Cloud Speed the Primary Business Driver for Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)
This week we published the results of a survey we ran in March with TechValidate, which asked about the barriers to software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption and the business and technical drivers for cloud-based integration services. We’ll be reviewing the details of the research in a webinar on April 25th, which will also provide a detailed overview of the SnapLogic Integration Cloud.
Here are some of the key findings from the research:
- 56% of survey respondents are running four or more SaaS applications.
- 43% prioritized application and data integration challenges as a barrier to SaaS application adoption in their companies.
- 59% of survey respondents listed speed or time to value as the primary business driver for a cloud integration service.
- 52% said a modern and scalable architecture was the primary technical requirement of a iPaaS.
When asked about the challenges of legacy integration tools for cloud integration (see our my colleagues post on Why Integration Heritage Matters and his summary of Why the Enterprise Service Bus Doesn’t Fly in the Cloud), 43% took issue with the requirement for costly hardware purchases and software installation and configuration. 37% found on-premise integration tools to be too expensive due to the perpetual licensing model and 35% noted that change management is painful where end point changes mean integration re-work.
As I noted in the press release, the results of this TechValidate survey are in line with the conversations we?re having with our customers, partners and prospects. As SaaS application, analytics and API adoption grows in the enterprise, the ability to connect with other systems is the essential ingredient to long-term customer success. Integration should be a cloud accelerator not a bottleneck, which is why increasingly companies of all sizes are looking for modern, elastic integration alternatives to power their cloud services initiatives.