More applications, more complications…
Successful integration of IT solutions that fuel company’s operations is one of the biggest challenges faced by leading enterprises and their IT departments.
It is obvious that new requirements and needs result in constant increase of the number of applications used; however, the management expects always the same: everything must work and the maintenance costs must be the lowest possible.
It used to be much simpler. Both the equipment and applications often came from the same supplier and were closely related.
With time this hermetic world has opened, the number of applications has constantly been growing, and so has been the complexity of management. Integration has become a critical element of proper operations of the organization. It is true not only inside the company (which has been ensured by ERP systems), but also its environment (business partners, offices and institutions etc.).
Every new solution has had to be integrated and adjusted to the processes used in the company. The result of such actions has quite often been a tangled web of connections between applications that exchanged various and often redundant information.