Discover the ins and outs of an integration platform as a service

The
iPaaS
Guide:

What is an ipaas?

The iPaaS Guide:

What is an iPaaS?

Discover the ins and outs of an integration platform as a service

What is iPaaS?

An iPaaS - meaning ‘integration Platform as a Service' - also known as a cloud integration platform, enables companies to connect any two or more software, systems, cloud applications, APIs, data points, business processes, or other digital business solutions, via one user-friendly interface. An iPaaS is essentially a web-based no-code solution that presents a user-friendly interface to create, monitor or manage cloud integrations, without any coding expertise.

Alumio’s iPaaS definition: a cloud-based integration Platform as a Service or ‘Middleware’ that simplifies connecting software, systems and business processes, via a user-friendly interface

While the advisory firm Gartner is credited for coining the term iPaaS in November 2011, the company Boomi is known to have used the term even earlier in 2008.

Here’s what this complete iPaaS Guide will help you discover:

Why you need an iPaaS

Understanding the basics of next-gen system integrations for digital growth

Say yes to no-code integration solutions

The traditional way to integrate software is through custom code or by using plugins, which involves expensive and extensive projects, as well as third-party dependency. In contrast, an iPaaS is a no-code cloud integration platform that helps create integrations via a user-friendly interface, without deep coding expertise or programming knowledge. This means non-developers, data experts or even project managers can configure, monitor and manage software integrations from one dashboard.

no-code integrations are the answer for futureproof integrations and why you need an iPaaS
iPaaS allows users the advantage of adding, replacing, or interchanging software seamlessly via its graphical user interface

Connect to unlimited software and relations flexibly

An iPaaS integrates the APIs of your software or even the APIs of your relations to connect them via JSON, cXML, EDI or other formats. Integrating APIs via an iPaaS allows users the advantage of adding, replacing, or interchanging software seamlessly via its graphical user interface, and without the loss of data integrity. Centralizing all integrations on one central platform, an iPaaS prevents data silos and allows you full data control across all connected software, and this is also how an iPaaS helps businesses be compliant and secure.

Automate business processes

Digitalize your business, accelerate growth and achieve operational excellence by automating your business processes, using an iPaaS. By helping you integrate with software, systems or RPA (Robotic Process Automation), an iPaaS enables you to streamline and automate repetitive manual processes such as mails to systems, excel work, invoice processing, hiring & onboarding, inventory management, payroll or customer support processes.

Digitalize your business, accelerate growth and achieve operational excellence by automating your business processes
iPaaS saves you the trouble of having to manually detect integration errors or API conflicts

Get monitoring & logging to ensure business continuity

By automating the monitoring and logging of your integrations, an iPaaS saves you the trouble of having to manually detect integration errors or API conflicts, and it also offers automatic updates. Apart from helping you troubleshoot integrations and reducing integration error costs, the iPaaS also offers 360-degree customer insights across all connections. There are many more key benefits of an iPaaS and integration tools that it offers, which enables organizations to steadily expand their system integrations in a scalable, sustainable and future-proof way.

What are the key benefits
of an iPaaS?

Understand and create integrations yourself
Implement integration automation tools via a user-friendly interface
Experience faster time to market
Automate business processes with fast and flexible software integrations
Get full data accessibility
Centralize and control all your integrations and data on one user-friendly dashboard
Improve data security and error detection
Automate integration error detection and simplify troubleshooting
Unlock data silos and centralize integrations
Enable seamless data sharing across all integrations,
Enable scalability in your IT landscape
Expand or interchange your integrations without any loss of data integrity
Ensure business continuity
Enable monitoring, data caching and integration reactivation contingencies
Increase ROI and reduce TCO
Manage integrations with minimal IT support, reduce error costs, prevent budget overruns
Discover the key benefits of an iPaaS in detail
there are so many key benefits of an ipaas, for example you will experience faster time to market

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According to Gartner, “the iPaaS market growth slowed from a historical trajectory yet was over four times faster than the overall software markets, at 48%.

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What makes an iPaaS a future-proof solution for evolving industries?

From integrating enterprise systems to eCommerce, to being ready to integrate with AI & ML

It is important to emphasize that an iPaaS is not just a key next-gen tool, but rather a holistic, future-proof cloud integration solution that’s here to stay. Explore the advantages that an iPaaS provides organizations directly or helps agencies and system integrators to benefit their clients with.

