Planning Business Program Integration
The success or failure of any software integration project often comes down to just one single factor: planning.
Yes, I know that’s not very glamorous. In fact, it’s not glamorous at all. But it’s vital because, without an accurate, well-considered plan, your project is just asking for trouble. There are simply too many variables, too many possible random events that could derail the whole enterprise – and sometimes, you might not even know it until it’s far too late to do anything about it.
When a client asks us to integrate their business programs, the first thing we do is what we like to call a discovery project. What that means is that we visit your office (or offices), evaluate your existing programs and systems, and perform an audit of their capabilities.
Next, we take a look at your business processes and workflows, so that we can get an idea of how they are served by the software you currently have – as well as how other programs might work out better.
Then, once we have a feel for your workflow and the tools you use to navigate it, we start to look at the big picture. This is also when we start developing recommendations for process or system changes.
Finally, we build whatever custom software tools are required to execute the plan. This might seem like an afterthought, but it’s not. It’s really the culmination of all the work that came before it. Each business application is different, and while our consultants are experts at designing processes to make applications talk to each other, that doesn’t mean it’s a quick and easy process.
The bottom line is that, while nobody knows your business better than you do, a successful integration project requires more than that – it requires an outside, unbiased perspective and a high level of technical expertise to make sure everything hangs together the way you need it to. It requires Oyova. Give us a call today and find out how our IT solutions can work for you.