As business thrives and expands, the need to simultaneously utilize multiple software arises. For example, if a shoe company’s customer base increases, owners may implement inventory management and order optimization software to effectively meet demand.
With the use of more than one software subsystem for business, organizations need to adopt an integration tool to synchronize their disparate data sources.
Software integration is the process of unifying different types of software parts or sub-systems. Usually the need to implement software integration may come as a result of transitioning to new cloud based data app from a legacy system.
Organizations that use multiple database or have various applications also integrate their software to have uniform metrics.
When all data is collected and processed in one system, business teams can effectively use and analyze all their information.
Usually, businesses require professional software integrators to connect their systems. These specialists design and implement integration applications that meet company needs.
However, with the advancement in technology, many software providers offer integration solutions that will streamline the connection process between different systems platforms.
This enables users to manage integration, try new technologies and gain valuable insights without the cost of integrators, engineers or software developers.
BENEFITS OF SOFTWARE INTEGRATION
1. Allows for the flow of data in a timely manner from one system to another.
2. Reduces time spent / manpower, to maintain data in multiple systems.
3. Prevents duplication of work due to entering data in multiple systems.
4. Enables complex domains like insurance, banking and finance, healthcare, travel etc. to function properly.
5. Enables your customers to interact with your system and gives them the opportunity to integrate their system with yours when the need arises.
6. Gives your customers the opportunity to use your system via API and connectors.