Any-to-Any Integration: Your Integration Strategy Won’t Work if You Don’t Have this Capability
Any-to-Any integration is not a fad anymore. Over the next few years, it will become even more mission-critical across enterprises. It solves some core business problems by reducing IT complexity and helping companies to bring data at the right place at the right time. An organization looking forward to making key decisions, improving speed of business, and generating business benefits should have this integration capability as well.
Organizations are adopting new technologies to stay ahead of the curve and maintain a competitive edge. In many cases, they are combining cloud based technologies into legacy IT environment and making it even more complex. This complexity in turn is straining the underlying integration architecture. Thereby, impacting trading partner relations. Things become worse when handcoded approaches or other homegrown solutions are used for specific integration patterns between partners. Where each connection has in place different coding and attributes. In such scenarios, the cost of building integrations and their maintenance balloons considerably to swallows profits.
Any-to-Any integration capability allows organizations to consolidate business systems and address newer requirements. It involves conversion of any source format data to any target data format. It also involves integration of structured, unstructured and standardized files (e.g., X12, EDIFACT). This means that on a singular platform business users can seamlessly integrate trading partner systems, access data in multiple file formats and eliminate business-reducing errors. Electronic Data Interchange becomes frictionless when it is converted and validated for consumption via pre-established data mapping rules.
Efficient automation of integration enables organizations to exchange information without any communication protocols. Dexterous functions allow business partners to scale services for specific A2A, B2B, process automation, and SaaS.
Unfortunately, there is lack of knowledge about any-to-any integration and businesses find themselves sitting on the wrong horse when they select an integration solution. They squander a huge amount of money to make applications work together but still fail to reach the business benefits. A comprehensive integration solution provides solid foundation to the IT infrastructure by enabling start-to-end integration at every layer regardless of the technology stack. And it simplifies the change management process in nimble and agile ways.