What Drives Up the Cost of Integration? Factors You Should Know

Integration costs aren't always black and white. Avoid any surprises on the price of your integration by being aware of all possible cost drivers. Here are some of the biggest factors that can drive up the cost of integration.

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Enhancing Patient Care: 6 Key CRM Integrations for Modern Healthcare Providers

August 10, 2023

As the healthcare market caters to evolving patient demands, integrating CRM with other applications becomes essential. Integrated platforms support healthcare operations by improving the patient experience, facilitating faster payment turnarounds, increasing coding accuracy, simplifying referrals…

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CRM healthcare
Data Integration, PayPal, DocuSign

Popular Finserv Integrations to Supercharge Operations

July 17, 2023

StarfishETL integrates applications for banks, insurance agencies, investment management companies, wealth management firms, lenders, and others in the industry. To supercharge operations, Finservs are connecting applications across the spectrum. Here are the most popular Finserv integrations we…

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popular finserv integrations
Data Integration, CRM, ERP, eCommerce, Big Data & Analytics

9 Must-Have Integrations for the Manufacturing Industry

June 21, 2023

As global manufacturing searches for stabilization, a digital revolution is underway. Manufacturers already rely on multiple software applications to meet competitive standards, but to solidify their future, they must integrate. Here are the must-have integrations they’re prioritizing:

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manufacturing integration

Don't Let These CRM Challenges Hold Your Small Business Back

CRM is a critical component of any business strategy, but small businesses face unique challenges that can prevent them from enjoying its full benefits. By addressing these challenges, small businesses can improve their CRM strategy, enhance customer relationships, and drive sales growth. Overcoming these hurdles takes the right tools, technical resources, and strategies.

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Risk mitigation

Mitigate Risk for Your Software Go-Live

May 8, 2023

Ageing systems will eventually require significant upgrades or total replacement. Whether you’re migrating to a new solution or managing a complex upgrade, there will always be risks involved. Your teams should understand what’s at stake from both a business and technical perspective and know the…

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Business Intelligence

Watch for These Intelligent Automation Trends in 2023-2024

April 28, 2023

Intelligent automation has already revolutionized the way we conduct business. It has minimized waste, cut down on labor costs, made customized products and services more attainable, and improved workplace safety. The use of intelligent automation continues to evolve, and it’s presenting new…

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intelligent automation
Data Integration, CRM

How StarfishETL Helped an Office Furniture Retailer Monitor Customer Data More Effectively

April 11, 2023

As an iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service), StarfishETL was agile enough to create the data connections Rework demanded in its current state, but also scalable enough to adapt when the company’s needs shifted. Combining rich CRM sales data, marketing intent data, and real-time website…

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Rework office furniture

How an iPaaS Protects Sensitive Data and Complies with Privacy Regulations

Sharing information between applications can help businesses scale, but without proper compliance and privacy, costs may outweigh benefits. An iPaaS protects sensitive data so businesses can enjoy more benefits with less risk. We’ll highlight how in this post.

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iPaaS, Data Integration

How iPaaS Speeds Up Integrations for Better Outcomes

February 21, 2023

Everybody wants to enjoy the benefits of integration as soon as possible. The whole point of the process is to squeeze the most value out of data spread across systems. However, integration projects aren’t always as smooth and speedy as everybody would like. Because every business has unique…

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iPaaS integration
Data Integration, iPaaS

HR Integration: Benefits, Challenges, and Types

February 6, 2023

HR teams are expert jugglers. However, as companies expand and HR responsibilities become more complex, the standard capabilities of the HR solution aren’t always enough. Teams need increased functionality, smarter reporting options, and easier access to data. Integrating your HR system is a…

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HR Connectors

Fuel Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics with Integration

Data-forward businesses use analytics to drive their decision making. The meaning behind those analytics requires teams to look at the past, the present, and the future. That’s where descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics models come into play. Each of these analytics types serves a different purpose and is informed through integration. Let’s look at how we can fuel descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics with integration for streamlined and simplified decision making.

