Highlights from MuleSoft’s CONNECT: NOW

Highlights from MuleSoft's CONNECT: NOW

MuleSoft‘s recent CONNECT: NOW global integration conference – held on October 13, 2020 – helped attendees to discover how to unlock data and unleash innovation with API-led connectivity — charting a clear path to achieving digital transformation with speed and scale.

Members of the Ad Victoriam MuleSoft® Consulting Team attended the virtual conference and chose a few session highlights to share.

Session: Streamline and Scale Lending with API-led Integration

This breakout session provided a good understanding of how lending companies have addressed the need to deliver products and services with the use of a digital platform.

API-led connectivity plays a big part in lending-type MuleSoft applications, as this helps to define or refactor current business processes to help improve the overall end to end customer experience.

During the session, Truist Bank CIO, Ken Meyer, talked about how adopting MuleSoft is not just a technology effort, it requires the business to define all the requirements for the APIs that can then be implemented using MuleSoft.

With the use of APIs and MuleSoft, companies within the lending industry can unlock data from other systems, automate manual business processes, and drive innovation with more speed and agility.

Session: Revolutionize the Patient Journey in Life Sciences Through APIs

This session focused on how in today’s healthcare world patients are seeking virtual engagement.

Due to COVID19 healthcare companies are having to rapidly change and adapt to the growing virtual needs of patients.

The MuleSoft Anypoint platform is helping healthcare providers to quickly combine disparate systems with builder block APIs to drive interoperability. Traditionally, IT teams would not be efficient enough to quickly build out new interrogations.

To support the healthcare industry’s needs, such as those that COVID19 has presented, the API building block approach with MuleSoft allows IT teams to build upon past phases to narrow the development timeline.

Session: Manage Changing Retail Operations with Real-Time Data

The main subject of the presentation was how retail has changed significantly in the last few months due to COVID19.

Kreena Mehta, Lead Software Engineer of Asics Digital showed how they used SAP and MuleSoft to streamline their operations and quickly adjust their supply chain to a more delivery-based model as opposed to the traditional brick and mortar.

MuleSoft made this easy with its API-Led approach because the existing processes did not have to be changed from the top down, just the targeted areas dealing with shipping/receiving.

The digital shopping experience is now the number one priority in the retail space due to more online shopping by consumers.

As a certified MuleSoft Anypoint and Salesforce multi-cloud consulting partner, Ad Victoriam’s integration experts understand the complexities of enterprise integrations, both on-premise and in the cloud. We simplify complex integration scenarios, integrate disparate systems, and provide a scalable architecture that your business can grow with – whether or not you are using Salesforce. So, if you are ready to connect your systems, we’re ready to talk to you today.

 

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Income-Generating API Strategies for Retailers

Income-Generating API Strategies for Retailers

Now more than ever, customers are integrating the retail brands they love into their everyday lives. And they are doing it through mobile, web, social, app, and in-person interactions with retailers.

So, what’s happening behind the scenes in each of these interactions? APIs (application programming interfaces) are… And that’s why it’s increasingly critical for innovative retailers that want to reach customers in new ways to develop and execute successful API strategies.

So, when developing your API strategy, here are several steps retailers should consider:

Build a Single View of the Customer

A common problem with a growing business is that you often outgrow the systems that track your customers. With the limited capacity to upgrade and properly synchronize these sources of customer data, many times you end up with small silos of specific data: customers, orders, loyalty, etc. Retrieving that data into a single view is difficult to achieve with conventional tools that are used by most retail businesses.

MuleSoft® is a top platform that can bring these disparate systems together and present them in a single, 360-degree view. This gives you the insight your business needs to truly know your customers. MuleSoft’s API-led architecture allows systems to be brought together as needed and utilized as one single powerful tool for retailers.

Optimize the Supply Chain

Using MuleSoft to monitor and control your supply chain will allow for powerful insight into your inventories, orders, and products. Real-time information can be provided to customers, sales teams, operations, or whoever needs to know to grow your business. The power of instant information will translate into more efficient use of your inventories. It will also help you avoid the problems associated with traditional product management tools.

Develop Better Data Orchestration for Reporting

In addition to an omnichannel view of your customers, the same tools and APIs that were created to allow for customer insight can be reused to create an accurate and timely data source for your reporting, accounting, or auditing needs. MuleSoft’s reusability means quicker to-market times for your development. That translates into a better bottom line for your IT needs. The power of unlocking your data can take your business to the next level.

Offer Contactless Engagement

As you go about developing your API strategy, double-down on digital commerce. Also, plan on offering your customers the ability to take advantage of contactless engagement (mobile/wearable payments, inside and curbside pickup, tap-and-go card payments).

Nowadays, not only are your customers expecting the ease of a contactless engagement experience with you, it makes them feel safe and secure while completing their transactions.

And beyond offering your customers a convenient, secure method of payment, mobile payments can also help expand your customer base. This ensures your business achieves greater success on its journey to growth.

As a certified MuleSoft consulting partner, Ad Victoriam’s integration experts understand the complexities of enterprise integrations, both on-premise and in the cloud. We simplify complex integration scenarios, integrate disparate systems, and provide a scalable architecture that your retail business can grow with. So, are you ready to get connected? Talk to a certified MuleSoft consultant today!

 

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