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Three Misconceptions about Data Integration

3 Misconceptions about Data Integration That You Need to Know

Data drives organizations of all types and sizes. From large and medium businesses to smaller enterprises, business leaders are reimagining their data strategies to manage data flowing to and from a variety of sources. Because this encompasses hundreds of business applications that produce and consume critical data, it’s vital that companies find a way to integrate that data across different applications in order to succeed. 

Business leaders know that an ocean of data is available, but many companies fail to have a comprehensive approach to consolidate it. For that, they need to rely on stop-gap measures. 

Here are some data integration myths that prevent organizations from formulating a robust, long-term data integration strategy.

1. Business users can’t implement data connections

One of the biggest data integration myths is that only technologically skilled IT experts can implement data integrations. That’s because self-service-powered data integration solutions empower non-technical business users to create data connections much more quickly and effectively. During that time, IT becomes free to devote their time to more strategic, high-value business tasks. 

So, with self-service data integration solutions in place, business users can create data connections themselves – without the support of IT. 

2. Onboarding must take weeks or months of calendar time

Many organizations use traditional data integration methods that take weeks or months of calendar time to onboard customers. However, with self-service data integration solutions, this problem can be solved completely. 

Self-service data integration solutions enable non-techie business users to onboard customers 80 percent faster. They can point and click through easy-to-navigate screens to create onboarding connections much more quickly than they can through the use of traditional data integration solutions. So, self-service integration rules out the myth. 

3. Connecting with customers via integration must take a great deal of time

When traditional data integration solutions are used, IT integrators need to create custom codes and build data mappings to implement customer data connections. But, when organizations reimagine data integration through self-service, the process can be accelerated, and the time involved can be greatly reduced. 

And when that happens, addressing and meeting customers’ needs and requirements become easy. Ultimately, customers are satisfied and more likely to stay longer and invest in other products and services. This finally helps organizations improve the ease of doing business and create new revenue streams. 

In short, self-service data integration solutions help companies debunk these myths quite easily and improve the quality of doing business. 

See how Adeptia’s data integration solutions break these myths and drive value. Schedule a demo today!