Software Integrations

You don’t need to trash all your current software, you just need a way for it to work together better.

As businesses grow and evolve to become more competitive, they often find themselves running into problems with the software solutions of the past.  You may find that your business needs have changed and the tried-and-true software programs of the past are beginning to hold you back or force you into inefficient processes and duplicate work.  The challenge becomes how to change and adapt for today’s business needs.  Do you abandon the software of the past to start from scratch with a larger (and potentially more expensive) solution?  What if many of your current processes are tied to those old software solutions? Is it time to completely rethink your business process workflow?  Depending on your budget, timeline, and bandwidth, those may not be options.  This is where a custom software integration may be the right answer.

What is Custom Software Integration?

 

Not all software programs or systems are created equal, and they certainly don’t always play well together.  Some off-the-shelf software may integrate (have the ability to share data or functions) with a few other popular programs.  If your other software or processes aren’t in that list, what can you do?  A custom integration may be just what you need.

 

Simply put, custom software integration is the process of connecting two or more software systems using custom programming so they work together to share data and/or other functions.  This can be as simple as adding some code to create a connection with lets data flow back and forth, or as complex as creating a new portal or interface that lays ‘on top’ of the other programs and unites them.   There are several different types of integrations with benefits to each.  Usually this is accomplished by using APIs, which are basically bits in the software that allow a developer to build a connection.

The When and Why of Software Integration

So when should you start considering software integration?  Generally speaking, any time you find yourself stuck doing duplicate work in multiple systems, there is an opportunity to become more efficient with an integration project.  This happens frequently when a business has the need to maintain use of multiple systems or software that won’t natively work together.  Often times, multiple users entering the same data in multiple places increases the likelihood of errors and inconsistencies.  At best this causes embarrassing mistakes, at worst it costs valuable time and money.

  • Integrating older Legacy systems with newer applications
  • Linking systems to merge different functionality
  • Real-time data updates
  • Automation of repetitive tasks

CRM Integrations

A CRM Integration is a very common type of integration which addresses the challenges of overlapping data sources.

ERP Integrations

An ERP Integration can give you a better overall picture of your business and help you have more insight into the growth of your business.

CRM Solution

A Partnership with a Focus on Value

At Dorian Solutions, we pride ourselves on our ability to translate ideas into feasible solutions. As a trusted software development company, we were founded on the principal of providing the best possible value to our partners within their unique situations.  Our team has decades of experience with custom system integration and is results-driven and process-oriented. We thrive on your success and strive to be a positive force to fulfill what become our mutual goals. Let’s talk about solving problems and achieving goals together.