Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Software

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SAP Integration Suite

SAP Integration Suite is an integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that helps quickly integrate on-premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications, events, and data. It is used to accelerate innovation, automate more processes, and realize a faster time to value.

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TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)

TIBCO Integration is used to connect diverse business solutions, data sources, and devices into a single, seamless system.

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TIBCO Integration (including BusinessWorks and Flogo)

TIBCO Integration is used to connect diverse business solutions, data sources, and devices into a single, seamless system.

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SAP Integration Suite

SAP Integration Suite is an integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that helps quickly integrate on-premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications, events, and data. It is used to accelerate innovation, automate more processes, and realize a faster time to value.

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Zapier

The Zapier Automation Platform designed to integrate data between web apps. It is scaled for small to mid-sized businesses, with a functional but limited free version of the program.

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Boomi

Boomi is a cloud-based, on-premise, or hybrid integration platform. It offers a low-code/no-code interface with the capacity for API and EDI connections for integrating with external organizations and systems, as well as compliance with data protection regulations.

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Workato

Workato is a cloud or on-premise automation and integration platform with enterprise-grade capabilities and no coding required. Workato provides pre-built connectors to integrate with over 300 business applications and enables task automation across apps.

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IFTTT

IFTTT is a marketing automation software solution offered by IFTTT. It is scaled for non-technical users and less complex, generally two-step connectors and API’s.

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Oracle Integration (OIC)

The Oracle Integration Cloud Service is an iPaaS providing prebuilt integration flows between applications, including other Oracle products. The Integration Cloud Service is scaled for enterprises, with prebuilt codeless adapters for on-premises and SaaS systems and low-code automation…

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Jitterbit

Jitterbit is a cloud integration technology for cloud, social or mobile apps. It provides accessibility for non-technical users, including easily creating API’s and data transformation scripts within the integrations.

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SnapLogic

SnapLogic is a cloud integration platform with a self-service capacity supported by over 450 prebuilt modifiable connectors. SnapLogic also offers real-time and batch integration processes for interfacing with external data sources, a drag-and-drop interface, and use of the vendors’…

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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

The Anypoint Platform developed by MuleSoft and acquired by Salesforce in early 2018 is designed to connect apps, data, and devices anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. This platform was built to offer out-of-the-box connectors as well as tools that architects and developers can…

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Informatica Intelligent Cloud Integration Services

Informatica’s Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) platform is a solution for synchronizing and integrating cloud and on-premise applications. It offers prebuilt connectors and actions between applications and programs, allowing for data transformation within the program, as well as…

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Azure Logic Apps

Microsoft offers the Azure Logic Apps as a cloud-based integration service, supporting data and application integration.

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IBM App Connect

IBM’s App Connect is a cloud-based data integration platform with data mapping and transformation capabilities within connectors between high-volume systems. App Connect also offers near-real time data synchronization and an API builder that is adaptable to the user’s coding skill…

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Automate.io

Automate.io is an application integration platform with a codeless, drag-and-drop interface. Automate.io provides integrations for over 100 popular business apps.

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UiPath Integration Service

UiPath Integration Service (including technology from Cloud Elements, following UiPath's acquisition of the company in 2021) is a cloud API integration service that uses cooperative apps to connect an organization’s customers, partners and employees to the cloud services they use.…

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Flowgear

Flowgear’s platform enables organisations to build application, data and API integrations whether they’re in the Cloud or on-premise, all from a single interface. Using Flowgear’s platform, developers and non-technical users can create, edit and manage enterprise-grade integrations…

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Zendesk Sunshine Conversations

Zendesk's Sunshine Conversations (formerly Smooch.io) lets users unify messages from every channel into a single conversation, and build interactive messaging experiences anywhere. Smooch was acquired by Zendesk in May 2019.

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Cleo Integration Cloud

Cleo Integration Cloud is a framework providing data integration between disparate systems and people within and across organizations.

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Ellucian Ethos

The Ellucian Ethos Framework is a data integration platform designed for higher education institutions and their business structures. The Ethos Framework can be extended to include other Ellucian products for greater analytics, workflow, and mobile capacities.

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Adeptia Connect

Adeptia in Chicago offers their B2B integration solution to enables enterprises to accelerate customer data onboarding from months to a matter of minutes. Adeptia Connect provides a simple user interface (a front-end) to manage all external connections and data interfaces for a company.…

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Celigo

Celigo is an iPaaS integration platform for companies to easily connect apps, sync data, and automate processes. Integration wizards, templates, and other tools help help business users integrate NetSuite to any application or data sources.Celigo is available in four editions, and…

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Make

Make (formerly Integromat) automates integration between applications. It features data transformation capabilities within a no-code graphic interface. The former Integromat was acquired by Celonis in 2020, and the current product Make is a Celonis brand.

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elastic.io Integration Platform

The elastic.io Integration Platform is a hybrid integration system that users can deploy on-premise or in the cloud. It is highly scalable, with over 100 prebuilt application connectors for out-of-the-box use and a flexible data structure.

