chatbot applications

Chatbots in itself are by far not a new phenomenon. The generally recognized first chatbot appeared as early as in 1966. It had a name ELIZA and responded largely by rephrasing questions posed to it. 60s-80s saw a few more bots, but the actual popularity came to bots from mid 90s onwards. They appeared mostly in chats like ICQ, Yahoo, …

iPaaS vs. Enterprise Service Bus

Recently, I came across a statement that ESB, as opposed to iPaaS, was developed for access administration to obsolete, legacy systems (by definition on-premise ones). Indeed, the term ‘enterprise service bus’ allegedly made its appearance in 2002, while cloud computing basically arrived together with Salesforce in 1999, or so they say. So, it might seem as if ESB was indeed …

IoT System Integration Meets iPaaS: What 4 Features Are Essential

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 …

integration platform as a service

In the modern business world, it’s all about automation. It starts with such simple tasks as how to send out automated emails and goes way beyond automatic exchange of data between enterprise systems of record or systems of engagements. When it comes to complex automated data exchange scenarios, there are various tools that IT typically uses to enable this: ESBs, …

Integrate own connectors into one platform, connect cloud & on-premise apps in a standardized environment, easily monitor all applications integration flows

elastic.io is introducing the second version of its platform standardizing the integration of various IT applications. The new approach allows to integrate self-developed connectors into a superordinate platform and thus, connect any number of cloud-based as well as on-premise IT applications in a standardized environment and easily monitor all processes. The empowering democratization of business applications How many applications a …

ERP and eCommerce integration

In the last blog post, I promised an interview with Christoph Batik from Keynet, our partner and an eCommerce agency offering all-round services for online shops on the basis of Shopware and Commercetools. I wanted to find out how much difference it really makes – using an iPaaS for an eCommerce agency’s integration issues. Keynet plans, designs and builds various …

ERP and eCommerce integration

In dem letzten Blogartikel verwies ich auf ein Interview mit Christoph Batik aus Keynet, unserem Partner und einer E-Commerce-Agentur, die eine Komplettlösung für Online-Shops auf der Basis von Shopware und Sphere.io anbietet. Ich wollte herausfinden, was macht der Einsatz einer iPaaS für den Integrationsbedarf einer E-Commerce-Agentur wirklich aus. Keynet plant, entwickelt und optimiert unterschiedlichste Web-Projekte für den E-Commerce. Keynet ist …

CRM and eCommerce integration

Integration Platform as-a-Service, or iPaaS, has undoubtedly become one of the big buzzwords within the today’s IT industry. The current IT market is exploding with dozens if not hundreds cloud-based software solutions. And while many companies readily jumped on this cloud train believing that using cloud application would streamline many business processes and, therefore, optimize their business, they had to …

CRM and eCommerce integration

Integrationsplattform-as-a-Service, oder iPaaS, ist mittlerweile zu einem der Trendbegriffe in der IT-Branche geworden. Heutzutage gibt es auf dem IT-Markt Dutzende, wenn nicht Hunderte Cloud-basierte Softwarelösungen. Viele Unternehmen haben sich dieses breiten Angebots gerne bedient, mit dem Ziel, Geschäftsprozesse zu optimieren und das Unternehmen voranzubringen. Doch sie mussten ziemlich bald feststellen, dass die Nutzung der Cloud-Dienste an sich keine spürbaren Optimierungen …