Cloud Integration Explained, and 6 of the Best Cloud Integration Platforms

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! What’s cloud integration? Cloud integration is connecting disparate cloud-based systems into a single platform. By breaking down these software silos, cloud integration lets you access and manage applications and data from different software systems all in one place. Cloud Integration Platforms JitterBitPieSyncZapierMuleSoft Anypoint PlatformIBM App ConnectDell Boomi iPaascenter_img 1. JitterBitG2 Rating: 4.7/5.0 (150 Reviews)As one of the leaders in the iPaaS space, JitterBit lets you fuse thousands of SaaS, cloud, and on-premises applications into one interface. You can also leverage their pre-built templates and workflows to automate your business processes. Additionally, you can create new APIs from your existing enterprise applications or data on their API platform. You can even blend your newly created APIs with external APIs to roll out new business solutions.2. PieSyncG2 Rating: 4.6/5.0 (216 Reviews)PieSync leverages their Intelligent 2-Way Sync technology to update any customer’s information in one app after it changes in the other. The cloud integration platform also gives you complete control over the apps you choose to sync, consolidates customer information from multiple apps, and stores and updates all your data in one place so you can access it and make the most accurate data-driven decisions for your business.3. ZapierG2 Rating: 4.5/5.0 (371 Reviews)With the ability to connect to and share data with over 1,000 web apps, like Facebook, QuickBooks, and Google Drive, Zapier can automate almost any type of business process. All you have to do is build a workflow in their editor, pick the apps you want to include in your workflow, and design it.4. MuleSoft Anypoint PlatformG2 Rating: 4.4/5.0 (479 Reviews)Trusted by over 1,600 enterprise companies, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform lets you manage all your APIs and integrations on one platform. You can also build and integrate your APIs, integrate with any application, data, or device, deploy on-premises integrations to the cloud without rewriting any code, and protect your data and administer access to employees by leveraging edge gateways and encryption.5. IBM App ConnectG2 Rating: 4.3/5.0 (193 Reviews)With IBM App Connect, you can integrate your data between on-premises and cloud-based applications, build APIs on an intuitive, code-free interface, and build workflows that automate your business processes within different apps. You can also deploy IBM App Connect in any cloud or on-premises environment.6. Dell BoomiG2 Rating: 4.2/5.0 (170 Reviews)Trusted by over 8,000 brands, Dell Boomi lets you fuse all your digital platforms into one. By uniting all your data, applications and processes, Boomi essentially stores all of your technology systems and assets in one place. With Boomi, you can also manage your APIs, data quality, and B2B network, build workflows with minimal coding knowledge, and develop applications. Topics: As marketers, smashing our department’s silos is crucial for truly understanding our customers and catering to their needs. If we understand each team’s challenges and initiatives, we can align our entire department to send the most relevant content to our audience and achieve a common goal.In regards to your tech stack, the same principle applies. The average small to midsize business has 13 different applications in their stack and they usually don’t integrate with each other. This silos organizations’ data, making it difficult to track their customers’ touch points and understand their true buyer’s journey.Fortunately, there are cloud integration platforms that can connect your distinct cloud-based applications together, let you manage their data, and even automate your business processes all in one interface.Read on to learn what exactly cloud integration is and the best cloud integration platforms on the market, according to G2.Download Now: Free Marketing Reporting Templates Originally published May 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM, updated May 03 2019last_img read more

Sears Canada names retail veteran to new role as presidentchief merchant

TORONTO — Sears Canada Inc. has hired a veteran of the Canadian retail industry to be its president and chief merchant — a new position created to restore shoppers’ confidence in the struggling department store operator.CNW Group/Sears Canada Inc. Carrie Kirkman has most recently been interim president of shoe retailer Nine West Canada and was president of Jones Apparel Group from October 2010 until last April.Kirkman will work with Brandon G. Stranzl, who has been executive chairman of Sears Canada since the departure of Ronald Boire, who was chief executive and president of the troubled Canadian department store company for less than a year.Boire was the third president-CEO to leave the company suddenly in recent years, following Douglas Campbell in September 2014 and Calvin McDonald in September 2013.The company said Tuesday that it has adopted a different management structure that takes advantage of Stranzl’s expertise in finances and corporate turnarounds and Kirkman’s experience in merchandizing.Sears Canada’s retail operations ‘basically worthless at this point,’ analysts saySears Canada sees turnaround momentum, even as search for new CEO continues“The decision to bring Carrie to Sears Canada was the result of careful deliberation by both myself and the board of directors,” Stranzl said in a statement.“We created the President and Chief Merchant role to enable the management team to refine and enhance the customer experience and restore Sears Canada’s core retail business to a position of envy in the Canadian retail landscape, while maintaining a disciplined approach to capital allocation and profitability.”Kirkman has previously held senior roles at Sears rival Hudson’s Bay Co. from 2002-2010, and Liz Claiborne Canada from 1997-2002, where she managed fashion brands such as DKNY, Liz Claiborne and Kenneth Cole. Early in her career, Kirkman represented the Alfred Sung and Ports International brands.Sears Canada is a general merchandise retailer with a network of 166 corporate stores, 177 affiliated Hometown stores, more than 1,200 merchandise pickup locations, and repair and service network. read more