One of the challenges that many growing companies face is that their data gets stuck in different silos. This is not a big deal when the business is small and everyone communicates regularly and the data is easy to track. However, it can waste a lot of time and lead to inaccurate data as you grow.
For example, if your sales system and your accounting system do not communicate, someone has to take the data from sales and put it into the accounting system. This increases the chance for mistakes, takes more employee time, and means that your accounting data is always at least a little out of date.
That is why growing businesses should choose their different systems with an eye towards system integration. As you grow from 10 people to 50, then to 100+, there is a growing benefit to having your different systems, such CRM, marketing, sales, and accounting, communicate with each other.
So, even if you are not ready to integrate your different systems yet, it is well worth your time to plan for it.
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
As you choose systems for your business, the important thing is to have an IT game plan for growth. If you do not have that knowledge in-house, CIO Services can be a great benefit. It allows small and mid-size businesses to create practical IT plans to ensure your IT infrastructure supports your business growth goals.
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