Published on 07-Feb-2012
"WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration enabled our IT staff to complete the NetSuite integration quickly, and the web-based console helps us manage the health of all integrations." - Education organization
International education organization
An international education organization that provides leadership development and life-success programs for young, high-achieving people worldwide.
The education group needed to integrate NetSuite CRM technology with disparate on-premises event registration applications.
The organization chose IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration to help achieve its goal of real-time integration between NetSuite technology and in-house applications with simplicity and speed.
With IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration the education organization achieved fast time to value, increased the accuracy of information and improved the productivity of telesales staff.
IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration combines on-premises applications with NetSuite service
An international education organization headquartered in the United States provides leadership development and life-success programs for young, high-achieving people worldwide. The company’s programs focus on experiential education, in which participants learn by doing, in partnership with teachers, school counselors and other educators from more than 100 countries who mentor and guide students.
NetSuite technology users appreciate the ability to manage their business operations from the cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. Yet integration challenges may arise in hybrid environments that also use applications running on premises.
The education group faced this issue when it needed to integrate NetSuite CRM technology with disparate on-premises event registration applications. Lacking such integration, marketing and sales productivity suffered when time-consuming and error-prone manual data entry bogged down telesales staff members.
The organization chose IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Cloud integration, which includes technology built for simplifying the NetSuite solution integration with other applications. A “configuration, not coding” approach to integration empowers IT staff to complete such projects without custom programming or deep middleware expertise.
The company easily achieved its goal of real-time integration between NetSuite technology and in-house applications with simplicity and speed. From start to finish, the project took only 10 days. Postintegration, IT staff used the web management console within WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration to track integration health.
· Achieved fast time to value thanks to the “configuration, not coding” approach to application integration
· Increased the accuracy of information because of the automated integration between applications
· Improved the productivity of telesales staff by eliminating manual data entry
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