This post was written in partnership with Green Irony and Alexander Solomon, Lead Insurance Industry Marketing Managerat MuleSoft.
Many IT leaders are predisposed to think, “Why do I need to buy a platform to handle my integration needs? I’ve been handling my integrations with no platform up until now.” I understand that perspective, and as a software architect with a career spent in middleware and back-end integration,
Integration is critical for all businesses, and the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) is a key piece for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. However, truly unlocking your data and systems is about more than just connecting systems and applications. To build an agile and future-proof business, you need an integration strategy and partner that recognizes that iPaaS alone isn’t the end solution.
Integration is critical for all businesses, and selecting the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) early on is important for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. Many organizations question whether their needs are similar to large enterprises with complex backends or if a few simple point-to-point integrations would suffice. However, this is exactly the moment you need to build the foundation for success.
Are you stuck with business as usual where you end up building solutions with a platform as a service (PaaS) for project needs? Do you want to get out of always being reactive, creating further technical debt and never able to execute the vision of building rapid solutions that would end up being assets to your organization? This is my story of how I reduced IT costs and the increased project quality at a large beverage company.
You may have seen the recent news that Gartner named MuleSoft a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). We believe integration is one of the most strategic initiatives a company can invest in today.
Anypoint Platform has been named the G2 Crowd iPaaS Leader for 2018. G2 Crowd determines Leaders based on customer satisfaction and market presence, so people who actually use Anypoint Platform are determining its success as an iPaaS. Anypoint Platform had the highest score among iPaaS Leaders on G2 Crowd’s iPaaS software grid.
A recent report from Mckinsey revealed that when companies pursue digital transformation, the complexity of IT architecture increases. This complexity doesn’t happen immediately. Most companies start the journey to digital transformation by adopting modern cloud applications like Salesforce, Workday, and ServiceNow. In isolation, these apps reduce complexity — but they need to be connected to other systems to be valuable. Creating this value typically drives an increase in point-to-point connections, a reduction in the quality documentation,
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.