What Is iPaaS?

iPaaS stands for integration platform as a service. It is a set of cloud-based integration tools that connects both cloud or on-premises applications and services.  The hallmark of iPaaS is the simplicity and speed with which it can establish integrations among systems that don’t natively communicate. iPaaS handles the configuration, deployment, and optimization of an integration for the user. Using pre-built, reusable connectors and process rules, iPaaS enables users to make faster, less error-prone integrations among multiple applications and services.

 
Most iPaaS solutions feature an intuitive interface allowing the creation, management, and governance of multiple integration flows. Because iPaaS is a self-service/low-code solution, non-technical team members are able to create basic application-to-application integrations without having to involve IT.

the purpose of iPaaS

Purpose

iPaaS was created with the purpose of providing a simple, agile alternative to older, rigid methods of integration. iPaaS facilitates the connection of cloud applications and SaaS, internal microservices, and APIs. When establishing connections, it also inserts logic and automation into how those connections operate.

iPaaS data integrations

Data Integrations

In today’s competitive business environment, companies need to have the right tools in place to centralize their data and put it to work. IPaaS brings data together from various repositories throughout an organization, including CRMs, data lakes, legacy systems, ERPs, and web-based applications. It can receive, manipulate, and synchronize data in real time.

Examples:

Connect Connect Google Sheets to Salesforce

  • Synchronize data between Google Sheets and Salesforce
  • Increase efficiency by having accurate customer data accessible in both systems
  • Reduce errors by alleviating the need to transfer data manually

Connect NetSuite to Salesforce

  • Synchronize crucial customer contact and financial information
  • Increase visibility of customer account data
  • Coordinate sales orders, quotes, and opportunities across both systems

 

Workflows automation and synchronization with iPaaS

Workflows Automation and Synchronization

iPaaS can also facilitate workflow automation and synchronization which improve an organization’s connectivity, collaboration, and communication. This is particularly helpful for project and task management.

Examples:

Connect Workfront to JIRA

  • Improve project management, speed up projects, and reduce human error by synchronizing project management tools
  • Monitor and synchronize new and updated workflows and tasks
  • Define workflows and automate business rules

Connect Slack to Workfront to JIRA

  • Send project or task status updates to key stakeholders via Slack messages.

Connect Slack to Salesforce

  • Send notifications to reps via Slack messages when a new lead arrives or an opportunity changes.

 

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