The situation unfolding regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is at unprecedented speeds. If you are in the eCommerce or retail space, depending on your location you may be working from home, reduced staff hours or on complete locked down imposed by a state of emergency in your state or province. Businesses’ strategies will take a 360-degree turn and have to explore options they might not have. This is where data integration comes into play to help companies prepare for the unexpected. And in general, there are various data integration approaches a business can take.
Moreover, automation and integration are risk-free, sensible responses to business operations. If your staff is impacted by Coronavirus, manual data entry will now be almost impossible. By automating and integrating systems together you can ensure basic business functions work without manual intervention and with speed and accuracy.
If your business has never considered integration, there are 5 common data integration approaches that businesses of all sizes can take now as mentioned earlier. In the infographic below, we have explained the pros and cons of each method of data integration. This will help illuminate which method is best in your current situation and help revise your business strategy for the foreseeable future. VL OMNI is here, as it always has been to be a strategic and consultative guide for businesses, helping them implement the right data integration strategy for their business.
When it comes to data integration approaches, the most common ones are the following:
Manual data entry
Plug & Play
Manual file upload & download
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