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How to Integrate Your Business Software

It’s a well-known fact that business software tools help you manage your business and ease your employees’ workload. But what if you have multiple tools?

 

Copying information from one piece of software to another is the perfect way to waste time, lose data, and make costly mistakes.

 

 

How can you avoid that scenario? Easily: software integration.

 

However, there’s a high chance that your tools won’t simply acknowledge each other and cooperate from day one, unless they came from the same developer.

 

Just like with real employees, you have to get your various software to work together. But how?

 

Read on to find out about your options, and how Veem can help.

 

There are three main types of software integration available today.

 
 

1. Native Integration.

 

Native integration means acquiring all your software from one developer.

 

Your tools come with built-in (native) “buttons” that allow them to seamlessly integrate with one another.

 

Interestingly, this is both the easiest and most difficult way to ensure your software are actually helping your business instead of hindering it. Why?

 

Third party integrators create digital tools that allow various software to communicate with each other.

 

What if you need a tool that your software company doesn’t offer? Since every business has different needs, no single developer can cover all tasks.

 

Similarly, not all tools are equal, even if they were created by the same company. For example, a developer may design great sales software, but their accounting platform could very well be a bad product, or more expensive than another. Should you go with an inferior software just because it can communicate with your other tools?

 

The answer is definitely no.

 
 

2. Third-Party Integration

 

Third party integrators create digital tools that allow various software to communicate with each other.

 

If you choose this route, it’s best to look for a company with a wide range of integration tools. This allows you to turn to them again if you start using new software for your business.

 

Third party integrators create digital tools that allow various software to communicate with each other.

 

Third-party integration is a great tool. But, it can be quite costly, depending on the amount of software you need to integrate. Not to mention the hassle of looking for outside help every time you have a new platform.

 

How can you keep your software integration in-house, and save some money?

 
 

3. API

 

An API (application programming interface) is software that allows two platforms to communicate with each other. For example, online food delivery services that collect menus from various restaurants use APIs to access the restaurants’ databases.

 

The one thing you notice from the process is how convenient it is: you only communicate with your delivery service, and still you know everything about the offers of all restaurants in your vicinity.

 

Before you acquire a new tool, ask the developer about their APIs and how they can connect to your existing software

 

Many software developers offer APIs as a built-in feature of their products. Before you acquire a new tool, ask the developer about their APIs and how they can connect to your existing software.

 

A great example for a useful API is Veem’s interface.

 

Veem’s API allows you to seamlessly integrate international B2B payments to all of your business software, including supply chain, HR, CRM, accounting, and logistics platforms.

 

With Veem, you can send and receive international B2B payments in clicks. Veem allows you to track all your transactions on your personal dashboard and eliminate unexpected delays in the process.


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To top it off, Veem charges no wire fees and offers competitive foreign exchange rates. What’s not to love?

 

Sign up for a free Veem account and enjoy seamlessly integrated international B2B payments.