Seamless Enterprise Application
Integration Services

As your business grows, more software applications will be implemented across your organization. Unfortunately, these applications may not be integrated with the rest of your systems. This can happen when separate departments invest in applications and/or systems that will help solve their department-specific challenges. Eventually, you can get to the point where multiple departments are using different software applications or systems to perform the same function.

 

This is problematic for a number of reasons, one being an inefficient use of resources. Secondly, even if there isn’t an overlap in applications, it creates information silos that makes it difficult to analyze your company’s data, making communication between departments difficult. Fortunately, there’s a solution. At Cyber Group, we provide full-fledged enterprise application integration services that will greatly improve your organization’s IT infrastructure and that will boost your ROI, reduce the cost of ownership, accelerate your business processes, eliminate inefficiencies, and help break down information barriers throughout your organization.

We Build Streamlined Application Processes so Your Critical Business Operations are Free of Disruptions

Despite the fact that you may be running multiple platforms, each of which may be running different applications at the same time, we can design and implement various integration solutions to help streamline your application processes and centralize your information to minimize disruptions and improve efficiency.

Our Diverse Portfolio Provides Efficient De-isolation Solutions

Our highly skilled and experienced team of consultants and developers come prepared with a wide array of application integration services:

We will perform a thorough evaluation of your current IT infrastructure to identify all systems, platforms, and applications that your organization has employed and to perform a detailed analysis of your technology choices. We will identify information silos as well as extraneous applications that may have overlap with other applications that you’re running in terms of function. Based on your existing infrastructure along with your general business goals and needs, we will build an integration roadmap. This roadmap will address the integration of all systems and applications as well as the security challenges that are inevitable with any integration process.

To ensure that the various applications that you have running on different systems will work together, we will perform integration testing. This involves testing two applications together to determine whether they will work with one another without performance issues or errors. Based on the applications your organization uses, we will develop an integration testing strategy to test your applications together before integrating them into a single system.

Following the integration of your applications, we will provide continuous maintenance to ensure your applications are properly integrated and continue to run smoothly without issues. We will also provide support as your staff gets used to more streamlined processes and learn how to take advantage of the additional functions that integrated software applications can provide.

APIs are the methods of communication between software components. It’s how machines interact with software. It’s the APIs that allow two software applications to perform a joint function. In order for two or more software applications to be able to communicate to each other, API integration is required. We can enable API integration through multiple solutions to ensure that your applications are properly connected and to ensure data integrity across your stack.

If you’re using Salesforce as your CMS (content management system), you should be able to integrate many of the software applications you’re using with Salesforce due to its extensive integration support. We can help connect your Salesforce platform to many different tools, including Quickbooks, Slack, MailChimp, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and more.

One of the biggest challenges of application integration is combining heterogeneous data sources (also known as information silos) into a single homogenous format. We can perform data integration so that when you perform a single query, you will have access to the data from all of your different data sources (such as different databases, systems, and applications). This will allow easier access to more accurate data, which will allow you to make better business decisions. The following are some of the methods we employ to perform heterogeneous data integration across your organization:

 

Master Data Management

Master data management is a process that allows your company to connect all of its critical data to a common point of reference. This method provides a unified master data service that will give your entire organization access to more complete, consistent, and accurate data. As part of our master data management service, we will use a variety of tools and techniques to standardize your data, remove duplicate data, and establish rules to prevent incorrect data from entering your system.

 

Custom ETL System of Integrations

ETL (extract, transform, and load) enables the collection of data from different data sources to be stored in one location (such as a data warehouse) where it can then be analyzed. We will customize the ETL process to fit your organization’s needs. During our custom ETL system of integrations, we will parse and clean your data, perform data enrichment, set the velocity, and validate your data.

 

Data Federation & Replication

Data federation is what allows us to aggregate data from different sources and to organize that data. Data federation technology is sometimes used instead of a data warehouse, reducing the costs of creating a permanent relational database. However, we can implement data federation technology as a supplement to your data warehouse as well. This process of storing data in more than one site or node is called data replication. It involves copying your data from one server to another so that your users can share the same consistent data.

We typically only implement point-to-point integration for smaller infrastructures where only two or three systems need to be integrated. Point-to-point integration allows for lightweight integration that’s tailor-made to the needs of your infrastructure. It works by implementing a unique connector component for every pair of applications or systems that need to be linked. This connector component will handle all of your data transformation and integration.

If you’re using cloud-based applications, we can perform cloud-based integration, connecting your on-premise data with your cloud-based data. We can use any number of IaaS solutions to create an architecture that connects applications and resources on the cloud and on-premise into a single interface.

Microservices are small independent applications, each of which has a specific purpose. Many businesses use microservices because they make applications easier to build and maintain, they make it easier to focus on business functionality, they’re very scalable, and they are very flexible in using technology. However, each microservice has its own database, which can make data management and data consistency incredibly challenging without proper integration. We can help ensure that your microservices are properly integrated with the rest of your applications and systems.

We Implement ESB-Enabled
Communication Across Applications

ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) is an architecture that consists of a set of rules for integrating applications together over a bus-like infrastructure (hence its name). By placing a communication bus between your applications, you allow each application to communicate to the bus while decoupling the systems from one another. As a result, they can communicate without being dependent or even knowing about the other systems on the bus. We generally implement ESB-enabled communication for larger infrastructures when point-to-point integration becomes too complex to perform.

A Solid & Well-Managed Suite of Applications for Smooth Online Operations

By integrating all of your applications, you’ll improve your business processes in a multitude of ways. Your IT infrastructure will be easier to maintain, which will help reduce costs and improve your ROI. It will also be easier to scale as your business grows. Additionally, by integrating your applications, you’ll improve your data analytics capabilities tremendously, allowing you to make much more informed business decisions going forward. All of this can be done through our application integration services, which will be customized based on your specific infrastructure and your unique business needs.

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