Talk to us, buddy! We are great with conversations, especially when an old and new application talk to each other.
Common Issues in Enterprise Application Integration are:
- Generation GAPs legacy systems, Millennial, Gen Z, Generation X issues.
- Bad decision and mistakes we made X years ago.
- Outgrew our old tools and toys in terms of advanced technology, but we are still emotionally attached to them in one way or the other, right? So, we want to stick a bit longer.
- Duplicacy of master information in a different system.
- Data Syncing Challenges between New and New, Old and New or Old and Old Systems.
Business domain knowledge and rich experience in various business areas certainly give us an edge over effective handling the various integration challenges like:
ERP Integration - Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications are often seen as an effective route to business integration. However, a lot of ERP implementations have been inward focused, i.e. emphasizing on cost reductions, technology and process improvements instead of customers and suppliers. There is a shift from a single enterprise application towards the integration of 'best breed applications' provided by the different vendors. The challenge is in how to do it most effectively.
CRM Integration - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions help consolidate all customer data to get a unified view of customers. Customer information that exists in various systems can be captured through different business processes, touch points, and channels. It is important that all these systems are integrated and EAI plays a key role in achieving this objective.
Supply Chain Integration - The key to an effective supply chain is tight integration of the different businesses that make it up. Distributors, retailers, producers, shippers etc. all need accurate information. The IT systems that they use are often not uniform and are not designed to work together. Integrating these systems is vital to reduce costs and improve turnaround.
Legacy Systems Integration - Many businesses have to cope with having to ensure that legacy systems are not left isolated. Scrapping all legacy systems and building an entirely new structure is not cost effective and takes time. The challenge is to integrate legacy systems with new enterprise applications.
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