Systems Integration Services
IT systems often originate out of departmental necessity. Consequently they grow and mature and become increasingly important, sometimes expanding in scope and encompassing more business areas. At the same time, other systems in different parts of an organization are also growing and maturing. Often, the result is a multitude of disparate systems on various hardware platforms or a patchwork of packaged software, each one performing different functions but also including lots of functional overlap.
Systems integration is the practice of aligning your technology needs with your business needs, and then fashioning the appropriate technology solution, often leveraging existing technology and augmenting it with additional best practices. Systems integration decreases organizational maintenance costs, simplifies technical processes and workflow, and, in many cases, ties existing business processes seamlessly between core systems and customers, vendors, internal business units, and other business partners.
Some integration paths to consider include the following:
- Internal integration between departments or business units can reduce redundant data and mistakes while improving efficiency.
- Giving customers access to the data they need through web interfaces or direct business-to-business system integration can be an effective way to "lock-in" customers.
- Vendor integration can streamline processes, improve information flow, and reduce turn-around times.
Whether your company has grown organically or through acquisition, organizing and streamlining information technology is critical. Chicago Technologies is unique in the systems integration arena in that we speak the language of both business and technology. We have years of experience in integrating mission critical, enterprise systems, and our strength is our ability to bridge both the communication gap and the technology gap to ensure that the most simple and successful path to success is chosen.