The main reason for organizations to use system integration is their need to improve productivity and quality of their operations. The goal is to get the organizations various IT systems to “talk to each other” through the integration, to speed up information flows and reduce operational costs for the organization. But system integration is not used only to connect an organization’s internal systems, but also third parties that the organization operates with.
System integration is essential both for business-to-business communication and internal cooperation within an enterprise. As an iPaaS provider, system integration is something we do on a daily basis.
usinesses have employed countless integration tools to create connectivity across the enterprise. These tools generally take on the task of integrating one specific endpoint to another. Moreover, they are often limited in the types of system integrations they can perform, as not all tools are able to read and understand certain types of files or data formats. This lack of support for specific data formats forces businesses to draw upon numerous tools in order to accommodate all integration needs within the enterprise.
Organizations have also implemented point-to-point integrations within their enterprise to create connectivity. This method relies on experienced developers to create custom code and embed it within each individual endpoint to create a connection. For a business with only one or two connections, this approach may work well. For a growing business with numerous applications, systems, and databases that need to be integrated, this method becomes overwhelmingly difficult as each endpoint needs to be well understood before custom code can be implemented. Moreover, as businesses evolve, the ecosystem grows in complexity, requiring more and more integrations be put into place. Eventually, the IT environment begins to like a tangled web of connections. Also, because point-to-point integration is tightly coupled, modifying connections and endpoints becomes a grueling task, as even the slightest mistake can break the entire system. For growing businesses, a complete integration solution is needed.