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The future is integrated: Why data integration is essential for companies

The process of combining and harmonizing data from different sources and systems within a company is called data integration. Companies of all sizes benefit from this, because during the process information silos are broken down, redundancies are eliminated and a holistic understanding of processes is created.

Potentials of data integration.

Decision making: Seamless data sharing across systems, departments, and even external partners enables companies to gain valuable insights for future operational decisions.

Productivity: Automating data flow and eliminating manual data entry reduces the risk of errors, saves time, and allows employees to focus on value-added tasks instead of tedious data management.

Distribution: Integrated customer data from the various touch points generate a 360-degree view of each individual customer for companies. This makes sales success more predictable.

Collaboration and innovation:  In addition to collaboration, data integration from disparate systems promotes agile decision making and accelerates cross-departmental innovation.

Data integration challenges.

Data quality: To avoid inconsistencies, duplicates, and data quality issues, implementing data governance processes and establishing data quality frameworks are essential.

Data security: Companies must take appropriate security measures to protect sensitive data across the entire IT architecture.

Compatibility: Ensuring compatibility and seamless data transfer between systems requires the use of suitable adapters that act as connectors or translators between systems.

Our ECS contribution.

With our integration platform "Connect", company-wide data streams can be harmonized and connected. Almost all systems can be efficiently connected via standardized adaptors.

As a rule, the systems supplying the data do not have to be changed, as the standard interfaces are sufficient. The business logic is stored and maintained within the platform so that the update and release capability of the core systems is fully maintained.

ECS GmbH looks back on more than 25 years of experience in the field of integration and can solve even highly complex requirements - true to the motto simplify the complex. Our experts will be happy to advise and support you in efficient, fast and user-friendly data integration.

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