Strategic Integration: 10 Business-Building Tips - Slide 11

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Consider taking a common approach and using it in a very strategic, business-enabling way. A good example is this ETL deployment by IPS-Sendero, a software-development company and professional services company that focuses on corporate performance management. The director of technology architecture and information security officer at IPS- Sendero, Stephen Inocencio, didn't use the tool in your typical way. He embedded it as part of the company's core solution, using it at client sites to deploy IPS-Sendero's solution faster. Before this project, it would take the tech-services firm anywhere from two weeks to three months to bring a new client's data on board. The strategic use of Pervasive's ETL tool reduced that time to about 18 minutes.


Given the recession, it's a safe bet that the focus will be on cost cutting for some time to come. But the smart money will also be on creating more business value with what remains.

To do that, you're going to need to think strategically, even when you are dealing with integration. That can be a bit tricky, since integration is often treated as a “have to do” on the road to accomplishing something else.

But integration can be very strategic. To prove it, Loraine Lawson has compiled 10 ways that companies can use integration and integration-related strategies to build business, squeeze more business value out of existing systems, and solve pressing business challenges.

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