Integrate the right way
Integration is much more than "just" translating and moving data from one place to another. A smart and well-executed integration removes unnecessary manual work and creates large efficiency gains - but then the integration must be fully automated and fully support the process to be digitized.
Traditionally, integrations take place in system and application projects. It often leads to typical "integration spaghetti", which is characterized by:
- Direct connections between systems and apps (point-to-point).
- Strong personal dependencies (only one or maybe a couple of people know how the integration is set up).
- Insufficient documentation
- Low reusability
- No traceability or alarm functionality.
It is also common today that when the business buys IT systems, it solves its needs without involving the IT department. This silo thinking makes it much more difficult to share relevant data across multiple functions within the company.
Keep in mind that what may appear to be the cheapest, fastest and simplest solution at the moment will usually cost many times as much in maintenance over time.
Work in a structured way
IT and operations must work together to achieve the highest efficiency and the best and smartest solutions. If you take the time to think and work through your expectations, we can promise you a better and over time more cost-effective solution.
A structured and process-oriented way of working with integration results in a much faster way to adjust and change processes and systems/applications.