iPaaS: what is it and why do you need it?
Recently, business processes have been transformed a lot, the basis of which is the integration of enterprise data and the connection of business users to all the company data they need. This allows to establish a smooth interaction with customers and provide a high-quality service, regardless of whether the data exchange is in digital format or not.
Today's companies are using more digital apps and solutions in their work process than ever before, with more and more companies preferring to work using different clouds. The key problem of digital transformation is the connection of all CRM, ERP, marketing and other corporate systems in order to transfer data between them. It is impractical to create full-fledged integration departments to carry out this work, so IT and similar departments must either complete integration projects as quickly as possible, or hire additional staff to create, deploy and maintain the integration processes. Sometimes entrepreneurs have to use both options.
In such situations, iPaaS technology comes to the rescue.
The integration platform-as-service (iPaaS) is a new approach to integration solutions. iPaaS allows you to customize the exchange of data between applications and processes much faster than familiar platforms such as SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and EAI (Enterprise Application Integration).
Traditional integration systems are now often expensive and complex when compared to today's iPaaS capabilities. In addition, iPaaS works great no matter where the integration is set up: in the cloud, on-premises or in combination.
What is the iPaaS Integration Platform?
iPaaS is a set of cloud services that allow you to develop, execute and maintain integration flows that connect any combination of on-premises applications and cloud services, processes, applications and data within one or more organizations.
Let's see its key features and capabilities:
- Multi-user cloud architecture: IPaaS is a cloud service, which means that it can scale easily and is suitable for integrating large amounts of data.
- A library of connectors that provide connectivity to cloud and on-premises applications: The platform comes with a large set of ready-made connectors for specific solutions (for example, for integration with CRMs, accounting systems, etc.) and for applications that support common communication protocols (for example, OData that allows the creation of REST APIs).
- The cost of ownership is based primarily on subscription updates: This means that IPaaS does not require high initial costs and the purchase of any special equipment.
- Ability to quickly compare and transform data: Quick data mapping tools help the user to take a field from the source system, transform the data, and map it to a field in the target system. Wedoio has the benefit of offering an easy-to-use interface that allows even non-technical staff to customize the integration solution.
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