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The financial benefits of using an iPaaS for Digital Agencies

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The financial benefits of using an iPaaS for Digital Agencies

The financial benefits of using an iPaaS for Digital Agencies

Understanding iPaaS

As integration specialists, we at Alumio understand that in order to go fully digital, the need to integrate is enormously factored in and puts pressure on digital agencies and integrators to arrange this.

Alumio offers ‘best in class’ software integration solutions for system integrators, agencies and engineers. Our iPaaS transforms scattered and coded solutions to a secure and manageable IT landscape.  

This blog takes two scenarios of digital agencies in regard to dealing with the growing demand of customer support in respect of integrating with or without Alumio’s iPaaS in order to highlight the financial and digital benefits you can harness through the employment of our software.

Benefit 1

Build integrations yourself

There are endless possibilities when using Alumio for all your integration needs. The first advantage that Alumio offers is that projects can be undertaken by less experienced employees such as junior developers, data analysts, and data-driven project managers. The re-allocation of priorities gives senior developers the chance to focus on more complex tasks and significantly lowers the expenditure rate of the integration process.

Benefit 2

Lower costs

Intermediate and Junior developers are responsible for 80% of the integration process, whilst senior developers carry out the last 20%. Junior and intermediate developers are easier to find, unlike seniors, so by employing juniors for integrations, agencies become more scalable faster. Financially, this is extremely favorable for the company willing to do the integrations because the average cost of a senior developer per hour is double of a junior developer, notwithstanding Intermediate developers who are also relatively cheaper. Conclusively, the total cost of developing an integration equates to 133.333 euro, which when calculated with a three-year perspective in mind saves 120,000 euros by shifting integration priorities to junior and intermediate developers. 

Benefit 3

Reduce overruns

Noteworthily, using Alumio for all your integration needs saves 80% in overruns as opposed to code based integration projects, which can be accredited to three main reasons: 

  • Integrations are visible so there is no longer a gap between the customer, project manager and developer  
  • Logging makes it easier to identify and anticipate obstacles 
  • It is easier to prove to the customer that issues are related to bad quality data or failing API’s  

Interestingly, the reduction of the cost overruns has a positive impact on the client’s budget, contributing to over 8,230 euro saved annually and/or a total sum for 24,960 within a three-year period. In line with such, Alumio’s iPaaS makes it possible for clients to save money and time on building and maintain their own platform. By choosing Alumio as an integration specialist, the client economizes 31,800 euro per year which subsequently builds up to 95,400 by the end of the integration project. 

Benefit 4

Increase flexibility and scalability

Additionally, Alumio helps its clients to become more scalable and flexible by creating a shift in priorities. As mentioned above, working with junior developers is significantly cheaper, and junior developers themselves are easier to find. This, in combination with the fact that monitoring and logging software immediately identify obstacles makes it easier to solve problems by your support team, or customers can (and will) solve the simple problems themselves.  

Benefit 5

Build integrations quicker

  • Offer your customers a working integration that will digitize their business for a quick time to market. Alumio makes it possible to use plug and play integrations which increase marketing efficiency and are cost effective. 
  • Cooperating with Alumio means choosing a future proofed integration strategy for your customers rather than an old-fashioned custom code project. Offer your customers a futureproof IT landscape and get yourself in the front-row when it comes down to being a strategic IT partner for digitalization
  • The abundance of client success stories on the Alumio website offer both transparency and food for thought with regards to future clients thinking about integrating with Alumio. 

Above all, Alumio allows you to profit from extra business opportunities, such as building integrations to other systems as well as building other digital projects like EDI and importing files from suppliers and distributors as a new business model.

Benefit 6

Ready for the future

A futureproofed iPaaS platform that removes data silos and offers monitoring and logging capabilities that anticipate potential issues, allows customers to make a shift from market-driven activities to profit-driven activities that digitalizes their business for new opportunities, winning propositions and increased customer satisfaction rates that are potentially unachievable with a custom based integration project, all whilst saving 318 293 thousand in the process. 

For larger scale customers Alumio offers its enterprise model, where each customer will have its own dedicated version of Alumio, where they will have dedicated power and have access to the iPaaS to use the monitoring functionalities whilst maintaining the existing integrations or even building integrations themselves.  

