“ An effective Integration Business Planning approach offers supreme agility and remarkable control over the business.”
In the current business landscape, wherein consumer expectations, increasing costs, industry consolidation, and demands for growth are protean, building an effectively integrated business planning capability is a dire necessity. It offers a solid foundation for streamlining strategic and operational decision-making approaches-providing supreme agility and remarkable control over the business. Not to mention, integrated business planning capability enhances communication amidst the enterprise (and with other enterprises), improves the exception handling mechanism, and positions the organization to benefit from ever-changing market trends.
Integrated Business Planning approach can be attained by practical, results-oriented integration solutions that work in alignment with the enterprise’s larger strategic goals. However, there is no denying the fact that the solutions that businesses employ to integrate their systems and subsystems now have gone through shifts-to have matured into a coherent system such as a business ecosystem.
To understand this, we need to go back to square one-why the shift happened.
Traditional integration approaches such as on-premise systems are cumbersome, time-taking, resolute, vulnerable, and costly - it follows a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
Currently, industries prefer buying their software as a service (SaaS) over buying it in a box for faster processing speeds, improved network connections, the ubiquity of mobile devices and big data, and other technological advances.
The benefactors of cloud solutions savor four cardinal benefits:
1. Decreased Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): Hosting the demand planning solution in the cloud saves an organization from being responsible for the management of IT infrastructure that supports it and the costs incurred in on-premises upgrades, patches, and general management.
2. Improved Market Demand Response Time: Cloud solution can help enterprises access real-time signals, and so the spikes or drops in the demand can be responded quickly.
3. Coherent Upgrades: On-premise upgrades are capable of causing business interruption that lays a severe impact on profitability. Employing cloud solutions help firms to roll-out their upgrades during non-peak times, or with least interruption as possible.
4. Streamlined Operations: Cloud solutions allow the systems to seamlessly connect to one another, which also reduces operational costs and boosts collaboration.
Cloud strategies have a multitude of benefits to follow and there remains a wide range of forward-thinking companies that have implemented specific software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions or adopted a cloud-first strategy for new systems successfully. However, a lot of them are struggling to get the full value of moving the bulk of their enterprise systems to the cloud.
The primary reason for this conflict is that firms tend to fall prey to the confusion created amidst moving IT systems to the cloud and transformational strategy required to squeeze out the full value of cloud.
Lift and Shift, i.e. moving legacy applications to the cloud alone, cannot yield the expected benefits. Valuable data of Enterprises becomes segregated into a cloud silo each time a new SaaS or cloud app is deployed. Soon, you end up with a ‘waterfall’ of fragmented silos, which hampers your business.
This reveals that ruling out the option of implementing SaaS solutions or a cloud-first approach at full tilt that ends in the rapid proliferation of information silos can be registered as a 'futile attempt'.
Ergo, there is a need to integrate data and functionality between the cloud and enterprise in a seamless manner. Cloud integration solutions are a quick fix for the transferring of cloud silos and the enterprises can tackle with 'Spaghetti Integration'.
On-demand integration solution allows businesses to transfer integration components from a palette onto a canvas - to integrate SaaS solutions with one another and legacy applications.
With increasing concern of integrating SaaS with one another and legacy applications in order to run an enterprise ecosystem, finding an easy-to-use, lightweight, highly flexible, cost-effective etc. on-demand integration solution is absolutely essential. Such coherent ecosystem integration solution, also known as the out-of-the-box solution can prove elementary in linking highly fragmented applications, databases, and services of a business to ensure seamless connectivity and offer visibility and control across SaaS and on-premises applications and services.
Adeptia’s on-demand integration solution, Adeptia Connect, is capable of taking on the pitfalls of SaaS along with Enterprise Integration in the cloud to ensure seamless connectivity across the board. This, in turn, makes the organization easier-to-do-business-with and increases its turn around revenue.
With pre-built applications connectors such as Salesforce, NetSuite, MS Dynamics CRM etc. , Adeptia Connect is able to enable the business users to be more flexible and add more customers and partners without the need to wait for the IT squads to establish connections with external organizations.
Also, our on-demand integration solution provides a secure, end-to-end encrypted environment for all data that is transferred and exchanged between companies. Further, Adeptia Connect offers API led connectivity, reusable components, business process automation, and hybrid integration.
With Gartner’s validation, 6th time in a row, and Forrester’s recognition as a strong performer, we have earned a rock-solid prominence in the realm of business as a robust on-demand integration platform. To know more, go through the hallmarks of our solution in detail.