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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



I was doing some of my Christmas shopping online last night. It started me thinking about how easy it has become. Many vendors especially in the electronics and computer sectors offer the ability to customize your products and to select from a variety of features and upgrades. Other services surrounding the build-to-order model include free shipping, gift wrapping instant price comparisons, customer reviews all adding value to the process. Its interesting to see how the innovative companies in the business intelligence space are starting to see value in this build-to-order approach. I recently spent some time with Ron Baker the new President and CEO of ETI and had the chance to learn about ETI's Built-To-Order (BTO) Integration solution.

It a smart approach to the challenges of how most companies address data Integration now. The BTO Integration is custom-made software that integrates mainframe, legacy and proprietary applications with your current business intelligence, data warehousing and SOA-based infrastructures.

The solution begins in the ETI Integration Center (iCenterâ„¢) and follows a fast and intuitive process to allow you to attack your integration projects in a built-to-order environment. (see process below)


The upside of build-to-order integration is full of easy to identify features:
- No platform software to buy
- No maintenance or training
- No hand coding
- No infrastructure hardware to buy and maintain
- No waiting on long implementation schedules
- No limits to scalability
- No risk – get exactly what you need
- No data is too old, complex or proprietary

All in all, I thinks its a very smart approach to the problem. I think all thats missing is the free gift wrapping.

Technorati Tags: Business Intelligence, data integration, ETI

Posted December 4, 2006 8:13 AM
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