Robin Smith at Virtual Logistics Inc., a Blue Link partner, emphasized the need to have a corporate data integration strategy in a recent blog article. The reality, Robin says, is that integration is getting more and more complex, and not having a well-defined data integration strategy is going to cost lots of money in the long run. This goes hand in hand with a corporate strategy of defining both needs and objectives to be fulfilled by the ERP package. Blue Link and Virtual Logistics both believe that a well-defined strategy allows a company to handle the ups and downs and manage growth in a cost-effective manner.
Great article. Mark, thanks for the plug!