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Integration as a Service

Most of us would agree to that connectivity through integration and APIs is a necessity for digital transformation and further innovation. Nevertheless, many organisations are still stuck with old integration infrastructures and point-to-point integrations, making it very hard for them to enable access to information and transform their businesses. Ultimately this will threaten their existence, as the competition will find ways to do this transformation or new competitors will emerge to gain new market shares. Why is this so hard and are there ways to make it easier to gain access to efficient integration and API infrastructures?

Costly and complex to gain access to connectivity capabilities

I believe that one of the main reasons for why some organisations finds it hard to gain access to modern connectivity capabilities is that often it is a large decision that requires significant budget and knowledge to get it right.

Many decision makers are also very well aware of the consequences of making the wrong decision and costs associated. At least most decision makers in my generation has been through one or two failed IT investment projects.

A project to gain access to connectivity capabilities requires both a platform decision and competences, e.g. consultants, to deliver it. To evaluate and make decisions on both these can be both complex and costly just to get started. At the same time, speed is of essence in todays competitive landscape.

What if there was a way to find alternative delivery models and make it easier and quicker for organisations to gain access to connectivity capabilities without having to make hard decisions, allocate large budgets and buy in to expensive platforms?

Integration as a service

The IT industry launched a solution to this as organisations grew tired of investing in large on prem solutions, through the SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings. Many organisations today have SaaS solutions for CRM, HR and other support functions. Ironically the success of these solutions and the quick roll out of SaaS applications has increased the requirement for efficient connectivity/integration solutions.

What if we could make it just as easy to gain access to connectivity capabilities and by that I do not only mean the actual platform (there are already SaaS offerings for this), but also the actual resources required to build, support and maintain the actual integrations?

A true integration as a service offering would include both the technical capabilities required to build state-of-the-art integrations (delivered in the cloud, on prem or hybrid) as well as the architects, developers and support to run them efficiently.

Innovative connectivity offerings as a service

This is what is available through the Redpill Linpro Integration as a Service offering. Through a combination of leading integration platforms on the market today and our long experience and knowledge from APIs and integration, we have created an offering that turns things around and includes everything that organisations need for connectivity in a fixed monthly fee.

This includes everything from the integration platform to development as well as further support and maintenance of APIs and integration in an innovative subscription based price model. No longer is there a need for complex and lengthy decision processes to find the right platform and consultants to implement your new integration platform, nor do you risk a failed IT project for integration, as there are no hidden up-front costs.

With a fixed monthly fee you know what you are paying for and you can decrease or increase the capacity whenever required. Taking the SaaS business model to the next step creates access to world class connectivity capabilities for organisations that wants to be fast moving and adapt their business to varying market trends without tying them up in complex IT projects. 

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Written by Fredrik Svensson