Vendor Landscape: Data Integration Tools

Stop hand coding data integrations; start treating data as the asset it is.


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A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.

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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.

Your Challenge

  • The organization has informal data integration processes.
  • The organization’s current integrations are a series of hand-coded, point-to-point integrations with little consistency on the tool or approach used.
  • Multiple integration tools and approaches can be costly in terms of licensing, skill development, maintenance, and long project timelines, but it is difficult to justify the cost of a data integration tool.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Data integration tools are required for business growth; they improve operations, marketing, and customer experience.
  • Choose your solution carefully as the products evaluated offer a tremendous range of functionality and target vastly different needs. Tool effectiveness is highly vendor-dependent as many tools don’t actually reduce necessary hand-coding.
  • Platform standardization doesn’t lock you in with that vendor for tools; looking elsewhere is often more cost-effective.
  • Prioritize integration: start with the mission critical, especially legacy systems.

Impact and Result

  • Make a rational and informed vendor selection for a data integration solution and dramatically improve the organization’s integration process.

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    Pick the best enterprise data integration solution.

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