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The Importance of an Integrated System

I recently came across an article from CIO Magazine that talked about the various ways that your ERP system could be hurting your business. The single most important item on that list referenced ERP systems that weren’t integrated with other systems that housed mission-critical business data.

Having data in two (or more) systems that don’t talk to one another is like baking a pizza crust in one oven and the toppings in another. Once baked, you may have some good food to snack on, but it sure isn’t pizza! Pizza requires the cheese and sauce and spices to bake with the crust. One takes on the flavor of the other and when you take a bite, you get a complete representation of the flavors.   

That’s the value of an integrated ERP system. When you take a bite, you get a complete representation of the flavors…meaning, you get one version of the truth. Everything comes together to allow you to analyze critical business data in an efficient way with no disconnects.

Crossroads consultants have spent years developing integration expertise to tie countless different systems to Infor ERPs. Here are some examples…

What business-critical systems do you have that are not connected to your ERP? How could your business benefit if those systems were tied together?

Contact us to discuss a potential integration of your mission-critical business systems, and while you’re at it, grab a slice of pizza for lunch.

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John

I read your post with great interest. That said, I'd argue that all encompassing monolithic systems fail to do everything well. As such, I'm curious how can the value of said systems - those that yield less than stellar results in functionalities beyond the core ERP functions, be quantified - particularly when assessing one system over the next?

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