Enterprises today use numerous applications for different tasks, processes, and departments as a part of managing their daily operations. However, this restricts the flow of data from one department to another. Not only it has an impact on visibility between departments and overall view but it hinders the organization’s digital transformation. To enable data sharing and digital visibility, businesses need applications to interact with data from each in one process and work under a single framework that allows data to flow from one application to another.
The application integration becomes challenging when the data transfers from multiple points to others, and the more applications, users, teams, and processes that are involved, the more complex the integration project. At each endpoint, the user might be contributing to data, or the data can be modified and used in some other applications as well. The flow of the data from one endpoint to another must be mapped out across the organization before you plan for different applications.
Application integration becomes challenging when the data flows through multiple points. As more applications, users, teams, and processes are involved, more complex the integration project will be. At each endpoint, a user might be contributing to data or the data can be modified and be used in some other applications. The flow of the data from one endpoint to another must be mapped out across the organization before you plan an integration project.
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While planning application integration projects, enterprises must center their IT framework around the different users of the application. Developers must identify – who are the users of the data, what their requirements are, is there is a need for multiple access levels, and how these applications will communicate. This communication pattern could be – different applications having a shared database, different services communicating directly with each other or having a central hub that acts as a mediator between different applications.
As more organizations are taking their business globally, this expansion adds to this complexity too. Enterprises must identify different applications that are performing the same processes in different regions or departments to simplify the data flow. Using unified applications throughout the organization secures the data even further by exposing the data only to limited applications.
Although data security is one of the major concerns, businesses tend to treat data security as an afterthought, where an internal security team will be brought in once the project is complete. However, this has been proven in-effective data security is a continuous cycle of testing and developing security measures rather than one-time process. The cloud-based data warehousing system is used where the data is extracted, transformed according to the user’s access level and command before it is loaded to the application.
The cloud storage services let developers limit the access of data only to the users and the application who are dependent on the data to perform their respective processes. As it offers robust security and controlled access to data, it is one of the industry’s best practices to choose cloud-based applications.
In the competitive and dynamic world that businesses operate today, business leaders around the world are reaping competitive advantage by embracing digital transformation. As a result, there are several applications involved in IT networks than ever before. This creates an in-efficient IT network and burdens the process flow. Business leaders must apply the best practices and principles of application integration to simplify their IT network and to ensure that their digital transformation yields in greater business efficiency.
Proven Consult ensures smoother data flow throughout the organization, maximizing your business efficiency with our application integration solutions. As your digital transformation partner, we simplify complex IT networks and create an agile, accelerated business process.
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