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Oldie but goodie: Best-of-breed software or integrated suite?

June 19, 2015

Best-of-breed-VS-Single-VendorYeah, I know it’s Friday, and this one hurts the head, but what do you think? We have some customers that deploy many products in our Workforce Central or Workforce Ready suites including HR, Payroll, Timekeeping, and others, while some deploy just Timekeeping or Timekeeping and HR, then integrate with a 3rd party payroll provider. What’s your experience? Do vendor API’s provide the level of integration you need, or does the integration inherent in a suite deliver superior value?

While my head hurts, here are some resources I’ve found to help me understand. Happy Friday.

  1. Best-of-breed or integrated suite? 10 questions to consider
  2. Best of Breed Applications Finally Have Their Day
  3. Geoffrey Moore riffs on best-of-breed software v. integrated suite:

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