This will probably be the shortest post that has ever appeared on our blog, but what is more to say at this time of year than “Have happy holidays and a great start to the year 2017”?:-) This has been a great year for us, and we hope it was the same for you too. May the next year …

Webhooks vs. APIs to Sync Data Between Applications

When there is a talk about what method to use in order to seamlessly sync data between applications, platforms and databases (in other words, application integration), APIs are often named as a today’s best-practices method for handling this. Unlike ETL-based integrations, which are not scalable, quite expensive and a bad fit for dynamic changes in business needs, APIs allow for …

Application Integration for Retail

When it comes to retail (and eCommerce), it is no secret that this industry is experiencing some pretty exciting but challenging times. We all know the questions any retailer asks themselves, as these are, actually, not that particularly unique to the retail business: How to optimise customer satisfaction and increase customer retention? How to lower my operating costs so that …

Communication Platform as a Service: Leveraging Its Integration Capabilities

Last Friday we ran our first webinar. Just to remind you, the topic of the webinar was how an Inc 500 company, and precisely Star2Star Communications, used iPaaS to accelerate time to market of their own cPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) offering. To be entirely honest, although we all knew what Sergey Galchenko, the CTO of Star2Star would be talking …

Integration Middleware to Build New Products

In one of our last articles we already talked about the changing position of system integrators (SIs) in the software distribution/supply chain. Back then we mentioned Apora, a Netherlands-based system integrator, as a reference case. This week we would like to share with you the full story of Apora. From the interview below with Bharath Kumar, Cofounder and Director at Apora, you’ll learn: …

Message Exchange Patterns in Application Integration

When it comes to application integration, there are various ways to exchange data between them. One that stands out is using their APIs (as long as they are provided) to extract or receive information, either in real time or in batches. Depending on the business needs, different message exchange patterns are applied, and in this article, we would like to list the …

Improving your time to market with iPaaS

Digitization, popularity of agile and DevOps, wide adoption of cloud application and systems – all this led to both small and large businesses now facing highly competitive times. When developing their products and services, moving faster than their competitors and the market in itself is key to survival. Therefore, improving your time to market (TTM) is one of the major …

Self-Service Approach in Agile Software Development

About a month ago we started the Self-Service Approach topic with an article covering it from the perspective of application integration: What the latest self-service integration features for developers are, and what, in this light, companies should pay attention to when choosing an integration tool. This week I would like to revisit this topic, but as promised, from a different angle. …

Despite August being one of the hottest summer months, we were busy building nice new features. Our goal was to give user a better visibility of the status of integration workflows, more transparency on containers and scheduling, and faster feedback to user actions. In other words, we wanted to deliver you a better user experience. And so here is the …

Rising popularity of self-service approach, first case data integration

Self-service approach is getting increasingly widely accepted in different IT areas. It is also quite a broad topic in itself, and we’ve already touched upon it in one of our recent articles on system integrators, namely The Impact of Digitization on Traditional System Integrators’ Business Model. In this blog post I would like to give it another perspective, namely from …