IPaaS is primarily a different way to deploy integration across varied types of applications, from on premise to cloud. It allows companies to integrate relative to their need, without heavy hardware or software up-front investment, which would reduce the ROI of SaaS initiatives. Realizing the most suitable uses for iPaaS is crucial to choosing the right iPaaS provider.
Reducing costs shouldn’t be all important
Interestingly, while it is possible to reduce integration costs, this should not be the primary goal of iPaaS initiatives. This aligns with the often-heard recommendation that a SaaS initiative does not mean attempting to shift legacy applications to the cloud.
Yes, moving to the cloud can allow for the reduction of some costs, but that is not always true, and it is not the major benefit. When choosing an iPaaS provider, it’s important to consider how your existing integration platform will work with your iPaaS. Again, it is not likely that you will move key legacy applications to the cloud due to the high costs associated with the migration. Therefore, there is an added importance of the structure of the subscription proposed by your iPaaS provider, which must be simple and relative to your usage of integration.
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