Digibee, an enterprise integration platform as a service (iPaaS) company, published its Digibee 2023 State of Enterprise Integration Report, which provides insights and comparative data from the 2022 research to help quantify the progression of enterprise integration as a business-critical technology.
Digibee’s research was developed in partnership with research firm CensusWide and is based on a survey of more than 1,000 U.S.- and Canada-based CIOs, CTOs, developers and enterprise architects. The fieldwork was carried out between February 7-20.
The Digibee 2023 State of Enterprise Integration Report reflects a widening gap between those organizations already leveraging iPaaS and those that are lagging due to a reliance on outdated integration technology, e.g., in-house, on-premises and legacy systems.
Unable to innovate rapidly, these organizations face challenges including system downtime, expanding IT backlogs and inadequate resourcing.
In the 2022 report, Digibee asked a subset of respondents — those who had not yet implemented integration — if they had a particular integration technology under consideration in their planning. Ninety-four percent responded that they did not.
In contrast, the 2023 results reflect a market that is moving forward quickly in the adoption of enterprise integration, with 71 percent of respondents planning to implement the technology this year.
“Once an enterprise integration strategy is implemented, the company is able to achieve significant and meaningful economic efficiencies across the operation that benefit the business,” said Peter Kreslins, CTO and founder at Digibee. “For example, integrations that enable innovation now take weeks instead of months. Valuable projects languishing in the IT backlog can finally progress. And a good portion of the IT integration budget previously spent on maintenance and training – over 35 percent, is redirected to higher value work.”
In the 2022 survey, 57 percent of enterprises reported “significant, impactful and more than expected” downtime. In 2023 this increased to 79 percent.
While many enterprises are advancing on the execution of their integration strategies, organizations hampered by technology that isn’t cloud-native lack the agility to respond quickly.
It is anticipated that downtime will increase year over year within a shrinking pool of enterprises that must deal with these internal roadblocks.
“Downtime, whether unexpected or planned, continues to cost the enterprise,” said Matt Durham, market strategist at Digibee. “Most organizations – especially those without an integration strategy – are already overextended in terms of resources and time. Disruptions to the business only exacerbate this imbalance, cutting into profitability and negatively impacting the customer experience.”
The report includes additional data points and contextual insights including a stack-ranked list of the top objectives driving integration projects, the amount of time it takes to implement a standard integration, the percentage of IT budget dedicated to integration and more.
For information, download the Digibee 2023 State of Enterprise Integration Report, or view the infographic for the highlights. For more information, visit Digibee.com.