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Scribe Launches Fast Connector Framework to Accelerate Development, Deployment of New ISV Integrations

by Dann Anthony Maurno
Assistant Editor, MSDW

However fast-implementing and cost-effective SaaS apps are, connecting to them is slow and expensive. So observes Scribe Software, the integration platform as a service (iPaaS) provider.

Scribe has unveiled its Fast Connector Framework, a new toolkit for Scribe Online, the company's integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering. The Fast Connector Framework is aimed at enabling software as a service (SaaS) providers to connect to critical business applications quickly and cost effectively, "in days, not weeks," the company promises.

Few companies are completely cloud, finds Scribe; most are hybrid, with for example on-premise ERP with cloud-based CRM or sales automation. Earlier this month Scribe released a report called Connectivity in the Enterprise: The Rise of Cloud and its Integration Challenges. Scribe found that 83 percent of ERP installs are on-premise as are 73 percent of data warehouse and data management; while 30 percent of CRM installs are cloud-based; so are 62 percent of marketing automation and 60 percent of salesforce automation (the leading categories), from such market leaders as Marketo, HubSpot, and Salesforce.

So the demand is there, but fully six in 10 survey respondents were dissatisfied with their ability to sync data between cloud and on-premise systems. Their top challenges; the time to develop a solution (cited by 45 percent) and the solution's cost (36 percent).

The Fast Connector Framework extends the capabilities of Scribe Online's existing Connector Development Kit, providing Scribe Online integration platform as a service (iPaaS) users with an accelerated integration kit designed for modern web applications and Representational State Transfer (RESTful) APIs. Using the framework, SaaS providers in Scribe's SaaS Provider ...

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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).