Popular folklore has crafted an image of the agile enterprise, where a CEO can pull up any information at the touch of a button; the truth is far more prosaic. At present, most corporate systems remain disconnected. Finding information requires a rash of administrative assistants and analysts poring over printouts and spreadsheets. Where interconnectivity has been automated, it is usually fixed – a static transfer of a particular piece of information, which cannot be modified without the involvement of IT.
Now, developments in technology are allowing the easy and low-cost integration and exchange of corporate information, both throughout the Enterprise and to the community of stakeholders. These new technologies work without replacing or modifying any existing systems. Rather, XPeranto® translates and maps data from one database to another, automatically or with minimal manual effort. The result is that companies that adopt the new technology are dramatically improving the efficiency and efficacy of their organizations.