Too often, data integration has been associated with complex, slow and frustrating projects, with delays and scary learning and deployment curves. Is that the reality? Data integration projects should be easy and fast. Data integration solutions should be seamless and robust. Think Google, Facebook and iTunes. Now, think data integration. My guess is that you are seeing two very different worlds, right? Those consumer apps are amazingly easy to use. Just jump in, start clicking and become instantly productive. That is how data integration should be!
In the past few years, data integration has become a hot topic for the top management of many enterprises. Data integration is indeed a must if you have multiple business applications and silos of data that prevent you from getting to your data in a simple and meaningful way. Just integrating your ERP (for example Microsoft Dynamics AX) with your CRM (for example Salesforce) can bring significant benefits to your company. The good news is today, data integration really does not need to be a headache.