We live in an age when systems integration is a necessity.
In order to make the best business decision it is important to know your past performance, what is your current situation of your business, where are you going to be during your sales cycle (1 months, 2 months, 3 months, 9 months) and where is your business going for the next year, 2 years, 5 years.
Business leaders want to see all this at a glance, on one screen, in real time.
A company as small as 10 employees may have a CRM, ERP, a portal, a CMS system and maybe some other systems as well that are at least loosely integrating and their main business requirements at the moment is for a stronger system integration.
In the last few years systems integration became a lot easier to do, cheaper and more reliable. This mini-revolution was led by innovation in the web services, better ERP & CRM systems and of course a competitive market.
The systems integration market is growing fast and it will continue to grow. Systems integration is becoming a regular implementation feature and service companies need to adapt to the new situation or lose market share.