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Progress introduces new DataDirect connectors to address the IT/marketing gap

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, has launched a new set of Progress DataDirect connectors to help organizations overcome the challenge of accessing data from disparate marketing technology applications. The set includes connectors for popular CRM, marketing automation and web analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, HubSpot, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Oracle Eloqua. 

According to Progress, thousands of martech products and solutions available to address CRM, marketing automation, marketing analytics and more, businesses need a better way to connect the data produced by these various data sources to turn the information into actionable insights. At the same time leading BI, analytics and emerging customer data platform vendors need to extend their connections to key marketing apps to help customers access disparate sources. 

The Progress DataDirect series of martech connectors provides marketing operations and IT teams and analytics vendors with access to near real-time information. This offers a better view into the performance of campaigns and marketing spend. Those charged with creating the connections to the data, such as operations and IT professionals, can spend less time on data discovery and custom coding, thus freeing themselves up to do other tasks.

“Having the right information at your fingertips to make real-time decisions is critical to the success of any marketing organization, but most businesses have multiple systems, each addressing critical functions, so pulling together that data into a single source of truth is extremely challenging,” said John Ainsworth, senior vice president, core products, Progress. “Continuing with our focus on providing the tools necessary to build high-impact business applications, the Progress DataDirect martech connectors ease that burden by providing a bridge between systems—not only giving marketers what they need, but also lessening the pressure on IT to build custom integration points.”

To learn more about the new connectors, go to www.progress.com/data-connectivity/martech.  

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