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Crashing APIs or hacked systems? Get IT Insurance with an iPaaS

Is your IT team struggling with faulty, poorly performing, or difficult to maintain integrations or conflicting APIs?
An iPaaS makes all your connections visible and understandable on its user-friendly graphical interface, makes it easy for system integrators or agencies to quite literally be on the same page with project managers and C-level, when planning tweaks, improvements or budget allocations on their system integrations.

Crashing APIs or hacked systems? Get IT Insurance with an iPaaS

Digital growth requires you to expand your IT-Landscape with more software, leading to more integrations and API connections. Yet the more integrations you create using custom-code, multiple plugins or integration partners, the more entangled your IT landscape is likely to become, and thus more complicated and costly to maintain. The resulting data silos and integration errors are bound to destabilize your IT infrastructure, making it harder to monitor, troubleshoot and maintain the stability of your integrations and this can drastically slow down your digital growth.


The main challenges to tackle to ensure IT infrastructural insurance are:

  • Unreliable faulty integrations
  • Handling massive orders
  • Dealing with IT eco-system crashes
  • Preparing fail-safes in case your IT systems get hacked


So how should you organize and design your business' IT landscape and integrations in order to seamlessly manage and process huge amounts of data? How could you ensure IT infrastructural stability and data integrity as you keep integrating more software and real-time API services to ensure digital growth? How would you prevent data breaches, hacks or system crashes in an ever-expanding IT landscape? Last but not least, with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other new systems about to go mainstream, how will you ensure that your IT ecosystem keeps up with the times while maintaining business continuity?

Alumio’s iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) is a secure, cloud-based integration platform that helps you connect any two or more software, systems, APIs, plug-ins or data points, via a user-friendly no-code interface. Providing a plethora of many other benefits that help prevent common integration inconveniences, here are the key benefits that Alumio’s iPaaS helps provide to ensure IT infrastructural insurance, especially during massive orders during peak seasons or unexpected back-office failures:

Using an iPaaS reduces the business impact of integration errors or API conflicts

“Create, monitor and manage all integrations from one interface to mitigate the business impact of integration hiccups”

Integration errors are bound to happen since it is difficult to ensure 100% data quality and compatibility when integrating different software, systems or APIs. By automating the logging and monitoring of your integrations, Alumio’s iPaaS interface helps you detect and resolve integration errors quickly while allowing you to easily modify and improve your integrations.  More importantly, owing to its user-friendly no-code interface, the Alumio iPaaS ‘Support and Monitor’ cockpit can be easily learned and piloted by professionals without coding skills, saving you the need to hire developers to solve integration problems. This doesn’t just reduce the negative business impact of integration management challenges but it also prevents hiring difficulties, since you no longer need custom coding experts to manage and troubleshoot your integrations.

Centralizing your integrations with an iPaaS helps ensure business continuity

“Regardless of data loss or system crashes, an iPaaS helps backup and restore your project”

Centralizing all your data and integrations visibly on one interface, Alumio’s iPaaS helps prevent data silos from forming and makes it easy for you to expand your IT landscape in an organized and secure manner. Above all, an iPaaS allows you to adapt to changes in a flexible and scalable way, making it easy for you to add new connections or replace or modify old ones without any loss of data integrity.  

To insure against key IT threats such as data loss, security breaches and system crashes that are liable to paralyze business operations, Alumio’s iPaaS can be configured to buffer your data on dedicated cloud space. By doing this, it doesn’t just provide remote access to your data in case of any data loss from your on-premises systems due to fire, water, or accidental damage, it also allows you to migrate your data securely, redeploy your systems remotely, and easily track your data security via the aforementioned automated logging. It also helps connect and centralize your data from multiple systems, software or files on one secure and central cloud space, allowing you to manage your entire IT landscape via one central hub.

Resolve IT hacks and crashes by changing software easily and with 360-degree insights

“Automating the monitoring of your integrations will keep you one step ahead of any crashes or hacks”

In the case of potential integration failures or if your ERP crashes or gets hacked, data loss is a serious problem that can threaten your IT operations. Alumio’s iPaaS helps you deal with potential data loss by its capability to cache data, but more importantly, it is a crucial piece of middleware that helps you quickly remove problematic software and connect new software to your integrations, via its easy-to-use no-code interface. Being able to transfer data from other software or from the cached software ensures business continuity while troubleshooting or improving integrations.

With digitalization evolving rapidly and with there always being newer systems or software for you to connect with for better business processes, being able to create fast, flexible and scalable integrations is a must. If you attempt to add, remove or change integrations using custom-code, plugins or integration partners, it’s most likely to result in an unpredictably costly and time-consuming project. On the other hand, Alumio’s iPaaS allows you to quickly add new connections between APIs, plug-ins, eCommerce platforms, ERP systems, PIM systems, CRM systems and more, without any code and via its easy-to-use integration platform. In other words, if any particular integration is slowing down your digital growth, you can easily replace or remove it without any data loss, and at the same time, you can now experiment with easily connecting newer software, systems, plug-ins or APIs to see what works best for your business.

