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Be in Control of Your Data with Alumio's iPaaS

Looking to be in control of your data and integrations? Use Alumio’s integration platform for commerce to save time, effort and money.

Be in Control of Your Data with Alumio's iPaaS

Looking to skip all the complications of controlling your data across multiple integrations? Using Alumio’s iPaaS is as simple as skipping to the conclusion of this blog, which talks about how an iPaaS helps you skip the complications of creating integrations. Read on to find out how!


Why controlling data across integrations can be complicated?

So, let’s assume you are in the process of digitalizing your growing company. You’ll need to start by connecting your existing ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to a B2B/B2C eCommerce platform, in order to digitalize your orders, transactions, complaints, returns, helpdesk, guarantees, and more. You may also require to connect your suppliers and relations directly via EDI, XML, or JSON.

To achieve this, you probably spend multitudinous hours on creating complex integrations by writing custom code, use several plugins and add-ons, and end up relying on several partners for the maintenance of all your integration solutions. All of this costs a lot of money, time, and troubleshooting, leaving you with a bunch of projects to monitor and manage. And if you need to integrate your IT landscape any further with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, a PIM (Product information management) system, or any other digital system or web service, the complications multiply.  

More importantly, maintaining control over your data across all these systems becomes increasingly complicated. This makes it difficult to ensure data security and compliance with privacy legislation such as the GDPR. Also, if you’re working with several integration partners, you have to rely on them for monitoring, managing, or modifying your integrations. All of the above results in a tangled IT Landscape where your data and integrations are far from retaining normalization or control:

The data related problems that can occur within your integrations in such a scenario are:

Lack of control on data
Using several partners/solutions and being unable to manage integrations yourself, risks the loss of data integrity with every change you make to your integrations.

Bad security
Relying on different technical solutions from different integration partners for different problems

No data compliance
Lack of data centralization across integrations risks non-compliance with privacy legislations

Manual monitoring or logging
This costs several work-hours and leads to delays in detecting data errors across integrations

No integration flexibility
Migrating from one kind of ERP, CRM, PIM, or eCommerce platform to a better-suited one is as good as starting over.

Lack of data insight
Data silos and scattered data gathering across multiple integration solutions prevent a holistic overview of your data.

Like with quicksand, the best way to control your data across multiple integrations is to stop struggling with it. Simply get a pass on all these and many other integration dilemmas with Alumio’s iPaaS (integration platform as a service).

How an iPaaS simplifies control of your data across integrations

Alumio’s iPaaS is a cloud-based solution that allows you to create simple no-code integrations with any two or more systems you choose, from one platform. It makes all your connections visible on an easy-to-use interface, allowing you to create, manage and monitor all your integrations quickly, cost-effectively, and code-free. You can add, remove or replace any software, API, plugin, file or data-point by simply clicking through our simple iPaaS menu.

More importantly, no matter how many data points you choose to add or replace, Alumio’s iPaaS manages the data integrity of all your systems and prevents any data conflicts. Giving you complete and simplified control over integrations and data, here are a few of the many ways that you can benefit your business with Alumio’s iPaaS:

Interchange or migrate integrations
Change, modify, or replace integrations seamlessly with simplified data exchange, as per your business requirements.

Automate Monitoring and Logging
Get instant notifications on security hacks or data errors, quickly resolve conflicts and monitor integrations with basic technical expertise.

Save cost on senior developers
Create, monitor, and manage your integrations yourself, freeing your Senior Developers to focus on architecture and custom coding.

Connect with legacy software and enterprise ERP systems
Connect any new system to older, legacy software seamlessly, and get instant access to ERPs such as SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sage Integration.

Unlock data silos
By avoiding integrations via custom-code or third-party connections, prevent your data from being inaccessible across your integrations.

Ensure Privacy Compliance
Alumio’s iPaaS supports centralized data availability and compliance with privacy legislation such as the GDPR, SOC2, CCPA, FERPA, and HIPAA.

Control and transform data
Instantly access all data across integrations and freely change or transform data logic to create custom integrations.  

Apart from giving you complete control over your data, Alumio’s iPaaS helps you create a future-proof IT landscape that enables your integrations to upgrade to any new systems, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) & ML (Machine Learning) systems.


Get a first-hand demo of how Alumio’s iPaaS works and gives you full control over your data and integration by clicking here.

1) Let the API Datapoints be created via SAP Consultants

Risk of low quality & performance errors
If your team will create the data points in the API’s for a fully blown SAP B2B portal, for the first time, the risk of forgetting data fields, the wrong type / logic of creating webservices in a way they will not perform is enormous.    

Let's give you 1 example and insight:   In order to create a customer or so-called self-service portal in your B2B eCommerce, where customers can have a look to their current stats of orders and deliveries, or the history of orders, you need to create 2 separate webservice to make sure you are not over requesting the SAP API. You need to create a separate web service which only requests the header information (invoice number,  for only the latest 10 items, etc and 1 separate which request the detailed information of an invoice. rserd customer will look for a list of first and only will have a look to 1 order/ delivery. The API call of the headers is exceptionally light, and the request of detailed information is a bit heavier. By using 2 APIs call for this feature, you are preventing to request all the detailed information for every user, which will visit the self-service portal. This way if building the API’s is 98% lighter than requesting all detailed information for all orders by all users!

