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SoftwareReviews Announces the Top Data Integration Solutions to Streamline Data Disparity in 2023 in New Emotional Footprint
[September 21, 2023]

SoftwareReviews Announces the Top Data Integration Solutions to Streamline Data Disparity in 2023 in New Emotional Footprint

SoftwareReviews' latest Emotional Footprint report highlights the top-rated data integration software solutions successfully harnessing technological trends.

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2023 /CNW/ - SoftwareReviews, a leading source for insights on the software provider landscape, has published its 2023 Emotional Footprint Report on the top data integration solutions. Six providers have been identified as Champions in the comprehensive 2023 report, which is accessible on the firm's website and updated in real time to reflect new reviews and ratings.

Integrating data from diverse sources presents a multifaceted challenge for many organizations. Hurdles such as mismatched data formats, varying data quality, and isolated data repositories frequently hamper the process of effective data integration. Moreover, as the volume of data increases, efficiently managing, processing, and analyzing the information becomes progressively more arduous for organizations.

Igor Ikonnikov, principal advisory director at Info-Tech Research Group and SoftwareReviews, sheds light on this critical domain, stating, "In the era of distributed data management, when information systems reside on-premises and in multiple clouds, data integration emerges as a pivotal capability necessitating thoughtful deliberation and apt technological facilitation."

For organizations seeking the ideal data integration software tailored to their specific requirements, SoftwareReviews' report spotlights the leading providers for the year. This recognition is based on feedback from 929 users and SoftwareReviews' Emotional Footprint assessment.

The Net Emotional Footprint (NEF) of each software provider is the result of aggregated emotional response ratings across the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, strategy, and innovation. The NEF is a powerful indicator of overall user sentiment toward the provider and its product from the software user's point of view.

The 2023 Data Integration Champions are as follows:

User assessments of software categories on SoftwareReviews provide an accurate and detailed view of the constantly changing market. SoftwareReviews' reports are informed by data from users and IT professionals who have intimate experience with the software throughout the procurement, implementation, and maintenance processes.

Ikonnikov advises leaders to consider the following key use cases when completing critical capability assessment and proper technology enablement for their chosen data integration software:

1. The extraction of data from origin systems for loading onto a centralized analytics platform, typically accompanied by quality checks during the transfer.

2. The two-way integration of operational systems, such as the interplay between eCommerce, ERP, and CRM, which often leverages master data.

3. The use of master data to integrate primary data within the analytics platform, refining it for decision-support tools.

"While some vendors cater to a specific use case, others span two or even all three," Ikonnikov explains. "Artificial intelligence (AI) integration is increasingly prevalent to augment data quality, master data management capabilities, and choreograph data integration workflows. It is prudent to be wary of antiquated, code-intensive tools and weigh them against more user-friendly 'low/no-code' options before finalizing the organization's choice. Data integration shouldn't be the limiting factor in the high-throughput data conduits that fuel insatiable, AI-driven analytical engines."

For more information about SoftwareReviews, the Emotional Footprint, or the Data Quadrant, or to access resources to support the software selection process, visit

About SoftwareReviews

SoftwareReviews empowers organizations with the best data, insights, and advice to improve the software buying and selling experience.

For buyers, SoftwareReviews' proven software selection methodologies, customer insights, and technology advisors help maximize success with technology decisions. For providers, the firm helps build more effective marketing, product, and sales processes with expert analysts, how-to research, customer-centric marketing content, and comprehensive analysis of the buyer landscape.

SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, a world-class information technology research and advisory firm.

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