ESB for SMEs
An ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) is sometimes considered as an integration solution mainly intended for government agencies or large private companies with a public function. This may have been the case in the past because of the considerable investment that an ESB required from organizations. For SMEs that were looking for a form of integration, it was therefore less interesting and profitable to consider this solution. Nowadays, the ESB architecture is mature, many links between different systems already exist and the costs have fallen sharply. This development is good news, because an ESB is now financially within reach for small and medium-sized companies. It also offers a great solution to the growing digitization and the demand for automation to counter various digital issues for SMEs. SMEs from various sectors often work with multiple internal and external systems that do not simply exchange data with each other. External parties, such as suppliers, in turn work with their own systems. In order to work as efficiently as possible, companies also want to connect, for example, with a supplier’s stock system. Or for example a webshop that works with ‘drop shipment’ and is highly dependent on current stocks from suppliers.
Modern companies that operate from both the office and home usually work with different digital business processes. Various systems, local and external, ensure that these processes run smoothly. Think, for example, of an accounting package, stock management or (E-)invoicing system. A great development, this rapid growing digitization, because companies are eager to work paperless and save time and costs. Certainly when an organization is growing, the demand for digitization of different kind of processes will increase sharply. Not only for efficiency, but also to not fall behind competitors. Unfortunately, the growing demand for digitization also brings problems to life. The software systems often work excellently individually, but the communication between the systems is a sore point. Each system speaks its own language and cannot be easily linked with other systems. In order to work as efficiently as possible, we do want to connect these systems with each other, flawlessly. Not in the least because of the enormous time and cost savings that this will ensure. Manually transferring data from one system to another is a time consuming, expensive process. And also quite vulnerable to erros. We therefore want to automate these actions, and that is exactly where an ESB comes into place.
Automate with an ESB for SMEs
Automation with an ESB is by far the best method to allow these different systems to communicate with each other. This integration technique acts as a kind of power strip to which we connect all those different systems, so that communication runs smoothly and safely. An ESB combines data from different systems and transports it to all desired systems. If necessary, a translation is made en route.
Which systems exactly an ESB connects differs per company. Adding additional systems at a later stage poses no problem. An ESB is extremely flexible and lends itself perfectly to adding new systems. A power strip without a fixed number of connection points, but one that simply grows with your company.
ESB Easy bus: user-friendly and transparant
No company is the same and that also applies to the way in which an ESB is being deployed. At iTrajectum, we understand better than anyone that complex ESB software must be accessible and easy to use for the people who work with it. Based on this need, we have developed our own ESB: Easy bus. Just like comparable ESBs, Easy bus connects all your software systems, but is also unique in a number of areas. One of the special aspects of the ESB that we offer is the possibility as a company to keep full control of all business processes that an ESB controls. This is possible thanks to the very user-friendly development and management environment. After a short implementation period, most of the work is done from our side and you can get started yourself. Follow one of the courses that iTrajectum offers and Easy bus has few secrets anymore. With this new knowledge, your company can easily link new systems in the development environment and you can closely monitor all processes in the extensive management environment. Taking matters into your own hands not only saves on development and management costs, but also gives your company the opportunity to respond immediately to changes. Do you, as a company, only want to focus on your core business? Then it is also possible that iTrajectum takes the development and management off your hands.
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Almost all systems can be connected to an ESB for SMEs. Some examples:
– Invoicing (also E-invoicing);
– Accounting packages;
– Cloud services;
– Office365: integration SharePoint and OneDrive for Business;
– Azure Cloud;
– Order system;
– Webshop CMS, such as Magento 2; ERP, MES, PLM, CAD and Power-BI systems;
– External party systems, for example a supplier’s inventory system;
– Databases, web services (cloud) and much more.
Curious about the possibilities of the versatile ESB from iTrajectum: ‘Easy bus’? View the other information on our website or request information without obligation.
Read more about system integration using an ESB in our white paper
Evolution of integration from the beginning to the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
“After we added the Enterprise Service bus (Easy bus) to our IT landscape, the information flow runs much smoother and our systems work together perfectly. Consequently, it has reduced manual operations by more than 40%.”
Curious about what Easy bus can do for your organization?
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