Aside from cost and ease of use, iPaaS allows you to make better business decisions, cuts down on integration technical debt and can help you manage both employee and app churn.
By using a single platform, you get a unique view of all the data moving within your organization. iPaaS works seamlessly in the background moving data between applications with the right governance in place so that you can empower your company to make better and quicker decisions. All the data needed is at your fingertips.
In contrast, legacy tools often result in slower decisions or decisions with incomplete data, as teams scramble to pull together information upon request.
In terms of technical debt and security, using a modern integration and automation platform, like iPaaS, teams can become agile and flexible partners to their business teams and avoid the cost of technical debt.
The full-featured, quick-to-build and deploy nature of iPaaS allows organizations to avoid the bloat that can come when trying to build integrations in-house. In addition, the state-of-the-art enterprise security features of iPaaS can provide your organization with the kind of bulwark it needs against costly breaches and other risks – a key feature for any business relying on hundreds of APIs.
Finally, iPaaS helps manage employee churn and supports app growth and churn. A big problem for many organizations happens when a key employee leaves the company. Often a brand-new employee is tasked with taking over the former employee’s integration and automation work.
However, if using older technology or in-house custom code, there’s a need for extensive documentation to bring the new employee up to speed. And if there’s no documentation they are left to try and figure out things on their own.
As iPaaS is built for ease of use and team collaboration, it’s easy for new employees to quickly pick up and accelerate the organization’s automation strategy.
Much like employee churn, app churn can present issues for an organization. As an organization’s app usage grows, enterprise teams need to be able to quickly deploy and launch new integrations and workflows.
At the same time, we are also seeing a consistent churn in the applications used by companies with some companies churning through 30% of their applications in a year as their needs evolve. Enterprise teams need to be able to keep up with the pace of growth as well as sunset various applications.
Using older integration tools or writing custom code in-house is not effective in managing this dynamic situation, whereas iPaaS is built for this quick and flexible use of integrations.
To learn more about iPaaS and get tips on picking the right vendor check out our iPaaS buyer’s guide.
This post was originally posted in October 2021 and has been updated with new information.