On the other hand, Alumio’s automated Monitoring and Logging system helps you detect and resolve destabilizing integration errors from occurring in the first place. What’s more, Alumio’s iPaaS offers 360-degree insights on your customers and connections, allowing you to adjust connections, determine which new integrations you should add or replace, or customizations you need to create for better customer satisfaction. To complement this Alumio provides a powerful integration toolbox that makes it easy for you to customize or create new integrations based on your changing business needs.

Process huge data loads and normalize data across integrations with an iPaaS

“Solving performance issues is not even possible when your integrations are not centralized, or done using plugins or custom code.“

Apart from helping you easily integrate with two or more systems or software, Alumio’s iPaaS also works as a middleware to effectively manage potentially big data exchanges that can take place as you expand your integrations, or during peak season. In order to process huge orders and expand your integrations for digital growth, your IT infrastructure will need the capacity to handle a growing amount of data.

Alumio’s iPaaS doesn’t just provide a buffer (cache) and dedicated scalable cloud power for your integrations, but it also helps normalize huge data loads across integrations using data entities like JSON, CSV and XML in all kinds of data structures. Providing an intermediate standard for many data entity types (e.g. orders, products, credit memos, people, etc. that can be found in Alumio entity schemas), the iPaaS helps reduce the general complexity of configuring data flows. To add to this, Alumio’s Queueing mechanism prevents your IT systems from overloading with data peaks, by breaking data down into many queues and sub-queues that can be processed chronologically, as required by an endpoint. Via such effective data management tools, Alumio’s iPaaS makes it significantly easier to maintain data integrity and prevent integration errors, regardless of how much you expand or modify your IT connections.

How Microservices architecture helps to enable IT performance

”Organize scalability and ultimate performance by using a Microservices Architecture”

Speaking of handling huge data loads, massive orders during peak demand or Sales season are likely to overload your integration software or APIs, leading to crashes and serious business losses.

It’s important to have an integration solution that’s based upon the Microservices software architecture principle. This is a digital architectural design pattern that breaks up the software into its individual components or features, allowing you to scale up individual software features as per requirement or demand. In context to security, if one particular feature of the connected software causes problems, the Microservices architecture prevents the problem from affecting or crashing the rest of the software, or integrated software. Therefore, using an integration platform like Alumio’s iPaaS to integrate two or more software enabled with Microservices architecture, helps organize centralized tooling for your integrations and helps ensure scalable performance and better security.

The API-based approach of an iPaaS simplifies troubleshooting integration errors

”Isolate and troubleshoot integrations errors to mitigate the business impact and prevent complete system crashes”

APIs (application programming interfaces) allow different applications to easily communicate and transfer information between each other. Alumio’s iPaaS adopts an API-led approach that doesn’t just make it easier for you to connect with more systems, software or data points, but it also allows each connected software or system to be managed independently via one central, no-code integration platform.  Most importantly, in case the API of one software or system is creating a conflict or integration errors, Alumio’s iPaaS helps quickly detect and troubleshoot the conflicting API without causing the entire system to crash, making it easy to isolate and troubleshoot the integration errors with minimal business impact and without affecting continuity. The extensive logging that Alumio’s iPaaS implements help detect API conflicts and integration errors quickly on its visual no-code interface, helping you troubleshoot hiccups and system failures effectively without writing complex code.

Alumio’s iPaaS offers Compliant, Authenticated and Secure Integrations  

Allowing centralized access to all data from all connected systems across all integrations, Alumio helps your IT landscape comply better with privacy legislation like GDPR, SOC2, CCPA, FERPA, and HIPAA. Providing secure access to various systems, Alumio offers essential authentications such as Basic authentication, Bearer token authentication, Oauth2 authentication, Query param authentication, Wsse authentication and NTLM authentication. Alumio’s iPaaS also allows you to deploy secure integrations based on market standards with a single-tenant environment, with a fixed IP and the option to configure VPN tunnels.

All of these advantages offered by Alumio’s iPaaS help make it easy for you to sustainably scale up your integrations in a way that’s quick, cost-effective and future-proof. In other words, if you’re looking to expand your digital growth rapidly, the best way to avoid integration inconveniences and ensure IT Infrastructural Insurance is by using an iPaaS.

Thus, centralizing the management of your integrations is the most effective solution to ensure infrastructural insurance for your IT landscape. Designed specifically for this purpose, an iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service), formerly known as an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), is a cloud-based middleware solution for creating integrations quickly, cost-effectively, and sustainably. An iPaaS helps untangle your integrations, keeps all your data secure and accessible in one central hub, and makes it easy for you to create an insured future-proof IT landscape.

