Top Four Trends in the Enterprise Application Integration Market

Businesses worldwide depend on technology and software integration solutions to sustain business operations and drive revenue growth.

As such, one of the key responsibilities of every CIO is to provide an integrated IT infrastructure that is agile, resilient, and secure while keeping a close eye on costs.

This is where enterprise application integration (EAI) comes in. EAI works as middleware to integrate business software such as SCM applications, ERP systems, HRM systems, BI systems, and CRM systems without data structure changes. Tt enables rapid integration of different systems, services, processes, devices, and information to enhance business performance. The widespread use of packaged applications, technologies, and platforms among enterprises is likely to drive market growth, at a CAGR of 10.28% from 2014-2019.

Increased Need for System Integration

System integration simplifies how enterprises access and use different kinds of information. It helps improve the quality and enhance the efficiency of a service while reducing long-term costs. It also makes business information systems more flexible, enhances productivity, and eases access to information. In addition, it helps mitigate the organization’s most complex data integration and information exchange challenges.

Demand for Specialist System Integrators

System integration personnel focus on solution design and implementation with the primary focus being on interoperability.

System integration services include a range of services that are focused on precise areas of technology. For instance, the mobile application is one such application that traditional system integrators, with a broad spectrum of services, struggle to implement successfully. This demands specialist system integrators and therefore offers opportunities for a highly skilled workforce, propelling the market growth.

Adoption of BYOD Policy

These days, enterprises are encouraging employees to bring their own mobile devices to perform basic business functions. These devices are linked to a cloud server that allows data accessibility anytime using a security code. BYOD policies provide benefits like increased productivity, employee satisfaction, and cost savings, and decreased employee mobility and infrastructure costs. In addition, BYOD is driving cloud adoption in organizations as it provides flexibility and ensures agility and data security.

Integration of IT Products and Services Procured from Multiple Suppliers

The current complex business environment has forced organizations to continually evolve and adapt to new IT infrastructure. This means that IT products and services are being sourced from a large pool of IT vendors.

System integration services have evolved over time to meet emerging organizational requirements, and a wide array of system integration services are now being offered to unite various IT products and services used by enterprises. This has not only increased the demand for the products’ capabilities, but also increased the expectations of organizations from their system integration partners.