A common mistake I see among growing businesses is they choose systems that serve their immediate need, and do not position them for growth. For example, when they are looking for a CRM, they only look at what functionality they want now and not do not think about how it will integrate with their financial systems or ticketing system in the future.
For businesses that are looking to grow significantly, this creates a lot more work and growing pains than necessary. As you grow to 30-40 people, you want to make sure that your data is not stuck in different silos, because no single person in the company can effectively integrate it. And this becomes even more critical as you grow to 100+ people.
While you may not be ready to integrate your different systems yet, it is well worth your time to plan for it. As you grow, it becomes ever more valuable.
3 Key Benefits of Systems Integration
- Time Savings - Get more done with less people because staff no longer need to re-enter data that is already in another system.
- Increased Accuracy - Entering data once and automating as much as possible reduces the likelihood for error, so you can be more confident in the data when making decisions.
- Real-Time Data Access - Make decisions faster and stay ahead of your competition, because your data is available in real time.
So, be sure to create an IT game plan for growth. This can be where having some additional expertise can really help ensure that integration is viable. Skyriver IT offers CIO Services so small and mid-size businesses can create practical plans to ensure their IT infrastructure supports their business growth goals.
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