8 reasons for C-Level to have an iPaaS in your IT landscape

Build an API-led and scalable IT landscape with an iPaaS

Digitalize rapidly by integrating with all kinds software

Connect to multiple software from one central platform

Digitalize rapidly by integrating with all kinds software, systems or data points to automate your business processes.

Benefit from improved data access across your IT landscape, as the iPaaS continues to evolve with predictive technology.

Benefit from AI and Machine Learning (ML)

Benefit from improved data access across your IT landscape, as the iPaaS continues to evolve with predictive technology.

Integrate with the APIs of just about any software or system with an iPaaS, to expand your business’ digital growth.

Be ready for an API-driven strategy

Integrate with the APIs of just about any software or system with an iPaaS, to expand your business’ digital growth.

Interchange or modify your software integrations flexiblyto match your evolving business needs.

Become agile with your integrations

Interchange or modify your software integrations flexibly to match your evolving business needs.

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Be compliant with privacy regulations

An iPaaS makes it easier to comply with privacy legislation like GDPR, SOC2, CCPA, FERPA, and HIPAA.

reasons for C-Level to have an iPaaS, Benefit from a three-pronged security approach to safeguard your data across all connected systems

Organize a secure connected ecosystem

Benefit from a three-pronged security approach to safeguard your data across all connected systems.

reasons for C-Level to have an iPaaS, Upscale and organize your integrations as you growvia the iPaaS

Be scalable with your business operations

Upscale and organize your integrations as you grow via the iPaaS, to create a future-proof IT landscape.

reasons for C-Level to have an iPaaS, Get 360-degree customer insights across all connected systems

Prove digital Return on Ad Spend (ROAS)

Get 360-degree customer insights across all connected systems, allowing you to calculate the total lifetime value of a customer.

Delve in-depth into ‘why your business needs an iPaaS in your IT landscape’

The iPaaS advantage for agencies & system integrators

Discover how much ROI you can earn on your integrations

iPaaS advantage for agencies & system integrators solve IT personnel shortage
Build quick & cost-effective integrations
Solve IT personnel shortage
Leave support to facilitation roles
Bypass the hassles of custom coding
Reduce overruns on integrations
Automate logging and monitoring
Help customers with 360° data insights
Become a strategic partners using an iPaaS
Read all about how an iPaaS helps improve your ROI

Looking to discover more on how to develop and maintain cost-effective integrations? Read more in-depth discussions about how an iPaaS helps increase ROI and reduce budget overruns:

How does an iPaaS work?

Creating integrations without custom code and via a user-friendly interface

3 easy ways an iPaaS helps connect software

Choose software to integrate
Buy an Alumio account and connector package via an Alumio partner or www.alumio.com
Create mappings
Use the visual interface of the iPaaS to create data mappings between connected software.
Change logic
Use the iPaaS features to add specific business logic, to modify integrations as per business needs.
Reduce time to market
Create integrations via an interface
Automate monitoring & logging
Lower TCO

To discover how an iPaaS helps you create integrations, get detailed demos on how an iPaaS works with the 'Experience iPaaS' webinars shared below.

Once you recognize an iPaaS as a middleware that helps create connections with software, systems or data points on one central platform, how do you actually administer an iPaaS in your IT landscape? How quickly can you create a basic integration between two systems via the iPaaS interface? How less technically skilled does a professional have to be to create or manage an integration using an iPaaS? And what advanced tools does an iPaaS offer skilled senior developers to create complex and custom integrations?

Alumio’s iPaaS is designed to simplify creating and managing software integrations in a fast and flexible way.Based on headless Symfony technology, it also providing an open framework to create customizations and tackle edge cases. It comes fully equipped with integration tools and SDK (software development kit) to help customize integration to suit evolving business needs.

To explore detailed demos on how an iPaaS works from a Beginner’s or Expert’s perspective, feel free to watch Alumio's 'Experience iPaaS' webinars on demand, to experience how an iPaaS actually looks and works first-hand:

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The Beginners - Experience iPaaS Webinar
Looking to bypass the hassles of custom coding integrations? Experience iPaaS’, Alumio’s introductory webinar presents an interactive demonstration of creating no-code software connections with our PHP-based, easy-to-use integration interface.
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The Experts - Experience iPaaS Webinar
Looking to discover advanced iPaaS features? Get a demo on creating eCommerce to ERP integration flows, integrate software with custom APIs, SOAP and more. Learn how to map data schemes, combine flows from incoming APIs, and how to use an iPaaS' SDK
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