Why an Integration Saves You Time

Introduction

In manufacturing, time is money. Companies that become inefficient and stagnant are soon left behind by industry leaders. A system that saves you time allows your team to handle tasks faster and your company to move forward, staying ahead of the competition. With a prebuilt solution like Unity: Integration by Datix, you can maximize your software to bring your organization to new heights by offering fast deployment, streamlined onboarding and a fully managed system.

Quick Deployment

Like any software change, incorporating an integration into your processes can be quick or drag on painfully during the setup phase. Fully custom integrations, especially those made by an internal IT team rather than integration experts, take a long time to implement because you have to develop a solution for all of the APIs for all of your different enterprise applications and build out every different sync field, direction and time (read more on how a Prebuilt Integration Beats a Fully Custom One). In contrast, a prebuilt integration like Unity is fast and easy to deploy. Our integration experts are skilled in working with a variety of different applications, so we seamlessly deploy the setup that works best for you. This can include adding customizations to your system to make it ideally tailored towards your business. Basic mappings between your systems can be completed in as little as one day and fully integrated systems can be completed in as little as three weeks. By getting your integration deployed quickly and correctly the first time, you can focus on maximizing your software and increasing efficiency.

Easy To Use While Eliminating Double Data Entry

Integrations make everything easier. Manual data entry is cut in half because your team only needs to enter information into one system. Unity is straightforward to use because it combines the best (and familiar) aspects of all your software. CRM users still engage with the layout of their CRM, but with the added critical data automatically drawn from your ERP. ERP users can take advantage of the defined controls of your ERP while being a part of larger project workflows. There is no learning curve because users are working through their familiar platform. And when anyone needs to find an answer, they know exactly where to look: your single source of truth. A survey of Unity clients with SMBs indicated that Unity saved their organizations, on average, almost 50 phone calls, 500 emails, and approximately 50 hours of work every month!

Faster and More Effective Onboarding

Manufacturers are struggling to train and retain employees. In 2021, turnover rates were at nearly 40% for the industry (Forbes). Because training new employees can be challenging and sets the stage for their future at your organization, it is important to have business processes that are simple to understand. With an integration, your employees will only need to learn one software system while having access to necessary data from the other applications. New workers, like your other staff, will learn that your organization has a single source of truth, so it is easy to find necessary information. With an integration, onboarding will set your new employees up for success.

Fully Managed

Like all software, an integration needs to be monitored. Your existing software likely has multiple updates a year and each of these has the potential to disrupt your integration if handled incorrectly. Nothing is worse than having to halt production because your system stops working. Some companies think their internal IT team should be in charge of an integration, but this can lead to problems. While skilled, your IT team doesn’t have integration expertise. Additionally, you hired them to do other necessary work at your organization and managing the integration will take them away from those tasks. Unlike other integration services, Datix provides you with a support team to monitor your Unity integration throughout the day, so you don’t have to. We take care of all the behind-the-scenes work, seamlessly transferring the most up-to-date features to your system, reviewing and adapting to software updates, and ensuring that your software continues to grow along with your business. We also offer our own Unity updates to make sure that our solution remains the best application on the market. The Unity Support Team is available by phone or email to help you every step of the way, at no extra charge. In fact, 100% of clients said our team cares about their account and their success with Unity when surveyed!

Wrap Up

Integrations make your business faster and make you more money. As the best and most cost-effective prebuilt integration application, Unity gives manufacturers the ability to outpace their competition and set the standards of their respective industries.

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About Datix

With 25 years of software experience, the team at Datix knows what drive results for manufacturers. By taking our experience with different applications and combining it with an in-depth understanding of each client’s individual organization, we offer the best integration services on the market. When you partner with Datix, we become your long-term consultant to remove the hassles of software management and provide guidance as your business needs evolve with your growth. 

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