Imagine all of your systems, operations, and business functions working together seamlessly. All essential applications used by your company share data instantly to help you along the way. Application Integration makes this possible. Here are 5 reasons to get ahead of the curve and start integrating.<!--read_more-->
- Save Time
Integrating application saves time and helps make your company more productive. Stop dumping data into excel to upload it to another application. Stop manually inputting data and leaving room for human error. In a case study done by Ryvit, a client was able to increase productivity by 19% through integration. When your applications are integrated, this data will be shared automatically. Now, two applications that were designed independently will work together. A good example of this is an integration between project management software and an equipment management software. With these two systems integrated, you would be able to keep track of the project and the assets used to complete the project without any back and forth. This particular application integration streamlines operations, offers efficiency, convenience and fluidity to contractors and construction firms.
- Make Better Business Decisions
When your applications are talking to one another, you are able to make better business decisions. This might seem like a stretch, but this is why- business intelligence capabilities help you make sense of your data. Your applications can give you a lot of data, but the BI capabilities made possible through application integrations help sort out what it all means and how you can apply it, leading to better decision making.
- Create a Positive Environment
Integrating your applications will make it easier for your employees to work together. No longer will they have to go out of their way to create a workaround for a co-worker to get the data they need. Your employees won’t run into two people running the same work which means they will be able to spend more time on tasks that will have a positive impact on the company. Having a positive culture in the workplace has numerous benefits for the individuals and the company as a whole. Your employees can spend less on their time on the tech-side of managing a project or daily tasks.
- Save Development Cost
When your applications are integrated through an application platform, you can reduce your development spend. You won’t have to have custom applications built and maintained. The maintenance of a single custom integration can cost between 25-30% of the cost of the integration, according to Cloud Elements. With an application integration platform, you can choose business essential applications to integrate with for a low monthly fee. The integration is built and maintained for you at a fraction of the cost of custom integrations so all you have to do is connect and let your data flow.
- Create a healthier Bottom Line
The previous four benefits of application integration feed into creating a healthier bottom line for your company. Cutting down the time spent on sharing data manually means ample time can be spent on more essential and profitable tasks. The business intelligence side of application integrating allows you to get the important decisions right the first time. Data is king which means if your data is not interpreted in a meaningful way, you will fall behind the competition. Application integration also enables B2B partnerships. Selecting an iPaaS vendor with a low monthly fee means less money out the door for each individual integration you need. An iPaaS vendor will allow you to connect to as many applications on their platform as you would like for a low monthly fee.