The first thing that I always hear from businesses is that they do not have integrated systems because of COST and the the effect of resource consumption. The biggest resource consumption that you can save on is your employees time. To be able to put an end to swivel chair technology in your business will not only save you time and money, but will ensure that one of your business most important asset (your business data) is kept valid and clean. Your business should be driving to get all your systems integrated as much as possible to leverage the existing processes, people, technology and information that you have. Security is another another important factor why system integration is important to businesses. If your business uses many systems in its day to day operations then integrating those systems should be at the top of your IT’s implementation goals.
What integrating your business systems can mean to you:
If you are one of those businesses that is thinking can I really afford to integrate my systems, think about it this way can you really afford not to integrate. Integrating systems does not have to be done all at once, it can be a phased approach keeping cost a little more spread out while seeing the benefits and savings sooner.