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How do I automate processes in my ERP software from my website?

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This question may be a bit beyond the scope of this site, but I figured I'd give it a shot. :)  I am developing an e-commerce website for a business using mySQL and ColdFusion.  The business is running SIMS ERP software for internal management, and already has VPN connectivity.  The ERP software(SIMS) is running on a UNIX server that is local to the warehouse.

For all internal purposes, I want to keep the web data SEPARATE from the data in the ERP software (they don't keep the data clean enough to link it to the site...lots of obsolete, duplicate data and inventory issues to work out yet).  However, I DO want the web application to access the SIMS application and automatically perform some tasks, ultimately resulting in web orders being automatically input directlly to SIMS, and resulting purchase orders printed and waiting for the warehouse manager to pull.  Very basically, we are skipping the step of manually keying in the order AFTER the customer has submitted it online.

Right now, web orders are simply being emailed to our warehouse manager for manual entry into the ERP software.

Again, I'm not sure who to talk to about this, so if this question cannot be answered here, perhaps one of you can direct me to a good resource for help?

Thank you.

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