The value of an iPaaS for data integration
An iPaaS allows organizations to move and manage data across different applications and data stores. As an integration platform, it:
- provides access points to data for both human users and other systems,
- enables real-time integration,
- allows integration of multiple ERP systems during and after a company merger,
- reduces the friction of cloud adoption,
- facilitates the on-boarding of partners.
How iPaaS can replace ETL
One major data integration project for many enterprises is populating an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) from transactional systems. This often involves using on-premise extract-transform-load (ETL) software running batch updates. What would be better is a ‘ready-to-go’ data library that can be accessed at any time, in real-time, without the problem of having to prepare and load data beforehand. A modern iPaaS has an easy-to-use interface, which means business users who want data for analysis or reporting can be given access to the iPaaS to extract data as and when they need it.
The value of data integration
As data integration demands grow, IT departments will have to grapple with the challenge of balancing data requests against current budgets, available resources, and other system priorities. By selecting a cloud-based integration platform, like Flowgear, IT departments can implement and support data access capabilities that are easier to manage and use than traditional ETL tools.
Businesses have adopted Flowgear to link into systems to:
Data integration has always been a complex area, but new cloud-based integration platforms don’t have the limitations of past legacy applications. Just remember, successful data integration project don’t have programmers writing lots of custom code, and also focus on more than just the technology alone.