Integration - or more precise EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) - is a
communication platform for linking IT systems, mostly of business applications.
Business processes are mapped by exchange of messages on IT-level (BPI -
Business Process Integration).
This allows electronic inter-communication with business partners. Messages
(such as contracts, purchase orders or confirmations) are processed
electronically and automatically taken over into their relating systems (such as
inventory management, accounting, ERP systems) or sent from there to the
appropriate partner. Thereby connections are made to partners regardless of
An integration software (EAI system) is an individual portal that automatically
handles the exchange of data.
It enables IT-system integration with
- high flexibility
- easily extendable
- simple modification of work flows of business processes and operations.
Requirements to integration
Integration: User benefits
Integration: Technical benefits