Enterprise systems integrate a number of different applications, protocols and formats. In doing so, an enterprise system allows companies to integrate business processes, such as sales, deliveries and accounts receivable, by sharing information across business functions and employee hierarchies. Here are some key elements:
These interfaces are responsible for the process of data transfer between different systems. This enables companies to share data with third-party developers and other partners.
This allows for individual applications to work collaboratively, even though they’re each designed for a specific purpose. This simplifies the process of sharing data and combining workflows. Application integration also allows cloud-based enterprise systems (such as CRMs and ERPs) to interact without requiring major changes.
Messaging within cloud and on-premises systems helps improve performance within these IT environments. It must cross network boundaries to provide reliable delivery while maintaining regulatory compliance.
When an application performs an action or change due to the action of a previous application, it results in the publishing of an event. Other applications can detect and process this event publication, which results in firing of reciprocal actions or ignoring the event entirely.