YouTube channel also has helpful videos to help you get started.

For help with enterprise-level solutions, please contact our team at info@thorntech.com.

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