Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications have arrived to dominate technology companies.
There is a wide variety of SaaS integration applications available; it's no wonder that an enterprise uses an average of 300 of them.
To ensure that your team gets the most out of each application, you'll need to integrate it with the rest of your company's technology. Why? We'll give you 3 fundamental reasons below, but let's start with the basics of a SaaS integration.
A SaaS integration involves connecting a SaaS application with another cloud-based application or software through application programming interfaces (APIs). Once connected, the application can freely request and share data with the other application.
With this definition of SaaS integration in mind, here are the main reasons to implement it:
By using SaaS integrations, your team can respond to your tasks more efficiently and centrally. This allows any team member to find data quickly and helps prevent employees from distracting and annoying their colleagues.
When your team doesn't have to manually re-enter data across applications or jump between applications to find specific data, you'll save a lot of time. Thanks to this new time savings, they can perform more critical tasks for the company.
Your employees will work more strategically, have better access to their daily tasks, and work more efficiently and quickly. This will increase the likelihood that they will take actions that leave your customers happier and satisfactory customer service.
Although SaaS integrations have numerous benefits, there are specific challenges that come with integrating your applications;
It can lead to confusion to think that integrating applications into your SaaS will transform your business. To truly change the way your organization operates, you will need to go beyond connecting SaaS applications. True digital transformation involves connecting your data and workflows between your applications, data, and teams.
Integrating new integrations into your enterprise; behind every process is programming work and person-hours. This makes it difficult for many of your employees to build the integrations themselves, and this can cause integration delays that frustrate teams.
Given the technical work involved in connecting the applications, the time to build any integration can easily drag on.
So much for the drawbacks of SaaS integrations, but there are drawbacks, but the benefits are even more significant. At MyLenio, we work with very complete and popular integrations in the market, and we work to introduce new integrations every few years.
In addition, MyLenio will soon offer the possibility of integration through a REST API. We will define endpoints that each tenant will implement in the applications they want to integrate, and Mylenio will manage users and resources.
Our integrations as of today are Jira, Trello, Confluence, Bitbucket, Github, Gitlab, Keeper, Slack, Google Workspace, Microsoft365.
These SaaS application integrations are some of the most used by technology companies; their use is part of the daily work activity of thousands of teams. And their good use facilitates tasks of all kinds.
Below we will introduce some of them;
JIRA: working in agile with multiple cross-functional teams or teams dispersed in different parts of the world is a whole other level of complexity. JIRA is the tool that best adapts to companies and groups that want to work with Agile, whether using Scrum, Kanban, or different methodologies. In addition, JIRA can be adapted to companies that have nothing to do with the world of software development since its process flow also allows it to adapt to different industries and needs.
Trello: is a flexible work management tool with which teams can design plans, collaborate on projects, organize workflows and track progress in a visual, productive, and rewarding way. Trello manages major milestones and daily tasks, from brainstorming to planning to execution, collaborating, and getting the job done.
Confluence: is a digital tool that allows your users to access the knowledge accumulated through the experience of existing human resources in the company; it is, therefore, a collaborative space in which the employees of your organization contribute and organize information, complement the information previously deposited by another user and make comments addressed to the community or another user.
Bitbucket: is a Git-based code hosting and collaboration tool designed for teams. Bitbucket's seamless integrations with Jira and Trello are intended to bring the entire software team together to implement a project. They provide a place where your team can collaborate on code from concept to cloud, build quality code through automated testing, and deploy code with complete security. In addition, one of the main attractions of Bitbucket is that it offers built-in flexibility in terms of VCS support. It also provides unlimited private code repositories for Mercurial and Git.
Github: is a hosting platform owned by Microsoft that offers developers the ability to create code repositories and securely store them in the cloud, using a version control system called Git. It facilitates the organization of projects and allows the collaboration of several developers in real-time. In other words, it will enable us to centralize the repository's content to collaborate with other members of our organization.
Gitlab: is a web service for version control and collaborative software development based on Git. In addition to repository management, the service also offers wiki hosting and a bug tracking system, all published under an open-source license. It is a very secure system, which makes it easy to migrate repositories without manually doing the process.
Slack: is a tool that facilitates collaboration between a whole team to carry out virtually any task. It is widely used in the marketing environment and within companies, as it is an application that can be installed on both PCs and smartphones to connect workers easily.
An environment that allows gathering information and communication between users connected in different rooms and tasks is created and to track the activities and objectives set. It is software designed for workgroups, for the realization of projects, and the pooling of ideas.
But in MyLenio, we work to continue offering more integrations every day so that your company has all its needs covered and continues to grow without limits.
The successive integrations we will offer in MyLenio are Perimeter81, Hubspot, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft Teams, and HelloSign.
MyLenio will offer the possibility of integrating your company's applications through a REST API. We will define endpoints that each tenant will have to implement in the applications they want to integrate, and thus MyLenio will be able to manage users and resources.
If you want your company to have the SaaS applications that will get the most out of your company, try MyLenio and start with the change 🚀 🚀 🚀.