A huge thanks to Tom Foremski for his recent post entitled, “NetSuite and iCharts: Enterprise Apps As Data Integration Platforms”.

Here’s a short excerpt:

The future calls for enterprise apps becoming aggregators of trusted IT micro-services from many sources — does that mean they can become effective data integration platforms? A low-cost path to Big Data’s promises of profitable business insights?

Today’s announcement by iCharts that its visual intelligence software is now available inside Netsuite Enterprise is an example of how an application can integrate data from many sources both internal and external inside the application. Where better to have insights into the business than inside accounting software?

Read the full post here.