integration of it systems

Integration of IT systems – solution for the pain of multiple systems 25 March 2019

There are a number of challenges businesses address when they ask us to build bespoke solutions. Integration upgrades, replacement software and front to back solutions that help with growth are just few examples.

Some businesses are, especially initially, happy with a simple accounting system and CRM. As they develop, they keep adding new systems to help with growth. However, running multiple operating systems is only sustainable when you service and maintain each individual system, which can be both time consuming and costly. Additionally, you can face issues when sharing data between the different systems and/or an old operating system can become unsupported.

There are companies operating old systems because they have a misconceived impression they are saving money and time, while the truth is quite the opposite. No change is easy and changing an operating system that is the heart of a company may be one of the hardest decisions to make. Yet if the heart is failing, it may be the only decision to prevent killing the entire company organism. We have been helping organisations understand their challenges by providing comprehensive business intelligence and needs analysis and designing effective and reliable solutions that not only save money and time but also help increase productivity, peak sales and support internal processes and development.

integration of it systems

A bespoke solution is simultaneously the answer to the issue of supporting and maintaining multiple operating systems.

The complexity of configuring support software can make it difficult for system administrators to integrate them. Even with some of the well-known software, the ability to support these complex systems can be overwhelming for advanced administrators.

On the operations level, companies attempt to achieve interagency cooperation which may be impeded by the use of multiple operating systems. For example, if two departments involved in the same process use different systems disagreement and disruption can occur when completing certain tasks. This, in turn, results in frustration, time loss and negatively impacts staff motivation, and down the line company results.

Integration of IT systems generally allows for maximising the efficiency of the existing company IT infrastructure, enhanced data analysis and faster reporting. Data exchange between ERP, B2B/B2C and/or e-commerce systems gives company owners and/or management the possibility to make informed decisions and effect change that results in gaining or maintaining a leading market position in the industry.

Author: OSG

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22.04.2018 Anna Baron