Does your application landscape look like it did five years ago? Probably not. Your business has evolved, requiring the need for new capabilities. SaaS applications augment or even replace many of your current applications. Customers expect interactions across a variety of channels. The amount of data required for business intelligence and decision-making has exploded in terms of variety and volume. Business processes and results increasingly rely on a partner ecosystem.
The time allowed to implement new initiatives has reduced dramatically. Application rollouts are now measured in months rather than years. New types of devices appear every month.
What Makes for Successful Business Initiatives Now?
More than ever, the ability to integrate applications together and fuel them with real-time information is the foundation of success for business initiatives, such as engaging with customers via an omni-channel strategy and venturing into new business models with an open API. The scope of integration is broader, and one organization often has several application landscapes to manage. Time-to-results needs to be shorter, and the budget is increasingly impacted by the maintenance of the as-is architecture.
Selecting an Integration Platform
Relying on various technologies will prove to be very costly, not only because of the many different skills needed to create automation. When choosing an integration platform, you must take all these challenges into account. Your platform needs to support your existing use cases—but more importantly, it must make you ready for growth and your future needs.
Read The Forrester Wave™: Hybrid² Integration, Q1 2014, and learn what makes TIBCO’s integration platform a leader for “Deep Integration,” “Wide Integration,” and “Cloud Integration.”
TIBCO is the partner that combines the right integration platform with 20 years of integration experience to support your current and future business initiatives.