If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.

-- Alan K. Simpson

Not only personally, but this quote is also germane on a professional front. The only difference is, one has to foster integrity in business sectors and enterprises, popularly known as business integration now. This article will walk you through the nitty gritty of the enterprise business integration and it can be an adept solution for enterprises.

Enterprise Business Integration:

Customers, suppliers, and employees are the formidable pillars of any business. The secret to success lies in creating a link that supports the inflow of data applications, processes and people. While Business-to-consumer (B2C) applications are responsible for finding new customers, Business-to-employee (B2E) applications offer services that address the needs of the employees. Business-to-business (B2B) processes allow streamlining the supply chain to boot-all to make a business or Enterprise more agile and responsive in an ever-changing marketplace.

One of the most successful enterprise business integration models has a wide range of applications implemented in a diverse set of languages and platforms. Such models comprise business processes that need to function in sync to deliver optimum performance. Carrying out these solutions manually is a mammoth task - it is cumbersome, slow, error-prone and costly. Further, chances are high that they adversely impact customer satisfaction and the overall effectiveness of an organization. For effective enterprise integration, integrating applications in a way that will allow their internal, non-expert, IT resources to maintain and evolve existing integrations rapidly and cost-effectively is absolutely essential.

Ergo, Enterprise IT Integration solutions need to be agile in adapting to evolving requirements.

Enterprise Integration Solution:

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), business integration software, in other words, incorporates the methods and functions of the respective business to give rise to a collection of technologies, which is employed as a middleware across the enterprise.

It helps in integrating the information as well as sources of data within and outside the business both. This, in turn, helps in forming a coherent outline.

No matter whether you have software systems in place to streamline various aspects of your business, there is a chance that they fail to “interact” with each other. Such systems need to have stored similar types of data in distinct places, which in turn brings in the need to check your bills, orders, and other supplies manually. Also, you are expected to hire additional staff along with spending time and money on it. Thus, as an enterprise, your overall productivity and level of profit diminish to a great extent.

The conventional, as well as innovative or new-generation applications, are merged to form an integrated network with the help of a robust and flexible business integration software. Hence, the rate of responsiveness of the respective client's increases. Further, the cost involved in hiring and training staff is cut down to a minimum.

So, you should choose an effective business integrated solution as a wrong choice can lay a severe negative impact on the organization on the whole.

Author's Bio: 

Chandra Shekhar is a product marketing enthusiast who likes to talk about business integration and how enterprises can gain a competitive edge by better customer data exchange. He has 7 years of experience in product marketing for SaaS companies.