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Application & System integration has always been an enabler for digital transformation. It has proven to reduce business risk and increase operational efficiency, all while cutting costs. The growing demand for the volume of data in the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions adds substantially complex requirements.

By integrating your applications and systems, organizations can quickly bring new features and strategies to market while strengthening customer satisfaction and loyalty. The less time you spend deploying multiple applications, setting up the infrastructure & necessary components to integrate with – the quicker your customers can derive value from your products.

In a 2022 Application Integration Report[1]:

  • 75% of organizations’ customer interactions are digital, and they find integrating their user experiences difficult.
  • 88% of those surveyed said they are still facing integration challenges that slow down their digital transformation efforts.
  • Only 30% of the organizations surveyed said they have a completely connected user experience across all channels.

We don’t want any more dirty secrets. Organizations need application and system integration but have yet to address their challenges or find a solution that can create a connected user experience.

Challenges of the Application-Driven World 

Improving the customer experience is more vital than ever as we’re gearing towards digital transformation. Integration is key to improving the overall user experience unlocking data from back-office systems, and providing clients with new services whenever and wherever they want them. In an application world with the ever-changing market and economic demands, no organization plans on having integration issues or growing pains with integrating their data. It’s inevitable for IT teams to feel overwhelmed with integrating new systems, technical debt, and slow response time. Several organizations have learned the hard way about the roadblocks imposed by point-to-point integration.

It’s important to avoid using the single points of failure approach. It should be a top priority to replace the single point of failure strategy with an integration platform.

Point-To-Point Connectivity Flaws 

Several businesses would assume that a project involving five systems would need five connections. That’s not the case with a point-to-point approach. You need twenty connections to share data for those five systems and applications. Full-scale enterprise networks with ten or more components will need forty-five or more connections.

Therefore, companies should not use a point-to-point or a “Go it alone” approach. Going alone usually results in unmaintainable code and a lack of instrumentation and tools to manage the integration between systems, resulting in underwhelming spaghetti connections.

Integrations Rule of Thumb for Winning 

A Point-To-Point approach can be complex, but there is a solution for every challenge. An ESB (enterprise service bus) allows you to integrate several systems & applications. An Enterprise Service Bus essentially acts as an architecture. By using an ESB you can establish a communication bus to share data to all integrated applications.

Gartner Quoted: “Organizations who had a strong focus on ease of use, reducing the technical skills and resources needed to solve common integration challenges report up to 50% productivity improvement over the previous generation of integration technology, with some vendors claiming the improvement to be as high as 80%.”

Conquering All Integration Challenges with Peregrine Connect

Our product was built precisely to solve all the problems mentioned above. The Peregrine Connect Platform enables you to integrate with any of your internal business units or externally with other vendors, partners, suppliers, marketplaces, customers, and devices with up to 8.5X faster integration compared to other leading vendors. With our suite of tools, you can easily implement a service bus, event-driven architecture, and microservices. It’s easy to deploy and publish standard patterns with a click of a button, whether you’re deploying in the cloud, on-prem, or to containers with Kubernetes.

Learn more about us and how our integration platform can solve all your integration challenges.

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About the Author

Author's Name
Nelly Monjazeb


Nelly holds more than seven years of high-technology experience in the (SaaS) software as a service industry. She joined Peregrine Connect after coming from Johnson Controls. Nelly holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, California, with an emphasis in Information Systems and Digital Transformation.

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