Business Integration Empowers Organizations
The growth of popularity in SaaS, mobile, big data, and API usage throughout the enterprise has led to a shift in the way organizations run their business. With an abundance of applications, services, systems and data types operating within the enterprise, ensuring that all components work together seamlessly is crucial.
Business integration is a technique used to align the technical components of a company with its business goals in order to create a smoothly running system. Data integration, business process integration, application integration and more are encompassed within the greater scope of business integration and all play a critical role in ensuring B2B integration is seamless. Business integration ensures an efficiently functioning system for all business and IT activities processes, allowing two companies to easily share information and jointly drive shared business outcomes. Moreover, B2B integration streamlines relationships between corporations and their supplies, enterprise software vendors and partners, as well as improves the experience for end-users when undergoing mergers and acquisitions. Making certain all the components of the enterprise interoperate can be challenging, but with the right integration solution in place, creating a seamlessly functioning system can take your business and B2B partnerships to maximum productivity levels.
B2B Integration is Crucial
Business to business integration is vital in guaranteeing companies remain ahead of the game. Connectivity within the enterprise as well as outside the enterprise ecosystem is crucial. A powerful business integration solution enables connectivity, allowing business processes involving third party applications, services, and systems to run more efficiently, provide high quality data, and offer greater visibility into processes.
Organizations have dealt with B2B integration in numerous ways, the most common being point to point integration. The point to point approach tackles integration by implementing custom code between endpoints, tightly coupling them to create connectivity. This method works initially, but as business requirements change, scaling the enterprise becomes nearly impossible due to the intertwined and hardcoded integrations. Adding a new e-commerce, marketing, sales, or HR applications to the tightly coupled environment can be difficult and time consuming, often requiring an experienced developer to implement changes or updates.
Some companies have numerous integration tools deployed within the enterprise in order to create connectivity. This fix enables communication between various applications and services, yet is limited in overall capabilities. Communication between endpoints may not be in real-time and may be limiting in the number of endpoints that can be connected. For a growing and changing business, flexibility and scalability is key, and simple integration tools can’t deliver.
MuleSoft Supports Seamless Business Integration
MuleSoft recognizes the importance of establishing a robust business integration environment and delivers an integration platform to keep the enterprise connected. With MuleSoft’s Anypoint™ Platform, businesses can connect business processes, applications, services, systems, and data on-premises and in the cloud quickly and easily. SaaS based marketing applications such as Marketo or Twitter can be seamlessly integrated with CRM solutions such as Salesforce CRM, Siebel, or Zoho CRM, as well as email clients like MS Outlook and on-premises databases. Organizations can onboard new e-commerce partners faster, support branch retail stores without local IT resources, enable new distribution channels, and streamline supplier and purchase order transactions through SAP integration. CloudHub, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and Mule as an ESB provide organizations exactly what they need to integrate disparate SaaS, on-premises applications, services and databases throughout the enterprise ecosystem.
With support for over 120 pre-built connectors, CloudHub and Mule as an ESB make it easy to connect popular SaaS and on premise applications. With simple and easy to use packaged integrations, business to business integration can be established quickly, keeping the enterprise connected, innovative, and moving. Moreover, business integration allows streamlining of company operations - resulting in enhanced productivity, a simplified IT and business environment, and increased efficiency. Additionally, with a connected enterprise ecosystem, businesses can focus on core goals and driving new business, and less time worrying about connecting systems.
MuleSoft makes it easy for businesses to integrate applications, systems, services and more. Robust integration solutions from MuleSoft create connectivity and ensure seamless business integration, enabling businesses to better address customer needs and drive new business. Contact us today to see how MuleSoft can help with your business integration needs.