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4 Characteristics of Leading iPaaS Platforms

Technology integration and migration are complicated no matter what kind of organization you are. In the process of implementation, leaders need to understand the key aspects of whichever platform they choose, in addition to its usefulness for any business use case.

For those looking to adopt iPaaS, understanding the market is also important, especially since industry growth will match that of cloud computing through 2020 (Forrester). Here’s what we consider to be the 4 characteristics that leaders should look for before signing on the dotted line.

  • Easy Interface: End-user experience drives success on any platform, and iPaaS is no different. Forrester’s Analysts believe that organizations should evaluate connectors, mapping, transport, and orchestration features before making a decision.
  • Simplified Integration Deployment: Integration must occur seamlessly and be easily accessible for non-integration professionals. Analysts believe features like out-of-the-box templates, proposed managed services, integration marketplaces, or do-it-yourself platforms ease the development process.
  • Offer a Simple Pricing Model: Vendor selection should include a simplified pricing model. In all cases, the model should also be public.
  • Customization per Industry: Each vendor should target appropriate markets and understand their needs.
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In their analysis, Forrester also notes that some iPaaS platforms are cloud-native, while others are on-premises, but expanding into the cloud. Some are also open source, while others are SaaS offerings. No matter what, research is imperative.

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Are you looking to understand how iPaaS can benefit your organization? Download our guide, “3 Ways to Jumpstart Your iPaaS Program” below and speak to one of our specialists at www.perficient.com.

About the Author

Albert Qian is a Marketing Manager at Perficient for our IBM PCS, DevOps, and Enterprise Solutions Partners focused on cloud computing technologies.

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