For companies who cannot (yet) afford to spend 10.000 a year, we offer digital agencies, integrator, and consultancy companies, to use Alumio for multiple customers and to offer them a shared version solution. In this way, the agency can use Alumio for all the integrations, and get the needed expertise to get all the advantages as mentioned above. The customer can get integrated with a short time to market, within a reasonable project budget, however with a great future proof solution.  

The coolest thing about Alumio’s subscription models is that the customer can upgrade to a dedicated version in line with their growth and you as an agency can have your own business model on top of the shared Alumio solution

Case studies

The financial benefits of using an iPaaS for Digital Agencies

We live in an environment that is becoming increasingly digital. The COVID-pandemic as well as social media and digital communicative technologies have given rise to questions as to how businesses and traditional organizations workflows hold up in an innovatively connected society. The need to adapt and change virtually is a prominent question when faced with issues of how to stimulate digital growth and scalability.  

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Understanding iPaaS

As integration specialists, we at Alumio understand that in order to go fully digital, the need to integrate is enormously factored in and puts pressure on digital agencies and integrators to arrange this.

Alumio offers ‘best in class’ software integration solutions for system integrators, agencies and engineers. Our iPaaS transforms scattered and coded solutions to a secure and manageable IT landscape.  

This blog takes two scenarios of digital agencies in regard to dealing with the growing demand of customer support in respect of integrating with or without Alumio’s iPaaS in order to highlight the financial and digital benefits you can harness through the employment of our software.

Benefit 1

Build integrations yourself

There are endless possibilities when using Alumio for all your integration needs. The first advantage that Alumio offers is that projects can be undertaken by less experienced employees such as junior developers, data analysts, and data-driven project managers. The re-allocation of priorities gives senior developers the chance to focus on more complex tasks and significantly lowers the expenditure rate of the integration process.

Benefit 2

Lower costs

Intermediate and Junior developers are responsible for 80% of the integration process, whilst senior developers carry out the last 20%. Junior and intermediate developers are easier to find, unlike seniors, so by employing juniors for integrations, agencies become more scalable faster. Financially, this is extremely favorable for the company willing to do the integrations because the average cost of a senior developer per hour is double of a junior developer, notwithstanding Intermediate developers who are also relatively cheaper. Conclusively, the total cost of developing an integration equates to 133.333 euro, which when calculated with a three-year perspective in mind saves 120,000 euros by shifting integration priorities to junior and intermediate developers. 

Benefit 3

Reduce overruns

Noteworthily, using Alumio for all your integration needs saves 80% in overruns as opposed to code based integration projects, which can be accredited to three main reasons: 

  • Integrations are visible so there is no longer a gap between the customer, project manager and developer  
  • Logging makes it easier to identify and anticipate obstacles 
  • It is easier to prove to the customer that issues are related to bad quality data or failing API’s  

Interestingly, the reduction of the cost overruns has a positive impact on the client’s budget, contributing to over 8,230 euro saved annually and/or a total sum for 24,960 within a three-year period. In line with such, Alumio’s iPaaS makes it possible for clients to save money and time on building and maintain their own platform. By choosing Alumio as an integration specialist, the client economizes 31,800 euro per year which subsequently builds up to 95,400 by the end of the integration project. 

Benefit 4

Increase flexibility and scalability

Additionally, Alumio helps its clients to become more scalable and flexible by creating a shift in priorities. As mentioned above, working with junior developers is significantly cheaper, and junior developers themselves are easier to find. This, in combination with the fact that monitoring and logging software immediately identify obstacles makes it easier to solve problems by your support team, or customers can (and will) solve the simple problems themselves.  

Benefit 5

Build integrations quicker

  • Offer your customers a working integration that will digitize their business for a quick time to market. Alumio makes it possible to use plug and play integrations which increase marketing efficiency and are cost effective. 
  • Cooperating with Alumio means choosing a future proofed integration strategy for your customers rather than an old-fashioned custom code project. Offer your customers a futureproof IT landscape and get yourself in the front-row when it comes down to being a strategic IT partner for digitalization
  • The abundance of client success stories on the Alumio website offer both transparency and food for thought with regards to future clients thinking about integrating with Alumio. 

Above all, Alumio allows you to profit from extra business opportunities, such as building integrations to other systems as well as building other digital projects like EDI and importing files from suppliers and distributors as a new business model.

Benefit 6

Ready for the future

A futureproofed iPaaS platform that removes data silos and offers monitoring and logging capabilities that anticipate potential issues, allows customers to make a shift from market-driven activities to profit-driven activities that digitalizes their business for new opportunities, winning propositions and increased customer satisfaction rates that are potentially unachievable with a custom based integration project, all whilst saving 318 293 thousand in the process. 

