Contributed by Raffa Technology Partner, Intacct
Despite constant change, the longstanding debate continues among companies looking for new software solutions: Best in class or suite?
You may be having this very debate with your co-workers. It’s quite common, and the difficulty of the decision makes sense – maybe. For many years, each side of the debate has dug in deep and fortified long-held positions. The argument generally boils down to the cost and complexity of integration versus the benefits of focus, functionality and flexibility.
While there was a time when integration was hardly costly and sacrificing some functionality to use a suite of applications from one provider – which supposedly worked together handily – sounded like the best option at an affordable price.
Integration is no longer an issue!
Why give up best-in-class functionality when connecting cloud solutions together simply is no longer an issue? While many companies find it difficult to overcome the long held belief that integrating a variety of best in class applications is difficult and expensive, the evidence proves otherwise. With true multi-entity, cloud solutions, published APIs (application programming interfaces) from software providers makes a historically challenging task much easier!
“Gone are the days of difficult integration processes.”
Do not be held back by an old truth. Gone are the days of difficult integration processes. With the capabilities software publishers now use to design their applications, the integration issue has lost relevance – integrating best-in-class solutions is simpler and provides the functional experts with expert functionality.
A taste of the sweet life, rather than the suite life
Best in class supporters know that integration is no longer the costly problem it once was. You need to look no further than the integration that exists between Intacct and Salesforce to automate the Order to Cash process.
What you gain when bringing these two powerful solutions together is a full view of every customer – a streamlined quote-to-cash process. You also have more productive communication between the department that generates the numbers … and the department that manages them. There’s no need for expensive third-party integration, IT support, or custom consulting. With Intacct’s Salesforce integration, you just point, click and connect. Really!
With integrated best in class applications, your view of your company will be clear. So, if you’re leaning toward a software suite, you may hold your company back from the sweet life, and do you really want to do that?