We are so done with point-to-point connectivity. It is not feasible anymore to use this approach for connecting a flurry of applications in a hybrid environment. It might be a good solution where an enterprise has 3-4 business applications which need to be connected with the IT of 5-10 external business partners for electronic data exchange. However, the current IT integration use cases have hundreds or thousands of business systems. A zero code integration approach provides a faster way of addressing integration issues and moving to more challenging objectives.
15 years ago, enterprises had only 3-4 business applications that need to be connected with the IT of 5-10 major external business partners. IT teams used point-to-point connectivity approach for building integrations. They relied on developer tools to create point to point interfaces and took several months to build each one. This method has become outdated for the modern-day data exchange.
Today, it is not uncommon to see more than 15-20 applications in every organization which need to be connected with 100s or 1000s of B2B customers and partners. The IT remains in a state of volatility as integrations needed to be added, updated, and removed on a frequent basis. While building integrations, enterprises unintendedly create 'Islands of Automation' and silos. As a result, a lot of time and money is wasted in the process of creating integrations. Enterprises can avoid many of these problems with a zero code integration approach.
Integrating applications with point-to-point connectivity can be more cumbersome than enterprises realize. IT teams approach integrations in an ad-hoc manner by building interfaces for each integration. These interfaces lack consistency in terms of technology and data quality. Soon they create a spaghetti network of interconnections which are difficult to maintain and manage. Some vendors propose an API-driven approach to integration but it works for internal integrations and not for external B2B integration as consuming APIs requires extensive projects.
Codeless Integration helps in integrating discrete cloud & on-premise systems and enterprise-class suites in simple and non-technical ways. Enterprises can integrate a universe of applications and develop new capabilities and services without the need of writing a single line of code. They can architect technologically sophisticated integrations thrice as quickly as point-to-point integrations. This approach helps operational users on four important fronts:
Integrate: Build integrations between application to application or partners to enterprise systems in minutes and not months.
Design: Deploy integration design patterns and map data flows without coding as per business needs.
Monitor: Audit all integrations and deliver visibility for error management and compliances.
Govern: Enable updation and governance of integration flows internally or externally across multiple organizations.
Enterprises get citizen integration capabilities for data preparation, CRM system updation, data onboarding, etc.
Cloud Integration, B2B Integration, or any other Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) can be executed on one single platform.
Business users can set up connections in a day rather than weeks or months.
Cloud-to-cloud to ground or ground to cloud integrations can be made simple while cutting man-hours cost by nearly 90%.
Companies are perceived as being easier-to-do-business-with which is critical to retain and expand customer base.
Companies are agile and responsive to go after new opportunities or offer new products and services because they are not constrained by old, slow integration connections.
Zero Code Integration addresses all integration issues at one place. Read this whitepaper for an in-depth look at real-world business benefits of Zero Code Integration approach. Know how it can help enterprises to monetize b2b ecosystems, become disruption-free, drive innovation, and delight customers.