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The Importance of Third-Party Integration - ChannelOnline
  • The Importance of Third-Party Integration

  • Thursday, December 27, 2018

Integration is a word that is thrown around a lot. It essentially means that a piece of software works with other pieces of software and can communicate using set protocols. It's essential to have that level of integration because it improves your overall business experience, making it easier to transfer information across multiple solutions.

Every Solution Must Integrate
It's rare that you get a complete solution that manages every aspect of your business. For example, you can't have an HR system and payroll system that also incorporates client management and payment as well as manufacturing systems. It just doesn't happen, primarily because of the sheer amount of complexity that would be required and the amount of customization often needed from different solutions.

As result, any software solution must integrate with the other software solutions that you have. A good manufacturing system, for example, must be able to handle multiple individual solutions and integrate them into its overall processes.

Integration Means Communication
Similarly, if you have a solution that handles your sales, it needs to incorporate with your accounting software so that you know when you're getting invoices in and so on. In addition, it needs to confirm that those invoices are correct and for the amounts that are required under the contract.

This means that all solutions must be able to work with each other to produce a comprehensive whole. ChannelOnline works with a variety of third-party solutions so that you can integrate it into your business and accomplish necessary tasks seamlessly.