Business visibility has become one of the pillars of modern business management. After all, in order to manage something, you first need to measure it. An entire industry has emerged around business intelligence and analytics solutions that aim to make business information more accessible and “actionable”.
Business visibility is important at many organization and decision levels, and can take multiple forms. Most companies are awash in data that can be used for management and decision-making. Business integration middleware like the EXTOL Business Integrator makes it easier than ever to consolidate internal and external data (from databases, files, spreadsheets, EDI transactions, web services, and other sources) and automate data extraction, transformation, enrichment, validation, synchronization, and syndication to internal and external destinations, in forms appropriate for either human or automated consumption. Scheduling or triggering such data integration activities based on events can help make business decisions more timely and accurate. Continue reading