The Top Three Ways Disparate Systems are Negatively Impacting Your Business
Your company didn’t start out with large, dispersed business units. More employees, more office space, and more technology resources has probably resulted in a number of different systems being used for different tasks, but those systems may not have been designed to communicate effectively with each other.
Disparate systems can lead to a wide range of problems for your organization, including an increase in budget due to higher costs stemming from system upgrades, business partner connection difficulties, and employee resources.
Here are the top three ways that disparate systems are negatively impacting your business:
1. System Upgrades Cost Money
If your business started out with outsourced IT support or you’ve had some turnover in the IT department over time, it means several different IT professionals have introduced their own methods, custom coding, and software into your environment. Those scripts need to be maintained, each piece of software must be updated regularly, and as employees and contractors move on, their knowledge of those tools moves on with them.
Much of the software in use might have the very same purpose, but it’s installed on different systems—and you have to pay to upgrade each of them.
2. You May Not be able to Connect with Partners
As you connect with new partners, you need to ensure your systems can interface with their systems. Perhaps their security rules require SFTP, but your systems only connect with FTP or HTTP. That means you'd need yet another new system or piece of software to allow you to connect with your new partner.
3. Managing Disparate Systems is Expensive
Managing multiple systems creates costs in not only time, but money. Keeping each system running can be a 24/7 job, sometimes requiring additional employees to assist with covering weekends and evening shifts, increasing expenses.
Even if you outsource some of your mission-critical systems, you still have to exchange that sensitive data with a third-party vendor or partner. This can be a data management nightmare.
Seamlessly Integrate Disparate Systems with a Managed File Transfer Solution
Globalscape’s managed file transfer (MFT) platform, Enhanced File Transfer (EFT), enables you and your team to gain more control over your data exchanges, eliminating disparate systems. By using an MFT solution to replace your disparate systems you can:
- Replace all proprietary coded and scripted systems, and automate your data workflows without custom programming;
- Protect data in transit and at rest within your partner community;
- Securely exchange data with your whole partner community from day one without any client deployment;
- Receive a significant Return on Investment (ROI) by replacing disparate systems; and,
- Future-proof IT with a solution that continues to grow as your business grows.
Globalscape offers a variety of secure file sharing and mobile access solutions to give flexibility to employees, customers, and partners—and gives you control of data security.
Globalscape has experts who can also help during the consolidation process. We can quickly help you get your systems integrated and in compliance, usually within a few days. Contact us today to learn how our data management solutions can help you get rid of disparate systems.
Whether you are dealing with huge and complex datasets, disparate systems, or big data, sometimes the data integration journey can be quite the hellish experience.
From financial info to sales forecasts, consumer information, and business data, your organization looks to you to provide access to critical data without interruption. But, with more applications comes more complexity, making your job of integrating data across systems harder.
In this whitepaper, learn more about:
- Why data integration matters now more than ever
- The 5 rings IT teams face when integrating data and meeting SLAs
- Key areas to ease the burden of data integration