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9 Reasons to Choose Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) for Your Business

Reasons to Choose iPaaS

To compete in today’s digital business landscape, seamless IT integration is key.

By Carole Achramowicz, Vice President, Product Marketing

Traditional middleware solutions and custom-coded integrations demand time and resource investments that are no longer feasible for most companies. Now, iPaaS solutions offer an easy, flexible, and cost-effective way for businesses to connect systems and applications—all while offloading infrastructure management and maintenance burdens.

To integrate systems, applications, and processes across operations, companies previously relied on custom programming or enterprise middleware implementations. While these approaches addressed the integration challenge businesses faced, they also required significant time and resources from overburdened IT teams.

With the rise of cloud technology and explosion of software as a service (SaaS) applications, building custom integrations or implementing middleware to establish enterprise wide connectivity has become even more complicated. But seamlessly integrating IT environments is more critical than ever for companies competing in today’s digital business landscape.

Building on the cloud service model introduced by SaaS offerings, integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solutions provide an easy, flexible, and cost-effective way to connect systems and applications, whether they’re hosted in a company’s on premises infrastructure or in the cloud. With iPaaS, an organization simply subscribes to a service and begins using it—security, governance, and updates are all in the hands of a trusted solution provider.

Why choose iPaaS for your integration challenges?

With an iPaaS solution, your business can:

  1. Empower all users.

    iPaaS offerings are low-code solutions designed for ease of use. You’ll no longer need IT specialists to build integrations—your business users can create them in no time with drag-and-drop functionality, pre-built connectors, adapters, templates, recipes, and toolkits.

  2. Speed time to value.

    You can subscribe and start integrating your applications right away. When you quickly and easily connect systems and automate your key business processes—quote to cash or employee onboarding, for example—you’ll realize rapid ROI.

  3. Centralize integration.

    With iPaaS, you create, deploy, monitor, and manage your integrations via a single web-based interface that’s centralized and easily accessible for users.

  4. Free up IT resources.

    Eliminate time spent on custom coding or deploying and managing a middleware solution. With an iPaaS solution, your IT team can focus on more business-critical activities.

  5. Boost scalability.

    No matter how complex your IT environment becomes or how quickly it grows, you can easily scale with an iPaaS offering. Rapidly create as many connections as you need at any time without additional investments in labor or infrastructure.

  6. Enhance security and compliance.

    With sophisticated capabilities for detecting and warding off potential attacks, intruders, and fraudulent activity, iPaaS offerings protect against threats and reduce the risk of security breaches. Plus, they’re designed to support your business in adhering to industry standards and regulations.

  7. Increase efficiency and productivity.

    When you connect systems and automate business processes with an iPaaS solution, you eliminate data silos and allow users across your organization to collaborate more easily and effectively.

  8. Reduce costs.

    In the past, when a company’s application environment expanded, its integration costs increased accordingly. Now, iPaaS offerings eliminate costly custom-coded integration efforts and reduce the expenses related to managing and maintaining integrations.

  9. Drive hyperautomation.

    To more efficiently manage an ever-increasing volume of data and applications, companies are automating as many business and IT processes as possible. And to launch these strategic hyperautomation initiatives, they need to begin by integrating their business-critical platforms and systems. With an iPaaS solution, you’re jumpstarting the enterprise wide integration you need to make hyperautomation a reality for your organization.

Learn more about what iPaaS can do for your business.

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