Perhaps simultaneously one of the most exciting and frightening events in business: a merger. Exciting because of expanded capabilities and new business opportunities, but frightening for the way it can upset the normal day-to-day order of a business. Duplicate departments might be minimized, proper procedures get revised, whole product lines might be upended, and two separate systems of record must be merged into one.
Delving into this last issue further, it really should read: “at least two separate systems of record must be merged.” Most businesses don’t operate with just one single system of record. In today’s complex enterprises, many systems are utilized to keep the business running and accounted for.
The prospect of moving a whole company’s dataset into a totally different system, and ensuring that it remains usable leading up to, during, and after the move, is enough to make any person sweat. It’s a process that could easily take the better part of a year, if not several, and certainly will require the efforts and expertise of many employees. It’s an inescapable predicament, because the involved organizations can’t continue to operate effectively with disjointed record-keeping. And once the data is consolidated into one system, the expenses continue to pile on. Consider the time, money, and effort required to re-train employees on the new system, and the resistance to adoption and general unhappiness that comes with any change this large.
But what if there was a piece of software that was flexible enough to integrate with nearly any existing business system? And powerful enough to successfully communicate between multiple business systems? And can coordinate these systems so that they work effectively together? What if all the time, money, effort, and heartache of migrating to a different system could be saved?
There’s already software out there that can do just this: Clear Software. Interested? Contact us to learn more.
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