Data integration is the foundation of practically all digital transformation initiatives. By seamlessly and securely exchanging information held in systems of record, insight and engagement, businesses can uncover new sources of customer value, deliver innovative services, and sharpen competitive advantage.
To enable integration, enterprises face a crucial choice: to build a platform from scratch, or buy a turnkey Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution.
Given the continuing advancements in API-led connectivity and the proliferation of open source integration technologies, it’s tempting to assume the build route offers the fastest and most cost-effective path to the target capabilities. However, this approach underestimates the sheer quantity and complexity of the enabling technologies at the heart of an enterprise-grade iPaaS solution.