Insights of cloud integrators – let’s ask the experts.
Insights of Cloud Integrators
How does cloud integration work? What does it involve? Clinton Cowin of TradiePad and Jeffrey Atizado of SMB Consultants are cloud integrators, so perfect to ask for more insights.
Here is what we learned but please listen in as Jeffrey Atizado & Clinton Cowin explain all this much better than we ever could.
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The term ‘cloud integration’ is not common knowledge. Very few people understand what a cloud integrator actually does and what solutions they offer.
Cloud integration consists of three steps – change management, workflow assessment and then the technical side.
The first step – change management – is the most difficult part since you deal with people’s attitude to change.
The second step is to assess current workflows and then design a more stream-lined solution.
And the third step is the technical side – actually connecting the apps, making sure they talk to each other.
Scoping sessions sit at the very start of the process. This is where cloud integrators as well as business owners and managers come together. They walk through current processes and discuss where the business wants to be. What does perfect look like?
Two companies might currently have almost identical processes on paper. And yet result in very different recommendations, because they focus on different things and have different goals and different attitudes to change.
There is also a large element of education involved in the scoping session. It is not only a chance for integrators to understand what the business does and how they do it. It is also a chance to talk about available technology, what it can and can’t do, what benefits and challenges possible changes might bring along.
Be Careful What You Ask For
Most people come with one problem and leave with a realisation that they have many.They walk out with at least an understanding how much more technology could do for them. They might not be ready yet, but at least the thinking process has started.
This is a short glimpse of what we discuss in this episode, but please listen in as Clinton and Jeffrey explain this much better and in a lot more detail.
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Last Updated on 29 April 2020
Tax Talks spoke to Jeffrey Atizado & Clinton Cowin - Joint Managing Director / Managing Director at SMB Consultants / TradiePad - for more details.