- Creation of a successful iPaaS or API management strategy concept
- Evaluation of potential solutions such as SAP CPI, MuleSoft, WSO2, SnapLogic, AWS API Gateway and Azure API Management
- Requirements elicitation, development and implementation of suitable solutions
- Training of your employees
In the omnichannel era, customers expect a consistent customer experience across all channels. When new sales channels are connected, however, these channels need product data as well as information about customers and must be able to place orders and handle returns. By contrast, new marketing channels need content, images and videos. The new sales and marketing channels may offer a wide range of possibilities, but the systems and processes involved have also become increasingly confusing.
Some of the required data is stored in the CRM system, some in the ERP system and some in the PIM system. Some data is stored in the cloud, while other data is stored on premise. Accordingly, companies have a growing need to integrate their existing systems and data so that different solutions can interact with each other and valuable data can be put into context more effectively. Both platform integration and interface management are of key importance here because it can easily happen that redundant interfaces are created, which no longer meet security, compliance and monitoring requirements. Project agility suffers as well.
Whether it is standard interfaces or in-house developments, iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) or API management: in consulting workshops, we assess the current situation in your company and work with you to develop a future-proof iPaaS and API management strategy. We also support you in selecting a suitable API management or iPaaS solution, developing and implementing interfaces as well as training your employees.
iPaaS and API management: What is actually the difference? Do you need both solutions? While an iPaaS solution is able to connect any combination of cloud and on-premise applications and enables companies to merge data from separate applications, systems and warehouses, an API management system goes one step further.
It allows companies to create, manage and extend APIs continuously and in a secure environment. API management systems can facilitate collaboration and allow for faster access to essential data such as customer information or order data across the entire company.
A proper integration architecture therefore includes both iPaaS and API management. An iPaaS solution alone will connect your systems effectively and provide APIs, but if these APIs are not managed appropriately, data gaps, system errors and operational inefficiencies can occur. It can also be difficult to identify the source of these problems.
An API management system allows you to manage existing APIs. This means that you benefit from a unified management feature and full insights into all internal and external APIs while ensuring that security and compliance requirements are met.
With the right iPaaS strategy, large companies in particular can build a modern integration structure that enables seamless and secure data exchange between different systems (both in the cloud and on-premise) while accelerating the journey towards intelligent, data-driven business. By using standard components such as OOTB and Blueprint, complex interfaces can be turned into reusable ones, which also minimises the development effort in the long term. In addition, you can perfectly meet security and compliance requirements.
API management systems allow for efficient interface management by centrally managing existing APIs – even those from iPaaS solutions. A developer portal provides developers with a good overview of existing, reusable interfaces as well. In addition, an API management system helps to meet security and compliance requirements in a timely manner.
We take over
- the creation of a future-oriented API management strategy concept
- the evaluation of potential solutions, including MuleSoft, WSO2, AWS API Gateway and Azure API Management
- the requirements elicitation, development and implementation in close cooperation with your IT department