Systems integration: benefits for management
May 4, 2023
November 2021 | by Amplifica Digital
Agility, innovation and collaboration are three terms widely discussed today in corporate environments. This is because they are the ones that characterize high-performance teams, which really generate value for organizations inserted in today's complex and competitive environment. But in order to collaborate, be agile and innovate, team members need technologies that simplify their routine.
And this is not possible with old and obsolete tools, which do not allow the integration of systems and end up harming the exchange of information and data of a business. With them, instead of generating value for the business, the team ends up causing losses, even though this is not their intention. In today's post, we will show how the lack of integration of systems and tools can harm the performance of the team and, consequently, the company. Check out:
Old systems, created 7, 10 or 15 years ago, usually act in isolation and do not allow integration with other tools. Accounting software, for example, does not integrate with the finance control system. And this ends up forcing the accounting and finance departments to work separately, sending each other physical spreadsheets and reports with the data to be worked on.
Not integrating systems is highly detrimental to the productivity of a business, as it requires professionals to spend more time writing or typing data in spreadsheets than focusing on activities that really generate value for the business. The lack of information sharing, in turn, prevents departments from going hand in hand and acting together to generate better results.
If the members of a team or the different departments of the company do not speak the same language, the chances of them making mistakes and generating rework increase dramatically. And these reworks make them perform the same task or process twice or more times and waste a good part of their time, thus reducing their performance and compromising business results.
These errors usually occur at the time of manual data transfer. If a collaborator types wrong data in a spreadsheet and sends it to a professional from another department, the latter will also make a mistake. That is, a single error will impact several departments. Only with integrated systems can manual data transfer be avoided, allowing error-free data sharing.
Collaboration and constant exchange of information, in real time, are two factors that contribute to the team gaining greater capacity for innovation and creating better products or services. And as the lack of integration does not allow for collaboration or the quick sharing of information, the team ends up not innovating as it should and preventing the company from gaining a better position in the market.
If the IT team, for example, does not have access to data related to the experience of current customers and the wishes of potential ones, collected by the support and sales teams, it ends up not knowing what the public wants. And without this information, it will not be able to innovate to create something that really exceeds the expectations of current and future customers, nor contribute to the generation of value and increase the company's revenue.
To avoid all these problems, the company must resort to integration through cloud computing, which guarantees the integration of systems and applications. With this technology, data flows securely between applications without any interruptions. This prevents the company from having to pass on information manually and gives it more time to innovate and focus on the tasks that will really generate value.
And your company's systems and applications, are they already properly integrated? Tell us in the comments. Also take the opportunity to learn how to properly integrate cloud applications ! [:]
This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.
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