iPaas integrations: Making “Full Integration” Faster, Easier

“Full integration” will keep your organization on the road to digital transformation, but some vendors could leave your integration car running on empty.

Anna Birdsall Anna Birdsall

The iPaaS (integration Platform as a Service) market is growing, fueled by drivers like IoTB2BAPIs and SaaS applications.  In a market saturated with many iPaaS choices, it is imperative to thoroughly evaluate your options.

“Full integration” will keep your organization on the road to digital transformation, but some vendors could leave your integration car running on empty. Some solutions claiming full integration aren’t perhaps as robust as they seem, while other solutions are too bulky or expensive. So, how do you sort through all of the choices to find the real key differentiators?

webMethods iPaaS with newly integrated Built.io capabilities makes it easy to implement your integration strategy. The solution is centered around four main capabilities:

Cloud Integration

At the heart of the solution is webMethods Integration Cloud; a system for developing, deploying and monitoring integration flows to solve all of your integration needs. Quickly integrate your cloud and on-premises apps, and deploy your integrations directly in the cloud. There’s built-in integration between SaaS apps like Salesforce® and ServiceNow®, as well as cloud to on-premises integration to connect to systems like SAP ERP. Plus, Integration Cloud functions as a common runtime platform for B2B and IoT integrations as well as a platform for developing APIs.

B2B Integration

Integrating with trading partners such as suppliers, distributors and logistics providers is just as important as application integration. webMethods B2B Cloud is a consumption-based B2B document translation and transmission service that makes it easy to set up and communicate flexibly and reliably with your trading partners. Transmit purchase orders, invoices and shipping notices without the hassle of hardware investments, maintenance or upgrades. B2B Cloud also integrates with Integration Cloud to send and receive documents to/from cloud and on premises applications such as ERP, CRM, etc.


APIs are becoming the standard way of integrating applications and systems, so your iPaaS must support both the development and the management of APIs. With API Cloud you can develop your APIs in Software AG’s secure cloud-hosted integration platform. Manage and expose your APIs to third-party developers, partners and other consumers for use in web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Use the API Portal to create new business models and enrich your ecosystems with full lifecycle API management.

IoT Integration

The IoT will be adding billions of devices over the next few years, a true integration challenge. Retrieving and integrating data from across your application landscape will enable you to gain real insights from your IoT data. Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT enables you to connect and experience every “Thing” instantly with an open, independent and carrier-grade secure IoT platform. Use one of 150+ pre-integrated devices or our open device agents and APIs. Add to that the integration capabilities of Integration Cloud to turn insight into action using powerful analytics and workflow management.

Software AG offers a true differentiator in the industry with modular capabilities delivered as a single, comprehensive, well-integrated platform.

Software AG is recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Strategic iPaaS And Hybrid Integration Platforms [report], Q1 2019. Our award-winning multi-function iPaaS is specifically built to handle the new complexities of the digital disruption economy.

To find out more about Software AG’s multi-function iPaaS, download the Forrester report below.