DATA AGGREGATION AND WEB DATA EXTRACTION

WHAT IS DATA AGGREGATION AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Data Aggregation is an information and data gathering process, either undertaken manually or automated using specialised software. All manner of business data, including information found on the web, is able to be searched, gathered and collated into a single-data repository for the purpose of analysing and reporting. Generally, data in different systems or formats isn’t particularly useful, but when the data is aggregated together as a whole, it can provide information that is useful for the end user or application. Data Aggregation forms part of business intelligence or data integration and is a valuable aspect of any organisation’s ability to perform efficiently.

Ineffective Data Aggregation is a major component in limited query performance and plays a massive role in the current challenge for organisations to be able to report in a timely and accurate manner. Meeting compliance regulations, analysing sales and marketing information, monitoring competitor pricing or offerings and meeting financial reporting deadlines are some of the areas most affected by ineffective or limited Data Aggregation.

Kofax Kapow Data Aggregation Solutions

FINDING AN EFFECTIVE DATA AGGREGATION SOLUTION

Finding a solution that addresses all the issues involved is essential for effective Data Aggregation. Any solution which is implemented should support a dynamic business environment and easily integration with existing systems. If you’re lucky, your data probably resides in SQL databases where it’s readily accessible. However, it’s likely that most of your data isn’t stored like this and is more often found in small databases, on PCs (in spreadsheets) or in some other form. When considering any solution designed to better aggregate data from your current systems, it  should include the following considerations:

KOFAX KAPOW – AN EFFECTIVE DATA AGGREGATION AND WEB DATA EXTRACTION SOLUTION

Kofax Kapow is a data aggregation and web data extraction solution that easily acquires, enhances and delivers data information, in almost near real-time, from almost any application or data source, including websites and portals. Robotic Process Automation, using Kofax Kapow, allows you to deploy software robots to automate tedious, time-consuming tasks. Information that was previously unattainable, unusable or costly to integrate is now readily consumable to drive employee productivity, add insight into the decision-making process and deliver a more satisfactory customer experience.

EASY INTEGRATION

with current systems and applications

FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTURE

allowing for growth and responsiveness

HIGH PERFORMANCE

to enable real-time reporting and decisions

EASY MAINTENANCE

requiring little to no management

SCALABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

to support increased data and/or users

 COST EFFECTIVE

to provide measurable benefit to business expenses

WHAT ABOUT LEGACY SYSTEMS?

Dated applications generally don’t have easy access methods to stored data, even if the data is structured. These historic applications were simply not designed with open architecture in mind and, unfortunately, modification of what could be decades old coding represents a considerable amount of time, effort, cost and risk, with no guarantee of success. Additionally, sourcing resources who are familiar with this historic code and who may be able to modify can be difficult.

If you need to extract data from a legacy system in an efficient manner without any re-written code, Efficiency Leaders can help you!

WHAT ABOUT ENTERPRISE SERVICE BUS PROJECTS?

If you’ve recently completed an Enterprise Service Bus Project, you are no doubt enjoying the benefits gained by integrating disparate systems. However, in most projects, there is a trail of orphaned systems either due to budget constraints, unforeseen difficulties with integration, or possibly just being out of scope.

If you have orphaned systems from your ESB project, Efficiency Leaders can help you attach these orphaned systems to your project!

CONSOLIDATE DATA FOR REPORT BUILDING

The requirement to constantly create the same reports on certain dates or intervals can become time-consuming, frustrating and prone to errors. Initial reports may be generated from various different systems, exported to excel, and then edited by cutting and pasting the data into a consolidated final report. Wouldn’t it be great if you could automate the process?

Kofax Kapow automatically gathers the data required to generate reports, resulting in reduced errors, increased productivity and greater user satisfaction!

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