To win in today’s economy requires speed, agility, and cost control. Getting integration right with an ICoE delivers all three.
A healthy, growing business depends on integration being done in a fast, cost-effective way. The best way to make integration development fast and affordable is by establishing an integration center of excellence (ICoE). An ICoE is a cross-departmental team of experts dedicated to ensure the quality, architectural fit, and cost-effectiveness of data integration work.
By establishing an ICoE, a business can ensure that it’s bringing its best talent and best practices to the work of building and managing integrations. When connections need to be made, they can be made quickly and efficiently. Projects tackled today won’t require extensive maintenance and patchwork tomorrow. The IT team’s focus can shift from looking back at what needs to be fixed from the past to envisioning what it possibly could build for the future.
From our work consulting with leading businesses in a wide range of markets, we’ve identified five steps for establishing an ICoE — and our executive brief explains them all.
By establishing an ICoE, a business can ensure that it’s bringing its best talent and best practices to the work of building and managing integrations.