An iPaaS, or integration Platform as a Service, is a platform that regulates how applications are integrated throughout an organisation, making it easier to automate business processes and share data across applications.
iPaaS platforms are built and deployed within the cloud, integrating both on-premise and cloud based business systems. With an iPaaS, users have control to develop their own integration flows that connect their chosen applications then deploy them without installing any hardware or using complex coding.
By utilising iPaaS technologies, organisations can remove manual processes and reduce dependency on spreadsheets and email, while increasing visibility, efficiency, and accuracy across their business.
Although necessary, many businesses often find the phrase “System integration” daunting. Having all your business systems synchronised through one unified platform seems an impossible task or would cost far too much to source a solution.
Without system integration organisations often use workarounds that usually involve a lot of copy and pasting, csv files, and manual data entry. This method is not only time-consuming, which can drain business resource, but error prone which forward thinking businesses cannot afford. Both customers and employees need the efficiency that an iPaaS brings.
So why IPAAS?
Despite the obvious that iPaaS will allow organisations to streamline their processes by integrating their business platforms, there are many more benefits to iPaaS than cannot be overlooked.
An iPaaS removes the requirement to recruit expensive developers to generate code for customer integrations. Since the required platform is accessible as monthly or yearly subscriptions in the cloud. In addition, no software and no hardware are needed to integrate the applications.
Integration platforms offer a large catalogue of pre-built integrations to get business systems connected almost instantly.
Ease of use
iPaaS platforms often offer simple and easy to navigate user interfaces, making it manageable for all team members to map out integrations or edit pre-built connections.
iPaaS offers automatic, reliable, and regular updates meaning users will have any new features without the need to download anything.
Businesses needn’t worry about outgrowing their iPaaS platform as they are flexible in nature equipping them to handle any increase in the amount of data transferred or the number of systems integrated.
For any organisation in the 21st century having an integrated suite of business applications makes it easier to bring your people, processes, and data together in one place to give team members what they need, when they need it.
At Cloud Data Exchange we offer a platform that connects both cloud and on-premise ecommerce, ERP, CRM and accounting systems. If your business is keen to benefit from an integration solution then why not get in touch or in the meantime visit our integration page to see what we can do.