Integration Rocks: Sound design saves time and nerves
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Integration is the new black. And this is how it is. When you integrate your software into one package, it will save you time and allow you to focus on more essential stuff – like developing your business for instance. Why waste your time manually transferring files when you could be spending time doing something more useful? It could be worth it…
Integrations, however, are not a straightforward super highway to Nirvana. Renewing your systems might be altogether impossible and very expensive if the planning for it overlooks future needs and current challenges. Integration needs some serious detailed planning if it is going to be worth it.
A CHANGING FIELD
The field of integrations has changed radically over the last few years. Cloud services have revolutionised the software industry, but information still needs flow safely and smoothly from the cloud to older systems and those places where it is most needed for developing the business.
These need to be integrated along with the new systems that are also being constantly introduced. Only a well-planned integration can tame this wildly sprouting jungle of information systems so that it’s easier to navigate.
STRATEGY BABY, IT’S ALL ABOUT STRATEGY
A sensible integration between systems is easy to build and modern solutions offer many lean approaches to this. But just like any other business development, integration design also needs a strategy so that the integration architecture is tailored specifically to your company.
If well-thought-out API controls are built into the integration architecture, entirely new business opportunities become available. For example, by making their booking API available to other operators, a taxi company will be able to get their taxis booked through other systems too – like hotels, restaurants, or healthcare operators.
A successful integration strategy also means that replacing one system with a new one will be problem-free and have no ill-effects on the architecture as a whole. All too often we put up with outdated systems because systems have been built in a complicated manner without a proper integration platform… and that sucks.
Integration architecture must include the whole plan for system monitoring, upkeep, and development. A proper integration partner won’t leave the customer at the end of the integration project either, but will be a proactive, strategic, and reliable partner in the future too.
THIS IS HOW WE ROCK…
We are the champions, my friends. As well as carrying out system integrations we can also help you map out your integration strategy, choose the right technology and implement, test and monitor the integrations too. Let there be rock!