How to Integrate Business Processes with Existing Applications

How to Integrate Business Processes with Existing Applications

In last week’s article, we talked about the reasons why implementing a BPM system is the best way to manage business processes in your enterprise. If you missed or want to read again, just click on the link below.

But, before deciding on your new BPM provider, it is important to understand one huge component of this equation:
how application integration works on a BPM platform and why it is so important.

Why application integration matters

A modern BPM platform, like, is the most effective way to reduce operational costs (while saving tons of time), because it allows your company to automate every businessprocess, from end to end.

But what if some of these processes still require actions to happen outside your BPM system?

Let's say that your company uses a specific software for structural functions, like Sales Force or Slack, and want it to remain this way. Or even if some department has its own system or wants to test a new feature. Then what to do?

This is an easy puzzle to solve, if you have the right tools. That is why application integration is a major key to any good BPM platform and the true responsible for a fully-automated business experience.

To simplify

App Integration is the capability of systems to share tasks and data effortlessly.

Types of integrations

Built-in Integrations

Smart BPM systems are already designed with some default integrations in mind, mostly because of the increasing demand for software integration and the rising popularity of cloud applications.

That is a good thing, but even if these options can save some of the trouble they are usually limited to only the most obvious integrations needs, and not a specific day-to-day operation.

Application Programming Interface (APIs)

When implementing a BPM automation platform in your company it is possible to encounter some applications and systems that originally aren’t able to connect with each other.

API is a method used by programmers to code their way to integration, allowing platforms to share and access data, functions, or features between them.

Although this technique is almost older than software development itself, it remains relevant for the market, mainly because many enterprises still rely heavily on legacy software that can only be integrated through APIs.

Integration hubs and platforms

As you read this sentence, there are hundreds of new applications being introduced to the public, each one with specific features and solutions. It is impossible for providers to track all the latest apps and add integrations to every single one of them.

So, as a market attempt to keep up with the fast pace of software development, the cloud-based integration platforms gained the spotlight, with Zapier leading the way.

This solution enables users to create a connection between two or more software platforms and automate tasks through the integration that follows.

And the best part: no code required

The platform

We believe that besides reducing costs and improving productivity, to have the freedom to operate and create your business process exactly the way you want is one of the greatest solutions we can offer.

That is why brings Zapier integrations as one of its main features but also allows your company to integrate any of your pre-existing applications or future API.

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