The big package carriers like UPS and FedEx changed the game when they allowed users to prioritize packages and their delivery.
For most organizations, items getting there by close of business was good enough, but increasingly there was a need to have a package there by 9 a.m. (or some other designated time). Sure, you would pay a premium, but you guarantee delivery of the most critical packages and letters.
Legacy managed file transfer (MFT) platforms work similarly. Most companies wait for specific times of the day to batch-transfer business files to their partners or other parts of the business. Most managed file transfer products, however, are limited in their ability to handle large files in a fast, expedient way. As a result, even the most critical of large file transfers were at the mercy of slow and cumbersome protocols.
Additionally, a recent IDC study cites that much of the data moved into analytics engines via traditional ETL methods is too old to be of any real-time value. This problem will only compound as files and data sets continue to grow.
But what if companies had the opportunity to prioritize transfers and guarantee delivery of files of any size? What if that updated 20 GB CAD schematic of your company’s latest and greatest widget could be delivered in an hour, across the world, to your factory that could implement changes and minimize disruption to manufacturing processes?
Even better, what if this acceleration was just another protocol on your MFT platform? You could predefine conditions that resulted in accelerated file transfer to ensure that these important documents get where they need to be, how they need to get there, and when the recipient needs them there. Welcome to the world of prioritized managed file transfer.
Prioritized MFT is not just about accelerated file transfer; it’s about accelerated file transfer that is fully governed from end to end. Prioritized file transfers show up in the same dashboards in the same reports as your other file transfers associated with overall partner activities.
Equipped with a combination of speed and reliability, companies of all shapes and sizes find that they can deliver greater value to their customers when their large, critical data transfers run like clockwork.