Published November 16, 2021 • 3 minute read
The Importance of Software Integration
Software integration can save time, effort, and money while setting your business up for success. Here are just a few of the ways integration can be beneficial.
Use Multiple Best-of-Breed Solutions
Best-of-breed software is highly specialized. While it may be the ideal option for its particular task, it is unlikely to serve all the functions your business needs. At the same time, more general solutions offer broad support but are unlikely to perform as well in specialized areas. Integrations enable you to utilize multiple best-of-breed solutions to execute specialized tasks while acting as a unified system.
Personalize Your Experience
Your business is unique, so you need unique solutions to do your best work. Integrations facilitate a more personalized experience that incorporates those features your team relies on.
Whether you’re connecting with new clients or hiring new contractors, onboarding says a lot about your organization. Software integrations can make the process smoother, which can improve goodwill.
Integrations provide more visibility across your organization, providing greater, real-time insights to drive your decision-making processes. Monitoring and analyzing information becomes quicker and easier, so you can spot trends and patterns you may otherwise miss.
Prevent Data Silos & Provide Reliable Data
Data silos manifest when valuable information is not accessible to certain groups within a business. Disparate systems can increase the risk of data silos, since some may be isolated on one platform. Integrations automatically sync data across platforms to make it all more readily available and create a single source of truth for more reliable, consistent data throughout your organization.
Switching between platforms is inefficient and time consuming. Integrations slash the work involved by providing a more complete view transcending your applications. Data entry is also simplified since you don’t need to input the same information separately into several platforms.
With greater visibility across your organization, team members can collaborate regardless of their departments, time zones, and physical locations.
Well-designed integrations can lead to significant cost savings by consolidating and connecting systems, thereby reducing the overhead associated with maintaining them separately. Not only that, but greater productivity and the ability to make better-informed decisions may also cut costs.
Equipping your team with information they can access anytime and anywhere increases their efficiency, while additionally helping limit operational costs and streamline the sales process. All of these factors combine to increase revenue.
How BCS Integrates Seamlessly With Your Existing Software
BCS integrates with some of the most popular software solutions on the market, including:
- Viewpoint: Construction Accounting & Project Management
- MRI: Real Estate Management
- Yardi: Property Management
- Entrata: Property Management
- Experian: Credit Reporting
- Refinitiv: Financial Markets Data
- Procore: Construction Management
The BCS App is an easy-to-use compliance solution to simplify tracking certificates of insurance, protecting your business, streamlining vendor onboarding, finding pre-qualified vendors, and more. Since it integrates with your existing systems, you’ll have convenient access to your data when and where you need it most.