Digitization of System Integrators

Traditionally, system integrators (SIs) had a very strong position in the software distribution/supply chain, with software vendors relying on them to sell their software products. SIs used to have a clear buyer persona (IT staff) and the technology they were very well familiar with. However, the massive wave of global digitization affected system integrators as well, posing some major challenges …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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This year CeBIT was a great experience. Last year we at elastic.io won CODE_n competition and spent a whole week in the Hall 16, was a lot of fun. This year I only spent 3 full days on CeBIT, however, they were as intense as the whole week last year. Day 1 (17th of March) On that day we had …