The secret to a happy enterprise lies in the level of bonding between its applications, systems, individuals and business processes. It refers to how seamlessly all these connect and communicate with each other, thus helping an enterprise to become adaptable and agile. However, bringing them all together is a daunting task and that’s where an integration platform comes into the picture.
A specialized integration platform streamlines intricate systems and processes for business benefits. It helps in having instant business intelligence for crucial decision making, increased efficiencies and reduced data redundancies. But integration is easier said than done! Let’s see why?
The old-age middleware solutions were based on ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) methods which need a fair amount of coding and technical expertise. Nowadays, with increasing data and data sources, an enterprise needs to empower its non-technical business users to be proficient in using the integration platform. Today’s businesses are increasingly moving from legacy to specialized applications for their day-to-day operations. Just relying completely on tech users for integrating these applications would be wasting precious man-hours. Hence, an integration platform which has a user-friendly interface becomes important in such complex scenarios.
Various integration platform providers offer the design canvas for building integration scenarios such as Application integration, B2B integration, IoT integration, Data Integration etc. The designer interface provides a drag and drop functionality to create an integration flow by selecting various integration components. The interface functionality is designed in such a way that creating an integration flow becomes a complex task as it needs to upload/select the application, action/operation, transformation logic, data flow/mapping between components, data delivery to the target apps etc due to which business users sometimes find it difficult to manoeuvre between the steps to handle the mapping logic, as the functionality is usually supported within multiple windows/steps. This defeats the purpose as the task ends up in the technical team' pipeline with the increasing complexity of implementation.
DXchange Integration Platform provides an intuitive, easy to use, yet powerful interface to create business process orchestration., which makes it easy for the business users to deploy integrations. Here is a snapshot of the differentiating features of DXchange Integration Platform which makes it a dream integration solution for all kinds of users from technical to business analysts –
1. Unified 360° View of Integration Operations – DXchange integration platform lets a user view the complete process flow, along with the data flowing between the components (including the mapping) in one single view/panel. All the components can be viewed on the same window with their associated operations and transformations. A user can modify a component without digging to any further levels/screens which makes the whole integration process simplified.
2. No-code, Graphical Interface – DXchange integration platform is a no-code platform with an interactive graphical interface for simplicity. The integration of workflows can be easily created with a simple drag and drop of elements and objects. This eliminates the presence of any code and promotes ease of debugging.
3. Easy Monitoring – DXchange provides a cloud-native hybrid integration platform which is highly scalable as it is built on a microservices architecture. The interface lets the user monitor and control data streams through an interactive dashboard. In fact, within the interface, data streams can be configured and monitored easily. An enterprise can handle any volume of data easily for DXchange integration platform and scale up the operations as per the business requirements.
4. Single Interface for All Use Cases – DXchange integration platform provides a single interface for different integration scenarios such as Application, B2B and Data integration.
Enterprises are going for an integration solution from their traditional middleware solutions to accommodate the growing demand of their businesses. The business landscape is changing quickly, and new applications are added to the business operations at a rapid pace. The need for real-time integration has led to the popularity of integration platforms.
A user-friendly integration platform greatly reduces the time required for implementation as it can be used by a larger chunk of business users which in turn reduces the huge backlog of integrations for the enterprise. Even a business analyst can integrate existing cloud or on-premise data systems easily for quick turnaround and ROI.
The essence to enhanced business performance eventually lies in the efficiency and scalability of internal business processes, applications and systems.