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What is Data Integration?

Data Integration takes records from one system and moves them to another. In the context of Liaison and higher education admissions, we're talking about moving person and application records, and sometimes application documents, from Liaison's platform to your local systems.


While each software platform has its own tools and requirements, the general features of each data integration are the same. A data integration has eight elements, as shown below.


This help center provides specific guidance on each of those elements, as well as guidance on the data integration project as a whole. Keep in mind these common terms:

  • Student Information Systems (SIS)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERPs)
  • Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs)
  • Document Management Systems (DMSs)
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