Why Integrated Software Will be Hotter Than Flossing in 2019

Remember last year when that zany dance move called Flossing came out? It caught like wildfire and spread all over the world. While significantly less cool and unlikely to go viral, integrated software may finally have its own “Flossing” moment in 2019.

Unlike Flossing, software integration is not a passing fad. Top strategists have been pushing the power of integrated software for years, but it seems only recently that businesses have started to listen.  

In 2018, 70% of businesses said they planned to increase technology spending, a figure that translated to 2019 as well. But is 2019 any different from previous years? Let’s look at recent trends and stats to set the stage:

Kicking off the New Year Testing New Starfish ETL Functionality

This new Starfish ETL functionality builds on top of the SQLite Xref and SQLite Connector functionality already in Starfish. The SQLite Xref functionality greatly increased the speed and reliability of the Xref system and allowed us to update Xref lists as opposed to just inserting new, possibly duplicate, records. That's great, but it was still kind of limiting. We wanted a way for users to be able to fully interact with the local Starfish SQLite database. Thus, we've introduced 3 new functions: Insert, Update, and Delete.

Starfish ETL Named One of Chicago’s Best Business Softwares

G2 Crowd recently listed Starfish ETL among Chicago’s top-rated business software programs based on user satisfaction and market presence. The top companies were determined using G2 Crowd’s first Chicagoland GridScape, which uses real-time visualization of business software products to evaluate each offering.

The system plugged in more than 700 user satisfaction reviews from business professionals. It also used vendor size, social impact, and market share to determine each company’s market presence. G2 Crowd noted that “only products with 10 or more validated reviews were included on the GridScape, as to have a large enough sample size for satisfaction ratings.”