Your company finally has the latest technology to help streamline your business. You’ve used various software programs that you thought will drastically and effectively improve the workflow within your company. But you noticed they may not be working as efficiently together as you thought. You’re lacking one key component: Software Integration.
The advent of new technology, the internet, and systems using cloud has created a need for companies all over the globe to have a unified system comprised of sub-systems that bring value to the business.
Software Integration is the process of combining these diverse sub-systems into one coherent, multi-functional system. In this process, several systems and software applications are joined together so they can work seamlessly as one.
API is the most common tool for connecting various applications. API enables seamless interaction between systems, using a common code language based on functionality and protocols, and enabling data transfers to be conducted within your applications. API is code-intensive, thus it is heavily dependent on your vendor, but because it uses codes, it is highly flexible when it comes to certain data.
An alternative to APIs, webhooks or HTTP callbacks are like API in that they also link to a web application. The difference is that the implementation of webhooks are not code-based because they have modules that are programmed within the application. As opposed to being request-based, webhooks are triggered when certain events take place within a third-party service, allowing your team to view data real-time.
While other integrations are based on code, Integration Services Component (ISC) lives on a local server. You'll no longer need to import files since ISC creates a bridge with on-site tools such as BI tools, directories, and asset management tools. ISC has various data synchronization options to offer, and you can utilize the data you have access to in whatever way is best for the business.
Orchestration, simply put, is the process of automating numerous systems and services together. Software configuration management tools are used to build orchestrations because they can connect with several applications for you to easily manage your automation workflow. Although it is code-intensive, you can efficiently manage the integration of multiple systems across all processes.
If you’re competing in the tech industry , software integration is a must. It can be used to simplify all your complex activities in every department of your business. Be it Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Quality Assurance, there’s no denying the benefits of integrating into a unified system for a streamlined workflow that will ultimately bring value to your customer.
Software Integration, however, is not a simple process. It takes years of experience and valuable skills to ensure that as you unify your sub-systems, your operations will not be in jeopardy. Leave it to the software experts .
At April9 Digital Consulting we have a Brisbane-based team of seasoned software developers that will help you transition to a multi-functional system. Whether it’s off-the-shelf software, integrating existing systems or building from scratch, we can help you extricate your discrete systems and have them working harmoniously in no time. Be sure to get in touch with us to schedule your digital consultation today.