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

Crashing APIs or hacked systems? Get IT Insurance with an iPaaS

Is your IT team struggling with faulty, poorly performing, or difficult to maintain integrations or conflicting APIs?
Crashing APIs or hacked systems? Get IT Insurance with an iPaaS

Digital growth requires you to expand your IT-Landscape with more software, leading to more integrations and API connections. Yet the more integrations you create using custom-code, multiple plugins or integration partners, the more entangled your IT landscape is likely to become, and thus more complicated and costly to maintain. The resulting data silos and integration errors are bound to destabilize your IT infrastructure, making it harder to monitor, troubleshoot and maintain the stability of your integrations and this can drastically slow down your digital growth.


The main challenges to tackle to ensure IT infrastructural insurance are:

  • Unreliable faulty integrations
  • Handling massive orders
  • Dealing with IT eco-system crashes
  • Preparing fail-safes in case your IT systems get hacked


So how should you organize and design your business' IT landscape and integrations in order to seamlessly manage and process huge amounts of data? How could you ensure IT infrastructural stability and data integrity as you keep integrating more software and real-time API services to ensure digital growth? How would you prevent data breaches, hacks or system crashes in an ever-expanding IT landscape? Last but not least, with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other new systems about to go mainstream, how will you ensure that your IT ecosystem keeps up with the times while maintaining business continuity?

Alumio’s iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) is a secure, cloud-based integration platform that helps you connect any two or more software, systems, APIs, plug-ins or data points, via a user-friendly no-code interface. Providing a plethora of many other benefits that help prevent common integration inconveniences, here are the key benefits that Alumio’s iPaaS helps provide to ensure IT infrastructural insurance, especially during massive orders during peak seasons or unexpected back-office failures:

Using an iPaaS reduces the business impact of integration errors or API conflicts

“Create, monitor and manage all integrations from one interface to mitigate the business impact of integration hiccups”

Integration errors are bound to happen since it is difficult to ensure 100% data quality and compatibility when integrating different software, systems or APIs. By automating the logging and monitoring of your integrations, Alumio’s iPaaS interface helps you detect and resolve integration errors quickly while allowing you to easily modify and improve your integrations.  More importantly, owing to its user-friendly no-code interface, the Alumio iPaaS ‘Support and Monitor’ cockpit can be easily learned and piloted by professionals without coding skills, saving you the need to hire developers to solve integration problems. This doesn’t just reduce the negative business impact of integration management challenges but it also prevents hiring difficulties, since you no longer need custom coding experts to manage and troubleshoot your integrations.

Centralizing your integrations with an iPaaS helps ensure business continuity

“Regardless of data loss or system crashes, an iPaaS helps backup and restore your project”

Centralizing all your data and integrations visibly on one interface, Alumio’s iPaaS helps prevent data silos from forming and makes it easy for you to expand your IT landscape in an organized and secure manner. Above all, an iPaaS allows you to adapt to changes in a flexible and scalable way, making it easy for you to add new connections or replace or modify old ones without any loss of data integrity.  

To insure against key IT threats such as data loss, security breaches and system crashes that are liable to paralyze business operations, Alumio’s iPaaS can be configured to buffer your data on dedicated cloud space. By doing this, it doesn’t just provide remote access to your data in case of any data loss from your on-premises systems due to fire, water, or accidental damage, it also allows you to migrate your data securely, redeploy your systems remotely, and easily track your data security via the aforementioned automated logging. It also helps connect and centralize your data from multiple systems, software or files on one secure and central cloud space, allowing you to manage your entire IT landscape via one central hub.

Resolve IT hacks and crashes by changing software easily and with 360-degree insights

“Automating the monitoring of your integrations will keep you one step ahead of any crashes or hacks”

In the case of potential integration failures or if your ERP crashes or gets hacked, data loss is a serious problem that can threaten your IT operations. Alumio’s iPaaS helps you deal with potential data loss by its capability to cache data, but more importantly, it is a crucial piece of middleware that helps you quickly remove problematic software and connect new software to your integrations, via its easy-to-use no-code interface. Being able to transfer data from other software or from the cached software ensures business continuity while troubleshooting or improving integrations.

With digitalization evolving rapidly and with there always being newer systems or software for you to connect with for better business processes, being able to create fast, flexible and scalable integrations is a must. If you attempt to add, remove or change integrations using custom-code, plugins or integration partners, it’s most likely to result in an unpredictably costly and time-consuming project. On the other hand, Alumio’s iPaaS allows you to quickly add new connections between APIs, plug-ins, eCommerce platforms, ERP systems, PIM systems, CRM systems and more, without any code and via its easy-to-use integration platform. In other words, if any particular integration is slowing down your digital growth, you can easily replace or remove it without any data loss, and at the same time, you can now experiment with easily connecting newer software, systems, plug-ins or APIs to see what works best for your business.

