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Top 5 Advantages to Piece Your Data Together with an Integration Platform

February 5, 2016
IntegrationSimplifying your business’ workflow and boosting efficiency would certainly be at the top of the to-do-list for any corporate executive or manager. Data management in the past was relatively simple when you only had a few data sources to integrate. However, if your business’ data management and data sources look like a jigsaw puzzle today, you may be wondering how to make all the pieces fit together or even if it is possible to make them fit together. The answer is yes, with an integration platform. First, take a deep breath, no one person or one piece of software is to blame for the excess puzzle pieces you are trying put together into one data picture. Over time, successful businesses put together a collection of different data management tools, different software, and different computers, with each speaking its own unique language that the other puzzle pieces do not understand. While the “dis-integration” of your data is nobody’s fault, it is everybody’s problem. It is easy to commiserate with IT managers when you realize the extraordinary range of data sources with which they have to contend. Numerous data collection devices, different database standards, multiple software formats are only a few areas from which data streams appear. A business must take a hard look at its data collecting landscape and take remedial action now. What advantages can you expect to achieve with a well-designed, functioning integration platform?
  1. Allow Coexistence of the Old and New
    • Most businesses do not commonly replace older equipment, just add new. Complimenting your current data collecting landscape with a data integration platform allows the old to coexist with the new.
  2. Resolve Conflicting Data Formats
    • Different data formats are the “Tower of Babel” for this e-commerce era in which we are working. Without a common language, what seems impossible, will be made possible with a centralized integration platform.
  3. Standardization while Retaining Flexibility
    • Accepting different data formats from a surplus of machines is possible. An integration platform plays the part of an intermediary translator that accepts input in an existing form without requiring adjustments to the indigenous format.
  4. Integrate data globally
    • An integration platform gathers data, regardless of location, without requiring upgrades to existing data collection systems or the installation of new communication devices and all with scalable flexibility.
  5. Speed
    • An integration platform automates data collection from every source, providing instant insights on current and historical trends.
Contact us at Pathlock Technologies to learn more about integration platform solutions to help you put the puzzle pieces of your data sources into one big beautiful picture. Pathlock Technologies. Enterprise Solutions.  Beyond Boundaries.