The IT landscape has evolved into a highly fragmented ecosystem consisting of numerous cloud, SaaS and mobile applications and services. These applications must find a means to create connectivity with on-premises systems and databases to ensure seamless connectivity throughout the New Enterprise. Businesses need more than a simple systems integration tool for their enterprise connectivity needs, they need a complete integration solution to support their business ecosystem.
Integration tools create complications
Businesses have employed countless integration tools to create connectivity across the enterprise. These tools generally take on the task of integrating one specific endpoint to another. Moreover, they are often limited in the types of system integrations they can perform, as not all tools are able to read and understand certain types of files or data formats. This lack of support for specific data formats forces businesses to draw upon numerous tools in order to accommodate all integration needs within the enterprise.
Organizations have also implemented point-to-point integrations within their enterprise to create connectivity. This method relies on experienced developers to create custom code and embed it within each individual endpoint to create a connection. For a business with only one or two connections, this approach may work well. For a growing business with numerous applications, systems and databases that need to be integrated, this method becomes overwhelmingly difficult as each endpoint needs to be well understood before custom code can be implemented. Moreover, as businesses evolve, the ecosystem grows in complexity, requiring more and more integrations be put into place. Eventually, the IT environment begins to like a tangled web of connections. Also, because point-to-point integration is tightly coupled, modifying connections and endpoints becomes a grueling task, as even the slightest mistake can break the entire system. For growing businesses, a complete integration solution is needed.
Integration solutions deliver
Integration solutions are more than just integration tools used to create connectivity. An integration solution provides business all they need to establish connectivity and overcome systems integration challenges that may arise. The right integration solution enables a company to future proof it’s ecosystem, making it easy to scale, adapt and adjust as business requirements change. By leveraging the right integration solutions, businesses can spend less time and resources worrying about creating connectivity and more time focusing on core competencies.
An integration solution enables new business models without having to rip and replace existing systems, allowing businesses to transform themselves and quickly roll out new projects. Finding the right integration solution can be challenging, but doing so allows organizations to improve their business operations as well as derive greater value from distributed systems, applications, services and software. Moreover, a robust integration solution provides businesses with all the resources they need in order to be successful regardless of industry or use case.
MuleSoft offers a robust integration solution
MuleSoft offers comprehensive integration solutions tailored to fit the specific industry needs and use cases of businesses. MuleSoft’s provides organizations integration solutions tailored to their specific needs, regardless of what industry they may be in or what their use case might be. Below is a sampling of some of the industries and use cases we support*:
Healthcare: Allow data to flow seamlessly between healthcare and non-healthcare systems and support healthcare information standards such as HL7 and MLLP.
SOA architecture: Deliver a modern and agile solution that delivers immediate value throughout phased growth and lower risk.
Insurance: Build applications that utilize both existing systems and new investments in the changing insurance landscape.
Legacy systems modernization: Access legacy systems and utilize them to build new business applications.
E-commerce: Utilize the gold standard for application integration for e-commerce with flexible solutions and low upfront costs.
Order processing: Quickly build, change and adapt order processing applications while reducing maintenance cost.
Government: Increase the value of existing IT investments by integrating disparate systems to better serve the public.
SAP integration: Deploy lightweight and flexible integration solutions that are 100% certified by SAP.
Media: Integrate media asset management with a multitude of content sources and distribution channels.
Salesforce integration: Automate business processes and connect applications and services to Salesforce in real-time.
Retail: Deliver tailored solutions for the unique needs of distributed retail environments to unlock hidden value.
*Don’t see your industry or use case? Contact an expert today to see how MuleSoft can provide integration services to fit your business integration needs.
The MuleSoft Anypoint Platform™is the next generation integration platform for the New Enterprise. MuleSoft provides a number of components within the platform to enable enterprise application and system integration, data integration and more.
Mule as an ESB: As the world’s most widely used integration platform for connecting applications and services, Mule Enterprise Service Bus allows businesses to integrate anything on-premises and in the cloud. Trusted by 35% of the Global 500, deployed by over 3,200 companies and supported by 150,000+ developers, Mule as an ESB is a robust integration platform that delivers.
CloudHub: To take on cloud and SaaS integration challenges, MuleSoft offers an integration platform as a service (iPaaS). This platform handles cloud to cloud and cloud to on-premises integration as well as social and API enablement. Moreover, it offers SaaS vendors the option to deliver integration as a part of their offering.
These two solutions work with other components of the Anypoint Platform to ensure businesses can stay connected.
- Anypoint Connectors: Avoid the pain of custom code and enable instant API connectivity to hundreds of the most popular applications and services by leveraging a library of pre-built connectors.
- Anypoint Studio: Design integrations quickly and easily with a graphical design environment that boosts developer productivity with an easy on-ramp for cloud and on-premises integration.
- DataWeave: Managing data integration with powerful graphical data mapping and transformation is simple with DataWeave. Moreover, with support for XML, JSON, Excel, POJOs and more, businesses can ensure their information can be easily be integrated.
MuleSoft goes beyond simple integration tools to provide businesses with comprehensive integration solutions to keep the enterprise connected. With the right integration services keeping applications, services and systems integrated, organizations can take their business to the next level. Learn even more about the Anypoint Platform and the rest of its components by contacting an expert today!