Multiple projects over the years have involved integrating my clients’ systems with vendors. Each project is different but follows a very similar pattern:
1) Define the data needed and the format of the exchange,
2) Build whatever tools are needed to facilitate the exchange,
3) Test the exchange, and
4) Setup ongoing monitoring tools to ensure the exchange is successful.
I’ve setup exchanges with multiple banks, an LMS vendor, and even a marketing agency. Each effort improves the capabilities of the client without requiring additional staff attention.
Skills: Project management, systems integration, database design and development
Tools: SQL Server, FTP, web services, Windows batch file scripting