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How AI is changing the blueprint for data integration
Thu, 31st Aug 2023

Generative AI is changing the blueprint for integration. It's changing the way we think about the economics of a team, velocity, project structure, and delivery models. This technology, when applied to the products and platforms we use every day, has the potential to play a transformative role in organisations.

In many ways, foundation models such as ChatGPT, Claude, and PaLM2 are redefining human-computer interaction. With their remarkable ability to generate contextually relevant and coherent responses, these services have captivated individuals and industries alike, sparking a wave of innovation and transforming the way we engage with technology.

The iPaaS (integration platform as a service) is no exception. The next generation of iPaaS has the potential to shrink complex system integrations from days and weeks to hours and minutes, allowing businesses to innovate faster, reach further and operate more efficiently. The workforce is becoming hybrid intelligence, with the joining of humans and machines.

Adopting AI to Accelerate Progress
In today's hyper-competitive global marketplace, characterised by constant disruption and rapidly evolving customer demands, the ability to act swiftly is a fundamental differentiator. Speed is the ultimate competitive advantage. Organisations must possess the agility to adapt, make informed decisions and respond promptly to changing market dynamics — or risk being left behind.

According to Gartner, investing in the right digital initiatives at the right cost can blunt the negative effects of economic pressures in the short term while building a long-term competitive advantage. Going on the offensive with digital is key to getting ahead – and staying there.

The challenge we see now is that technology is rapidly accelerating. The machine learning (ML) and computational intelligence space are progressing at a rate that would take other fields decades. That rapid pace shows no signs of slowing.

At the same time, many organisations are also dealing with multiple successive generations of technology. The efforts we put in to improve our business processes often create more brittle behaviours around the systems themselves. We're rarely architecting the systems as they are or as they will need to be. And now the discussion in the boardroom has suddenly become, how can we gain a competitive advantage with AI?

Gain a Competitive Advantage with Generative Integration Powered by AI
Generative integration is an emerging software integration solution category that leverages generative AI solutions allow users to turn intentions into integrations faster. By unearthing these hidden connections, organisations gain a competitive edge, fuelling innovation and driving transformative change. As generative integration continues to evolve, it's clear that it's not just about simplifying the integration process – it's about paving the way for a future where data-driven decisions are made with unparalleled clarity and confidence.

SnapLogic recently released SnapGPT, the world's first generative integration solution. Companies have been using AI for years to help crunch large amounts of data to produce insights for their businesses. SnapGPT takes this a step further by automating the creation and ongoing curation of data and process flows, allowing businesses to quickly pivot their digital business strategy and operations to respond to rapid changes, especially in times of turbulence and emergent opportunity.

3 Ways SnapGPT is Changing the Integration Game
SnapGPT streamlines workflows, reduces manual intervention, and enhances development efficiency on an unparalleled scale. And since all communication is encrypted, the highest level of privacy and security is ensured.

SnapGPT catalyses business decision-making by:

1. Finally, Democratising Integration: SnapGPT empowers employees with any job title or technical skill level to easily and quickly create workflows and data pipelines via natural language prompts in nearly 100 different languages, further providing employees the ability to direct SnapGPT in their own voice to be a more effective copilot.

2. Delivering Faster Time to Value: SnapGPT auto-generates sample data for testing and comprehensive documentation for each integration, allowing employees to validate new business workflows and put them into production at a speed never thought possible. Users can also generate workflow and pipeline descriptions which significantly reduce integration maintenance costs.

3. Reducing IT Integration Workloads: SnapGPT acts as a tireless, intelligent copilot, providing contextual suggestions and real-time guidance throughout the integration process, boosting confidence and providing self-service to users of all experience levels while eliminating strain on IT to assist, create, test and monitor integration builds.

Pioneering a New Era of Integration 
Founded in 1889, Barnard College is revered as one of the most selective academic institutions in the nation. The renowned college soon recognised the importance of connecting all of its disparate systems and automating processes while accelerating analytics. This data-driven connectivity would be key to driving modern learning experiences and thriving in a digital-first landscape while keeping pace with today's student expectations.

Nancy Mustachio, Director of Enterprise Applications at Barnard College | Columbia University, has been instrumental in leading the college's transformation to a smarter, more digitally connected future. She recently embraced the opportunity to leverage SnapGPT and is excited to be at the forefront of this pioneering technology.

"We are starting to see the initial benefits of Generative Integration. It's early days, but we can already see its potential to increase team efficiency," Mustachio says. "Our team of developers has used SnapGPT to create and test integration workflows in under an hour, compared to days. I foresee SnapGPT will continue to advance and be able to handle more complex integrations. We're excited to be at the forefront."

Unlocking the Future of Business with Generative AI
As we stand on the precipice of an AI-powered future, organisations must engage in a journey of collaboration and education. Cultivating a culture of curiosity, where employees feel empowered to explore and experiment with generative integration, is paramount. Our recent research demonstrates that employees are excited by this new technology, with nearly two-thirds liking the idea of using AI in their current role. They believe AI has the potential to save them time (54%), increase productivity (46%) and reduce risk and errors in their work (37%).

The opportunity is there. And the path forward is clear: generative integration holds the key to unlocking unprecedented agility, innovation and insights. The synergy between human acumen and AI prowess is poised to reverberate across all facets of business, establishing a fresh benchmark of connectivity that transcends conventional boundaries. And it's all happening in a 'snap'. Is your organisation ready?