The Integration Switch, Guest Blog: Anders Lyckosköld, WiseTech Global
Swedwise Partner Anders Lyckosköld of WiseTech Global (formerly xWare), explains why a flexible and fast adapting switch at the center of your integration projects is a better way of doing business.
On a recent visit to Swedwise regarding Healthcare Integration, and the need for EDI and API’s to work together, something dawned on me: No matter what industry you’re in, when faced with an integration challenge, successful organisations always think holistically about the future effect a present project will have on their entire ecosystem – from work processes, strategy, to technology adoption.
Today, many traditional IT projects are created as development projects, which include a lot of coding and a lot of IT-consultants mostly interested in creating hours for their billing. This is in contradiction to what the business wants. Moreover, cost-barriers make it harder for the business to implement their digital transformation strategies.
The Integration Switch: A better approach
What most businesses require is a central integration switch that allows them to stay agile enough to adopt new beneficial technologies fast. In order to achieve this, it is better to move any integration problem into the switch instead of having to change all the connected systems, processes, suppliers, and force customers to adopt to a given standard. Successful integration should be more like connecting a light bulb to the power outlet. Of course, it’s more complex, but it’s helpful to visualise how existing business processes should tell the switch what to do than the reverse.
Secure, traceable and reliable system integration that’s ready to go
This is why WiseTech’s business model provides the customer with a readymade solution that does not require development, and can be put into operation immediately. xTrade is a great example of such software. Swedwise has successfully used xTrade for public sector integrations for organisations such as Region Stockholm, which require absolute security from X-ray systems to pharmaceutical supplies and laboratory tests.
Region Stockholm also requires transaction performance, as well as well as continuous security auditing. In this instance, Swedwise connects hundreds of A2A systems to thousands of external B2B health clinics; thus an overview as well as flexibility is necessary.
Make the Switch: Goodbye hourly invoicing, hello subscription model
I believe that as a system integration solutions provider, getting rid of the old invoicing per hour way of doing business in favour of a software subscription model, is a better approach to IT Integration Projects. This gives the customer a monthly fee and no other costs. Other partners include their work into the monthly over time fixed fee. This gives business a clear budget without any surprises. Ultimately, it provides more flexibility for organisations to finally get the integration they really want and help fulfil their transformational strategies. It’s time to make the switch!
About Anders Lyckosköld
Formerly an Army Engineer in the Swedish Armed Forces, Anders has extensive experience with operating systems, programming languages, hardware and advanced system design within the fields of communication, mission critical guidance systems and IT security and information sharing systems. Today he is part of Swedish partners xWare, which was recently acquired by WiseTech Global.
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Whether you are a public or private organisation, together with our partners WiseTech Global/xWare, Swedwise can help you create security, reliability and control of your information processes. If you would like to find out more, please contact Henrik Mörner Sales, Swedwise, Tel: +46 72 211 63 56 or firstname.lastname@example.org.