Beyond iPaaS: Driving Successful Business Transformation
Technology is constantly evolving and growing in complexity. For tech-savvy professionals and the technologically illiterate alike, keeping up with the ever-changing digital landscape and finding the right strategy to manage digital business platforms is no easy feat.
Luckily, this isn’t entirely up to us – technology is learning to manage itself. This need for digital platform integration is where iPaaS comes in. iPaaS rose to prominence in recent years, but considering the speed at which the world is adapting to technology, iPaaS may soon become a service of the past. A new market is on the horizon: tPaaS.
In this blog, we’ll define iPaaS and tPaaS as well as provide reason for your business to adopt such services to transform your business and while maintaining platform integration.
tPaaS: iPaaS Transformed
Though you’ll certainly find information on it if you seek it out, iPaaS isn’t a commonly known term – much less tPaaS. But, once you learn what they are and how they function, it becomes obvious how critical they are in the development of digital business strategies and digital transformation.
iPaaS, short for integration Platform as a Service, brings together the essential platforms and processes that your business uses in one place. In other words, iPaaS standardizes and simplifies the way that you integrate applications into your enterprise. As a result, managers, associates, and interns alike can easily share and access data at any time so long as they are allowed access.
The term “integration” is key here. There are thousands of business platforms to choose from, each of them serving a different purpose. An iPaaS is the glue that holds these separate and otherwise unrelated services together. This forms a sort of pseudo-platform, where your business can access any service they need in one easy-to-access place.
iPaaS has revolutionized the inner workings of businesses across the world. With iPaaS technologies, businesses are able to eliminate manual processes and ensure visibility, speed, and accuracy amongst business operations.
Considering what we now know about iPaaS, the question becomes this: what more could we need?
Introduction to tPaaS: The Future of Digital Business Transformation
Before diving into tPaaS, it’s important to understand what business transformation is and why it’s important.
Though you might be able to guess from its name, business transformation is the process of shifting an enterprise’s systems, processes, technology, or operations across the enterprise itself or a specific unit of that enterprise. This becomes necessary under an array of circumstances.
Perhaps your business is in a field that is constantly changing, like IT and technology, and you believe there is a better way to run your business. Maybe the field you’re working on just encountered a seismic change, and you need to entirely rethink the essence of your business. No matter the scale of change your enterprise experiences, understanding how to best adapt to change is key.
Considering the fast-paced nature of business and knowledge in the modern world, business transformation is crucial for an enterprise in nearly every industry. Because of this, businesses need to know that they have a service to turn to that prioritizes transformation before solidifying the infrastructure, technology, and platforms that serve the business itself.
This is where tPaaS comes in. While an iPaaS provides a business with a hearty and easily-accessible platform integration service, it does not take into account the constantly developing nature of the world around us. According to Betsy Burton, Aragon’s lead analyst and expert on the topic, tPaaS, short for transformation platform as a service, accounts for just that.
Using tPaaS to Transform Your Business Platforms
The tPaaS market consists of a set of providers of cloud services that enable clients to reimagine and transform their business while maintaining platform integration. A tPaaS prioritizes business modeling and the integration of new and emerging technologies into businesses while supporting business strategies and architecture.
Although iPaaS technologies have served businesses well, it does not leave room for the necessary changes that come alongside maintaining a business in the 21st century. Like iPaaS, tPaaS helps businesses integrate their services, but it allows them to do so while also promoting transformation and adaptation. It’s focused on enabling customers to experiment with new business models while enabling the integration of business-driven technology infrastructure.
The emerging tPaaS market is defined by the need for simultaneous integration and transformation. A tPaaS can help your business pursue business transformation by supporting agility while still simplifying and condensing business operations.
If you’re thinking about transforming your business, a tPaaS is for you. Consult with an Aragon Research analyst today to learn how you can adapt to current trends and prepare for this emerging market.