IT integration is the process of bringing together several sub-systems into a single efficient system. IT integration is normally required after mergers & acquisitions. Without IT integration your company systems might be all over the place because there is a lack of a centralised system. Data is very important when trying to make a business work. Make sure that all your data is well taken care of.
Within IT integration, there are a few different types of services and specialisations that encompasses the whole industry as a whole. Some of them are listed down below.
Services and Specialisation
- Hardware Installation
- Software Installation
- Post integration support and training
Main price factors
- Number of systems to be integrated
- Complexity of system to be integrated
Expected Price Range For IT Integration
Pricing for SI and IT integration projects are typically USD 50-120 per developer man-hour, depending on the country you are in.
Expect at least $50,000 to $250,000 for a typical middleware integration project, and $500,000 (large single site rollout) to tens of millions for a full scale global rollout (more than 10 geographies).
Tips, tricks and challenges
- Make sure that security challenges have been addressed before embarking on IT integration
- IT integration is usually long and complex; therefore, it can be good to break down the project into small steps to see how the project is evolving.
Advice from buyers:
“Programming: Give timeline, should be careful with releasing payments when he doesn’t meet timeline milestones. Takes things out of perspective. Watch out for technical purists.
Programmers will tell you something that is optimising speed/process. But if the skill needed to do that requires a higher level of complexity/longer time, it is still better to go back to the basics. To work well with a freelancer, give them a specific task. Be open to programmer’s opinions.
Don’t need elegant solution for now. Bug-testing: In terms of finding bugs, there’s a technical way to do it, every time do a specific section, print out a certain line, A log so if something goes wrong, you can look at the log to identify the error.”
– Sean Yap, FutureRemedy Labs, Product development and sales