The needs of IT are changing – and industry leaders are beginning to see IT as an enabler of business performance. This transition has created more complex challenges for CIOs as they look for ways to create the highest value for customers through greater flexibility and faster technology innovation.
Social connectedness, mobile devices, and growing opportunities for interaction “any time any place” have changed the way people live and work. They require anywhere, in-context collaboration services that link the right people, in the right place, in the right context, at the right time, across multiple channels of communications.
Yet years of growth and global expansion through acquisitions and new market opportunities have left many enterprises with manufacturing, distribution, accounting, customer service, sales and procurement operations that are being run on disparate legacy business systems. These systems are highly inefficient, expensive to support and maintain, and lack visibility into the global business data companies need to make quick, informed decisions.
In order to maximize performance, these organizations must look for ways to:
Today's industry leaders are taking advantage of enterprise technology solutions to improve performance and drive more profitable growth. Unfortunately, maintaining and improving a diverse set of systems can be extremely expensive and impair the timing for both decisions and products being delivered to customers – inhibiting the amount of value provided and forming a barrier to continuous improvement.
Systems integration is about more than system design and application development. While it is important that integrations are properly developed and tested, they must connect value streams in a seamless and scalable manner. It is just as important that people and work streams are enabled by the systems with high reliability and the opportunity for continuous improvement.
We are able to provide higher value systems integration services because of our experience in the following areas:
Merit Solutions works with clients to understand and triangulate their exact business needs in terms of people, workstreams, and enabling systems. From future state business process mapping to systems analysis, fit-gap process definition and scoping, sourcing, design and deployment, integration with other systems, and on-going support – we provide end-to-end global services that help clients accelerate innovation and sustain high performance.
Working with outdated or disparate systems prevents companies from reaching new levels. The largest impact is the inability to access information timely to enable good decision making.
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