Cloud applications were supposed to alleviate IT woes. However, instead of eliminating data silos, these apps are adding to it, making it more difficult than ever for IT managers to manage data.
As organizations evolve, they adopt new applications to meet each departments needs. This means you may have a completely different set of tools for marketing, sales, and IT. With multiple disparate systems, there is no way to ensure data posterity across tools or departments. Say you are using Hubspot, Bullhorn, Outreach, Dropbox, and a couple other tools across your organization. To connect these tools, you would either have to manually update each system or spend lengthy development cycles to build custom integrations instead of focusing on differentiating your product.
This is where an enterprise grade integration solution is needed.
Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) enables businesses to connect to web applications, on-premise systems and databases. The challenges of digital transformation can be easily handled by and integration platform, making it possible to easily connect with different applications and databases.
Built.io Flow’s integration platform allows business users and developers to build multi-point integrations that connect various cloud and on-premise apps, and deploy these integrations without writing any code or installing any additional hardware or software.
Features of an Enterprise iPaaS solution
1. Multi-tenant cloud architecture available as a service
Since iPaaS is a cloud-based service, it has all the characteristics of the cloud architecture. Among other things, it can scale easily to allow you to have numerous connections and meet all the necessary data-integration demands.
2. Pay-as-you-go pricing model
Getting started with cloud-based integration platforms is as easy as purchasing a subscription plan. There is no upfront setup or hardware installation cost involved. There are various plans available for various types of usage. This makes it easier for companies of any size to get started with iPaaS.
3. Centralized management
iPaaS provides the ability to manage all the integrations from one central location. It provides a user-friendly console to manage, view, and edit your integration workflows, allowing you to have greater control over your data.
4. Ability to manage complex integrations
Enterprise-grade integration platforms provides several developer tools that allow IT managers to customize the behavior of the platform. Many sophisticated iPaaS these days provide advanced features such multi-branch workflows, conditional logic, control statements, custom action builders, and so on. This allows the organization to leverage the power of integration for complex needs as well, instead of using it for simple one-to-one integrations.
5. Data Accuracy
iPaaS automates the exchange of data between applications. Moreover, most professional, enterprise-grade integration platforms are secure, robust, and accurate, thereby eliminating errors that are otherwise common in the manual process.