A no code approach empowers non-technical users with self-service integration capability for optimizing real-world industrial assets. Business users get a graphic integrated development environment that enables them to architect integration flows and connect technologies and processes with drag-and-drop ease.
A graphical user interface provides the design environment to combine third-party applications so that they can be orchestrated, integrated, and governed for data connectivity.
Conventional hand-coding approaches to integration can prevent enterprises from gaining a competitive advantage. These approaches entail months of IT cycles, and hard lines of coding which further compound IT complexity. IT teams waste several months of time in building and operationalizing integration flows.
API-led coding approaches are cumbersome and they prevent enterprises from focussing on operational efficiencies. Their underlying legacy middleware is difficult to be scaled as per changing connectivity needs of modern-day applications. Teams face dilemmas in integrating and maneuvering IT components spread across heterogeneous and hybrid ecosystem.
In many cases, IT teams which build integration flows don’t know the business. They build something very different than what the business teams require. Another similar challenge comes from the complex and siloed nature of data. Functional silos and data swamps restrain teams from preparing data for modern-day B2B operations.
Enterprise tech adoption now rests on a strategy for inter-connecting applications. All digital technologies require start-to-end integration that clears the path for modernizing legacy applications or adopting new models.
The zero code approach is a befitting solution for IT complexity. It provides business user capabilities for overcoming toughest integration challenges. Self-service capabilities for integration enable business users to integrate technologies and processes in a complex and distributed IT environment.
Gartner defines ‘Zero Code Integration Users’ as ‘Citizen Integrators’ who can create automated workflows for integration and sustainable benefits. Business users get access to a modular service library of templates to build integrations without any single point of failure. They also get the ability to deploy applications at the right pace and deliver transformational change across organizations.
Zero code integration provides a clear way forward. It enables enterprises to build and deploy integrations at a much faster rate without IT infrastructure friction. It enables business users to deliver integrations at the speed of business and improve productivity.
Specialized platforms eliminate manual coding and provide an environment where business users can leverage pre-packaged templates and drag-and-drop tools to configure applications and integrations. This advantage speeds integrations and application deployment from months to few minutes. IT can save time and focus more on innovation and respond deftly to maintenance and outages. Business users can map data, optimize data flows and bring data to the right place at the right time.
Hype leading to zero code is also spreading a level of confusion that is threatening its potential technology benefits. No Code integration platforms are web or cloud-based platforms in which opens the door for non-technical users to build connectivity without IT involvement. In the contrast, low code platforms require a minimum amount of IT intervention for building integrations in terms of changing back-end code, making applications compatible, etc. The onus still falls on the IT to build an integration strategy, creating designs, and testing implementations. Constant IT support is required to manage connectivity issues between different devices, updating changes, and preventing outages.
Therefore, a no-code approach is more desirable as it enables business users can build integrations and lets IT focus on governance. Business users can deliver integrations in more than one way and use the same integration over and again across the infrastructure. Maintenance of integration flows becomes easy as participants get a single interface and common language for troubleshooting or modifying an integration.
Find the Right Technology for Integration: Enterprises should look for a comprehensive enterprise integration tool that allows zero code integration capabilities. The right solution empowers business users to automate workflows, create connections, and scale them for monetizing b2b ecosystem.
Identify Drivers for Integration: Teams should identify governance, compliance and security controls that can IT in implementing a walled garden for business users and creating integration connections and data exchanges.
Train for More Business Users Involvement: Enterprises looking to optimize zero code integration should invest upfront in training lessons for leveraging the zero code integration. Training puts business users to play their role well and implement integrations in an efficient way. The training strategy should be revisited to ensure that it is not out of date.
Let IT Assume the Governance Role: Enterprises need to change the IT staff role from creating integration connections to enabling and supporting business users to build integrations. Good governance can help IT in minimizing potentially disruptive impacts.
Adeptia’s no-code integration delivers many commercial benefits to enterprises. It offers a drag and drop configuration wizard that packs pre-built connectors, navigation layouts, and design elements to integrate with many cloud and non-cloud applications. Enterprises can leverage these tools to build competencies to monetize B2B networks and optimize partner data exchange.
Adeptia helps teams in unlocking business automation and creativity. With Adeptia, a user gets drag & drop programming and powerful data processing capabilities. Business users can improve b2b processes by moving key pieces of the data at the right time and enabling valuable business transactions.