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The Top 5 Business Integration Challenges

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Business Integration ChalleWe know business integration – especially large-scale and complex implementations. Every day we meet customers, all over the world, discussing about their integration needs and how to solve the toughest business integration challenge they have. Here are the top business integration challenges companies are facing today.

Top 5 Business Integration Challenges

The main driver for improved and expanded integration needs is digitalization. This put your integration capabilities under pressure and can be critical for your company’s success or even survival.

We see a lot of integration initiatives to improve the situation but this can be a tough challenge. SEEBURGER support more than 10,000 customers for all types of integration scenarios: from traditional B2B/EDI implementations, but also leading edge technology projects using API, IoT and Blockchain in industries such as Automotive, Financial Services and Banking,  Retail, Manufacturing and Utilities. The Top 5 business integration challenges today are:

  1. Solve issues with extremely high data volume

    Victim of “Data Volume Overwhelm”?

    Business growth is a good thing. We can all agree on that. But with that business growth comes data integration challenges, and many times, the sheer volume of data can overwhelm the capacity of your business integration platform.

  2. Reduce the total cost of ownership of various integration solutions

    Is your integration platform costing too much to maintain?

    It’s really quite a conundrum for modern IT staffs: you are expected to increase the functionality of your overall “jigsaw of integration landscape” while, at the same time, reduce the cost of owning and operating it.

  3. Migrate to a modern business integration platform

    Is your integration platform holding back your digital transformation?

    Today’s enterprises and organizations face a widening divergence between the IT infrastructure demanded by emerging business needs and the infrastructure they’ve built up over generations. 57 percent of organizations are using gateway technology that’s more than 5 years old (Ovum Research. (n.d.)). The smart enterprise meets these challenges by replacing MFT/B2B legacy software, systems and applications with digitally enabled, modernized, secure, trustworthy and scalable business integration solutions. However, modernization of legacy integration platforms such as Managed File Transfer (MFT) and Business-To-Business (B2B/EDI) is a time consuming and costly exercise. It involves reaching out to potentially thousands of trading partners or customers, updating business contact lists, coordinating technical teams, performing acceptance testing and migrating the partners to a new platform, one by one. This causes disruptions to business and impacts services provided to customers and business partners, resulting in dissatisfaction.

  4. Seamlessly integrate a large number of complex systems to execute critical business processes

    Seamless…complex…critical. What could possibly go wrong?

    All you have to do is “seamlessly integrate a large number of complex systems to execute critical business processes.” Connecting new applications, generating reports derived from disparate systems, connecting with partners, sending information securely and instantaneously and exposing new applications to the digital world – are all simple demands on IT infrastructure. However, these simple tasks can be difficult to execute due to limitations in legacy infrastructure.

  5. Get your integration projects done quickly

    You have a “Need for Speed”

    These days, the C-Suite for large organizations ALWAYS has a “need for speed” – quarterly results to make and the like. And typically, that means that the IT staff has to compress timeframes for implementation of projects.

If you have any of these challenges, or maybe other, it’s likely we have a solution to your challenge.
Contact us today for an initial meeting to understand your integration challenges.

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About the Author:

Anders Thomsen
Anders Thomsen, Marketing Manager for SEEBURGER Nordic Regions. Anders has been working as Marketing Manager for different companies in the Nordic IT Industry and for the last six years been working with SEEBURGER Nordics.

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