Software/System Integration: Can’t we all just get along?

Are your CRM and e-Commerce systems hooked-up, sharing key data and working seamlessly together with your ERP?

We ask that question right at the top of our “Bridges” page on our website. ORG has known for a long time that system integration is the lifeblood of a successful ERP and CMS for any company – regardless of size. Because we’ve operated from this understanding for over 20 years, we’re experts at integrating systems and adapting them to your unique business needs. It is a key element to ORG methodology.

It is no surprise to us that Tom Kelly, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Oracle NetSuite, start’s his article on CPAPracticeAdvisor.com with, “Companies today realize they can no longer put up with the struggles of legacy accounting applications that don’t integrate with other vital software systems…”

In Kelly’s article, 3 Ways CFOs Can Accelerate Payback from New Technology, he also contends that unless top-level executives are driving a companies change to new technology and updated ERP/CRM systems, the integration most likely will fail. I think our experience with system integration is in complete agreement.

The beginning of a new year is a time for assessing goals; starting new projects for the over-all improvement. So if you are considering implementing ERP and/or CMS for the first time – or looking to upgrade your current systems to meet company growth, give us a call.  We’re happy to share our experience with you and help you start the new year on a strong foundation.

And take a look at Tom Kelly’s article. He’s addressing CFOs; there’s great information in there for everyone involved in your business systems.

3 Ways CFOs Can Accelerate Payback from New Technology

By Tom Kelly, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Oracle NetSuite

Companies today realize they can no longer put up with the struggles of legacy accounting applications that don’t integrate with other vital software systems, with systems that leave finance personnel laboring with Excel workarounds and a slew of manual processes. It’s no longer acceptable to base critical business decisions on the often outdated or inaccurate information of these legacy systems.

Though many recognize that implementing a modern cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is an obvious answer — many that take start the transition are surprised by marginal improvements, slow user adoption, and unchanged processes that still rely on excel workarounds.

To ensure a smooth transition to cloud ERP, CFOs need to lead the charge. Executive sponsorship at the CEO and executive bench level is essential for organizations to realize full ERP’s benefits. It’s not strictly about using new technology — it’s also about executives driving a shift to a more digital, data-driven culture and ensuring that users embrace the new system.

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