Explaining B2B CRM and How it Boosts Corporate Processes
Today, a lot of factors influence the formation of healthy B2B relations. Personalization, attention to detail, and solid customer service are just a few. The B2B buying process is often longer and more complex than in B2C, which is all the more reason to adopt supporting solutions like CRM. Those…Continue reading
5 Ways DevOps can Push Your Company Forward
Envisioned as a comprehensive solution to the persisting problems that software developers and operations managers face, DevOps quickly became one of the pillars of application development in the modern IT world. In essence, DevOps aims to bridge the gap between development and operations by…Continue reading
You Should Be Integrating QuickBooks with Your CRM. Here’s Why.
Your business, like any other, requires some sort of financial software to keep track of customer purchases, billing data, payroll data, etc. QuickBooks is a market leader in accounting software, so it makes sense that it’s a top choice for small and medium sized businesses that want to keep…Continue reading
Data Quality Management: What it is and How to Do it
Data is at the core of every business decision. Whether you’re predicting customer expectations, planning marketing campaigns, or strategizing sales, data informs the competitive and historical insights for effective business strategies. The success of data-led initiatives ties in directly with the…Continue reading
Top 10 Data Migration Best Practices
Ever-changing technology makes data migrations inevitable. Legacy systems become obsolete, leaving you with data that no one can find, extract insights from, or even access. Large or small, migration projects move relevant data from legacy systems to updated solutions to help your business stay…Continue reading
Everything You Need to Know About ERP Systems: Architecture, Best Examples and More
ERP software is an excellent choice for checking financial reports, building a precise sales forecast, retaining customers, and much more. All these operations can be managed through different platforms, but it is much more convenient when all features are within one system. In this post, we’ll…Continue reading
4 Considerations to Prepare for ERP Integration
The benefits of ERP integration are numerous. It improves order and inventory management, reduces errors and duplicate data entries, increases productivity, and much more. ERP integration adds value to company data, but the process can become overly complex without thoughtful planning. In this post…Continue reading
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.
3 Ways to Eliminate Data Silos in Your Organization
Data silos, simply defined, are isolated groups of data. These data sets can be isolated to specific systems and/or to specific teams. Among other issues, data silos are an obstacle for organizations trying to make educated business decisions and create a consistent customer experience; and they’re…Continue reading
3 Must-Have Infor CRM Integrations
In this post, we’ll highlight three must-have Infor CRM integrations based on our knowledge of the solutions and the experiences of our customers. If you’re not sure which solutions you need to add to your library, or which Infor-compatible connections you should prioritize first, this post will…Continue reading
HubSpot Salesforce Integration: Avoid These 5 Pitfalls
Integrating HubSpot and Salesforce is a no-brainer for sales and marketing alignment. Combine HubSpot’s deep marketing metrics with Salesforce’s insightful sales data and you can have yourself an analytics field day! To do this successfully though, you must be prepared for the potential pitfalls…Continue reading
Using Agile Principles for Your Next Integration
When most people think of agile principles, they imagine its uses for software development. Agile relies on dividing tasks into short work phases and frequently reassessing and adapting plans throughout. This approach works well for software development, which is probably why its uses have grown…Continue reading
5 Steps to Include in your Data Migration Plan
Your Cloud migration strategy begins with handling your data properly. If you enable a smooth transition for your data, you’ll also avoid unnecessary costs and losses due to a poorly executed strategy. Hence the need to keep your process simple and streamlined – and all your teams prepared. Here are a few key steps your data migration plan needs to include, so you can ensure a smooth transition for your brand and make the most of your new Cloud infrastructure.
7 Ways to Build Risk Mitigation into your Migration Project
By coming into the migration process prepared, you lessen the likelihood that your migration could interrupt business-critical operations and the customer experience. Here are seven ways to build risk mitigation into your migration project.Continue reading
Data Quality: It’s More Important Than you Think
Data quality is too often overlooked, but it’s far too important to ignore. Every year, 25-30% of data becomes inaccurate, negatively impacting the capabilities of sales and marketing to create effective strategies. Identifying, cleaning, enriching, and protecting your data for the long-term will…Continue reading
How to Discuss Your Integration with Non-Technical Stakeholders
Communicating about integration can sometimes be more difficult than the integration itself. As the integration expert, your job is to make that communication as clear and accessible as possible. Recognize that perspectives are different based on job roles. Barriers to communication exist because you and your stakeholders are viewing the integration through different lenses, not because one of you is smarter or more skilled than the other.
7 Signs it’s Time to Switch to a New CRM
Smart business owners understand that switching CRMs is not to be undergone lightly. Upending what your teams are used to can be a scary and sometimes risky operation. No one wants to take that risk unless they’re certain the ROI is worthwhile. So, how do you know when it’s time to ditch your old…Continue reading
Tips for Post-Migration Strategic Maintenance
By moving to a scalable and secure Cloud environment, companies can innovate faster and remain competitive. Any business that’s done its homework on Cloud migration knows that the project cannot be successful without a strategic plan. However, what many businesses don’t realize is that once the…Continue reading
Should I Integrate Using Code, Low Code, or No Code?
Before you decide on an integration solution, it’s crucial to understand just how complex your project is going to be. If your integration needs are basic, cloud-based, already compatible, and do not include any custom fields or functions, a no code integration could work just fine. As a reminder,…Continue reading
5 Tips for Managing System Integration Over Time
Although we’d like to “set it and forget it”, the fluidity of integration is ever changing. It cannot fulfill its greatest potential without some thoughtful follow through. To maximize the value of your integration, you must analyze how well it’s working and plan for its future. This way, if a need…Continue reading
5 Tips for Integration Success, and 3 Mistakes You Should Avoid
More and more businesses use large data sets to analyze trends and predict future events, so every company should be considering strategies for increasing data accessibility and visibility. If you’re planning to integrate systems in 2020, here are a few tips for success – and a few mistakes you…Continue reading
Managing Cloud CSV File Sharing with StarfishETL
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 medium, and the challenges they must overcome to effectively put them to work.
Python & ETL: A Great Match
Python supports a wide range of major platforms and systems (just like StarfishETL) so users can work in the operating system they prefer. Its open source framework and tools let the user optimize to his or her precise needs and cuts down on development time.Continue reading
How Much Integration is Enough Integration?
Why do businesses integrate software systems? There are many underlying reasons, but it always boils down to one goal: maximizing transparency and data usability across departments while minimizing the time investment and cost of managing data.Continue reading
Determining the ROI of Your Software Integration
Although it’s important to justify the tangible ROI of an integration, it’s also crucial not to lose sight of the intangible value it adds to the organization. The long-term benefits to the corporate image, the intellectual capital gained, the destruction of data silos, and the improved agility are…Continue reading