Is MFT Integration Software?
MFT, which stands for managed file transfer, is not, strictly speaking, integration software. Managed file transfer at the most basic level is a transfer tool designed to get your data from A to B securely.
Despite that, many MFT solutions take over the functions of everyday file transfer tools and scripts—automation, security, translation, and more—and brings them onto a single pane of glass. Many MFT solutions also work as a central hub for retrieving data from and sending data to the many ubiquitous and cloud-based tools that organizations use today, including Microsoft products, Google, and other essential business applications.
How Does MFT Integration Work?
MFT can help organizations aggregate and consolidate data from disparate parts of the company, and then assemble the information into easy-to-use formats for business users or other applications. Most managed file transfer solutions, including GoAnywhere MFT, can connect with many different types of software solutions to send and retrieve data. MFT then can help to translate to the same format and aggregate information for reporting purposes.
MFT streamlines your file transfers to reduce manual, redundant tasks, and helps move files between internal systems, trading partners, customers, and more.
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The Benefits of Integrating Technology via GoAnywhere MFT
GoAnywhere MFT is an award-winning managed file transfer solution that centralizes, secures, and streamlines your data flow. Thanks to tools like cloud connectors, Secure Forms, and Agents, you can use GoAnywhere MFT to start integrating your sensitive data today.
Avoid Data Silos
Data silos—when information is only accessible by limited business units—can be detrimental to your organization. It’s important, of course, to consider data protection when setting access roles but making certain datasets visible can improve collaboration and ultimately lead to better-informed decision making.
The causes of data silos include organizational structure, historical processes, and tech solutions. In terms of tech, it’s possible that each department uses different tools for the same processes, or each uses tools that can’t talk to the others. It’s not always feasible to move every department to the same tech right away, or ever, but an integration solution can draw the important data into a central location, securely and while maintaining only the required visibility.
Streamline Data Flow
GoAnywhere MFT can also facilitate connections between your cloud-based and local applications with Cloud Connectors, and because it’s deployable both in the cloud and on-premises. GoAnywhere’s flexibility allows you to connect multiple systems through one interface to streamline and consolidate your workflow while keeping the security of your data transfers top of mind.
Take this connectivity further by setting up automated workflows, which move files between applications based on the parameters you set.
Roll Out Changes All at Once with Agents
MFT Agents are lightweight applications that essentially sync your file transfers and workflows on systems throughout your enterprise, whether in the same building or on a different continent. You dictate the action from a central location, and agents then carry out the tasks in their respective locations.
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MFT Agents help standardize file transfer processes no matter the location, which can in turn help integrate processes and data intake.
Collect and Concatenate Data with Secure Forms
Secure Forms, a GoAnywhere module that allows business units to create custom forms to collect data and attachments, can be used to standardize and securely collect information. Data intake is simple and secure with this module, and you can set it up to do nearly anything with the submitted information: validate the data, add it directly to a database, move it to a third party application, or encrypt any attachments. Secure Forms can also help translate data formats, and even send notifications of receipt or complete summaries of the submitted data to keep information moving down the business pipeline.
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Secure Forms allows for sensitive data intake, but it also keeps your internal information secure; because third parties submit data via the form, there’s no need to share employee contact information, which allows personnel to stay confidential.
How Companies Use MFT to Integrate Processes and Aggregate Data:
- Collect metadata from various business units and software applications for reporting and analysis.
- Aggregate research from far-flung research stations.
- Integrate third-party exchanges into the same tool for different business units and partners.
- Manage infrastructure flow between various services, including IBM, SAP, and ERP, no matter the file type.
- And more! Check out our case studies from GoAnywhere users to learn how GoAnywhere benefits them—and could help you.
“GoAnywhere delivers multiple efficiency advantages as the system management is centralized in a single point.” – Antonia Ramos Elías, Integrations Architect at Meliá Hotels International
And There’s More! GoAnywhere Integrations Within Fortra’ Data Security Suite
Fortra’ data security solutions help you understand, govern, and protect your organization’s data throughout the data security lifecycle. GoAnywhere MFT integrates with Clearswift via the Secure ICAP Gateway to securely transfer attachments while checking for content that threatens data security. And with FileCatalyst, a fast file transfer solution with which GoAnywhere’s integration is only beginning, you can attain super-fast file transfers with large file sizes and across large distances. Boost your cybersecurity when you pair GoAnywhere MFT with any of our data security solutions.
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