Overcoming Integration Challenges with MuleSoft
Businesses are embracing digital transformation to stay competitive and meet changing customer expectations and employee needs. However, integrating applications to existing IT infrastructure is a key part of digital transformation initiatives but it is not as easy as it sounds. Oftentimes integration challenges impact innovation and slow down digital transformation initiatives. In this blog, we will discuss what these challenges are and how you can overcome them.
What are Common Integration Challenges?
Point-to-point integration of all applications in the enterprise ecosystem is often a necessity for digital transformation. These applications are connected through custom coding in a one-to-one relationship. This may work fine in organizations with a handful of applications but in modern organizations, the average number of applications across the business is in the thousands. Connecting such a large number of applications can be labor-intensive, and time-consuming and can adversely affect productivity in other areas of the organization. Studies indicate that point-to-point integration causes major IT challenges. Other challenges to integration include cost, complexity, and security.
One of the end goals of an integration strategy is to save money, but the initial investment can be substantial. According to Gartner, integration efforts would appropriate half the cost of implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. While successful integration is a necessity, having an inadequate budget can jeopardize the strategy.
As discussed above, an average enterprise ecosystem has numerous applications that need to be connected. This increases complexity but with the right integration solution much of the complications can be avoided and the ecosystem can be prepared for further integration in the future.
Integrating applications across the enterprise can introduce data security and compliance risks. Choosing the correct integration tool can ensure proper security and compliance measures are in place.
- Deploy V-Soft instance(s): ITSM, ITAM, ITOM, SPM, GRC, HRSD, CSM, FSM and others
- Onboard using best practices
- Provide 24/7 support
- Reduce licensing costs with V-Soft partner discounts
- Implement continuous improvements
- Monitor and support platform governance
- Perform ongoing platform enhancements
- Manage UX, incidents, and service desk
- Provide oversight and manage performance
As a ServiceNow Elite Partner, V-Soft Digital acts a strategic partner for business who want to transform their operations and get the most out of their ServiceNow investment.
How MuleSoft Addresses Integration Challenges
As a cloud integration platform MuleSoft unites enterprises with various SaaS and SOA applications, API services, and third-party systems into one platform. MuleSoft is designed to provide ease of use, ease of deployment, and hybrid readiness to “create once and deploy anywhere.”
Enterprises facing integration challenges can leverage the following capabilities of MuleSoft.
The MuleSoft platform fosters the creation of new APIs, designing existing API interfaces, and simplifying API management. This enables secure data disclosure for web apps, mobile, and connected devices. This also contributes to a flexible architecture.
MuleSoft’s API connectivity enables companies to build reusable services across B2B processes, combining real-time methods for integrated applications, data, and devices. Additionally, it enables an adaptable development approach, streamlines common DevOps adoption practices, and enables continuous integration and implementation.
Often enterprises must choose from a variety of products offered by a vendor and even after making the decision, they discover the products are too complex or doesn’t meet the customer’s expectations. Across industries such as finance, healthcare, government, insurance, media, and retail, MuleSoft has become a dependable platform for integration strategies.