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 …

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 …

Feature alert May-June 2016

We’ve kinda got carried away by our latest cool feature Organizations, so we skipped the May Feature Alert in June. Consider this one a combination of May and June feature alerts;-) Soooo, we indicated last time that we are going to release a Grand Feature that would include common billing, tasks sharing, components sharing, credentials sharing and role-based access control …

Chatbots in Enterprise Context_Part2

Continuing the topic started last week, this week I would like to show you how these little lightweight programs called chatbots are taking their own place within organizations, doing no less than increasing employees productivity and streamlining business processes. From the “simple” consumer space to the enterprise Currently, chatbots are very popular in the consumer space. From the business perspective, …

Cloud Adoption_Reality check

Over the past several years, moving to the cloud became tantamount to positioning one’s business as an innovative one, saving considerable costs, improving overall business performance, and so much more. Most businesses eagerly embraced the cloud, due to a larger extent, to these core benefits: Scalability Cost savings Flexibility Competitive advantage Automatic software updates Indeed, according to the Cloud Industry …

Platforms as Business Models

Platforms are changing the world It doesn’t matter if it involves the exchange of physical goods (e.g. eBay and Etsy), virtual goods (e.g. Youtube and Facebook) or standardized services (e.g. Uber and Airbnb). Never in the history has there been such a rapid growth of companies which core is a platform model. In his fantastic book Platform Scale, Sangeet Paul …

When IoT Integration Projects Meet iPaaS

In my last article, I indicated that an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) can be a good fit for IoT-related integration projects based on the fact that most IoT services have an API. While I continue holding to this position, there is another perspective on the connection between IoT and iPaaS uttered by Gartner in their research note “IoT …

4 implementation use cases for an iPaaS

Gartner introduced the term iPaaS in 2011, referring to “a suite of cloud services enabling development, execution and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual or across multiple organizations”. Since then iPaaS has been diligently serving its main purpose, which has been exactly connecting cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premise applications. …

What implementation partners can learn from Slack

Summary 2015/2016 is seeing a shift in the business model of SaaS implementation partners. Some of them are moving from offering purely individual implementation and integration projects to adding integration as a service in form of integration marketplaces to their portfolios. As it is with any other recent trends and shifts in SaaS industry, it is essential for SaaS implementation …

Manage multiple applications

Ok, you probably did hear about these ways. However, you might be not quite aware of their most obvious advantages and drawbacks. Whether you are a non-developer seeking ways to connect two disparate SaaS “programs” or a product manager looking for an integration solution that would fit your company’s needs, I hope that you can use the points below as …