Several on premise and on cloud SaaS vendors in the areas of HR, Supply Chain, Financial and other back office applications have created vast new opportunities for companies to respond to business dynamics more quickly than ever. Companies making the best use of these new technologies can gain a significant advantage over their competitors by bringing their products quickly to the marketplace. But there’s also a new challenge in integrating these new technologies into an existing infrastructure that was, in many cases, developed before these technologies existed—indeed, before the internet itself existed. This is also a problem for a modern enterprise if you consider your enterprise infrastructure using a federated view of multiple on premise and cloud services. According to a recent study of more than 1,300 business leaders by Dynamic Markets, one out of two companies have abandoned their cloud software as a service applications in the last three years due to integration problems. Essentially, running a non-integrated architecture creates significant problems in today’s always-on business environment, and organizations will have a very difficult time remaining competitive. IT integration is key. KP Soft is a pioneer in creating enterprise wide integration solutions. In this document, we make a case for a robust integration solution by discussing high level considerations. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our integration services.
High Level Considerations
- Is integration such a big issue – the proliferation of on premise and cloud based SaaS solutions that are putting new pressures on IT departments. Businesses are asking their IT departments to help them deliver a seamless customer experience, and while these new technologies are helping in this effort, they have also added complexity because they require massive integration efforts. Making things more complicated, there is now a wide range of disparate, customized, and third-party applications that often don’t adhere to standards and introduce yet another a layer of complexity. On top of this, companies try to implement “quick and easy” one-off integrations between specific applications, which isn’t a scalable approach.
- Planning challenge for integration projects – Organizations need to be acutely aware of the kind of interfaces that applications in the cloud provide. They need to make sure that the solution they’re using for executing integration between SaaS applications and on-premises applications can provide all the technological capabilities they need and can support web services, APIs, interfaces, and the ability to extend integrations.
- Integration trends over period of time – Standardized integration platforms and new and emerging industry standards are driving down the cost of integration projects. Ten years ago, an integration project involved an army of consultants and a mix of custom technology, and would take months or years to come to fruition. These new standards have helped reduce the time and number of people and resources required because so much can be automated. The implications of a poorly implemented integration strategy can be devastating for the business. For example, if your business is leveraging multiple applications that don’t work well together, or the data and information produced by these applications doesn’t flow easily or in real-time, your business won’t be as efficient or agile as it could be, and business opportunities will be missed. You won’t be able to gain visibility into what customers are buying, where products are in the supply chain, and when customers actually receive their shipments.
- KP Soft Solution – Amazon AWS, Azure and Oracle Cloud offer a complete suite of integrated applications for sales, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain, and manufacturing, plus highly automated and secure storage, database, messaging, queuing resources and services. These products give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including advanced security, high availability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. For more information about integrating solutions, please contact KP Soft at email@example.com.