The Truth About Native Integration and Connector Limitations

Learn about the limitations and breakpoints of code-based integration and discover an alternative configuration-based integration approach for maximizing control of your data.

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Code-based integration is point-to-point integration, like a string fixed between soup cans. Point-to-point integration allows simple data transfer in one direction with field-to-field mapping. Users can’t validate or correct data because they have no visibility into the data flow. 

The outcome of code-based approaches? Multiple, parallel, opaque, inflexible integrations that hide and restrict data flow. While a vendor-supplied native integration is “free,” it doesn’t provide control.

"An IBM Study reports that knowledge workers spent 50 percent of their time hunting for data, finding and correcting errors, and searching for confirmatory sources for data they don’t trust. The same study estimates that decisions made from bad data cost the U.S. economy roughly $3.1 trillion dollars each year.” 

Harvard Business Review, September 26, 2016

What you will learn from this Whitepaper

Gain valuable context with an overview of integration roadmaps, a perspective on vendor practices and priorities, and insights into performance and data quality.

Code vs. Configuration Integration

What are the quantifiable effects on the business?

Vendor Integration Roadmaps

What to watch for!

Questions to Ask

What are the most important questions to ask of your integration vendor or partner.

Native, Vendor-supplied Integration

What is it and why can't it scale to your needs?

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