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Understanding the Costs of Data Integration

Cost is one of the most crucial factors in a data integration project. Many businesses fear the costs of data integration and never implement their project. As a result, they also miss out on data integration benefits, like saving time, cost, and effort.

The costs of data integration may be difficult to gauge. Most entrepreneurs don't have an idea of what goes on behind the scenes. That makes matters worse than they actually are!

Our team at Neuswyft decided to make things clear once and for all. We will help you understand why data integration projects cost the way they do. Generally, your integration costs can be divided into three categories.

R&D Costs

A range of costs is associated with data integration even before your project starts. On the other end, these costs extend till you are done with your implementation.

Your R&D costs can include-

  • Consultation costs

  • Expenses for rollout

  • Cost of licensing

  • Cost of upgrades

It's important to consider these costs before you integrate. Your R&D costs can run up to a significant amount, based on the needs of your project.

Modern technologies like the cloud may be able to reduce some of these expenses. Work with an experienced partner to fully understand the costs involved in your project.

Operational Costs

Running your integration will also include a plethora of costs. Common examples include-

  • Costs of monitoring

  • Administrative and maintenance costs

  • Cost of updates

  • Costs of backups and securing

Your operational costs may also include hardware, especially if your systems are on-premise. You might need to spend on additional servers or virtual machines. Discuss your costs before you begin to make the most of your integration.

Going with modern integration tools and techniques can save operational costs. For instance, we can use solutions like iPaaS to reduce many of your data integration costs. The same applies to SaaS offerings and solutions.

Along with the above, you should also add your implementation costs.

Post Integration Costs

You might need to spend on maintenance and support if they are not a part of your integration package. Many vendors may only take the order for data integration and leave after implementation.

Such costs can differ based on the nature of your project. You might need to keep paying subscriptions for any solutions you use.

Another cost you should keep in mind is for updating and fixing issues. If you're on your own, you might also need to train your team. That will also mean investing in training programs for your staff.

Final Thoughts

It's essential to fully understand the costs of data integration before you begin. We recommend working with trusted partners like Neuswyft.

We work with all types of businesses to unify their data, apps, and systems. You can schedule a consultation and learn all about the costs of integrating your data. We have the most adept team to take on your project and provide wonderful results. Contact us today to know how much your data integration can cost.

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