A growing wave of energy and excitement surrounding the beneﬁts of IT systems integration as led an organizations to see the substantial beneﬁts of such a complex undertaking and the operative word is “complex” While the technical aspects of an integration Projects rely on partnering with a service provider with a proven track record, the path to overcoming complexity also comes from having standardized solutions automated tools trusted frameworks and strong methodologies
Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in just a few years with integration. A little more than a decade ago, as many as 70 percent of enterprise application integration projects would fail, as reported at an EAI Industry Consortium workshop in 2003. But today, the integration landscape is much different
Consider the following facts and forecasts:*
Clearly, integration is mission-critical in the eyes of today’s and the spending and forecasts support that outlook. But what are the paths to integration that yield the greatest results and the best chance for success? And which path is right for our enterprise?
For example, a company integrating systems as a result of a merger or acquisition must follow a path that helps the new business model and IT assets come together. That’s a different path than an integrated solution designed to Optimize a B2B supply chain (although it could certainly include this supplier/vendor focus as part of an M&A integration program.
Bottom line, the face of integration as it relates to your company depends on where the disparities, silos, and disconnects; appear in your organization. And it’s based on the overarching situational environment, such as growth downsizing or M&A.
Yes, integration is complex. But there are proven and methodical paths that can help your enterprise take the ﬁrst steps on a very beneﬁcial journey toward true IT integration. To explore four winning integration paths.