Most companies have IT systems in place to administer their processes but often find themselves with disconnected tools isolated inside their own information silos. Using IT integration we can break down these silos and realise multiple benefits.
Save money by reducing time lost to collecting the same information on multiple systems. IT integration can do the heavy lifting by ensuring data is available whenever and wherever it is needed.
Improve performance by introducing automation at integration points to execute business processes across multiple departments, reducing delays due to the manual handover of information.
Inform decision making with rich reporting by using IT integration to bring together information from multiple sources across the organisation.
Key metrics can be extracted from the cooperating systems and made available in unified management dashboards, keeping all stakeholders up to date on current operations.
Entering key information once-only reduces the risk of discrepancies among IT systems, helping to ensure compliance obligations are met through good data handling procedures.
Using centralised IT controls to manage access to information helps maintain compliance with Data Protection and Privacy policies.
Growing businesses often find themselves in the situation where they have two or more existing systems critical to their processes which cannot talk to each other. In these situations processes have likely been established to manually modify and move data between the systems.
By analysing how these systems work Watford Consulting can build integration points between them, allowing the data critical to your business to flow freely without error prone manual intervention.
Often it is not necessary to embark on building completely bespoke software. Common Off The Shelf (COTS) products will often satisfy the majority of your business needs, albeit with a little customisation.
Watford Consulting can help identify the necessary customisations and can build the adapters needed to have the COTS products fit seamlessly into your business processes.