By David Rastatter, Senior Director, Product Marketing
Dust off those old systems, rid your teams of clunky workflows, and streamline your tech stack to improve productivity.
Be it the warm weather or blooming flowers, Spring is known as the season to go out with the old, in with the new – and now it’s time to spring clean your tech stack, too.
Companies today are struggling to manage a plethora of disconnected apps and tools. A big part of the problem, according to recent research, is that despite the average company utilizing some 250 SaaS applications, less than half of these are actually used on a regular basis by employees.
The rapid adoption of various SaaS solutions is leading to data silos, overwhelmed teams, and unnecessary costs.
In the spirit of spring cleaning, businesses should identify the systems and applications that are cluttering their workflows to streamline operations, cut costs, and drive innovation.
Audit your tech: eliminate what’s not working
The first step in optimizing your tech stack is conducting an audit across your teams to assess the current systems and applications in play – and how effective they are. Identify apps that are underutilized, redundant, or not delivering the expected results. Ways to spot these apps are:
By eliminating these unnecessary tools, your business can save resources, reduce data silos, and eliminate confusion among team members.
Once you have a clearer picture of your existing tech stack, look for areas in your business that are still mostly manual and ripe for automation. Implementing the right technology in these areas can improve efficiency and reduce the risk of human errors.
Key benefits of streamlining your tech stack
It may seem daunting to go through a comprehensive audit of your current tech stack, but chipping away at this process can help bring vital and scalable benefits for your teams.
Save IT resources and money
By consolidating your tech stack, you can reduce the overall cost of maintaining multiple software solutions. This not only saves money, but also frees up IT resources to focus on more strategic tasks, such as enhancing cybersecurity and executing innovative strategies and technologies to drive digital transformation.
Prepare for future growth and innovation
Curating a streamlined tech stack creates a solid foundation for integrating new technologies as they become available. By regularly reviewing and optimizing your tech stack, you can ensure that your business is equipped to leverage emerging technologies and stay ahead of the competition. This proactive approach ensures that your business remains agile and adaptable in the face of evolving technologies.
Equip teams with the tools they need to improve productivity
Providing your teams with the right tools is essential to boost productivity. Eliminating underused or ineffective apps ensures your workforce is aligned and leveraging the most valuable and efficient tools available. This not only improves their day-to-day performance but also contributes to overall business growth and success.
Create a holistic tech ecosystem
Once you’ve identified your core systems and applications, you can better identify process gaps between them. Consider adopting a unified integration and workflow automation platform to centralize data and reduce manual processes by integrating the various applications in your tech stack. This makes it easier for teams to collaborate, reduces data silos and duplicate tools, and provides a digital foundation that scales and adapts as your business does.
Bring Harmony to your tech stack
Jitterbit’s Harmony can help your business effectively optimize its tech stack. As a powerful and versatile integration platform, Harmony can assist your organization in streamlining its tech stack by connecting disparate systems, apps, and data sources.