If you're looking to keep up to date on the latest innovations and technological solutions that are developed to help the modern entrepreneur, you've certainly heard about migrating a company's applications to the cloud , right?

Companies from the most varied segments that want to remain competitive have adhered to the technological resources that the cloud can offer to optimize their results. But when we talk about migration and integration of systems in the cloud, there are still many doubts about the distinction between the two terms. In today's article you will understand what integration is, the next step after migrating to the cloud and how important it is for your company. Check it out now!

What is cloud migration?

When the subject is migration to the cloud in the business environment , we are referring to the concept of updating all the obsolete means of carrying out the operational activities of a company to the most advanced resources of cloud computing.

For example, imagine an accounting firm that manually closes its customers' months using old spreadsheets and software. So the manager of this company decides to bring technological innovations to his business by replacing his obsolete production methods with an automated and cloud-integrated system.

Contrary to what many people think, the cloud is not just limited to storing data and files on digital servers, similar to the function of a pendrive or HD. Among the numerous resources that cloud computing has to offer, we can mention the possibility of running applications, software and even operating systems without them being physically installed on the computer.

In other words, migrating a company's applications to the cloud means that not only will all of its files begin to be stored on a digital server, but also that its ERP and all of the fundamental software in its production will run virtually.

What is application integration?

If migrating applications to the cloud means transporting an obsolete system to a modern, digitized system, what could we say about application integration?

Think of the same accounting firm we cited earlier as an example. Let's say your manager decided to implement the financial control ERP in order to bring innovation and optimize business productivity. The problem is that many of the company's operational tasks are still performed using old software or manually.

This means that there is no way to integrate the company's other applications into the new ERP since the old systems do not support cloud communication. In addition to not exploring the benefits that the cloud has to offer for the business, it generates loss of productivity for the team.

Why Integrate Applications to the Cloud?

  • Allows data sharing between departments: The cloud makes it possible, for example, for the HR department to communicate through the system with the finance department in real time, eliminating the need for manual work (sending spreadsheets, printed documents, etc. )
  • Reduces the rate of errors and rework: Due to the improvement in team communication, all departments work together. Which significantly reduces the chances that errors or failures go unnoticed by managers
  • Improves company productivity: The integration of applications allows the team to produce more in less time, as all operational activities are integrated into the system and are now carried out automatically, allowing the team to focus on strategies that offer best results for the company
  • Reduces operating costs: Doing more in less time means productivity, productivity means better results. In addition, with a reduced error rate, the company starts to produce more efficiently.

Have you already started the process of migrating your company's applications to the cloud? Do you want to know more about how this procedure can optimize your business results? Then get in touch with us !

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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.