Costs and Maintenance
If you’re using a siloed system, an information management system that relies on software that isn’t designed to communicate together, integration is a must if you want to work with the multiple tools to run your business. The problem is that integration can be complicated and expensive. Some software just doesn’t work well together, in which case more complicated integrations are required to optimize data flow. The more complex the integration, the bigger the price tag – but that’s just the edge before the fall.
Intricate or multiple integrations are prone to recurring dysfunctions that require continual maintenance to resolve. This forces businesses to invest more money in internal labor, middleware, and outside consultations just to keep integrations working. Despite this, system bugs tend to persist. This could eventually compromise the functionality of the system as a whole.