For larger scale customers Alumio offers its enterprise model, where each customer will have its own dedicated version of Alumio, where they will have dedicated power and have access to the iPaaS to use the monitoring functionalities whilst maintaining the existing integrations or even building integrations themselves.  

For companies who cannot (yet) afford to spend 10.000 a year, we offer digital agencies, integrator, and consultancy companies, to use Alumio for multiple customers and to offer them a shared version solution. In this way, the agency can use Alumio for all the integrations, and get the needed expertise to get all the advantages as mentioned above. The customer can get integrated with a short time to market, within a reasonable project budget, however with a great future proof solution.  

The coolest thing about Alumio’s subscription models is that the customer can upgrade to a dedicated version in line with their growth and you as an agency can have your own business model on top of the shared Alumio solution

Case studies

The financial benefits of using an iPaaS for Digital Agencies

The financial benefits of using an iPaaS for Digital Agencies

Experius

Partner announcement

We are proud to announce that Experius, as specialist domain, will be working in collaboration with Alumio to create sustainable integrations for the ever-increasing amount of digital solutions in the eCommerce landscape are necessary to continue growth and remain the biggest challenge for many businesses.

Jos Pieters
CTO, Jac Hensen

Alumio helped us achieve full omni-channel retail

Experius

Partner in eCommerce

Experius is an eCommerce agency and build data routes between systems, making reusable integrations available to customers. Customers can plug in a whole new digitization stack with systems in a very short time, with a future-proof ecosystem.

With the partnership between Experius and Alumio, flexibility and faster time to market will be unlocked for clients and future clients in the eCommerce space.

B2B and D2C space

Digitalization and integrations

Experius is our partner in the B2B and D2C space. Together, we can take on ambitious clients and realize innovative solutions within their eCommerce environments, which clients can instantly use and stay ahead of their competition.

Experius will help integrate, optimize, and develop your eCommerce platform to allow for a scalable future. 

With a network of specialized partners, Experius can successfully offer a complete eCommerce strategy to clients.

Experius

CIO, Experius

"With Alumio, Experius has the technology to offer both legacy and SaaS solutions which can communicate with each other through Alumio. For clients, all datastream will be easier to monitor and more streamlined. Integrating new systems and data streams have never been easier."

At Experius, this more generalized solution of Alumio significantly helps our developers and consultant to develop more stable solutions. It gives our dev teams the freedom to express their ideas and make optimal use of the client's environment, and makes it easier to add microservices.  

Robert Buijs
CIO, Experius

Alumio

CEO, Alumio

"20 years ago, we started as a digital agency, where we specialized in making integrations between ERP systems and digital software. We used to use custom code to connect the software. Only, we knew that solution was not scalable for our clients. That's why we created Alumio, an integration platform (iPaaS) build for eCommerce merchants.

In short, Alumio gives you the ability to develop an integrated eCommerce landscape that's better, faster, more flexible, and reliable. Alumio is there to be a long term solution for your business."  

Caspar Hardholt
CEO, Alumio
"Experius will help integrate, optimize, and develop your eCommerce platform to allow for a scalable future."

Experius has an abundance of expertise in:

eCommerce: Magento

PIM: Akeneo

Headless: PWA

Marketing Automation: DotDigital

ERP: SAP, Microsoft, AFAS, Unit4, Exact

Why Alumio

20 years of integration experience

Alumio is the data-integration platform that seamlessly connects, stores, and integrates with business solutions. For developers working in eCommerce environments, a common question that is asked by clients is regarding integrating data streams through API calls and connecting them to a simple all-in-one application. This is done by using templates that make developing whole new integrations for every solution obsolete. By simplifying processes, all software and systems will be connected to the Alumio integration platform, making data interchangeable with other systems.

Build for developers

By developers

We are proud of the fact that Alumio is made by the developers for developers. Based upon the trusted and robust Symfony framework, Alumio offers a scalable core with a flexible SDK. Due to the flexibility of the SDK, creativity, and potential for growth are unlimited. Besides that, our headless approach gives users a responsive experience when using our user interface. In short, Alumio makes it possible to develop custom-tailored solutions such as data management or experience management solutions and built them like they were perceived.

"By simplifying processes, all software and systems will be connected to the Alumio integration platform"

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