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Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Cloud Integration Platform

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Integration used to be and is still perceived as a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive task. Even when you’re done implementing integration, that’s just the beginning of the painful process. Application, services and systems don’t naturally, automatically work together, and it takes a team of experts to make the magic happen. That is, unless you tap into the power of a modern, cloud-based integration platform.

We’ve rounded up the top five reasons to choose an Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) over legacy integration.

  • Cost. Adding up all the costs associated with the (wo)manpower, infrastructure and licensing of traditional integration approaches, you’re quickly in the realm of 6 or 7 digit budgets to enable even the most basic of integrations. Choosing an integration Platform-as-a-Service can quickly save companies 80% to 90% compared to the old ways.
  • Agile and lightweight. Traditional integrations are brittle; using cloud integration provides a flexible architecture that allows organizations to easily create new integrations and change or adapt them on demand. Particularly well suited for the current era of mobile apps and cloud-enabled web services, maintaining integrations is pretty much hands-free as well.
  • Time to result. Industrial-grade, highly sophisticated integrations take hours or days to implement, instead of months.
  • Proven Scale. Cloud-based architecture enable massive scalability for integrations.
  • No On-Premise Middleware. No heavy Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)-based infrastructure required.
  • Recently recognized by leading research firm Gartner with the “Cool Vendor” designation, Built.io Flow provides companies a revolutionary new way to tackle integration. From straightforward “If-this-then-that” scenarios to advanced automation spanning CRM, marketing automation, quote-to-cash – to name but a few – Built.io Flow provides intuitive drag-and-drop tools for business users to create powerful integrations – no training or IT support required.

    To try Built.io Flow out – for free – sign up here. Alternatively, feel free to contact us if you have any other questions or would like to chat with a team that has been integrating systems for a living for the past decade.

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