6 Ways Integration Platforms Can Drastically Improve Operations

Adam Hughes
A single integration platform can accelerate time to revenue, facilitate intelligent decision making, and improve overall efficiency.

To keep up with growing demand and a more competitive business landscape, today’s modern enterprises are seeking new ways to provide a better customer experience. Digital transformation initiatives are some of the ways businesses are leveraging technology to modernize their environments and better compete.

From a new ticketing system in a company’s support department to the full replacement of a home-grown warehouse management system, digital transformation initiatives span the entire enterprise and are advancing at a rapid clip. But what can get lost in the enthusiasm of such initiatives is the proper integration of these applications and partner connections into the rest of the business processes.

The challenge lies in that the more these technologies are added to an enterprise’s environment using one-off or custom-coded integrations, the more increasingly difficult it becomes for an IT department to maintain and scale. Besides trying to manage all these connections to make sure these new initiatives run smoothly, the connections also can cause delays in onboarding and drastically slow down the speed of data and data exchanges.

With so many disparate integrations companies without clear, end-to-end data flows between all critical systems, applications, and partners risk losing the key visibility that ensures revenue-generating data is being handled securely and according to their customer SLAs.

Rapidly Connect New Partners and Applications

So you know that you want to integrate new applications and partners, but perhaps you’re unsure of how to do so today? There are so many vendors out there selling connectivity in the form of a pure-play iPaaS or API-led integration solutions. However, an ecosystem-driven integration platform, designed to comprehensively enable all your partners, systems, and applications in a process-focused way, simplifies B2B, cloud, and application integrations. Such an integration platform streamlines configuration, offers robust B2B and application connectivity, and increases technology time-to-value to allow you to start doing business faster and focus on core business tasks.

Here are six ways an ecosystem-driven integration platform dramatically improves operations:

  1. Seamless integration: Seamless handoff of data transformation, orchestration, and secure movement processes
  2. Accelerated onboarding: Accelerate ecosystem onboarding processes through automated reuse of project template
  3. End-to-end control and visibility: Monitor and manage in real time all data exchanges moving through your  business
  4. Hybrid integration capabilities: Deploy and manage integrations both on-premise and in the cloud
  5. Data governance: Reduce risk of costly SLA chargebacks and mandate fines with all the control and governance your business demands
  6. DevOps enablement: Enable best-in-class infrastructure and advanced DevOps management for enhanced business agility

The Benefits of Centralized Integration

single integration platform provides an enterprise with many benefits for long-lasting and wide-reaching impact. For starters, the flexibility gained allows enterprises to better handle digital transformation initiatives and bring on new technologies, making it easy to connect and securely exchange information with any new ecosystem partner and agilely consume new capabilities.

Additionally, your business requirements are constantly evolving and the ability to use new protocols, transform data formats, and orchestrate your critical business processes is essential. A centralized integration platform means you can handle any and all data requirements from your trading partners, automatically route data where it needs to go, and gain end-to-end visibility and alerting capabilities to ensure you meet important customer SLAs.

Eliminate the complexity of end-to-end integration with a modern cloud integration platform to connect B2B flows, applications, and data across your entire ecosystem with Cleo Integration Cloud. This innovative digital platform is designed to connect, integrate, and analyze every end-to-end data flow between your ecosystem of customers, partners, suppliers, or external applications and your internal business systems.

Cleo Integration Cloud speeds the time to value by reducing the effort it takes enterprises to build and maintain data mapping and file transfers by automating the underlying integration processes. Additionally, it increases your ROI because it eliminates custom-coding and much of the manual processes that cause delays and expedites the time it to integrate applications with other B2B and EDI integration workflows.

An Integration Platform for IT Modernization

Download “The Common-Sense Guide to IT Modernization” to learn more about how to improve your business operations through IT modernization and how an ecosystem-driven integration platform enables that improvement through enterprise agility, insulates organizations from disruption, and support digital business transformation.

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