Test Agility. Accelerators. Disruption. Prototypes. The language of business today sums up the pressures on organisations to deliver innovation at hyper speed. One business leader put it to us that in 2019, his outlook was ‘positive …but not confident’. Volatility is therefore the name of the game. And yet the size of the prize is huge for those businesses which can offer superlative, joined up experiences, that don’t make their customers work hard, but on the contrary, make their lives easier and more fulfilled.
Which is why we’re in the Integration business. Cluster Reply relishes the opportunity to make our Clients’ end customers’ lives easier, and we are hugely excited by the advances that a Cloud-based approach to integration can bring.
Gone are the days when a single ‘white knight’ integration product was all that was needed to ferry data from one application to another, to drive a seamless end user experience. Today, a more flexible approach is required, one that truly turbocharges innovation in a business, and where time invested in integration is best served meeting opportunities, as opposed to working out how to bend the needs of the business towards the integration product.
We have learned to master Microsoft Azure’s Cloud integration suite of services, to rearrange them in endless combinations like Lego bricks to meet the needs of a modern business’s micro services and enterprise needs.
The real secret sauce, however, is to approach such Cloud-based integration with Patterns, Architecture and Governance in mind. We are therefore always 100% focused on the needs of our Clients’ end users first and foremost, developing Patterns of data flows and integration that can race across the most complex Architectural estates in a way that is compliant even in the most Governance-sensitive organisations. By taking this approach, we can get a Cloud-based integration solution live in a matter of weeks; crucially the integration blueprint we build will not fall foul of bugs or regulation when the solution is scaled.
We call our integration solution QuickConnect; this is where Azure’s integration products and tools, and our proprietary Patterns, Architecture and Governance programme, meet bang in the middle.
We have used QuickConnect to successfully save millions for NHS Property Services, and we are in the middle of rolling it out for another FTSE 250 Property Services Group.
If you’re frustrated by how slow your integration solutions are working to support the new, bold, disruptive ideas that your organisation demands you launch, please do get in touch. The future for a better integration solution that turbocharges your customers’ experience is very real and is here right now.