According to Gartner's Technology and CIO Executive Agenda for 2023, actions that can be taken to accelerate the impact of digital technology investments include prioritizing digital initiatives with the greatest potential to impact the company's finances, embracing the strengths of access democratized to technology, experience and data and create a results-oriented metrics initiative and this is increasingly a priority for C-Levels. Proof of this is the result of a July 2022 survey of 226 CFOs by Gartner which found that digital acceleration was CFOs' top spending priority over the next 12 months, with 98% of respondents saying they would protect digital investments and, of these, 66% stating that they plan to increase their investments in the category.

It is not new that technology has been a key part of solving the challenges of companies, and more and more demands are for simple solutions to be used by the entire team, without the need for great technical knowledge. That's what the Head of Sales and Marketing at Sky.One 's Integra.Sky , Robson Del Fiol, believes. “The speed of innovation is a crucial factor for the success of companies in today's market. To use technology in this process, the learning curve of this new technology cannot be a barrier, ”he explains.

Del Fiol also comments that many companies have sought to address their business challenges through systems integration. “Before adopting new systems, you need to leverage the maximum potential of the tools you already have in place. That's why the intelligent integration of software s has been an interesting solution,” he says.

According to the specialist, the service sector stands out and ranks first in the search for systems integration. “Soon after that comes the industries and finally the more traditional retail, but this year we also had a boom of startups looking for us to solve their integration problems with ERPs”, says Del Fiol.

Competitive advantages

For Del Fiol, the faster the construction of utility applications, the greater the degree of innovation in the business and, consequently, the greater the revenue, since the market relates better with companies that facilitate experiences. low-code solutions come to meet.

Del Fiol explains that in a pre-formatted and prepared platform, the low-code allows the user to assemble his own structure through already available modules and intuitive drag and drop processes, which make it possible to create integrations even by people with little technical knowledge, since they do not require complex coding. Low-code platforms , such as Integra.Sky , still help to solve several corporate challenges, from the lack of specialized labor to the replicability and scalability of system integrations”, he points out.

Already mindful of these benefits, enterprises have placed application and integration strategies among their top three technology priorities in 2022, according to Gartner's "Technology Adoption Roadmap for Midsize Enterprises." In addition, for the next three years, among the 53 technologies adopted in the area of ​​infrastructure and computing platform services is iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service).

By investing in these technologies, according to Del Fiol, companies are looking to boost IT and business hyperautomation, while improving speed and agility. on-premises or cloud systems to external solutions , generating secure and highly replicable connections. It is also possible to expose your modules and integrations on the marketplace and make them available to any user of the platform”, he reinforces.

Integrate to grow

Ensuring that software , applications and features work seamlessly has enabled customers to meet their business needs. An example is the company Tijuca Alimentos, which integrated ERP Totvs Protheus with internal management software , using Integra.Sky . The company, which is the largest egg producer in the State of Ceará, has benefited from reducing the complexity of new processes, the possibility of identifying possible problems or errors before they reach customers, in addition to the cadence and organization of data made always available and updated in real time, gaining more productivity and assertiveness, avoiding reworks and long waits for file updates. In addition to a more accurate view of the business with its integrated software . Created in 2019, Integra.Sky emerged as a solution to the demands of Sky.One 's cloud customers, who were looking to integrate their ERPs with digital platforms. The objective was to reduce the problems of inconsistencies in manual processes and expenses with inefficient integrations, contributing to more accurate decision making and easier execution.

To solve the problem, Sky.One low-code approach , with the aim of democratizing the integration development, reducing the learning curve, which is precisely the key point of the low-code . “ Low-code is increasingly being adopted by companies to facilitate processes without requiring internal developers. Integra.Sky 's main objective , therefore, is to standardize and scale integrations of legacy systems and external solutions, generating secure and replicable connections. In other words, it is a facilitator when it comes to accessing the various software , which creates the ideal environment to increase the performance of the companies' internal teams”, he emphasizes.

Among the main differentials of the solution, in addition to the possibility of performing safe and fast integrations, is the fact that the product can be applied to virtually any system integration scenario, and does not require knowledge in advanced programming. It is worth mentioning that Integra.Sky LGPD requirements , audit logs of all executions and hybrid integrations, that is, where the customer has local systems and cloud systems.

Accelerated Business

Since 2020, Sky.One Integra.Sky division to bring systems integration to more and more companies. Among the actions, the company tripled its development team, with a dedicated sales team and the expansion of the services team, in addition to investing in new functionalities for integrations in hybrid scenarios.

Thus, Integra.Sky gained even more strength to help companies apply the best practices in terms of scalability and high availability of cloud environments of integrations built in the most diverse customer segments. Among the customers of Integra.Sky are the companies Tijuca Alimentos, Thompson, Systax, Cashu, Comporte and Ploomes.

In addition, Sky.One has established partnerships with SaaS companies that allow the expansion of integration possibilities offered to customers, making the platform even more strategic for business. Now, Integra.Sky customers can integrate their systems with solutions such as VTEX, SAP, Protheus, Ploomes, Shopify, RD Station and Zoho, easily and quickly.

According to Del Fiol, this year, the company was able to consolidate its investments in functionalities that the enterprise values. “With a friendly interface, in addition to more partners in our ecosystem, we are focusing on consolidating our operations in each region. We already have clients in Panama, Colombia, the United States and several Brazilian states and there is a pipeline of new opportunities. Next year, we are going to invest even more in our sales reach, mainly in the agribusiness, industry, service and retail segments, which are still very lacking in good low-code ”, he says.

Sky.One is a multiplatform company and seeks with Integra.Sky , together with Cloud, Cybersecurity and Techfin, to offer technological solutions to meet the growing needs of the market. By facilitating processes and supporting even companies that have limited internal support, the expectation is that the Integra.Sky division will correspond to a quarter of Sky.One 's revenues by 2024.