Looking to skip all the complications of controlling your data across multiple integrations? Using the Alumio 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 can controlling data across integrations 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 e-commerce 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 countless hours creating complex integrations by writing custom code, using 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, complications start to arise.
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 occurring in such a scenario are:
Lack of control over 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 can lead to potential data security issues.
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 e-commerce 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 the Alumio iPaaS (integration platform as a service).
How an iPaaS simplifies control of your data across integrations
The Alumio 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, the Alumio iPaaS manages the data integrity of all your systems and prevents any data conflicts.
Here are a few of the many ways that your business can benefit from the Alumio iPaaS:
Interchange or migrate integrations Change, modify, or replace integrations seamlessly with simplified data exchange, as per your business requirements.
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 Dynamics 365, 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 The Alumio 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, the Alumio 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.
Saad has a decades worth of experience in writing all kinds of content for all kind digital marketing mediums. With Alumio, he fell in love with the idea of software integrations and now personally integrates all his marketing experience to explain how integrations work in a way that's fun, inventive, and easy to understand. When he isn't doing that, he's busy attempting to integrate his passion for philosophy, anime, gaming, fiction, cinema, food, and the art of good conversation.