Gluing the clouds together
Or are we just chasing rainbows?
For me, my cloud journey started with Hotmail (way back in the day) then on to online banking, Gmail, then eventually Xero. Which really was the game changer for my business life (and I suppose Facebook for my social life - although my wife and I still prefer to meet in person).
Since Xero Accounting Software, I've been able to take our business 100% into the cloud -adding numerous other apps over the years to create further efficiencies, or were they!?
The big downside of creating your own app-suite-in-the-cloud is the lack of integration between the various apps to create an overall efficient business system right through from lead generation to ongoing romancing.
Enter the integrators.
The people and/or software that glue your cloud apps together so you don't end up with a mess of invoices and contacts in multiple systems.
To help save you some time. Here's a list of the people and software I've come across in recent months that can help you glue your clouds together. Yes, it's a short list.
Cloud Integration Software
Cloud Integration People
Cloud Integration People (Specifically for Accountants)
That's by no means an exhaustive list. If you know of others, please drop me a line and i'll update the list.