At some point, every business will need to integrate systems. When processes and teams become too spread out and dispersed, making them difficult to manage, there is a need to bring the services together. This is known as business integration.

A modern method of business integration can deliver a host of benefits to businesses that employ it. First, it can help increase efficiency by eliminating interruptions between applications and systems. It can also help reduce manual documents that have to be processed, thus reducing the errors and costs associated with handling these documents. It can also cut costs by consolidating all options into one.

In the end, a modern approach to business integration can help to bring IT with business goals by transforming IT assets into business services. This helps eliminate the gap between IT and business goals by ensuring that technology is being purchased, used and managed in line with the business’s goals.

Before undertaking a business integration project, businesses need to identify the most important objectives and how they will be achieved. By creating a plan that is specific, quantifiable, achievable, relevant and timed (SMART) companies can provide the clarity, focus and determination needed to successfully tackle integration. It is also crucial to ensure that the initiative is in line with the company’s culture and that all stakeholders are involved in defining the project from the beginning. This will help to build trust and support for the project throughout its entire duration which is essential to its success.