Deploying Integration Tools and Systems

Why Read This Research

The development and implementation of an integration strategy are critical steps in a migration from legacy administrative computing systems to modern cloud systems. Integrations have become increasingly complex as institutions expand their administrative computing ecosystems. It is critical to provide efficient, well-managed mechanisms to exchange data between applications, to populate data repositories for reporting access, and to replicate data if needed. As part of Tambellini’s series on planning and deploying finance, HCM, and student administrative systems, this guide details the factors for consideration and approaches in developing and deploying an integration strategy.

Key Questions Answered

  • What challenges are presented by point-to-point integrations?
  • What integration tools are available to replace point-to-point integrations?
  • What benefits are offered by enterprise service bus and integration platform as a service?
  • How does an integration strategy relate to an institution’s data strategy?
  • What steps are involved in selecting and deploying an integration tool?


  • Authors: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, and Sue Spies, Research Director, Enterprise Information Systems, The Tambellini Group
  • Length: 18 pages
  • Research Availability: August 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Integrations Overview
  4. Tools Available
  5. Related Data Considerations
  6. Steps to Take
  7. Conclusion
  8. Methodology

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