Digital Transformation is a hot topic for businesses and consumers in 2016 as APIs, cloud, and mobile technologies continue to disrupt IT-enabled businesses. From smart fridges to connected thermostats, and apps for basically all your needs -- where do you stand in the age of digital transformation?
There are many ways your enterprise can benefit from Digital Transformation and API connectivity. A recent whitepaper revealed just that:
IT as a platform for the business: By exposing data assets as a services to a broader audience, IT can start to become a platform that allows lines of business to self-serve.
Increase developer productivity through reuse: Realizing an API-led connectivity approach is consistent with a service oriented approach whereby logic is distilled to its constituent parts and re-used across different applications. This prevents duplication of effort and allows developers to build on each other’s code.
More predictable change: By ensuring a modularization of integration logic, and by ensuring a logical separation between modules, IT leaders are able to better estimate and ensure delivery against changes to code. This architecture negates the nightmare scenario of a small database field change having significant downstream impact, and requiring extensive regression testing.
Distributed and tailored approach: An API-led connectivity approach recognizes that there is not a one-size-fits-all architecture. This allows connectivity to be addressed in small pieces and for that capability to be exposed through the API or Microservice.
Riptide’s Success with Digital Transformation
Riptide Software was approached by a massive e-Discovery Software Company to streamline the process of various customer service avenues such as monthly billing, knowledge base, community portal, and more.
By utilizing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), enterprise-scale messaging systems, Mule’s Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and standards-based APIs, Riptide developed a high-volume data aggregation system. This system was responsible for aggregating large amounts of analytic and “metered” usage data generated from numerous installations of the company's SaaS based software, which is then later processed via the Bulk API into Salesforce.
Realizing the digital transformation vision is much more than a couple of technology decisions. If you are unsure as to how to start your transformation, let Riptide help you.