Thoughtful System integration, with respect to a well-planned integration strategy, is a direct response to today's businesses moving at "internet" speeds. Many businesses operate today, without a cohesive system integration strategy. They are able to conduct business and are, understandably, uncomfortable making changes or "improvements" to a working infrastructure: potential cost, manpower commitment, or the risk of breaking a critical system that is supporting the business, are all valid concerns. However, the cost of not taking action will continue to accrue like "bad debt".
System integration is both, a technical and a business discussion. The success of true 'enterprise' System integration begins with the definition of clear business processes that define the goals and the business drivers for data movement. Once the business context is established, the integration requirements can be detailed within the context of a business issue to determine if the specific data integration initiative will provide enough value to the business. Some areas that typically provide a Return on Investment (ROI) for integration include reducing duplicate data entries, improving data quality, and SOX compliance.
Y-Axis has has successfully implemented data and integration strategies for many Global 5000 companies. Y-Axis’s methodology, tools, and approach are both, strategic and pragmatic with a focus on real ROI for our clients. We provide focused solutions and best practices, while working as a client/partner team to share risks and rewards. Y-Axis’s technical specialization in package and custom applications, combined with our business process expertise, is a valuable asset. Also, Y-Axis’s portfolio of services provides assistance throughout the process, from early road-mapping to implementation to training and rollout.