Although Salesforce may be your CRM or Service Management system of choice, it is most likely not the only enterprise application in your portfolio. Keeping your critical data synchronized between your CRM, ERP, or other systems requires clean, reliable integrations. You need to create a single, reliable source of truth for your key data, avoid the need for double entry, and automate as much as possible to ensure that both ends of the integration present the exact same data to your users.
Typical Solutions Include
Pros: Simple, Low Security Risk, Good for Mass Data Loads
Cons: Not flexible, no real time notifications, not an open standard
Pros: Standard based (SOAP / REST), Real-time integration
Cons: Mapping can be complicated, integration is tightly coupled, often fire and forget, 3rd party tools often needed
Pros: Simplified payloads, data queues, guaranteed receipt, fast
Cons: More complicated, requires additional maintenance, might have security implications, 3rd party tools often needed
Cons: Can be expensive, much more complicated, 3rd party tools needed
Determining the best approach for your specific needs involves understanding your options and what kind of integration is needed. Working with GSI, you will be working with the best tools and skills for the solution that best fits your needs.
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