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Key Things to Note When Conducting System Integration The process, where more than one business process or software are brought together for purposes of data sharing, is called integration. Owing to the proliferation of technology these days, there has been a constant need for organizations to manage many disparate systems and processes. For each of the different systems an organization owns, there will be a difference in the data inputs as well as the data outputs. From time to time, data output by one system becomes an input for another process or system and this leads to great interdependence between business processes and systems. Owing to this therefore, there is need to amalgamate business processes and systems through software integration. Integration plays a major role in streamlining business operations as well as in cost management of an organization. A good integration of a system should carefully follow the following important paradigms. First, integration models should adopt what is commonly known as continuous integration model or pattern. This model works on the premise of continued integration of business processes and systems. Any new system or process developed in an organization after integration has been done should fit in the initial integration model. In this way, the company doesn’t need to incur additional costs to adopt a new integration solution. Also, this model ensures that integration work that may arise in the future is autonomous and is independent of the development team and thus ensures that the established integration solution is not interfered with. Secondly, it is important that any integration process pays proper attention to existing subsystems. These subsystems is what forms the basic blocks of the integration work. A good integration process should bear in mind that each component should not be related to other components and can thus be tested as a standalone. With the existence of subsystems, integration work is granularized and troubleshooting is made easier.
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Thirdly, the process of system integration should follow closely the configuration control process. Configuration control outlines the steps that each stakeholder of an integration process should follow. It also specifies the most suitable hardware and software to be used for your integration. This process must be conducted carefully since it is the central point of reference for all the configurations done during the integration process.
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Finally, the integration process should follow the requirement specifications of individual subsystems. These specifications can be used as a user manual for understanding and integrating the individual subsystems. The specifications also define how a component operates and how it will interact with other components after the integration is completed. The system specifications also outline important things like the data formats acceptable by the component, the expected inputs and outputs among many other things.