Integration Platform Instead of Custom Software Solutions
We recommend using one of the many integration platforms available on the market. These platforms are specially designed to act as middleware between cloud-based and if required, on-premises systems. They also already meet several of the requirements, such as operating infrastructure, cloud security, monitoring and numerous connectors. Many of our customers are already using integration platforms, and perhaps this is the case for you as well.
The platforms can be operated on-premises by your IT team or a service provider within your IT landscape, or simply "subscribed to" as a cloud service with a subscription model. This is known as an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaas).
I would like to mention Zapier and Microsoft Power Automate are examples of the many iPaas solutions. These are so-called no-code or low-code integration platforms. Their goal is to enable people without deep programming knowledge to create integrations. To do this, they provide graphical interfaces with which workflows can be configured without companies having to write any programming code themselves. These workflows then communicate, for example, with the REST APIs of the two systems that want to exchange data. A workflow can be either regularly scheduled or triggered by an event in one of the systems.
For the Zapier platform, we provide a standard connector to Meisterplan. This connector supports all necessary methods to transfer data to Meisterplan.
Go to Meisterplan Zapier Connector
For other platforms like Microsoft Power Automate, our REST API is available.
These platforms provide graphical components to configure the request that is sent to REST APIs for easy use in workflows.