In the application economy, organizations across sectors are looking for simple, efficient and cost-effective integration solutions. Software-based offerings are expected to have out-of-the-box integrations with related domains and products. This makes it quick and simple for companies to leverage third-party software’s functionality in their own offerings. In reality though, software products are often designed to integrate with other internal systems, but not with external organizations’ products.
Normalized Integration Management (NIM) is an API-based approach that makes it possible to seamlessly integrate product lines across a given domain. NIM is based on these philosophies:
1. Code once for reuse by many
Write the product integration once and integrate to multiple technologies
2. Integrate to one and integrate to many
Write the product integration to a domain API and integrate to many domain products
With NIM, you define a single point of integration to a given domain with a standard API. The API layer provides the business rule-driven routing to a product, removing the need to rely on hard-coded logic. This not only drastically reduces development costs, it also improves customer satisfaction through consistent integration across products. Furthermore, NIM can be implemented in practically any technology, using any integration framework. It is an extremely powerful methodology, which is not tied to any one domain.
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