Are DIY Integrations really the best way for your tech team to save (and make) you money?
We are tech-heads, so we fully respect the talent of your in-house team but, if DIY integrations are on the table, we really have to ask you: Have you considered the costs and the value?
Managing integrations across an ever-expanding number of systems and applications is a big undertaking. Whether it’s connecting legacy systems to new cloud-based technologies or integrating disparate applications into a single cohesive system, integrations can be complex, time-consuming, and expensive.
It’s tempting for a business to think “Why can’t we do that ourselves? It gives us complete control, we have talent. Why not?”
The thing is, integration is not a one-off activity – when you take a DIY approach to system integration the costs are a double whammy – firstly getting and keeping your team up to speed, and then making sure they stay there for the long term. And what are they NOT doing for your business when focused on integrations.
Why a Managed Service keeps the costs down.
A managed integration service, like AgilyCom, will make a big difference – your tech folk can focus on getting the most from all those systems in ways that really suit your business, while leaving the expertise and management of the connections to a service whose only focus is building, maintaining and supporting those connections.
Lower upfront costs: Rather than investing in costly infrastructure and IT resources up-front, a managed service has the expertise built in and you pay a simple, and use-as-much-as-you need monthly fee. You hit the ground running, without the worry of large upfront costs.
Ongoing maintenance and support: This is a big one. With a managed integration service, you don’t have to worry about ongoing maintenance and support. All updates, upgrades, and maintenance are taken care of – which means your system connections remain seamless and accurate over time.
Faster time-to-value: With pre-built connectors and out-of-the-box integrations, managed integration services enable businesses to get up and running quickly, without having to spend time and resources on custom coding and integration development.
Scalability: Get total scalability, which means you can easily add new systems and applications as needed, without worrying about capacity limitations.
Lower total cost of ownership: By using a managed integration service, you will save significant time and resources on integrations, without sacrificing control or flexibility. This means that businesses can focus on their core operations, rather than spending valuable resources on managing integrations.
A managed integration service will save you money because you get the expertise you need as you need it, and it will make you money because your tech team can keep a laser focus on making sure your technology is working hard for you.