6 Benefits of using an iPaaS
The Alumio iPaaS is a leading cloud-based integration platform as a service where users can create integration flows via the graphical user interface without having to develop code.
6 Benefits of using an iPaaS
An iPaaS is a cloud-based platform that connects otherwise disjointed systems to deliver a clear and unified solution to customers. An iPaaS acts as an intermediary of communication between multiple systems allowing for integrations and data-sharing.
Software companies often rely on an iPaaS to supply the infrastructure for creating connections and deploying software applications within the cloud.
Employing an iPaaS has many benefits that streamline your internal and external workflows, providing your company within significant scalability and oversight:
Through an iPaaS, you can manage and carry out your integrations yourself without having to rely on third parties to do it for you.
An iPaaS offers crucial monitoring and logging features that allow you to anticipate and eliminate any potential errors that you may occur through an extremely user-friendly interface.
With an iPaaS, all integrations are both visible and traceable.
An iPaaS eradicates the buildup of data silos that often bear a heavy load. Through an iPaaS, you can therefore reduce the cost of ownership by a mere 33%.
An iPaaS reduces your marketing time by approximately 40%, as you can add new integration software into your IT landscape
An iPaaS solution cultivates better security and compliance as it identifies security breaches and issues instantly.
Let us assume that a project group of your internals, the SAP Consultants and your digital partner will need 3 workshops to define all the data needed for these 22 data points. Off course each team will need some time before and after the workshop. This roughly comes down to; 3 teams x 2 people x 3 workshops + 8 hours preparation time for each workshop = hours (about 6 days) * 200 euro = 28.800
can handle both ‘batch-lookup’ and ‘real-time’ data. Therefore, the total costs of mapping 22 webservices will cost you around an average 2 days each webservice, max 44 days (about 1 and a half months) * 120 euro = €40,000. Note; When you are ordering only the SAP API Plugin, you still need a budget to connect the data to your eCommerce.
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
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The Alumio iPaaS is a leading cloud-based integration platform as a service where users can create integration flows via the graphical user interface without having to develop code. An iPaaS solution is the pinnacle of integrations as it does all the work for you, whilst eliminating the stresses known to projects of custom code and plugins.