Businesses need to be better connected than ever
Today’s enterprise needs to be more agile and better connected. Whether working with purchased, in-house, legacy, heavily customized, on premise, or cloud-based, every organization has a need to connect and integrate applications, data, and processes.
This need includes data integration for both internal connectivity (between internal company systems) and across company boundaries to securely reach suppliers, customers, and partners.
Data Integration Challenges
Many organizations struggle with integration, especially when different computing platforms, data formats, and connectivity protocols are involved. Delays in getting things right can mean delays in realizing revenue opportunities, executing on partnerships, strengthening customer intimacy, and streamlining business processes. Sometimes expensive and error prone manual steps are used to fill gaps. In other cases, the resulting inefficient architecture requires trying to keep multiple data stores of the same data in sync. The costs of incorrect data can be serious. The costs of overcoming limited integration technologies can be worse.
More than ETL
You need more than just middleware and ETL (Extract, Transform, Load). And you want to leapfrog the intense and complex integration broker technologies that require months of disruption and implementation planning to consume. Isn't it ironic that so many so-called data integration solutions on the market today require so much time and expense to "integrate?"
Data Transformation and Translation Made Easy
What if you could graphically and visually construct data integration, transformation, and mappings with the IT team that you already have on staff? LANSA has the tools to help you integrate the disparate data, applications, processes, and databases that drive your business. And, like LANSA's whole portfolio of "Advanced Software Made Simple," it's so easy to learn and operate.
Being in business today means you’re already faced with data in a myriad of formats including: XML, text data, CSV, JSON, EDI, ANSI X.12, EDIFACT, HL7, XBRL, Microsoft Excel, SAP iDocs, PDF, Zip, and character sets that need transliteration. Your IT solutions need to handle some or all of these formats as well as directly retrieving and storing data in your existing databases. LANSA makes all of this easy.
It's challenging enough that there are nearly as many different data formatting standards as there are different applications. Worse yet, the long list of different and incompatible connection and transfer standards adds another layer of complexity to data integration. And each communications protocol standard has its own pros and cons relative to market adoption, security, efficiency, and fitness for your varied data integration use cases.
Connectivity and Data Transfer Made Easy
Unless your company is the 800 pound gorilla that sets the rules for all of your trading relationship transactions, you're not always in a position to dictate the data format or communication protocol. Sooner or later, you'll need to support all of them.
LANSA has you covered here as well, with simple and easy data integration through all of the market leading data transfer protocols used in global business operations including AS2, AS3, HTTP, FTP, FTP/s, sFTP, HTTP/s, email, pop3, SMTP, SMS text messaging, REST, SOAP, and varied message queuing standards including MQ and JMS.
Seeing is Believing
LANSA has been helping companies around the globe embrace the best of data integration for 30 years. We're proud to have served thousands of customers and are excited to share these customer success examples to better illustrate the range of varied data integration solutions and real world results that LANSA offers.