REA Group Deploys MuleSoft to Support Rapid Growth and Enable a Cloud-First IT Model

Anypoint Platform to Drive HR Transformation and Productivity Across Teams
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

SYDNEY, 24 August 2016 –  MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks, today announced that REA Group, a leading multinational digital advertising company, has selected MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ as the foundation for a comprehensive digital transformation designed to support the organisation’s ongoing growth. The strategic HR onboarding initiative will enable REA Group to support a cloud-first IT business strategy to optimise its operational model and drive productivity across teams.
 
REA Group is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and operates leading residential and commercial property websites in 12 countries across four continents. Employee numbers have grown from 400 people in 2010 to 1500 people today, including 600 employees based in overseas locations. REA Group revenue has increased 20 percent in the 2015 financial year to $522.9 million.
 
Scaling IT to Support Company Growth
By implementing MuleSoft, REA Group is planning to scale and more quickly deploy new cloud based applications to support the business’ rapid growth across the company’s entire Australian operations. One of the key areas REA Group will focus on is accelerating how both its People and Culture and Enterprise Technology teams on-board new people. With MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform, the organisation plans to automate critical processes, including user access management, security verification and credential identification.
 
“As REA Group continues to grow rapidly, our IT team needs to scale with the increasing demands across the business. We have had to deploy new systems and applications that over time have resulted in layers of complex point-to-point integration among legacy and cloud technologies, leading to significant inefficiencies," said Damian Fasciani, Head of Technology – Enterprise, REA Group.
 
"We selected MuleSoft to serve as our central platform for connectivity. We’ve embraced an API-led approach to integration to build a dynamic application network of business cloud applications that can easily grow with our business over time. Through this approach, we have unlocked data that was previously accessible only through IT, enabling other areas of the business to self-serve and become increasingly productive,” said Mr Fasciani.
 
Enabling Business Through MuleSoft’s API-led Connectivity Approach
With MuleSoft, REA Group is able to implement a hybrid environment, allowing the Enterprise Technology team to be at the centre of securing the data and applications, while retaining the flexibility of easily adopting cloud applications without having to manage complex integration. This approach allows the Enterprise Technology team to drive productivity by enabling lines-of-business and functional teams to access the applications they need to move forward with projects.
 
MuleSoft's strategic approach to solving integration challenges was critical in REA Group's decision to select Anypoint Platform. MuleSoft conducted a workshop with REA Group, laying out an API-led approach to connectivity that would promote business and IT alignment to accelerate business outcomes. 
 
“Today, we see MuleSoft as the next evolution in our cloud strategy and a critical part in how we operate.  As our ecosystem gets more complicated and we introduce more services there will be unique issues which only MuleSoft can solve. With MuleSoft enabling the business to self-serve, initiatives can be adopted much more quickly and with significantly lower risk. By creating a centre for enablement we’re accelerating our pace of business and providing a better experiences to our customers,” said Mr Fasciani.
 
About Anypoint Platform
MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ is a complete solution for API-led connectivity that creates a seamless application network of apps, data, and devices, both on-premises and in the cloud. This hybrid integration platform includes iPaaSESB, and a unified solution for API management, design and publishing.
 
About MuleSoft
MuleSoft makes it easy to connect the world's applications, data and devices. With our market-leading Anypoint Platform™, companies are building application networks to fundamentally change the pace of innovation. MuleSoft’s API-led approach to connectivity gives companies new ways to reach their customers, employees and partners. Organisations in more than 60 countries, from emerging companies to Global 500 corporations, use MuleSoft to transform their businesses. To find out how, visit http://mulesoft.com.
 
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