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The Integral Blog

The Integral Blog

We’ve Got Huge News!

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We’ve Got Huge News!

Integral Group is now part of Crisp Inc.

Let’s get right into this – why is this exciting, and what’s in it for you as our customer?

First, let’s talk about things that will not change …
The Integral Group management team will continue to run the company with the same integrity and investment in our customer relationships.

Our team will provide the same dependable services and superior support our customers have enjoyed for over three decades. And all the team members you currently deal with will remain the same: You can meet our team here.

Our core business remains EDI compliance, application integration, and API connections throughout the supply chain.

But we want to offer more to our customers. We want to provide our customers with every tool possible to succeed. We want to be able to innovate and develop new technologies. We want to broaden our scope to address our customer's end-to-end supply chain requirements. Enter Crisp.

5 API Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them

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APIs can perform in ways that other technology cannot, and for many situations, they are the best fit for the job, but they are not infallible. Understanding that your specific API's standards depend on the developer who wrote the code is essential.

Looking at pitfalls, we use our i12 Gateway API as the yardstick against which we measure other APIs. i12 is a fully custom and customizable solution with enhanced levels of data security and integrity.

These are 5 API pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.

  1. APIs: Passive vs Managed
  2. APIs: Is there a standard
  3. API: Issue Resolution
  4. API: What apps are supported
  5. API: Build or Buy

EDI Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them

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These are the top five EDI pitfalls we see and what you can do to avoid them.
The topics on this list may not be top of mind for you, but acting on them can positively impact your business.

  1. Be aware: The term standardization is not all-encompassing.
  2. Integration shouldn’t stop at the doors to the warehouse.
  3. A single service provider is the best solution.
  4. Don’t view EDI as an afterthought.
  5. Bad advice: If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

WE'VE GOT NEWS ... our move and more

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We have made some changes! Our headquarters is now in a century house in Aurora, and our team has moved to a new hybrid work model. Read more to find out what has been happening and see pictures.

Fortify your Supply Chain - i12 Gateway

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You can hardly read the news these days without seeing a discussion about supply chains. This impacts everyone to some extent, but it is the lifeblood of your business. While we can’t offer you relief from global pressures, we have a technology service that will help you create an infrastructure that provides you with the most stable and resourceful foundation possible.

Giving Back

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Integral Group & Holiday Helpers

For many of us, the holidays are a magical time. The joy we see on children’s faces, the family traditions and being surrounded by friends are all things we treasure.

But we know that not every family gets to experience that kind of holiday. While the last couple of years have been challenging for everyone, many families have been especially hard-hit.

With that in mind, Integral Group has once again taken part in the Holiday Helpers Christmas program. One of the things we love about this program is that it is about more than gifts under the tree. The sponsored families get things they need but cannot afford, like winter coats and boots and household goods that will see them through the year.