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Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Software Overview

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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Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Products

(26-50 of 63) Sorted by Most Reviews

Tray.io

Tray.io from the company of the same name in San Francisco allows the user to integrate software applications using automated workflows. The user can build and streamline processes using its visual workflow editor. Tray.io's Connector Press integrates with any web-based software.

Alooma

Alooma is a data integration product providing ETL capabilities with a focus on output to data warehouse. It also offers pipeline monitoring and error handling protocols.

Zoho Flow

Zoho Flow

Starting Price $10

Zoho Flow allows the user to integrate business apps to automate a workflow.

Celigo integrator.io

From Celigo, Integrator.io is a next-generation iPaaS integration platform for companies to easily connect apps, sync data, and automate processes. Integration wizards, templates, and other tools help help business users easily integrate NetSuite to any application or data sources.…

Invantive Data Hub

Invantive Data Hub is a cloud data integration tool. It is command-line driven software that is capable of executing Invantive Query Tool-compatible scripts across many database and cloud platforms. According to the vendor, it is ideal for high volume data loads and extractions of…

OpenText Alloy (formerly Liaison)

OpenText ALLOY Platform (formerly the Liaison ALLOY Platform from Liaison Technologies, acquired by OpenText) is a cloud brokerage service.

Stone Bond Enterprise Enabler

Enterprise Enabler is a data virtualization or data integration platform from Stone Bond Technologies in Houston, Texas.

Built.io

Built.io is an integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) company acquired by Software AG in 2018. Services include Built.io Flow, an integration Platform-as-a-Service that connects any microservice, device or platform with an API, and Flow Embed, a ‘plug and play’ integration solution…

Keboola Connection

Keboola provides an open and extensible cloud based data integration platform that enables clients to combine, enhance and publish data for their internal analytics projects and data products. Keboola aims to help companies of all sizes: Reduce time to launch for analytics projectsEnable…

Layer2 Cloud Connector

The Layer2 Cloud Connector can integrate data and sync documents between 100+ corporate data sources without programming. It is used to connect services and apps on-premises or cloud-based, such as Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Dynamics, Azure, SQL/ERP/CRM, and more for migration,…

Integration Platform

Containerized orchestration middleware for full-stack management of small-to-large-scale UltraESB-driven integration solution deployments! Leverage the awesome scalability of Kubernetes and other orchestration platforms to host sophisticated integrationsCut down traditional budgets…

UltraESB

A high-performance, lean and robust integration framework + runtime (ESB) Intuitive drag-n-drop graphical integration workflowsSimple, annotation- and markup-driven configuration modelComplete with monitoring, analytics, clustering/HAMultiple deployment options: in-house / cloud…

API2Cart

API2Cart is a unified API which allows B2B SaaS providers to get connected with more than 40 shopping platforms and marketplaces such as Magento, WooCommerce, Prestashop, Demandware, XCart, Amazon, eBay and others via one integration. The service allows users to easily to retrieve,…

Youredi

Youredi, headquartered in Finland, provides an integration platform as a service (IPaaS). The Youredi integration platform supports data exchange and integrity via connections between systems across third-parties, legacy and cloud systems (hybrid integration), and more.

OpenLegacy API Software

OpenLegacy, headquartered in Reston, offers API Software designed to extend legacy systems to mobile apps and the cloud.

Cyclr

Cyclr is a SaaS integration toolkit for SaaS platforms and app developers, providing a complete solution to serve your customers integration needs -- all from within your application. The vendor says they enable you to deliver integrations to 100's of popular apps and services with…

Neutrinos

Neutrinos headquartered in Bengaluru offers their rapid applciation development (RAD) platform, a low-code solution for building enterprise applications.

Blendo

Blendo is a cloud or SaaS-based self-service integration platform with robust ETL capabilities and compatibility with a variety of data warehouses. Blendo also allows user control over sync timing and access to historical external data.

Qlik Application Automation (Blendr.io)

Blendr.io is an integration platform for SaaS companies with connectors to 300+ various cloud applications, now from Qlik (acquired October 2020). Blendr.io enables users to create integrations with the low-code visual builder, embed them into the UI of a platform and centrally…

Crosscut

Moskitos’s Crosscut is an EiPaaS designed for hybrid information systems.

Adaptris Integration Platform

Adaptris provides an EiPaaS based on the open-source Interlok framework.

DXchange.io

DXchange Integration Cloud is a cloud-native hybrid integration platform for connecting and collaborating with any platform, any application, anywhere. It helps enterprises to seamlessly integrate cloud applications & on-premises legacy applications using click & configure…

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration is deisgned to drive digital transformation with a simple, complete solution to support a modern approach to integration, enabling teams to integrate three times faster, while reducing cost by one-third.

Rivery.io

Rivery is a data integration platform that aggregates and transforms all a company's internal and external data sources in a single cloud-based solution. It can automate every ELT process for cloud data warehouses, including Redshift, BigQuery, Azure, or Snowflake. As a flexible…

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.

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.