Enterprise data integration is the process of combining data from various resources to obtain specific company needs. This also includes information sharing among various business applications. Today, enterprise data integration is a method that is widely practiced by all companies and business groups, regardless of their status, to manage their company's resources.
For marketers and service providers connected to the internet, these practices are far more important. The advantages of enterprise data integration involve fast data delivery and data sharing; reduction of time spent capturing data; elimination of data accumulation and duplicate data entry; save the time and capital needed for data entry, preparation, and printing of reports; service marketing; and most of all simplification of all procedures.
Corporate data integration includes a series of techniques such as EAI (Corporate Application Integration), EII (Corporate Information Integration) and ETL (Extract-Transform-Load), MDI (Master Data Management), and CDI (Customer Data Integration). SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) can also be considered as a data integration technology. The main processes involved in enterprise data integration are data consolidation, data federation, and data propagation.
The enterprise data integration solution is a data processing system, which is able to access multiple databases simultaneously, providing meaningful information in real-time and producing accurate results on demand. This solution places the right information in the right place such as data warehouses, data marts, and consolidated repositories, without human assistance. This solution is supported by data integration software programs and special communication tools.