Logistics software vendor EVS LLC will partner with application network provider MuleSoft Inc. in an effort to use application programming interfaces (APIs) to help its customers expedite software deployments, streamline operations, and reduce ownership costs, EVS said June 6.
Boulder, Colo.-based EVS sells enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management system (WMS) software including mobe3, a cloud-based WMS product that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and scenario modeling to improve efficiency, EVS says.
San Francisco-based MuleSoft, which was acquired for an undisclosed amount in May by customer relationship management (CRM) giant SalesForce.com, says its Anypoint Platform connects enterprise apps, data, and devices across either cloud or on-premise installations.
Teaming up with MuleSoft will allow EVS' mobe3 customers to connect their ERP ecosystems to the mobe3 Cloud WMS in near real time by using APIs that allow applications to talk to each other and exchange data automatically, EVS says.
"Companies buy enterprise software for its capabilities, but trying to meet the business' demand for new features can leave organizations with disparate systems that can't talk to each other," EVS Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Nathan Brown said in a statement. "We wanted to remove the headache caused by traditional point-to-point integration approaches and make it easy for companies to adopt our [WMS] by taking an API-led connectivity approach."
The integration with EVS is the latest move by MuleSoft to link its Anypoint Platform with logistics applications, after the company said in January that it had connected its technology with products from JDA Software Inc. That partnership could help JDA customers to use APIs to more easily connect their cloud and on-premise applications and to extract data from any internal or external sources, according to JDA.