This blog post was authored by Rodrigo de Carvalho, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure.
Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (eiPaaS), 2018 positions Microsoft as a leader and it reflects Microsoft’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.
Microsoft’s global presence, strong growth, and platform versatility provides customers the confidence to choose Azure as the cloud platform to automate, integrate, and optimize their business processes by connecting on-premises applications, SaaS, data, and to API-enable applications with managed integration services.
Integration Platform-as-a-Service at enterprise-scale
By integrating applications and data with partners, suppliers or customers, organizations optimize trade and information exchange driving business agility. Process automation, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Business-to-Business (B2B) transactions, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), and Application Programing Interface (API) management are all areas in which organizations leverage Azure’s integration capabilities.
With Azure, organizations enhance productivity with business processes automation, SaaS, and on-premises application integration leveraging the most common out-of-the-box connectors for Azure services, Office 365, Dynamics CRM, among others.
“To build the highest quality product causing the least amount of harm.”
– Drew Story, Solution Architect, Patagonia
Also, organizations use Azure to optimize the exchange of electronic messages in business-to-business transactions, even when using different protocols and formats with trade partners such as suppliers or customers.
“When you have and already know Microsoft technology, connecting with Microsoft’s cloud makes things much easier.”
– William Vélez, CIO, Intermex Wire Transfer
In addition, Azure enables organizations to open new channels with customers and deliver faster value by publishing, managing, securing, and analyzing APIs, with a first-rate developer experience, connecting to back-end services anywhere, protecting and optimizing your APIs in a single place.
“It was essential for us to maintain business momentum while we scaled up. We were able to do both by working with the expert Microsoft cloud team in Norway and the mature, flexible, and powerful Azure platform.”
– Thomas Wold Johansen, Chief Technology Officer, Vipps
Learn how a payment mobile app (Vipps), a global outdoor gear and provisions clothing company (Patagonia), and a financial company that enable wire transfers to 17 Latin American countries in the United States (Intermex) use Azure as an integration platform to connect, exchange, and trade more efficiently and in new ways with partners, suppliers, and customers.
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