What is enterprise integration ?
Enterprise integration uses technologies and methodologies to integrate business applications, data, private and public clouds, processes, and devices across the entire IT landscape. Also it is important because it connects functionality and communication across systems, allowing organizations to react quickly to the needs of the business and become a more responsive and agile.
The complexity of most enterprise environments typically involves multiple clouds, rampant application sprawl, and data scale, which makes it difficult to futureproof or manage the business. It takes a holistic approach to solving integration challenges by bringing together the separate data and application integration disciplines into one combined effort with one governance model.
How enterprise integration became a strategic business initiative ?
In the early days of application management, integration seemed more like an aspirational goal. It focused primarily on data integration, especially within the manufacturing sector where computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) was taking off.
Today, It has become a strategic imperative, especially given the exponential growth of business-critical applications and data as companies adopt more cloud solutions. In fact, a recent ESG survey of IT leadership found that 1 in 5 organizations view enterprise integration as a top-5 business priority over the next two years.
Most CIOs agree that enterprise integration is the cornerstone to unlocking greater responsiveness and agility. So, how can business leaders strategically approach this mission-critical initiative?
of organizations consider enterprise integration a top-5 business priority over the next 2 years
9 of 10
organizations surveyed struggle with their enterprise integration strategy
Indeed, enterprise integration is at a tipping point, with organizations around the world hyper-focused on optimizing efficiencies, improving data visibility, and transforming their businesses into sustainable and intelligent organizations.
For example, Endress + Hauser – an industrial machinery and components company in Germany – increased project speed and reduced costs by greater than 5X by using cloud-based data and enterprise integration solutions.
Source: SAP insights