Digital transformation is essential to foster innovation and improve the bottom line of many enterprises. However, modernization initiatives like merging data from multiple apps across diverse settings are Herculean tasks. Adopting cloud technology, for example, provides numerous benefits to business operations, but the transfer from local servers to the cloud is complicated, costly, and time-consuming.
Without the right tools or strategies, integration becomes more of an obstruction than an opportunity for most businesses. Fortunately, hybrid integration platforms are an excellent solution to manage changes covering people, processes, and architecture.
What Does a Hybrid Integration Platform Do?
A hybrid integration platform or HIP is a cohesive system of tools that bridges data and applications from on-premises to the cloud, significantly reducing the time and effort an organization needs to spend on getting all applications to work together seamlessly.
A hybrid integration platform eliminates data silos–a common issue during digital transformations. Getting data out of silos and integrated into one platform allows businesses to access their data easily and make better strategic decisions more quickly.
But getting the data into the HIP can be a daunting task, and integrating the HIP with your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can also be challenging. (Request a demo to see how Synatic’s dynamic Salesforce integration solution solves the problem and delivers value at an unrivaled pace.)
Key Capabilities When Evaluating a HIP
When choosing the right hybrid integration platform for your organization, you’ll have numerous options. Begin your search by considering what your platform needs to do, and narrow down your options from there. However, no matter which one you choose, it should be able to perform essential functions like:
- Create, secure, manage, and share APIs across multiple environments, allowing easy access to data and services.
- Copy and synchronize data from different applications, avoiding siloed data and different data formats.
- Link and exchange data securely across on-premise and cloud-based applications.
- Deploy applications anywhere in the ecosystem so you can choose the most cost-effective alternative.
- Transfer big volumes of data at high speeds to get real-time responses, which are critical in decision-making.
In addition, look into the vendor’s supported applications, partners, and hosting environments to assess compatibility with your existing infrastructure; otherwise, you may need to augment a platform’s capabilities.
The Future of HIP
Like most technologies, hybrid integration platforms and cross-platform integration are constantly evolving. Some of their features will no longer be limited to cross-platform applications, covering people, integration types, mobile devices, and operating models.
Below are a few potential capabilities:
- A hybrid UI allows developers to create complex services while casual users can drag and drop functionalities.
- Full monitoring of integrations to address and recover from issues.
- Hassle-free connectivity between devices to move data into business workflows.
- Exchanging data and services between partners, suppliers, and clients.
- Automated testing, deployment, and operations to guarantee quality, end-to-end.
Businesses can use their existing infrastructure and benefit from modernization initiatives without getting bogged down by integration with a robust platform.
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