Platform overview

Flowgear’s cloud-based integration platform lets organizations build, maintain and manage integrations easily.

Delivered as an iPaaS Platform (integration Platform-as-a-Service), Flowgear provides a solution that supports application and data integration projects for cloud and on-premises applications and APIs.

Why iPaaS?

Build Powerful Application Data API Integrations

Objectives

Break down data silos, integrate apps on-premise & in the cloud

Build, manage and integrate APIs from a single interface

Automate manual, repetitive & time-consuming tasks

Boost productivity, profitability & customer experience

Platforms

Hundreds of prebuilt APIs, connectors and workflows

Realtime workflow processing

Full API access

Unlimited connectors usage & stored workflows

Product

Create workflows using our drag and drop workflow designer

No coding required

Instant access to on-premise apps with our DropPoint tool

Easily map data fields between applications

Affordability

Affordable and scalable pricing plans

All-in pricing - no hidden or additional usage charges

Suitable for companies of all sizes

Comprehensive SLAs

Connect anything to anything

The platform offers agility and flexibility without sacrificing control. It offers much lower initial costs, and makes sophisticated application integration accessible to businesses of all sizes.

Flowgear’s architecture makes it suitable for many categories of use cases including cloud to cloud, cloud to on-premise and purely on- premise integration.

Through its DropPoint technology, Flowgear enables integrations
to securely reach into approved on-premise data sources without requiring any special considerations during workflow design.

Agile integrations

Flowgear recognizes that application and data integration requirements in a modern organization are not static. Thus, a key aspect is the ability to easily manage changes to integration workflows. Agility is fulfilled within Flowgear in several ways.

  • Developers build out workflows visually – a rich set of connectors are provided out of the box to maximize time spent on an integration task rather than wrapping a third party API
  • Developers can instantly run and test parts of, or entire, workflows through an iterative process. This ensures as much time as possible is spent on solution design itself rather than the deployment process
  • A version control system allows workflows to be built and tested while assigned to development profile slots. Production workflows continue to function in production slots while other slots are used for development
  • A formal promotion system allows tested workflows to be promoted to a subsequent slot. Organizations may choose to set up any number and sequence of deployment slots but usually Development, Testing, User Acceptance, and Production are used
  • Flowgears .NET integration platform is fully object-oriented and allows multiple languages to be used. 

Supporting APIs

The modern combination of cloud and on-premise systems requires a decentralized architecture and loosely coupled integrations. Whether you are a SaaS vendor, ISV (independent software vendor), or a business wanting to make your application open to customers and partners, the critical need is for an API. See API Management

Some organizations recognize the integration challenges, and opt to select SaaS software with published APIs as the way to avoid data silos. The result is that they now have to manage the integrations against those APIs, and the access to them.

Enable the API economy

​Using Flowgear for API management goes beyond just sharing data with partners. Organizations can set up a platform that can support a number of different interactions and devices.

Many businesses use multiple systems for different business requirements, for example, using SAP for financial management, Salesforce for customer information, and Zendesk for service management. Using Flowgear, an enterprise can build an API that allows someone to get consolidated information about a customer from all three systems with just one function call.

ESB integration middleware

Modern organizations depend heavily on an increasing array of apps, systems and services to operate efficiently and grow their businesses but sharing data between them is one of the biggest challenges facing IT today.

Hand-coded, point-to-point integrations are expensive to implement, non-sustainable and uneconomical to maintain, while the traditional Enterprise Service Bus-approach requires substantial up-front planning and results in an inflexible solution.

The legacy Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) integration tool, has become too unwieldy to cope with the dynamic and complex world of hybrid, cloud and on-premise systems. ESBs were middleware technologies conceptualized in the 1990s and designed for stable, batch-oriented applications that ran behind a firewall.

Organizations have spent huge sums on traditional ESBs only to replace them in favour of modern integration platforms.