How iPaaS Can Solve Your Integration Debt Challenges

You have heard of the term “technical debt,” but what is “integration debt?” Integration debt occurs when your organization or department adopts a new application, system, or database that needs to be integrated with the rest of your enterprise systems.  

While technical debt can creep up slowly over time, integration debt tends to come in large chunks as teams add on new applications to address new opportunities and challenges in a dynamic business environment. Technical debt is usually specific to a specific software project or application, whereas integration debt by its very nature affects the entire enterprise. It is far more costly, results in the formation of data and application silos, and can impact an organization’s ability to make the best decisions and strategic moves that require complete data.  

A modern integration and automation platform (iPaaS) can address this problem by making it simple, easy, and quick to integrate any system with the rest of your enterprise. 

iPaaS is Designed to Avoid the Creation of New Integration Debt

Enterprise systems teams that use modern iPaaS can avoid the creation and accumulation of new integration debt at the outset itself because iPaaS is built for the kind of quick deployment that is needed. It is very easy for individual users or very small teams to connect new applications via iPaaS right away without needing the long development times and large teams of integration developers that are needed for legacy integration tools and custom coding.  

iPaaS Can Eliminate Your Inherited Integration Debt

In many situations, integration debt is inherited by your team. IT teams and lines of business may be using applications in silos that are not connected to each other or that are using only point-to-point integrations that are limiting in nature and difficult to maintain. Employees may be required to manually enter data across applications or executives may be looking at incomplete data dailyFor these cases, iPaaS can help you solve the integration problem quickly while continuing to use the applications that your employees like. 

iPaaS Provides a Complete Integration Solution

Enterprise teams can take advantage of the full suite of features provided by iPaaS including visual workflow building, API management, troubleshooting, scalability, security, and governance. Your team will not need to build custom integration code and release features that are “good enough” while adding other requirements to their pile of integration technical debt. Moreover, your team will not need to worry about infrastructure provisioning, resourcing, feature releases, and upgrades as your integrations and workflow automations will be built using state-of-the-art technology. 

No Coding Required

iPaaS is built for business users as well as IT professionals. It is very easy for enterprise teams to empower their lines of business and various departments without requiring a commensurate increase in technical headcount and IT budgets. This alleviates a significant resourcing pressure on enterprise systems teams that need to empower their organizations with the best integration and automation abilities while ensuring that the necessary guardrails are in place. 

Enterprise Integration Playbook:

We’re going to reveal the critical elements of any good integration and automation platform. Then we’re going to drill one level deeper and explain the types of scenarios your IT, HR, sales, marketing, and customer success teams can and should be running. We’ll show you some of our best situations and show you exactly how to execute them to get immediate results. The best part is, iPaaS tools often feature easy-to-use click and drag functionality, meaning you don’t need a dedicated employee building integrations and workflows.

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