Next week, the fate of Panem will be decided by our Mockingjay Part 2 heroine Katniss Everdeen, and we’ll find out, once and for all, whether or not the modern-day Joan of Arc will be able to save those closest to her from almost certain death. Though Katniss has proven herself capable of surviving even the most ravenous of games, the question has been and will continue to be whether or not she will be able to protect her friends and family along the way. Ultimately, though, it is inevitable that some will not survive — not even Katniss Everdeen can protect those whose fate has already been written in dust. As inspirational a heroine as Katniss Everdeen may be, there’s still nothing she could do to save your company from the following five fatal flaws that may be lurking in your doomed application integration software:
The fact that business users can’t even touch most application integration solutions should be a major warning sign. It is hard to find qualified developers to use a complex solution, and knowledge about integration is not easily transferrable. As a result, integrations initiatives are typically brutally expensive and delayed to death by resource bottlenecks. An even deeper cut is that IT ends up wasting resources on integration when they should be accomplishing higher-level strategic initiatives. As if it was needed, the final blow is that custom coding is slow to develop and make changes to, and definitely can’t stay alive at the current speed of business.
Keeping fingers on the pulse of the automated process couldn’t be more essential to keeping the integration alive, yet much integration software doesn’t provide stakeholders the ability to handle exceptions manually and immediately. Software that doesn’t allow business processes to be enforced consistently is a major risk, because without human workflow capability, the heartbeat of the automation could come to a grinding halt and result in delays and wasted resources.
Without vital BPM, B2B, and ETL capacities, application integration is an increasingly complex IT investment. If you don’t have them, then your team will need to purchase and learn to use supplemental products which will waste time and money. Application integration software cannot help you stay alive unless it has a single end-to-end view of all data processing.
Not having a web-based user interface for an integration platform results in despairingly slow development processes and test cycles. Without a central object repository, users are completely dependent on other utilities to build projects. This reliance can have fatal consequences. In such states of despair, users of such integration solutions are capable of terrible things... like eating hot coals, for instance.
For global teams who need to work collaboratively in order to survive, too many integration solutions are stuck in toxic sludge approaches which don’t allow users to respond quickly or adapt to constantly evolving requirements.
There’s no denying that Katniss would sacrifice everything for the ones she cares the most about. But it doesn’t matter how much she cares, or you care, when it comes to doomed application integration software. If it doesn’t have comprehensive, holistic capabilities, then the fate of your integration initiative is already sealed. For application integration software that won't endanger your career (or your life), contact Adeptia.
For more information on how to avoid these fatal flaws and choose application integration software that could save your life, check out the links below:
Application to Application Integration Has Been Solved. Here’s What Hasn’t Been Solved (Until Now)
Application Integration Definition: What Is An Enterprise Service Bus?
Anatomy Of An Application Integration Chicken