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6 signs your business needs an integration platform

Many companies today face challenges in data sharing and communication between their various applications and systems. Data might not be automatically transferring as it should, requiring manual intervention in the affected systems. One way to address these issues is by implementing an integration platform.

But how can you be sure that an integration platform will truly revolutionize your business? Here are six signs that your company might need one:

1. Data isolation and dispersed information

Do you and your colleagues experience isolated data silos where information is difficult to access or update in real-time? An integration platform can help eliminate these barriers and create a unified data environment, enabling smoother and faster access to relevant data.

2. Manual redundancies and time-consuming processes

If you spend a significant amount of time on manual tasks, such as entering customer information into multiple systems, it's a sign of insufficient process automation. An integration platform can optimize and accelerate these workflows, leading to increased efficiency and reduced manual work.

3. Increased complexity when adding new systems

When each new addition to a system results in increased complexity and difficulties integrating with existing systems, an integration platform can simplify and streamline that process. With it, new systems can seamlessly integrate into your existing digital ecosystem without any complications.

4. Processes that stop working

Are you used to data transfers taking more and more time each week? Perhaps it has become part of the daily grind for orders to get stuck in the order management flow? Problems in processes like these, which no longer function properly, can take time to detect and often, you won't notice until the customer whose order is stuck is asking you about their delivery... And yes, you guessed it right, an integration platform can, thanks to real-time monitoring, immediately detect if something goes wrong with a data transfer process.

5. Inefficient decision-making due to incomplete data

Do you often find that inconsistent or outdated data affects decision-making in your business? An integration platform can gather data from across your processes and create a unified view of the data within the company, enabling well-informed decisions by providing consistent and up-to-date information.

6. Reduced maintenance and support costs

An integration platform can reduce costs associated with IT maintenance and support. By handling and reducing the current complexity of systems and integrations, the maintenance process becomes more efficient – both in terms of time and cost.

Acknowledging that your business may have deficiencies in data sharing and communication between systems is the first step toward a new, better integration strategy. If you recognize any of the signs above in your company, it's a good idea to take a closer look at an integration platform and how it can be crucial in increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and creating a smoother and more cohesive IT structure.

Learn more about integration platforms and what the benefits with implementing one are.

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