Enterprise Application Integration: Redefining the Future of IT

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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In a bid to drive revenue growth, today’s businesses are leveraging software that can add the simplicity into their core IT operations. CIOs are in a constant quest to find and deploy an IT integration solution that is exceptional in terms of agility, security, resilience and affordability. Addressing this, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) software emerged as a suitable solution for organizations aiming to master efficiency in their IT operations. The software acts as an effective tool that binds countless SCM applications, ERP, HRM, BI and CRM systems––to simplify the business-critical operations. It enables rapid integration of different systems, services, processes, devices, and information to enhance business performance. This enables sharing information effectively on each organizational level shared without impacting the existing data structures. As a significant advantage, today’s cloud-based EAI software are easy to deploy and use.

According to Technavio’s research analysts, the global enterprise application integration (EAI) market is expected to sight a steady growth at a CAGR of about 11 percent. Analysts believe that this growth is triggered by the ever-rising need to streamline business operations in an IT environment where sharing data and making business decisions have become highly intricate.

To help enterprises grow smarter, below mentioned are among the prominent benefits of implementing an EAI software solution

IT Processes are Simplified

As a matter of fact, ever since the cloud technology became popular among enterprises, it started transforming the way enterprises work––simplifying everything that comes in its path. With cloud-based EAI software, employees of an organization can gain meaningful insights into the already complex IT operations. Moreover, as everything is automated––from top to bottom––employees hardly need to keep an eye on the operations.

Seamless Sharing of Information

As we already know, an ideal EAI software streamlines the flow of information across the organization. It also enables smooth communication between various elements of the IT infrastructure. Altogether, the entire integration process combines the business-critical data and brings it together at one place for the employees––creating a single point of access to the cluster of data. Consequently, employees don’t have to spend their valuable time searching, collecting, sending or receiving the data. Moreover, as the software updates and evaluates data automatically, employees are always provided with accurate and regularly updated data.

Unprecedented Level of Efficiency

The efficiency of an EAI software solution lies in its ability to manage a multitude of applications from a single interface––streamlining communication, saving time, improved functionality, and having enhanced control over the organization’s IT infrastructure. An ideal EAI solution enables organizations to recognize the loopholes and opportunities in an organization––steering them towards enhanced productivity and profitability. Moreover, it can also help organizations to address the market behavior, management flaws and many more.

Apart from the aforementioned benefits, it is very crucial to understand the following key points before adopting a suitable EAI solution.

• Although an EAI software may seem as a gateway to opportunities, it is always recommended to choose a solution that meets the organization’s size and business goals. Implementing complex solutions can considerably lower the organization’s overall performance.

• Instead of increasing the number of apps, improving the functionalities of the existing apps is the smarter way out.

• If an organization’s business is growing exponentially, it is safe to develop an easily expandable Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).