Flexible best-of-breed technology that works together
The most basic choice in selecting a software for your business is not between one brand or another, but between types of software, either best-of-breed or fully integrated enterprise solutions. A simple way to define the best-of-breed is that it is a leading product or software tool in a particular market segment. Best-of-breed focuses on providing the best features and functions for one component in the value chain, whether accounting, sales, marketing, HR or legal.
Traditionally, organizations have relied on a single, legacy suite for their workplace technology stack. This approach poses a number of challenges across an organization including:
- Employees are unable to collaborate efficiently and waste time navigating complex systems to identify and access content critical to their jobs
- As employees seek out additional technology to make them more productive, IT struggles to manage the impacts of shadow IT, including duplicative tools and security gaps
- IT leaders are forced to allocate resources to manage an increasing number of processes and technologies for both internal and external transactions