Data Synchronization solutions are the activities needed to insure that common data persisted in multiple business systems remains identical. Today’s businesses implement many different applications and 3rd party products – many of these products contain similar data across a wide range of platforms and technologies. These systems can wreak havoc on business systems that are integrated together if common data is not synchronized between them.
Master data management is one of the primary challenges with duplicate data in various systems. MDM tools are often difficult and expensive to implement and maintain due to the agility of the business. Rarely do businesses receive a return on their investment. Rather than attempting such a monumental task, businesses opt for selective data synchronization – addressing specific data synchronization needs that will provide benefit to the business for a period of time.
An example of selective data synchronization would be when a business installs a new ERP system in phases. This requires the old ERP system and the new ERP system to function simultaneously. Data synchronization is then provided to select areas of the ERP systems in order to keep the information in the two systems functioning properly. Each phase of the ERP implementation may require different data synchronization requirements.
Data synchronization is a challenging practice that requires the proper knowledge and skillset to implement. StoneDonut has successfully implemented data synchronization solutions for our clients using a wide variety of technologies. Please contact us for more information on our Data Synchronization Solutions.