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General Integration Problems that an iPaaS Helps Solve

Looking to avoid the pitfalls of growing your digital landscape?
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.

General Integration Problems that an iPaaS Helps Solve

When it comes to connecting different software, creating point-to-point integrations using custom code can be quite a nightmare. They are hard to reuse, troubleshooting them is time-consuming, they generally don’t have automated monitoring or logging, and they can only be managed or modified by (Senior) Developers. Using marketplace plugins as an alternative comes with a fixed set of limited features and increases your third-party dependency for creating and managing your integrations. An iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) doesn’t just offer a faster, more flexible and future-proof solution for creating integrations, but it also helps tackle a lot of the general problems that occur when using traditional methods for creating integrations.


In the rapidly evolving sphere of digitalization, connecting software and systems is not just the most effective way to keep up, but it is also the future. However, creating these integrations between software in the traditional way, using custom-code solutions or plugins, results in a huge list of general problems that severely hinder digital growth, such as:

  • Being costly, time-consuming and requiring coding expertise to create, as well as to manage
  • Limited integration features for speed, flexibility and scalability  
  • Dependency on Senior Developers or multiple partners to add to or modify your integrations
  • Manual Monitoring and Logging and no automatic data insights
  • Missing key data security features and a higher likelihood of system crashes
  • Lack of control over your data and increased data silos

And last but not least, the more you try to expand your software integrations using custom-code or plugins, the harder it gets to organize, leading to a debilitating, tangled IT Landscape.


How Alumio’s iPaaS Helps Prevent A Host of General Integration Problems

Alumio presents a cloud-based, no-code integration platform that helps you quickly and cost-effecting connect your relations but also software such as ERP, eCommerce, PIM, e(POS), and Marketing Systems, among a host of other software. It allows you to create, manage and monitor your integrations via a user-friendly interface that significantly lowers the threshold for technical competence required. It offers an automated Logging and Monitoring system and makes all your connections visible and accessible on one single platform, making your data accessible and easy to control across integrations.

Help avoid or prevent the (aforementioned) general integration problems that occur when creating integrations using custom-code or plugins, Alumio’s iPaaS provides a wide array of advantages such as:

Upscale Integrations with Junior Developers
Being a no-code platform, Alumio’s user-friendly interface is easy enough for Junior Developers or Data Experts to manage, freeing Senior Developers to work on problems that require custom coding expertise.

Interchange integrations without any code
Simply change, replace or add new connections via the user-friendly interface to suit your business requirements, without any custom code or loss of data integrity.

Automatically receive Monitoring and Logging
Alumio’s iPaaS helps you detect and resolve integration errors quickly while providing in-depth insights that will allow you to effectively adjust and improve your integrations

Prevent Data Loss or System Crashes
Alumio’s iPaaS caches your data on dedicated cloud-space, allowing you to transfer data from other software or from the cached software to ensure business continuity and especially during a system crash.

Centralize your data on one integration platform
No matter how many new integrations you create, Alumio’s iPaaS helps prevent data silos from forming and makes data across all your integrations available on its user-friendly interface.


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

Choose from a Selection of Integration Templates
To help create faster integrations,  Alumio’s partners have built pre-mapped connections as integration templates on certain software, allowing you connect faster and ensure ‘Faster Time to Market’

Use Our Integrations features and build future-proof IT Landscapes
Helping you visibly see all your connections, Alumio makes it easy to untangle your integrations and sustainably scale up your IT landscape in a sustainable and future-proof way.

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

General Integration Problems that an iPaaS Helps Solve

Looking to avoid the pitfalls of growing your digital landscape?
General Integration Problems that an iPaaS Helps Solve

When it comes to connecting different software, creating point-to-point integrations using custom code can be quite a nightmare. They are hard to reuse, troubleshooting them is time-consuming, they generally don’t have automated monitoring or logging, and they can only be managed or modified by (Senior) Developers. Using marketplace plugins as an alternative comes with a fixed set of limited features and increases your third-party dependency for creating and managing your integrations. An iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) doesn’t just offer a faster, more flexible and future-proof solution for creating integrations, but it also helps tackle a lot of the general problems that occur when using traditional methods for creating integrations.


In the rapidly evolving sphere of digitalization, connecting software and systems is not just the most effective way to keep up, but it is also the future. However, creating these integrations between software in the traditional way, using custom-code solutions or plugins, results in a huge list of general problems that severely hinder digital growth, such as:

  • Being costly, time-consuming and requiring coding expertise to create, as well as to manage
  • Limited integration features for speed, flexibility and scalability  
  • Dependency on Senior Developers or multiple partners to add to or modify your integrations
  • Manual Monitoring and Logging and no automatic data insights
  • Missing key data security features and a higher likelihood of system crashes
  • Lack of control over your data and increased data silos

And last but not least, the more you try to expand your software integrations using custom-code or plugins, the harder it gets to organize, leading to a debilitating, tangled IT Landscape.


How Alumio’s iPaaS Helps Prevent A Host of General Integration Problems

Alumio presents a cloud-based, no-code integration platform that helps you quickly and cost-effecting connect your relations but also software such as ERP, eCommerce, PIM, e(POS), and Marketing Systems, among a host of other software. It allows you to create, manage and monitor your integrations via a user-friendly interface that significantly lowers the threshold for technical competence required. It offers an automated Logging and Monitoring system and makes all your connections visible and accessible on one single platform, making your data accessible and easy to control across integrations.

Help avoid or prevent the (aforementioned) general integration problems that occur when creating integrations using custom-code or plugins, Alumio’s iPaaS provides a wide array of advantages such as:

Upscale Integrations with Junior Developers
Being a no-code platform, Alumio’s user-friendly interface is easy enough for Junior Developers or Data Experts to manage, freeing Senior Developers to work on problems that require custom coding expertise.

Interchange integrations without any code
Simply change, replace or add new connections via the user-friendly interface to suit your business requirements, without any custom code or loss of data integrity.

Automatically receive Monitoring and Logging
Alumio’s iPaaS helps you detect and resolve integration errors quickly while providing in-depth insights that will allow you to effectively adjust and improve your integrations

Prevent Data Loss or System Crashes
Alumio’s iPaaS caches your data on dedicated cloud-space, allowing you to transfer data from other software or from the cached software to ensure business continuity and especially during a system crash.

Centralize your data on one integration platform
No matter how many new integrations you create, Alumio’s iPaaS helps prevent data silos from forming and makes data across all your integrations available on its user-friendly interface.


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

Choose from a Selection of Integration Templates
To help create faster integrations,  Alumio’s partners have built pre-mapped connections as integration templates on certain software, allowing you connect faster and ensure ‘Faster Time to Market’

Use Our Integrations features and build future-proof IT Landscapes
Helping you visibly see all your connections, Alumio makes it easy to untangle your integrations and sustainably scale up your IT landscape in a sustainable and future-proof way.

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