On the other hand, Alumio’s automated Monitoring and Logging system helps you detect and resolve destabilizing integration errors from occurring in the first place. What’s more, Alumio’s iPaaS offers 360-degree insights on your customers and connections, allowing you to adjust connections, determine which new integrations you should add or replace, or customizations you need to create for better customer satisfaction. To complement this Alumio provides a powerful integration toolbox that makes it easy for you to customize or create new integrations based on your changing business needs.

Process huge data loads and normalize data across integrations with an iPaaS

“Solving performance issues is not even possible when your integrations are not centralized, or done using plugins or custom code.“

Apart from helping you easily integrate with two or more systems or software, Alumio’s iPaaS also works as a middleware to effectively manage potentially big data exchanges that can take place as you expand your integrations, or during peak season. In order to process huge orders and expand your integrations for digital growth, your IT infrastructure will need the capacity to handle a growing amount of data.

Alumio’s iPaaS doesn’t just provide a buffer (cache) and dedicated scalable cloud power for your integrations, but it also helps normalize huge data loads across integrations using data entities like JSON, CSV and XML in all kinds of data structures. Providing an intermediate standard for many data entity types (e.g. orders, products, credit memos, people, etc. that can be found in Alumio entity schemas), the iPaaS helps reduce the general complexity of configuring data flows. To add to this, Alumio’s Queueing mechanism prevents your IT systems from overloading with data peaks, by breaking data down into many queues and sub-queues that can be processed chronologically, as required by an endpoint. Via such effective data management tools, Alumio’s iPaaS makes it significantly easier to maintain data integrity and prevent integration errors, regardless of how much you expand or modify your IT connections.

How Microservices architecture helps to enable IT performance

”Organize scalability and ultimate performance by using a Microservices Architecture”

Speaking of handling huge data loads, massive orders during peak demand or Sales season are likely to overload your integration software or APIs, leading to crashes and serious business losses.

It’s important to have an integration solution that’s based upon the Microservices software architecture principle. This is a digital architectural design pattern that breaks up the software into its individual components or features, allowing you to scale up individual software features as per requirement or demand. In context to security, if one particular feature of the connected software causes problems, the Microservices architecture prevents the problem from affecting or crashing the rest of the software, or integrated software. Therefore, using an integration platform like Alumio’s iPaaS to integrate two or more software enabled with Microservices architecture, helps organize centralized tooling for your integrations and helps ensure scalable performance and better security.

The API-based approach of an iPaaS simplifies troubleshooting integration errors

”Isolate and troubleshoot integrations errors to mitigate the business impact and prevent complete system crashes”

APIs (application programming interfaces) allow different applications to easily communicate and transfer information between each other. Alumio’s iPaaS adopts an API-led approach that doesn’t just make it easier for you to connect with more systems, software or data points, but it also allows each connected software or system to be managed independently via one central, no-code integration platform.  Most importantly, in case the API of one software or system is creating a conflict or integration errors, Alumio’s iPaaS helps quickly detect and troubleshoot the conflicting API without causing the entire system to crash, making it easy to isolate and troubleshoot the integration errors with minimal business impact and without affecting continuity. The extensive logging that Alumio’s iPaaS implements help detect API conflicts and integration errors quickly on its visual no-code interface, helping you troubleshoot hiccups and system failures effectively without writing complex code.

Alumio’s iPaaS offers Compliant, Authenticated and Secure Integrations  

Allowing centralized access to all data from all connected systems across all integrations, Alumio helps your IT landscape comply better with privacy legislation like GDPR, SOC2, CCPA, FERPA, and HIPAA. Providing secure access to various systems, Alumio offers essential authentications such as Basic authentication, Bearer token authentication, Oauth2 authentication, Query param authentication, Wsse authentication and NTLM authentication. Alumio’s iPaaS also allows you to deploy secure integrations based on market standards with a single-tenant environment, with a fixed IP and the option to configure VPN tunnels.

All of these advantages offered by Alumio’s iPaaS help make it easy for you to sustainably scale up your integrations in a way that’s quick, cost-effective and future-proof. In other words, if you’re looking to expand your digital growth rapidly, the best way to avoid integration inconveniences and ensure IT Infrastructural Insurance is by using an iPaaS.

Thus, centralizing the management of your integrations is the most effective solution to ensure infrastructural insurance for your IT landscape. Designed specifically for this purpose, an iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service), formerly known as an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), is a cloud-based middleware solution for creating integrations quickly, cost-effectively, and sustainably. An iPaaS helps untangle your integrations, keeps all your data secure and accessible in one central hub, and makes it easy for you to create an insured future-proof IT landscape.

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