With System Integration, we’re building something to connect our shiny new solution with the other digital products within your business.
This means that a large part of system integration work revolves around our Develop team understanding the systems they’re integrating with, and then creating a piece of glueing code compatible with our solution.
Glueing code, also known as middleware in some cases, essentially works as a translator, turning the outputs from your systems into something our solution can read and vice versa.
When System Integration is done correctly, it forms a seamless flow of data between all of your systems and our solutions.
System integration is a way of ensuring that your new mobile app sits nicely alongside the rest of your digital estate – whether that’s websites, content management, purchasing, inventory, ordering or any other business-critical systems.
Many of these systems will have been built or deployed before the mobile app was even thought of – and as a result, are not capable of scaling up to handle communication with potentially 10,000s or even 100,000s of individual clients.
System integration may involve making lots of disparate systems work together effectively. At its simplest, it’s a case of linking different APIs together, allowing data to flow from one system to the next. It could involve breaking apart large monolithic systems though, to make smaller, more specialised services that can then communicate with each other and a mobile app or website.
Another task which frequently comes under the system integration banner is making sure that the security and resilience of the new system are sufficient to both the loads and potential threats that it’s likely to encounter.
The key to successful System Integration delivery is an awareness of the value the system can bring to the overall development effort.
Reducing complexity in the client application removes duplication of business logic and lessens the maintenance costs. Caching at the edge reduces bottlenecks on older components and keeps business-critical systems online.
Our backend development teams cover a broad range of technologies, and demonstrate an aptitude for dealing with incumbent systems across various business sectors.