Without effective communication, business processes and data cannot be properly integrated. Depending on an enterprise’s particular needs, communication can be either synchronous, asynchronous, or some combination of the two.
Application integration is the process of bringing data or a function from one application program together with that of another application program. Where these programs already exist, the process is sometimes realized by using middleware, either packaged by a vendor or written on a custom basis.
For both small and large organizations alike, it has become a mission-critical priority to connect disparate applications and leverage application collaboration across the enterprise in order to improve overall business efficiency, enhance scalability, and reduce IT costs.
- Defragmentation of data for single consolidated views customers, items etc.
- Instant cross-system updates for decrease execution times
- Integrated processes for higher per resource productivity
- Reduced redundant data re-entry tasks for integrity across systems
- Seamless working environment for raised organizational efficiency
- Smarter Troubleshooting with single system view
- Remote access for global delivery
- Information Sharing
- Reduced IT Complexity
- Process Automation
- Increased Agility
Types of data that are candidates for integration:
- Supply chain management (SCM)
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Business intelligence and analytics
- Human resources data
- Internal and marketing communications
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
- E-commerce optimization