Why do integration projects fail? That’s like asking “What is time?” or “Where does space end?”. There are many potential answers. Various factors contribute to successful integration projects, but it only takes a few missteps to botch up the whole thing. While the reasons behind integration... Continue Reading
In the next post of our Integration 101 series, we’ll explore the tradeoffs of doing an integration yourself versus purchasing a preconfigured software. Deciding whether to build or buy an integration solution can be challenging. Companies with tighter deadlines and lower budgets may feel more... Continue Reading
If you’ve been hearing about a push for integrated systems in recent years, you’re not alone. In an age where data rules all, businesses in every industry are taking a closer look at how they can use integration to improve operations, streamline processes, and gather the statistical insights for... Continue Reading
The Internet of Things (IoT), the Cloud, AI, data lakes, automation, and every other 2019 IT buzzword all stem from the same belief: connected data is more powerful. The more transparency between your systems, the easier it is for your teams to collaborate, plan, analyze, and deliver.... Continue Reading
Think that a CFO isn’t a major player in an integration? Think again.Companies integrate with the intention of optimizing processes: connecting sales and marketing data to enhance targeting, combining financial systems and CRMs to streamline invoice and payment histories, feeding emails into... Continue Reading
Using CSV files for customer data may be an old school strategy, but many businesses still prefer the format. Before we get into how StarfishETL can help manage CSV file sharing, especially over the cloud, let’s take a moment to understand why businesses choose these types of files over another... Continue Reading
A Capability Maturity Model (CMM) measures the existing capabilities of a company to streamline process improvement, foster productivity, and decrease software risks. Once a business understands the guidelines to improve these processes, they can create an integrated approach to solve those... Continue Reading
Try as we may, many of us still run into unexpected errors when executing integrations. In the world of unpredictable data, these errors are inevitable. They can occur from human miscalculations, incorrect information, malfunctioning systems, or any other number of random events.