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Data Governance, Data Integration

Maintaining Data Governance During Your Integration

January 11, 2023

Data governance is a multi-level, multi-departmental effort. It’s defined by how data is ingested into systems, how data is retained and stored throughout systems, how it’s shared, how it’s archived and backed-up, recovered, and deleted. Data integration ingests and shares data between solutions…

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Sales, Data Integration

5 Ways Integrations Can be Used to Boost Sales Automation

January 5, 2023

Sales software like CRM enables this automation to some extent, but integration with other applications is what really supports fully automated experiences. As an iPaaS integrator, we’ve seen businesses connect all kinds of varying tools in an effort to put more intelligent automation practices in…

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sales automation

What’s the Difference Between Batch ETL and Streaming ETL?

Batch ETL used to be the mainstay of ETL processes, but in recent years more and more businesses are converting to streaming ETL frameworks. Today, let’s clarify what batch ETL and streaming ETL are, the benefits and uses of each, and where ETL is headed in the future.

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Data Integration, Pipedrive, QuickBooks

4 Use Cases for Pipedrive and QuickBooks Integration

December 7, 2022

Pipedrive and QuickBooks integration is one of the most popular application connection requests we get. Why might that be so? Any time a company can unite their front and back office operations, it’s a win for the sales and invoicing process. Here are the four use cases we see most for Pipedrive…

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quickbooks pipedrive integration

How Sales Leaders Capture More Accurate Reports with StarfishETL

Intelligent reporting helps teams build the most informed approach to their sales strategy. Forecasts, year-over-year sales histories, MQL to SQL conversions, and customer retention rates are just a few of the
report types that educate sales executives on what’s working and what isn’t. Data-centric
businesses use integration strategies to unlock hidden trends and help teams expand those reporting functions. The number of integrations and types of applications you combine are independent to your sales goals and budget, but here are a few of the most common ways StarfishETL is used to help sales leaders capture more accurate reports.

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ERP, eCommerce, Data Integration, Best Practices

Asking the Right Questions to Prepare for eCommerce ERP Integration

November 17, 2022

Many businesses integrate eCommerce ERP to merge their online store with backend operations. This integration gives transparency to real-time financials and inventory that boost productivity and streamline business efficiency. So, if you’re looking to start an eCommerce and ERP integration, what…

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Cloud, Data Migration

5 Important Considerations for Cloud Migration

November 8, 2022

Some businesses already have a plan to migrate to the cloud, others are doing discovery and budgeting to find out if they can afford the migration they envision, and others are looking for advice on how to better align a hybrid mix of applications. Wherever you may be on your cloud journey, it’s…

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cloud migration considerations

What is a Vertical Cloud and Why are Businesses Migrating to It?

November 2, 2022

A vertical cloud is purpose-built and centered on specific requirements, allowing it to be tailored and personalized to more niche business needs. Today, let’s take a look at what a vertical cloud is and why businesses are migrating to it.

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vertical cloud

How Much Does Data Integration Cost?

If you’ve never performed a data integration before you may be wondering, “How much is this going to cost me?”. Well, that depends. You see, integrations have a lot of moving parts, and each project has its own unique requirements. In addition, where your solution lives and which integration company you work with can also affect the costs. If your solutions are on-premise for example, you must account for the cost of hardware and data backups in addition to your other costs.

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5 Must-Do Tasks to Prepare for Data Warehouse Migration

Businesses migrate their data warehouses for many reasons. Some are looking for improved performance around data loading, complex queries, and ELT. Others are focused on minimizing the cost of storage, reporting, and batch ELT processing. Sometimes it’s a combination of both these motivators, plus the need to reduce admin tasks and boost automation. Whatever the reasons may be, data warehouse migration can meet your desired goals when done correctly.

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Sales Creatio, How To

How to Call StarfishETL APIs from Creatio

August 26, 2022

If you are looking for a way to automate the push of data from Creatio CRM to another system using StarfishETL’s Designer (recently renamed Cloud Cartographer), you've come to the right place. We assume that you are already familiar with Creatio System Settings, Web Services, and Business…

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StarfishETL api

Facilitating Sentiment Analysis with StarfishETL

Businesses looking to optimize their offerings and brand image turn to sentiment analysis to get it done. It’s applied by combining metrics and data from various touchpoints; and StarfishETL makes those connections possible by integrating data between all different types of applications. Here are a few examples of how teams can facilitate sentiment analysis using StarfishETL.

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5 Ways to Reduce Data Integration Costs

Businesses looking to create these connected processes and streamline automation often integrate, but costs can rack up if the project has poor planning. In this post, we’ll highlight five ways to reduce data integration costs for more thoughtful and successful projects.

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