Integration Platform as a Service, also known as iPaaS, is believed to hold the promise to align disparate technologies and make them work in tandem, ultimately allowing enterprises to respond faster to technology and business changes. However, it is not a silver bullet.
Many iPaaS implementations promise ease of use and connectivity, but they inherently involve a lot of coding to connect APIs. Enterprises find the same old integration problems and fail outright in making the new tech adoption feasible. Next-generation enterprise IT will require a next-generation of integration for system-wide connectivity between any combination of on-premise and cloud applications -- an Enterprise Class Integration solution.
If ease of connectivity and lower operational cost is the focus, then iPaaS should not be the solution which you are looking for. iPaaS integrations demand constant IT support and lack the cadence to address wider integration needs. Frequent IT intervention is required to maintain APIs which remain in a constant state of flux. Organizations face dilemmas when they select an iPaaS which is primarily built for Software as a Service (SaaS) based integration projects. Further, iPaaS solutions that support complex Application to Application (A2A) and Business to Business (B2B) use cases are very expensive.
The iPaaS market is quite unsettled and many vendors offer solutions which support only cloud to cloud integration initiatives. They are not ideal for complex multi-platform data environments that include multitude of cloud and on-premise applications. Separate licenses and components need to be purchased for moving legacy data to the cloud environment.
Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Customer (B2C) use cases which require heavy onboarding face tricky operational challenges with iPaaS. The solution is unproven for mission critical A2A and B2B projects which require complex melding of applications. IT teams at both ends are needed to create data connections between organizations. Business logic needs to be built from scratch for complex B2B projects with unique business requirements.
During this process, a lot of time is wasted in building integrations. Another relevant problem is scarcity of iPaaS programmers. All these factors significantly increase the cost of iPaaS integration.
The future of iPaaS is enterprise-class integration solution which leverages a zero code approach. It is the right strategy to beat back IT complexity and simplify B2B operations. The solution enables a simple path for introducing new applications & delivery channels, and restructuring or automating processes. On a single interface, business users can take care of all the B2B operations, like billing, payroll, order management, production, supply chain management, etc.
An Enterprise Class Integration Solution enables users to evaluate their unique business and IT needs. It helps users in identifying the systems which need to be integrated for smoother partner data exchange. It automates repetitive processes, marshals data in orders, eliminates IT complexity, and drives down operational overheads, making you easier to do business with and accelerating time to revenue.
Self Service Integration: Enables Business Users to handle operational load while putting IT in a governance role.
Hub & Spoke Model: A unique model that helps enterprises (hubs) connect better with partners (spokes).
Trading Partner Management: Simple yet powerful controls for managing all technology integration operations internally and externally.
Automation: Interface allows users to automate manual tasks, monitor running data flows, and generate real-time reports without IT intervention.
AI Enabled Data Transformation: Data mapping interface makes data transformation recommendations based on past behavior to speed up data transformation process.
B2B Data Exchange Tools: Delivers advanced features for Document Management, Data Schemas and Protocols, Real-Time Batch Triggers, etc., to support complex A2A and B2B scenarios.
If you are searching for a strong, next-generation alternative to iPaaS for diverse A2A and B2B scenarios, Adeptia’s Enterprise Class Integration solution is the solution built just for you. Leading enterprises are using this solution for setting up a future-ready architecture, responding faster to business and IT needs, and becoming easier to work with while accelerating revenue.
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