iPaaS: Things to Consider for Data Visualization in your Platform
As your enterprise grows in size and complexity, the number of applications and systems that you use within the organization will also keep on increasing. Many of the applications within your organization would be based on the legacy on-premise applications and many would move to the Cloud-based solutions. With time, integration between these different systems and applications becomes of paramount importance for your enterprise to take the next big leap.
The main purpose of integrating various applications and systems of your organization is to enable data sharing between them. The more the number of applications and systems that have to be integrated into your organization, the more complex data management process becomes. Things like different protocols, data standards and data formats used by the various applications and systems have to be considered and hence a sophisticated integration technique has to be chosen. iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) is one of the most efficient ways of ensuring that the data flow between these myriad applications and systems of your organization is integrated and governed in an efficient way.
There are many factors based on which, you should consider the iPaaS platform for your organization such as cost, scalability, etc. However, another important factor to consider in your iPaaS platform is the Data visualization features that it provides.
APPSeCONNECT is a hybrid iPaaS solution which provides you powerful data visualization features for helping your business grow to the next level.
Let us first start by understanding what data visualization is. To put it very simply, data visualization in iPaaS means that organization users with the right access are able to view and transform the data as per their daily need without having to rely on the iPaaS vendors for finding and processing the data. And this process should be as flexible as possible.
Let us look at some of the scenarios where the power of data visualization can be harnessed in an iPaaS solution and how they are implemented in APPSeCONNECT:
1) Centralized Dashboard: Your users should have a centralized location in your iPaaS platform for viewing all the summary of the integration and data flows happening in your organization. Not only it facilitates the day to day business tracking of your organization, but it also provides a place for reporting and strategizing the future business plans for your organization.
In APPSeCONNECT, you can access all this information and more in the Dashboard section of your Portal. You can see the real-time data execution status along with with the Process errors if any. Not only that, but you can also view the Service Tickets you may have raised for your organization.
2) Your iPaaS platform should provide you the facility to send emails of important data as and when needed by the users and to the correct users at the time needed. It should allow you to schedule important emails beforehand so that the required users are always updated and prepared ahead of time.
APPSeCONNECT has a very robust email functionality, which allows sending emails to the users of your choice. You can also pre-configure the email to be sent at a scheduled time beforehand.
3) The foremost important feature that should be present in your iPaaS platform, is that you should have complete control of the data flow that is happening within the various applications. Although most iPaaS platforms provide you the feature to control the transformation of the data that is being synced, a good iPaaS platform should also provide you the facility to view the data flow, track the data that has not been synced successfully and also the ability to select the data out of the failed data that you might want to sync again. It should also help you to identify the synced data as per your business needs.
In APPSeCONNECT, in addition to the log generated for the data that has been synced, you can also view the data which has failed to sync and choose to decide what should be done for the failed data on a case to case basis. You can also configure your data transformation to uniquely identify the synced data as per your business needs.
Now, you can easily integrate your business applications under one single platform to automate the business process!
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