At some point, nearly every business will have to integrate systems. When teams and processes are dispersed, unconnected and difficult for managers to manage, a desire to bring these processes closer to one another arises. This is referred to as business integration.

A modern business integration method can bring a multitude of benefits to companies that use it. Firstly it can help to improve efficiency by eliminating the need for breaks between applications and systems. It also helps reduce the manual documents that must be processed, thereby reducing errors and the costs associated with handling these documents. Furthermore, it is able to reduce maintenance costs by combining solutions onto a single platform.

Lastly, a modern approach to business integration may help to align IT with business objectives by turning IT assets into business services. This can bridge the gap between IT goals and business objectives by ensuring that technology is procured and deployed in accordance with the company’s goals.

Before embarking on a journey of integration into their business, companies must establish their top goals and the method by that they will achieve them. Businesses can achieve the clarity, focus, and determination they require to tackle integration successfully by establishing a strategy that is specific, quantifiable and attainable as well as timed and relevant. It is important that the plan is compatible with the company’s values and that all stakeholders are included in the planning of the project. This will ensure that everyone is on board and help the project succeed throughout its entire duration.