Understanding all aspects of Application Integrators is the first step to assess whether your business needs are being met through this. We have listed below answers to your possible questions regarding integrators.
What is an Application Integrator?
Application integrators integrate an existing software with a new program to enable interaction between the two systems. They synchronize user details taking away the pain of manual intervention of feeding duplicate information on multiple platforms. Nowadays, the usage of application hosted on cloud help businesses bring efficiency and process orientation into the workflows. This needs to be synced with the existing IAM platform for a secured access and to ensure that access protocols are observed. Application Integrators (also known as application connectors) compile the process of bringing data or a function from one application program with another application program. The process is sometimes realized by using middleware. It can either be a packaged product or tailored as per needs.
How is an Application Integrator important for IAM functions?
An Application Integrator brings all data transformation, integration and any other interaction related services. In context of IAM, the interaction between an application and a user is routed through an IAM platform. The routed interaction ensures that identity and access of a user is in line with the company’s access governance policy. It allows for sending messages and continuing work without waiting for a response from the recipient. The technology knows exactly how the message will get to the correct endpoint. The interaction is made by integrating specific pair of components between the application and IAM platform, allowing applications to communicate asynchronously.
What are the benefits of Application integrators?
Streamline workflows by connecting Identity and Access Management (IAM) framework with various applications through Application Integration. When it comes to implementing Identity and Access Governance Solutions and Services, conventional IAG solution software needs to be supported with the right set of connectors. Application integrators are connectors that bring together enterprise IT platforms, databases, directories, business applications and SaaS applications in order to run the IAG/ IAM technology infrastructure smoothly.
What are the capabilities of Application Integrators?
To bring operational convenience in to the system, at any point, there could be a specific number of cloud applications that a business needs. These applications could be HR, Payroll, CRM, Sales, Finance or data management based. Listed below are the benefits of Application integrators:
- Achieving Interoperability: In case of IdM technology, various applications are to interoperate within the purview of Identity and Access governance guidelines. An Application integrator bring together components of the infrastructure that may use different operating systems, data formats, and languages, preventing connection to a standardized interface.
- Collating Information and data flow: An Application Integrator enables multiple (generally two) distributed IT system to be functional while handling and transferring information data between user endpoint, applications and IAM systems. This enforces consistency across the database.
- Protocol Conversion and Routing: Application integrators are able to detect that the messages are in line with current access protocols. It further converts them to the format required by the end user. Routing is also undertaken wherein the IT System to determine the correct end users based on both pre-configured rules.