Forrester TEI Report: 445% ROI with Anypoint Platform

September 25 2019

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If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you likely have seen posts about the value of integration and the powerful business outcomes that are driven with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform. 

How a multinational software provider saves millions of dollars per year with reusable integration assets

September 23 2019

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In my first blog post of this 3-part series, I introduced the concept of reuse and return on integration assets (ROIA). In the second post, I shared a simple framework you can leverage to calculate ROIA to help inform integration development prioritization. In this post, I’ll share how one MuleSoft customer (I’ll call them “Tech, Inc.”) creates millions of dollars in value per year through reuse. 

Calculating the value of API-led integration

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As our recently published whitepaper, “How to articulate the value of integration,” reveals, “integration has become a key determinant of who leads and who lags in today’s global economy.” However, despite the growing focus on building a fully connected organization, many businesses struggle to achieve it, due to a lack of business and IT alignment and a clear understanding of the value better integrations create. 

What is your return on integration assets (ROIA)?

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In part one of this blog series, I introduced the different ways reusable integration assets can be valuable. Here I’ll provide a simple framework for assessing the projected return on integration assets (ROIA), which can help inform how your organization prioritizes integration development.

What is reuse? Understanding return on integration assets (ROIA)

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The CIO’s role is becoming more business-focused. As such, CIOs need to think more in terms of dollars and tangible business impact than ever before. MuleSoft experts recently published a framework to help IT leaders articulate the value of integration. In this blog series, we’ll go further into a significant integration value driver: the reusability of integration assets. Or, simply, reuse.

The integration value framework: platform benefits and business outcomes

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Although different, platform benefits and business outcomes are ultimately connected. Each can be used to inform business cases, convince non-technical stakeholders, and motivate entire IT organizations to build projects of the highest quality.

Understanding the indirect value of integration

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The total value of integration for an organization can be measured by direct and indirect value. As I explained in my last post, communicating both is important; direct value of integration – what we also call “platform benefits” – only tells part of a compelling story.

Understanding the direct value of integration

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The total value of integration for an organization is measured in two ways: direct and indirect value. Articulating value in both is important, but this blog post will define and explore the direct value piece in depth.

3 blockers to organizational integration alignment and how to overcome them

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Technology leaders struggling to persuade and motivate their business counterparts and technology teams alike can leverage MuleSoft’s integration value framework to keep the workforce moving toward common, business-impacting goals.

Communicating the need to adopt a new integration approach

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Adopting a new integration approach is significant. Learn how leading businesses align their organizations for success.