We’ve all been indoctrinated to — and supportive of — adopting best-of-breed as it relates to technology. But in doing so, we sometimes fall into an unintended trap when facing the daunting task of managing multiple vendors and disparate layers of complexity. Whether working with smaller organizations that do not fully comprehend the requirements of larger enterprises or struggling with the inability to properly share data across multiple platforms, the best-of-breed approach can be fraught with issues – especially when it comes to the highly complex process of seamless API interactions and the attainment of added value.
So what is the best approach to implementation? What pitfalls do you need to avoid? What are the major advantages of a synchronous solution? What questions should you ask your POS provider?