The risk of configuring your webservice in a way which will get a big load to your SAP is enormous. When requesting all products, B2B Prices, Orders or Invoices to your SAP using real-time calls via a wrong logic, it may cause serious  performance problems. It is  therefore extremely important to configure the webservice with the right logic, using a smart caching  mechanism, to not request data in real-time by using “call” requests to your  API webservices, however  use a push mechanism to prevent big load and performance issues

2) Use an off the shelf certified and proven SAP API Plugin

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Digital Trends

Be in Control of Your Data with Alumio's iPaaS

Looking to be in control of your data and integrations? Use Alumio’s integration platform for commerce to save time, effort and money.
Be in Control of Your Data with Alumio's iPaaS

Looking to skip all the complications of controlling your data across multiple integrations? Using Alumio’s iPaaS is as simple as skipping to the conclusion of this blog, which talks about how an iPaaS helps you skip the complications of creating integrations. Read on to find out how!


Why controlling data across integrations can be complicated?

So, let’s assume you are in the process of digitalizing your growing company. You’ll need to start by connecting your existing ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to a B2B/B2C eCommerce platform, in order to digitalize your orders, transactions, complaints, returns, helpdesk, guarantees, and more. You may also require to connect your suppliers and relations directly via EDI, XML, or JSON.

To achieve this, you probably spend multitudinous hours on creating complex integrations by writing custom code, use several plugins and add-ons, and end up relying on several partners for the maintenance of all your integration solutions. All of this costs a lot of money, time, and troubleshooting, leaving you with a bunch of projects to monitor and manage. And if you need to integrate your IT landscape any further with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system, a PIM (Product information management) system, or any other digital system or web service, the complications multiply.  

More importantly, maintaining control over your data across all these systems becomes increasingly complicated. This makes it difficult to ensure data security and compliance with privacy legislation such as the GDPR. Also, if you’re working with several integration partners, you have to rely on them for monitoring, managing, or modifying your integrations. All of the above results in a tangled IT Landscape where your data and integrations are far from retaining normalization or control:

The data related problems that can occur within your integrations in such a scenario are:

Lack of control on data
Using several partners/solutions and being unable to manage integrations yourself, risks the loss of data integrity with every change you make to your integrations.

Bad security
Relying on different technical solutions from different integration partners for different problems

No data compliance
Lack of data centralization across integrations risks non-compliance with privacy legislations

Manual monitoring or logging
This costs several work-hours and leads to delays in detecting data errors across integrations

No integration flexibility
Migrating from one kind of ERP, CRM, PIM, or eCommerce platform to a better-suited one is as good as starting over.

Lack of data insight
Data silos and scattered data gathering across multiple integration solutions prevent a holistic overview of your data.

Like with quicksand, the best way to control your data across multiple integrations is to stop struggling with it. Simply get a pass on all these and many other integration dilemmas with Alumio’s iPaaS (integration platform as a service).

How an iPaaS simplifies control of your data across integrations

Alumio’s iPaaS is a cloud-based solution that allows you to create simple no-code integrations with any two or more systems you choose, from one platform. It makes all your connections visible on an easy-to-use interface, allowing you to create, manage and monitor all your integrations quickly, cost-effectively, and code-free. You can add, remove or replace any software, API, plugin, file or data-point by simply clicking through our simple iPaaS menu.

More importantly, no matter how many data points you choose to add or replace, Alumio’s iPaaS manages the data integrity of all your systems and prevents any data conflicts. Giving you complete and simplified control over integrations and data, here are a few of the many ways that you can benefit your business with Alumio’s iPaaS:

Interchange or migrate integrations
Change, modify, or replace integrations seamlessly with simplified data exchange, as per your business requirements.

Automate Monitoring and Logging
Get instant notifications on security hacks or data errors, quickly resolve conflicts and monitor integrations with basic technical expertise.

Save cost on senior developers
Create, monitor, and manage your integrations yourself, freeing your Senior Developers to focus on architecture and custom coding.

Connect with legacy software and enterprise ERP systems
Connect any new system to older, legacy software seamlessly, and get instant access to ERPs such as SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sage Integration.

Unlock data silos
By avoiding integrations via custom-code or third-party connections, prevent your data from being inaccessible across your integrations.

Ensure Privacy Compliance
Alumio’s iPaaS supports centralized data availability and compliance with privacy legislation such as the GDPR, SOC2, CCPA, FERPA, and HIPAA.

Control and transform data
Instantly access all data across integrations and freely change or transform data logic to create custom integrations.  

Apart from giving you complete control over your data, Alumio’s iPaaS helps you create a future-proof IT landscape that enables your integrations to upgrade to any new systems, including AI (Artificial Intelligence) & ML (Machine Learning) systems.


Get a first-hand demo of how Alumio’s iPaaS works and gives you full control over your data and integration by clicking here.

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