When Too Many Options Become Confusing

Andile Khumalo
Taking Control of Your Integration Journey

For many overworked and understaffed enterprise IT teams, the only way to deal with a disparate, multi-system integration initiative is to call in external consultants, or to rely on the support of their many service providers. However, there is a way to approach integration that is less draining on your team and your budget.

Integrated systems accelerate the speed of information flows, reduce operational costs, ensure system harmony and allow your business to benefit from the power of AI and other automation technologies that rely on accurate and accessible data. It’s no wonder that business leaders have placed integration at the top of their operational to-do lists.  

But integration can be more complex than many think. Over time, organizations have invariably engaged with multiple vendors, each one tweaking and altering what has gone before, often adding layers of their own complex code. To add to the challenge, many vendors will make use of different implementation methodologies and having many teams forced to cooperate in a mixed-methodology environment can quickly expose weaknesses in the process and the greater strategy, not to mention creating a coordination nightmare.  

Unfortunately, even when using the power of the cloud, businesses either underestimate the complexity of the integration process or have unrealistic expectations of what traditional iPaaS offerings can achieve.  

It makes sense then, to work with an integration partner who thinks beyond iPaaS.  

Moving Beyond the Traditional to Expose the Exceptional

Hybrid Integration Platforms are the next step in the evolution from iPaaS, offering complex data processing with simplified usage. Benefits of working with a provider which offers a beyond-iPaaS vision include:

  • Hybrid Integration Platforms are simpler, faster, more powerful and can be customized to meet your specific goals, ensuring that you get the most from your data.
  • Using a Hybrid Integration Platform allows businesses to automate and modernize on demand, without holding your IT budget to ransom.
  • A beyond-iPaaS solution provider delivers a rapid and iterative answer to automation needs.  
  • If you are faced with any integration issues, a beyond-iPaaS solution provider can help you navigate your way around them with ease. The highly experienced team can deconstruct your long-term automation goals, then implement a plan that allows your business to start small and iterate quickly to deliver a reliable end solution.
A New, Painless Way to Empower You and Your Team

Synatic has taken its offering one step further. By placing service at the center of our solution, the pain of integration is significantly alleviated, reducing the pressure on your team and taking the burden of working with multiple consultants out of the equation. Synatic refers to this offering as Software With a Service (SWaS).  

The aim of SWaS is to ensure a smooth solution build process. Synatic achieves this by adding the all-important human element to data integration.  

Working closely with your team, Synatic develops defined channels of communication to ensure a clear understanding of your project requirements. Once this is achieved, we co-create milestones with associated time frames.  

Unlike most vendors or many consultants, we enable the client to focus on the design of the implementation, even deciding on the implementation method they want to use. This places you in charge of the scope and direction of the project, rather than being at the mercy of others trying to dictate the process to fit in with their knowledge, experience, and levels of comfort.  

Because the Synatic integration platform is easy to use and quick to learn, our customers can rapidly implement their solutions. More than that, by designing a human-centric process we are able to include knowledge transfer to the internal teams along the way, further empowering them for future projects.  

Putting SWaS to The Test

The SWaS offering recently proved its efficacy at marketing and advertising stalwart, Wunderman Thompson.  

Working closely with other service providers as well as the customer’s team, Synatic immediately established clear communication channels as well as defined roles and responsibilities, laying the groundwork for a solid working relationship and showcasing the importance of a human-centric approach when planning for success.  

Synatic was able to solve the client’s disparate, multi-system integration challenges by making use of Synatic’s powerful integration platform. The team also eliminated Wunderman Thompson’s complex data challenges by using predefined solutions and a simple low code environment without expensive resources or lengthy implementation timelines.

Most importantly, the Synatic team was able to effortlessly build and implement a complex integration solution that would have taken several months to complete, in a matter of weeks.  

If your Systems Integration Partner is successful in the services they provide to your business your employees, customers and partners should have a seamless integration experience. Though there are a huge number of integration platform providers in the market, having one provider that is on par with your business requirement and goals is invaluable. Choosing Synatic as your trusted integration partner can open up a new world of possibilities for your business.

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