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Integrations for a truly connected technology ecosystem: A conversation with VNDLY’s Chief Technology Officer

As companies continue to adapt to the dramatic changes brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, one major shift sweeping the industry is a faster move toward creating technology ecosystems that increase the pace of digital transformation. Organizations that had long-term plans are speeding those up, and companies that were still undecided have chosen to act now.

These swift changes, in response to the unpredictable nature of today’s workforce needs, must be supported by technology that helps users effectively manage their extended workforces across their entire organizations. They may also require platforms that can share data with other systems, ensuring accuracy around all manner of contractor and traditional employee data.

When companies invest in large, sweeping platforms, like Workday, to manage company-wide departments and worker populations, they look for other platforms that integrate seamlessly and do not require engineering or maintenance provided by internal IT teams. Adopting those additional technologies that can integrate and become part of the ecosystem saves time and money, making the initial investment more valuable. For more insight into technology ecosystems and integrations, and specifically those between VNDLY and Workday, we talked with VNDLY’s Chief Technology Officer, Chuck Mobley.

In a rapidly changing world, companies need API-integrated technology ecosystems to meet immediate needs and be ready for the future

The way we work today is different, even from how many of us worked only a few months ago, which means operational practices must keep pace. The global economy continues to shift, with workers requiring more flexibility and employers evaluating alternative engagements for specific projects that can spur savings and outcomes. Companies that make the decision to embark on a digital transformation journey have a brighter outlook, maximizing their chances of success.

Digital transformations require companies to make honest, clear evaluations of their existing technologies, some of which may work well. In other cases, legacy platforms may not integrate with modern tools, hampering progress. So choosing the right technology platforms becomes the linchpin in the change process. When an organization’s systems can fully integrate with one another, the resulting ecosystem alignment brings formerly disconnected departments together. This creates an atmosphere where operational practices can be revised or replaced to become more comprehensive, which can be especially important with regard to managing a company’s workforce.

With COVID-19 presenting unforeseen challenges, companies are trying to optimize their internal and external workforces. Organizations have to remain nimble, recalibrating quickly to respond to unexpected situations, whether that means scaling worker numbers up or down. When pressures like these act upon organizations, there is a significantly increased demand for them to adopt cloud-based workforce management platforms that allow them to integrate seamlessly with other departments, including HR, finance, IT and legal.

When does successful digital transformation begin? As soon as you realize that legacy software no longer serves enterprises well

In a three-part series and a webinar, we'll explore how companies can better ensure success as they go through digital transformations.  The VNDLY series will close with a webinar this winter.

In today’s fast-paced global economy, digital transformation isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. While true digital transformation requires a long-term operational and cultural commitment, it begins with the realization that a company’s processes and legacy software platforms are specific to individual departments’ operations and are not serving the greater goals of the enterprise.

Corporate leadership focused on change is imperative. This can mean new leadership ushering in new software and processes or existing leadership taking an honest look at how existing business practices and technology platforms are no longer supporting their company’s overall business goals.

So digital transformation becomes a foundational transformation, one where organizations adapt their core systems and processes. A common problem is the siloed business practices of various departments that hinder companies from making truly strategic business decisions. Barriers need to be removed, which means people and technologies have to talk to each other. Gone are the days when procurement, HR, finance, IT and legal operated in their own spheres, never sharing data.