How to deliver employee apps fast with Lightning Platform and MuleSoft

CIOs and IT departments have one common goal: to increase efficiency through technology. One way to reach this goal is by investing in the employee experience. When companies invest in a better digital workplace, their employees become more productive and ultimately drive 30% more revenue growth. Sounds pretty good, right?

But delivering a connected employee experience is hard. Enterprises need to develop applications that are both highly functional and fueled by data.

A global bank’s mortgage integration made easy with reusable APIs

Bank mortgage integration

Picking up where I left off in my last blog on one global bank’s integration journey — this is an overview of how the bank realized immediate benefits of leveraging MuleSoft’s API-led connectivity approach.

Top 5 blog posts of July 2019

blog roundup

To provide you with the best posts from the past month to go back and read, here are the five most popular blog posts in July 2019:

EDI with an API-led approach

retail API-led connectivity

When EDI first came into use, supply chains were simpler, with a limited number of suppliers. Now, thanks to globalization and specialized manufacturing, there might be hundreds of suppliers in a supply chain. And, as prices change, businesses move overseas, and market conditions evolve, these suppliers change as well. 

Digital banking powered by an API-led architecture

API-led architecture

As mentioned in my first post in this blog series, one of the 10 largest banks in the world found itself burdened with a complex, tightly coupled technology environment, leading to operational inefficiencies, a risk of missing out on new sources of revenue, and losing market share to its competitors.

How Tic:Toc delivers instant home loans with MuleSoft

tic-toc-mobile-app

Tic:Toc, an Australian fintech company, has been working to create a fully automated online home loan application system since its conception in 2015. By removing inefficiencies in the home loan approval and fulfillment process, the company launched its platform in July 2017, enabling customers to easily submit loan applications online to receive instant decisions on their applications. 

Have a safe microservice journey!

mountains road

An architecture needs to bend, not break, as new innovations, best practices, and needs emerge. In this post, I’ll explore the broader landscape we are traveling to support that agility.

How a global manufacturing company successfully integrated SAP with MuleSoft

MuleSoft Catalyst’s outcome-based delivery methodology

SAP ERP is notoriously challenging to integrate with other systems. Thus, SAP integration requires not only the right technology and strategic approach but also a means of enabling your organization to achieve success.

Abstracting SAP configuration complexity with an API-led approach

API-led connecitivity for SAP integration

Regardless of how customized your SAP instance(s) may be, or how mismatched the object models may be between SAP and third-party solutions, Anypoint Platform is purpose-built to abstract the complexity of any system and its proprietary language. This results in obviating the need to build with custom code by leveraging an API-led approach.

Microservices on rails

railroad tracks

In the intro to this blog series, I promised to reconcile the apparent incongruence of strategic business objectives (move fast) with traditional IT must have paradigms (be safe). In the last post, we chugged away at the surrounding ecosystem that’s needed to support the velocity promised by the former. In this post, I pause at the pre-production station to discuss some of those system safety properties that we can’t leave behind.