How iPaaS Enables Rapid and Intuitive Integration
Organizations, on average, manage 130 different software applications. Tracking all the activity within each of these can become an enormous task, which creates a great need for an integrated platform. Being able to create integrations in a quick manner allows for much more efficient processes when it comes to managing these different applications, and that is a huge benefit.
The source of these rapid integrations through iPaaS is the absence of middleware or specialized hardware. Companies are able to deploy and maintain integration flows all in one place, speeding up the process tremendously. With this frictionless transfer of data between applications, businesses are granted the ability to streamline workflows and improve outputs. Through the use of an integration platform, new services and existing software work together seamlessly, providing a unified experience.
iPaaS helps to reduce integration building time by up to 90%. When customers have access to pre-built connectors as well as the connector concierge service, they are given a fast way to obtain specific integration points as needed. These integrations give organizations the ability to make changes across a large number of different systems, all through a single request. So, being able to put these integrations in place in a timely manner is incredibly beneficial to the businesses utilizing them.
Managing the Flow of Data Between APIs
With iPaaS, users can locate, understand, and use APIs with confidence. APIs that are used alone are vulnerable and outsiders can use them to gain access to confidential information within systems. When iPaaS is in place, it becomes significantly easier for a team member to check which APIs are being used, where they’re being used, if they’re secure or not, and if they’re performing as they are meant to. Organizations can be proactive and don’t have to wait for the day when an API breaks to be notified that there is an issue. Issues can be fixed the moment they arise, which greatly decreases security risks.
Matt Murphy and Steve Sloane from TechCrunch explain exactly why APIs are a target for security breaches: “they act as the glue linking different services – they allow data to flow freely from one area to the next, and thus provide a rich vein of information if they are compromised.” They go on to explain the importance of an integration platform, saying that since there are so many APIs connecting systems in each organization, if they aren’t housed in a single place, it can be tough to monitor each API as closely as you should be.
TeamDynamix iPaaS - No Need to Code or Script
At TeamDynamix, we know that the services we provide can be beneficial to all sorts of people, not just those who know how to code. That’s why we created iPaaS to be as easy to use as possible, with no coding or scripting required. David Mitchell, an Enterprise Application Administrator, comments on this, saying “I’m not a programmer at all...I like to call iPaaS ‘Lego programming’ because you just snap everything together and it works.”
The visual flow builder interface is what allows non-coders to use iPaaS. It presents itself with easy-to-understand language, and after a user takes an action, it formulates the necessary code. Here, grabbing data elements, triggering action, and managing and testing workflows are all able to happen at the same time.
One of the greatest values that iPaaS provides is that integrations only have to be built a single time. After an integration is complete, it will automate your processes until you tell it to stop. There is no upkeep involved. Money, time, and frustration are saved through this one-time, drag-and-drop flow-building process.
Reacting Quickly with iPaaS
Because iPaaS connects all of an organization’s systems, it also enables you to quickly scale as your various tools change. Instead of going into each system and changing one small thing every time there is a development within your organization, whether that be a change in a specific project, a new employee, etc., users only have to update whatever it may be a single time. Through this streamlined process, organizations are more effective and productive.
With digital transformation all around us, businesses are experiencing enormous amounts of change every day. iPaaS lessens these burdens and allows you to meet the everchanging demands of the current climate. The time iPaaS helps to save gives companies the ability to focus on more complex projects and issues.
Often, projects that are done quickly often leave people feeling uneasy and wondering if the correct steps were taken. A benefit of iPaaS is that it can create these rapid integrations while also leaving users feeling confident and content with the change it is making in their organization.
Supercharging Your IT Service Management with iPaaS
Adding integration and automation to your IT Service Management (ITSM) tool is a great way to free up resources and boost efficiencies. By combining ITSM, PPM and iPaaS on a single platform you can automate tasks, both simple and complex, as well as connect disparate systems throughout your organization – all through a codeless platform, meaning anyone can use it. You no longer need to be bogged down by repetitive or mundane service requests.
If you want to reduce IT resource drain, here’s how combining your ITSM with iPaaS can help:
- Facilitate enterprise integration by using a single hub with pre-built connectors to systems that you use every day as well as a connector concierge for the creation of specific connectors. (Imagine being able to automatically change a username, add someone to a distribution group, onboard an employee)
- Expedite creation of automation and workflows with a visual flow builder (codeless) that is easy to use, own and operate; reduce IT backlog of integration and workflow requests.
- Optimize resources across IT to allow for improved output and a higher level of service delivery to your internal and external customers by removing redundant data entry and manual processing.
- Reduce API risk with a single connectivity platform that will offer increased oversight and control.
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