An organization’s ability to grow and compete in today’s competitive environment is directly proportional to their integration ability, specifically systems integration. The pursuit of an integrated system is no longer optional for any business, in good times or bad.
An effective integration strategy is key to making multiple units work together to improve performance, increase efficiency and capacity, lower cost, and discover unique opportunities that only appear when you look across business functions.
The 21st-century has been appropriately named the integration century. Soon, every single business — from the major conglomerate in varying industries to the small-local business — will need to integrate their systems and data if they want to successfully overcome the challenges of tighter profit margins, increased governmental regulations, and the demand for customization and personalization.