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HCL DataConnect

HCL DataConnect (formerly Actian DataConnect) is a hybrid integration solution that enables users to integrate anything, anywhere, anytime. It can be deployed in on-premise, cloud, and/or hybrid environments and offers quick onboarding. With its emphasis data quality, data reuse,…

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eZintegrations

eZintegrations is an Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) by Bizdata Inc. It is a Cloud-Native integration solution for connecting any business across hybrid and complex IT environments. eZintegrations allow businesses to integrate SaaS, Enterprise Applications, Master Data…

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What is iPaaS Software?

Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) or Cloud Data Integration tools are platforms for building and deploying integrations. These can be built both within the cloud and between the cloud and enterprise on-premise applications.

iPaaS Software Features & Capabilities

  • Pre-built, tested connectors to a wide variety of applications such as CRM, ERP, HCM, Marketing Automation, etc.
  • Provision for modification of pre-built connectors to suit unique environments
  • Support for real-time and batch integration
  • Ability to perform data profiling, deduplication, cleansing, etc.
  • Security features including rights management, LDAP integration, password encryption, etc.
  • Console for monitoring resource utilization, system health, ability to start and stop processes, etc.
  • Support for other integration processes such as EDI and ETL

Why Integration Platforms Matter

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) have radically simplified the deployment of consumption of business applications and development platforms. They have also created silos of data that remain difficult to access by other systems.

For example, customer data from an application like Salesforce.com may need to flow to an online accounting system for invoicing and billing. It may also need to flow to an ERP system for purchasing. Additionally, a business intelligence system might need to extract data from all of these systems and more, to build a data warehouse for the purpose of decision-making. None of this is currently easy to accomplish without an integration platform.

iPaaS solutions are also gaining traction as important tools for managing the exponentially-growing Internet of Things. As the number of autonomously-communicating devices grows, on a consumer and business level, iPaaS solutions are poised as key resources for facilitating and managing the communications and integrating the data within the IoT that is growing both in scale and complexity.

Evolution of iPaaS Tools

iPaaS solutions were developed to help SMBs that had little-specialized knowledge of data integration, how to support data synchronization between on-premise ERP systems and early SaaS offerings like Salesforce. Vendors that emerged in this space allowed SMBs to achieve integration at relatively low cost.

It is no longer necessary to have specialists with knowledge of SOA and enterprise service bus (ESB) integration technologies. These integration platforms allow systems to be integrated much more rapidly, by using a multi-tenant cloud service.

iPaaS cloud solutions are now challenging traditional on-premise middleware solutions like service bus products, due to their relative agility and ease-of use. Integration Platform as a service software typically has an intuitive console for deploying and managing integrations across the enterprise. Within iPaaS, there are enterprise, IT-centric tools and a new generation of simpler, self-service tools designed for citizen developers. The growth of low-code or no-code interfaces within the market is a key facet of the development of self-service platforms.

iPaaS Software Comparison

To compare different iPaaS products, consider these common facets of the software:

  1. Target user size: iPaaS products can range in target user size from personal and small business use to enormous enterprises. If you already have some idea of the scope of the ecosystem you need to integrate, eliminating outlier products for your use case should be fairly clear. Looking at the trends in reviewers’ companies’ sizes can be a helpful signpost for which iPaaS products could be appropriately scaled for you.
  2. Ease of use: iPaaS’s market vision is to not need IT specialists to manage integration- this is understandably easier to achieve at smaller scales, but as you grow into larger iPaaS products, look for reviewer insights into how user-friendly the product is. For instance, investigate whether Line of Business users would work with the iPaaS or whether they needed to bring on dedicated iPaaS managers.
  3. Prebuilt integrations list or custom integrations options: Depending on the scale and complexity of the integrations you need, it will be helpful to know either the prebuilt integrations available or how easily and effectively you can build your own integrations on the platform. Most vendors advertise what prebuilt integrations are available, but the functionality of building your own integrations may be a more intensive process to discern.

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Pricing Information

There are a number of inexpensive or freemium products like Zapier and IFTTT which are integration tools designed for non-technical “citizen” one-way integrations between widely-known apps like Slack and Salesforce. These are modern, relatively simple tools not always suitable for the enterprise. Enterprise-level tools tend to significantly more expensive, residing at the upper end of the market. These tools provide also provide support for API management, EDI transactions and other developer-heavy protocols. iPaaS pricing is based on the solutions feature completeness, as well as the size of business they can support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What businesses benefit most from iPaaS?

Businesses with many data sources or pipelines that need to be integrated benefit most from iPaaS solutions. Usually, this means larger businesses tend to need them more than small businesses, but small businesses with many integration needs will still appreciate iPaaS solutions.

What are the best iPaaS options?

How do freemium iPaaS options work?

Most freemium iPaaS options offer a few free integrations, which can be enough for very small businesses. These options also typically include a pay as you go model, which can make them very approachable for growing businesses.