Smoother data connectivity is the lynchpin around which successful Business to Business (B2B) operations revolve. Business data connectivity needs to be fast and efficient rather than slow and error prone. Enterprises referring manual home grown approaches for creating business to business transactions can stay behind in race. The right approach to build data connectivity is self-service integration. It helps in eliminating tedious gathering of data and establishing a smoother symbiosis between enterprise systems in a hybrid network. It allows business users to build connectivity with 10X speed without any IT intervention. This advantage lets IT teams to focus on IT governance.
In modern-day integration solutions, self-service integration resides at the centre-stage. It empowers anyone in the network to build integrations for mission-critical B2B projects without engineering-intensive coding. Business users get citizen integration capabilities automate processes and scale integrations between source and target applications.
Gartner experts believe that citizen integrators will build nearly 25% of integrations in the future. Enterprises will spend more money to enable business users to build integrations. Enterprises are not willing to delay services till the time IT establishes business connectivity. This ease-of-use to build connectivity is delivering many benefits to enterprises:
Cloud-based Services in a Better Way: Business users have better understanding of processes rather than IT teams. IT teams build connections and process flows for data exchange but they setup something very different than what the business users. Therefore, allowing business users to deliver integrations can help enterprises in reaching many commercial benefits. Business users use their process knowledge and expose cloud-based services in a better way.
Delivers a Unified Platform for IT Integration: With self-service integration, Business users get a single view of all people, processes, and technologies. They can manage all integration issues on a single graphical user interface. Users don’t have to check multiple interfaces for managing integrations. Adding, removing or updating integrations becomes easy. Moreover, enterprises can resolve technical issues before they snowball and become bigger issues.
Improves Scalability: Self-service integrations can be scaled easily for modern-day applications in any network. Holistic integration can be scaled for cloud to ground, ground to cloud, or ground to cloud integration use cases. Business users can re-use integrations for other applications and process in a network.
Ensures Faster Onboarding: Data onboarding is important but also a painful undertaking. Self-service integration capabilities make onboarding simple & efficient with drag & drop ease. Faster onboarding enables enterprises to execute transactions efficiently and reach revenue faster. Businesses can bring down the time involved in B2B implementation times from months to few minutes.
Makes Businesses Easier to do Business With: Self-service integration makes businesses easier to work with. Enterprises can connect with partner enterprises faster and deliver services in a better way. This capability allows businesses to deliver a delightful experience to their customers.
Makes Businesses Disruption Free: Enterprise self-service integration capabilities enable businesses to become disruption-free and embrace new technologies without IT friction. A single run-time engine ensures that all business applications speak the same programming language and play nicely with each other. Businesses can adopt a phased approach to modernize legacy applications or move applications to cloud.