Digital transformation is one of the catalysts in the current evolution of enterprises. It is all about an evolutionary process that redefines and renders myriad facets of business, including growth and throughput, by utilizing digital technologies and analyzing as well as listening to the changing needs of the market.
Digital disruption, on the other hand, is the flip side of the digital opportunity- “the evil twin”. It takes place when new and changing digital technologies and business models bring a change in the value proposition of goods and services. Digital disruption typically marks changes in consumer needs, which, if not met, can wash away the success along with present and future growth opportunities.
"Simply put, with digital transformation you are driving the bus, and with digital disruption, the bus runs over you."
Businesses looking to stay ahead of the curve need to embrace digital transformation. Otherwise, they are likely to be disrupted by digital trends - the goal is to become a digital predator, not digital prey.
Digital Transformation requires the companies or enterprises to invest in a blended portfolio of mature technologies which, in turn, helps in supporting today’s consumers while simultaneously cultivating emerging technologies to draw in future consumers.
Just like a sculptor’s dream demands tools like a chisel and a hammer for completion, digital transformation can be realized with the help of various tools, one of them being IT system integration.
A modernized IT infrastructure fostering agility, scalability, and flexibility is one of the most important prerequisites for digital transformation. IT system integration allows modernization of the enterprise’s infrastructure to meet the changing customer demands and grow rapidly.
System integration involves linking different IT systems and applications residing in an enterprise ecosystem together so that they work cohesively in a unified manner. It establishes a connection between an organization’s functions with varying systems, including communications, existing hardware, and software (customized or out-of-box).
System integration helps an enterprise improve working relationships with customers and partners within the ecosystem. It also bolsters workflow efficiency, increases IT and business productivity, and lowers operational costs for the enterprise.
For organizations looking forward to utilizing modernized integration techniques to deal with changing trends in the digital landscape, benefits are plenty. A modernized IT environment has a bounty of rewards, from enabling employees to invest less time on mundane data entry methods & be more productive to delighting customers by meeting their demands completely.
Here are some lucrative benefits of IT systems integration below:
Reduced Complexity: Modernized Integrated infrastructure gets rid of the complexities of myriad business processes and applications and substitutes it with simple-to-use, flexible, and unified environment, making the transformation easier for enterprises and making them easier to do business with for their partners.
Unlike before, when a multitude of computer systems and business processes used to run concurrently or hierarchically, the intuitive integrated architecture permits changes to be made from a single screen no matter where the employee is positioned.
Cost Effectiveness: Through IT system integration, employees and employers can manage their data and applications from one platform, thereby cutting down costs incurred to a minimum. It also enhances company’s overall time to value as the cost of installation of different systems, applications, maintaining and managing them is no longer an issue.
Real-time visibility: Having access to data in real time is a sign of strength and victory. Enterprises with integrated architecture can keep an eagle-eye on their data throughout its lifecycle from start to finish. They can access their data at any time and remain informed with up-to-date information available across the enterprise. This not only makes the organizations easier to do business with but also augments the customer experience.
Efficiency: With an integrated environment, the level of efficiency of employees increases substantially. Automated techniques take away the pains of manual interventions and overall productivity of the enterprise ecosystem increases.
Moreover, with a better-connected ecosystem, it is easier to address customer responses and deliver value to them, thereby providing a delightful customer experience. Further, integration brings balance in the enterprise ecosystem, creating collaborative community experience.
No doubt, IT system integration across myriad applications and disparate technologies in an enterprise offers automation, visibility, and control required to strengthen partner relationships and accomplish greater business agility. However, while modernizing IT infrastructure, maintaining data flows is a tall order.
Here the role of ecosystem-driven enterprise integration applications comes into play. At Adeptia, our signature Adeptia Connect offering does this and more for our Fortune 500 clients. With automated tools and intuitive controls required to easily connect, integrate, and analyze every end-to-end data flow between digital ecosystems, our flexible, scalable, customer-centric integration platform delivers the capabilities for supporting elegant IT system integration, IT modernization, and digital transformation initiatives that drive growth and innovation.