IPAAS – A way to modernise your Siloed B2B integration technologies
“IPAAS – to modernise your Siloed B2B integration technologies”
Ecommerce in 2022 and most likely years beyond, is and will be shifting to a system of multiple standalone applications. These can be designed and deployed individually like Lego pieces in an ecosystem. The clear trend points towards an ever-increasing push to add newer features both in the front end and back end making it hard from a technical point of view to accommodate every business or customer request. From a business standpoint, it simply seems financially unviable to add more tools to your existing software setup. Another input to be factored in is the shrinking timelines to implement or add any new solution without impacting already functional machinery. Consumer and retailers both want instant feedback, immediate solutions, and continuous access to everything they need to solve their problems.
What happens when there are, different systems operating on different technologies and platforms? Further, if none of them can be skipped as each plays an integral role in your business?
Businesses are subjected to data loss, disconnected information leading to expensive decisions. There is a strong need to have a solution that will bring a much smoother synchronization between consumer expectations and business results.
BEST ANSWER AVAILABLE TODAY IS IPAAS (Integration Platform as a Service)
A perfected iPaaS solution is simply capable of disintegrating app integration barriers by connecting applications with ZERO code at times generating integration APIs in minutes.
iPaaS easily solves the point-to-point mess in conjunction with reusable web APIs. One of the most widely used concepts to facilitate reuse is API-LED design.
Traditional PaaS/IaaS generally do not facilitate reuse and easy integrations. They almost always get stuck into point-to-point connections and cost more in the long run.
Let’s explore some of the benefits of iPaaS technology:
Economical, Automatic API Generation and Low Code to Zero code requirement
- Speed up your onboarding (and offboarding) of business applications with changing trends using IPAAS and you may be looking at savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- The biggest advantage of an iPaaS is the elimination of expensive developers to write code for custom integrations.
- The most advanced iPaaSs offer building and publishing APIs without any coding experience It allows mapping out integration and deploys prebuilt connectors.
Communication, centralized management and end of siloes with B2b data integrations
- The iPaaS platform firmly integrates back-end information and application for continuous collaborative communications to all devices and platforms.
- iPaaS mitigates confusion, data loss, and inconsistencies with a centralized information console.
- It establishes stable and reliable data connections between your business applications and those of your partners, vendors, and customers.
- Can also connect to Business Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Integration
- Use pre-built connectors to generate and publish APIs that support a microservices architecture.
- At the cost of repeating information but needs to be stressed that iPaaS allows you expansion of your offerings without any need to build out more services.
Security and Compliance
- Digital Security threats are inescapable in any environment, of course, iPaaS offers fraud detection but more importantly, its centralized platform makes it simpler to catch these threats and resolve them.
- IPaas also makes regulation compliance less complicated by implementing changes in a single environment.
Rampant usage of SaaS and the need for more integrated systems has led to a gap that we think iPaaS can fill the best for the above-described reasons. Whether you need to implement it or not depends on your long term business evolution plan. Third-party integrations can be created and deployed in various environments and at any stage of business. This is no issue with few integrations, however, as the company evolves its features and services, more integrations come into play, leading to information management chaos.
Of course, IPAAS is not the only option but one of several options to address modern eCommerce architecture.
IPAAS works best for architecture if you have a long term strategy to adopt microservices, unifying integrations and have a complex web of integrations. There are still cases where traditional integration approaches such as native plugins or one of the integrations may make more sense. Therefore it is important to first define the integration use cases you have and then look for the best solution that fits the bill.