December 14, 2020
For businesses to be successful, we genuinely believe it's vital to have a connected IT ecosystem. Everything and everyone in your digital ecosystem should connect across channels, devices, and platforms. This blog will give you one of the many reasons to be thinking of an integration strategy: agility.
Why would you need to create an environment where the interchangeability of software is required? To understand this, we need to take a more in-depth look at the four pillars.
As we mentioned earlier, IT cannot do this alone. For success, you need people with the right skills and the correct data in place—all led by a management team with a clear future-proof vision. Each of the four pillars is integrated and connected. If you do not have the right people and data in place, you will not benefit from enterprise-level tools. Start with a suitable solution for your current and next stage requirements. However, when you get to the next level, with the right tools in place, it’s easy to upgrade and take the step to more expensive enterprise solutions. This agile approach allows you to avoid unnecessary substantial software costs while starting on your journey.
Historically, one of the problems with replacing legacy software or implementing new is connecting them all. Connecting to largescale ERP systems, such as SAP ECC or Microsoft, is still not easy.
The more recent your technology, the easier it will be to swap-out or add to. Outdated, convoluted connections between bespoke systems make it very difficult to create continuity and standardize data across the organization. With modern platforms, an iPaaS solution can manage critical connections; this way, adding a new ML or AI platform is easy and secure. As is, swapping out an existing system for its replacement. This all means you only need to replace one integration, as the iPaaS manages data and integrations.
This blog, 'Agility,' only showed one of the eight advantages of why it is interesting to include an integration platform in your IT infrastructure. Learn more about the benefits of an iPaaS in our other blogs or download the white paper: '8 Reasons to have an iPaaS solution in your IT eco-system.'