Centralisation for productivity and innovation


Centralisation for productivity and innovation

Centralisation is an important investment for any business looking to transform operations and productivity, by Juan Paul Araujo, CEO of ProSolutions Integration

There is little doubt that organisations are under pressure – work faster, better, more. The market is challenging, the customer demanding, and technology constantly evolving. Organisations have to develop cohesive databases that are consolidated, centralised and reliable so that they can transform operations and improve productivity. This is why centralisation has become one of the most important considerations for any organisation.

With centralisation, the business can create more cohesive databases and systems that are faster, deliver better quality reporting, improve transparency, and decrease processing turnaround. By having one version of the data across all systems, centralisation reduces the costs of duplication and of the different instances of the data and the systems that host it. It also improves the quality of the data itself as fewer systems are hosting the same data and the information is extracted from the central data store on demand.  This allows for improvements in data integrity as you’re hosting on a single ODS that produces better reports, and you can automate the importing of data and the population of fields to improve speed and minimise user errors.

Centralisation also streamlines information gathering as the data is converged, simplifies systems as data is maintained in a single store instead of multiple repositories, and reduces user complexity using a single entry language that requires fewer skillsets.


But what do these benefits actually mean for the business?

By centralising your data, you can maintain it far more effectively. This allows you to update one system and for it to then propagate across multiple systems, minimising capture time as inputs are replicated automatically. Reporting time is decreased thanks to automation of processes so this can be leveraged to drive richer business understanding, and transparency is increased which allows for single-access information retrieval and seamless updating of information.

Centralisation can also add value in terms of customer engagement and experiences. With seamless access to data and information, the organisation can be more agile in its response times and its understanding of potential areas of customer friction.


Why invest into centralisation now?

Now is the right time to invest into anything that will improve business capabilities. Centralisation will allow for you to reduce data capture times, improve quality of information, gain more accurate statistics, improve productivity around critical business operations, and increase data integrity. With the right centralisation tools and understanding, your business gains richer control of the data at a time when data is the black gold of the business world.

Prosolutions has worked closely with South African organisations in the development of centralised database solutions that are customised to their unique needs and requirements. We spend time with our clients so we can fully understand the challenges that they face, and we use this insight to implement architectural guiding principles and standards that deliver a robust and relevant framework. Our expertise and experience can help you build a centralised system that gets you the results you need – contact us to find out how we can customise your centralisation and reduce processing.