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Aalto had used many different Open-Source integration platforms in the past and the cost of continuous use was a problem. This was especially evident as a resource challenge for day-to-day operations and management, when even basic maintenance required developer-level expertise.
The aim was to revamp the implementation model of integrations so that one integration solution can meet the business development needs and the gradual replacement of the back-end systems. In addition, integrations of new services implemented with the SaaS model required new solutions such as OpenAPI interfaces. Particular emphasis was placed on centralized management of data flows and their ability to control them themselves.
With HiQ's FRENDS integration platform, Aalto can implement new process automation and application integration solutions faster and more efficiently. FRENDS also enables integration of background systems of different ages and technologies. Process automation has become easier and integration of legacy back-end systems with third parties can be accomplished using modern methods. Especially for Aalto, the ease of process control and day-to-day operations has been a major factor.
Aalto has implemented numerous integrations through the FRENDS integration platform. The new integration platform has also allowed Aalto to manage and control his own integrations. Aalto has implemented FRENDS public interfaces in accordance with the OpenAPI standard as well as traditional data transfers between systems. Process automation at the interface level is also a significant part of Aalto's integrations.
"With FRENDS we are able to operate and understand everything without technical knowledge"
Patrick MaltuschHead of Integration, Aalto University