If software integration services are featured in your IT budget this year, it’s time to start looking for a vendor with experience in modernizing, integrating, and upgrading business applications. There are a variety of different ways to approach integration, which means you need to know what questions will help you find the right fit. Here are 3 to get you started:
#1 How do you determine the right integration strategy for my software?
The answer should not be a one-size fits all solution that is applied for every client. Trying to force a fit will only result in additional work and a ballooning budget. You don’t want to have to overhaul all your business software just to make it match what a vendor knows how to provide. If there’s a compelling reason to use one technology stack, the software integration firm should be able to explain these benefits in a way that makes sense to you.
#2 How will this impact the rest of my software?
A smart software integration provider will want to have a full view of your application portfolio up front. That way, they can understand how the moving parts fit together before they start the project. Without this precaution, a change in one area may have unexpected consequences for other applications.
#3 What steps do you take during integration to allow for future changes?
Chances are good that this type of project isn’t going to be a one-time occurrence. The reasons you need integration services now (changes in business processes and technology) will come up again in the future. An appropriate approach to integration builds in flexibility for future upgrades.
Want more insight into the integration process? Contact Ayoka at 817-210-4042 to get your questions answered.