Flowgear, the agile integration platform, enables Global Micro Solutions, South Africa’s most experienced cloud service provider, to automate and orchestrate the integration of disparate cloud systems with PSA software, ConnectWise, and Sage Evolution accounting software.
Global Micro Solutions is South Africa’s most experienced cloud service provider, providing IT solutions to over 4500 customers with infrastructure scaled to support 300,000 users. Its solutions range from email management to complex hybrid cloud solutions.
Explaining the need for an integration solution, CEO JJ Milner commented “We are a single-source cloud service provider that offers best-of-breed solutions to our customers. These solutions are usually not integrated, but our customers expect us to be accountable for the entire value chain. We needed a platform to slipstream the solutions together without getting integration fatigue.”
A core competence of a cloud service provider is the ability to meter and bill for the use of its services. That meant the company needed to integrate data from its cloud solutions with ConnectWise, a professional services automation (PSA) application, and with Sage Evolution for finance management. “Our business uses ConnectWise and Sage Evolution to give us the information we require to bill for usage accurately and timeously, and to plan for future growth,” said Milner.
“Flowgear has a long history of supporting the service provider industry ,” said CEO JJ Milner, “so it was an easier decision to use Flowgear for our requirements.”
At last count, the company had over 500 integration workflows running almost continuously on the Flowgear integration platform. The advantage of using Flowgear is that it orchestrates multiple disparate systems into one platform. This has given Global Micro Solutions the ability to offer superior migration and co-existence solutions to customers, and has been an integral part of our multi-year recognition as Microsoft’s hosting partner of the year.
“What we’ve found valuable in Flowgear as an integration platform is that it has a professional services team. This allows us to not only use their library of standard enterprise integration patterns, but also we can turn to Flowgear to help us build unique integrations which give us competitive advantage,” said Milner. “Their professional services staff know how ERP and accounting systems work, and also have the technical knowledge and experience to work with specialized solutions like cloud and telco applications.”