Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) is a suite of cloud-native services that enables organizations to perform cloud-native data integration, application and API integration and data management via private, public, hybrid or multi-cloud.
Companies often use iPaaS for exchanging common data between and among a company’s applications, for example, to use the same source data within both ERP and CRM systems.
Data integration is a critical business objective because it delivers greater efficiency and consistency across the organization. Data in silos prevents the organization from achieving critical business insights into the health of the organization. Silos can cost IT a great deal of time in maintaining disparate data sets and in transforming data when data sets need to be merged.