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Green Irony Revive: A New Offering to Help MuleSoft Customers Experiencing Failed Deployments & Flawed Integration Architectures

Green Irony has launched Revive – an offering tailored to help MuleSoft customers whose business objectives have been derailed by failed deployments and flawed integration architectures. This launch is a response to significant market feedback.

“Unfortunately, we’re seeing a large install base of MuleSoft customers where low-cost partners did not set them up for success. This is highly disappointing to us since we’ve always seen MuleSoft as a strategic platform that lets customers invest in solving digital transformation’s top technology problem: scalable systems integration. The approach of throwing under-skilled labor at a platform like MuleSoft without a foundation is counter-productive, and many customers have paid the price and missed high-level business goals because of it.”

– Aaron Shook, Founder & CEO of Green Irony 

Aligning with MuleSoft CONNECT 2022’s themes of innovation and driving business outcomes, Revive’s purpose is to rescue customers struggling to thrive and realize the full potential of their MuleSoft investment. The Revive program leverages state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to quickly identify all APIs within an enterprise’s IT environment and diagnose issues to quickly get customers back on track. 

Through the Revive offering, Green Irony’s team evaluates the customer’s existing architecture, utilization of MuleSoft capabilities, development best practices, and upcoming roadmap to maximize the use of Anypoint Platform with architectural patterns that meet business objectives. 

“Anypoint Platform is not a magic wand. Its true power lies in giving companies the ability to design APIs more strategically to align with business goals. By using artificial intelligence, Revive lets us quickly diagnose what went wrong and make recommendations for how we can get back on track. We’re very excited to help this underserved segment of the MuleSoft customer base realize their original visions of scalable, API-led integration fueling greater business agility.”

– Aaron Shook

Revive deliverables include a distillation of Green Irony’s findings through a platform assessment and an in-depth implementation plan that includes budget, resourcing, and timelines required to meet business objectives.

To learn more about Green Irony’s expertise, Revive, and other service offerings, visit greenirony.com.

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MuleSoft

How MuleSoft Creates a Composable Enterprise as an Extension of Your Core Business Applications

Staying neck-deep in integrations is not sustainable. A recent MuleSoft Connectivity Benchmark Report found that 98% of businesses are currently using APIs, yet 88% said that integration challenges are hindering their digital transformation efforts

With different approaches to tackling the challenges of modern-day integration scenarios, we’ve updated our popular whitepaper, The Value of MuleSoft Anypoint Platform, and added a new comparison case study: Adapt vs. Adopt: How MuleSoft Creates a Composable Enterprise as an Extension of Your Core Business Applications.

Adapt vs. Adopt: The Value MuleSoft Anypoint Platform whitepaper provides a perspective on build vs. buy from a lifetime of engineering experience into integration and middleware challenges that enterprises face today. The new case study provides even more depth into the value of investing in MuleSoft Anypoint Platform showcasing data that breaks down the total cost of ownership and impact on project velocity of adopting MuleSoft Anypoint Platform vs. adapting an existing API infrastructure.

Adapt vs. Adopt: A Comparison Case Study

It compares the journey of how two businesses, with identical requirements, addressed their integration challenges and the impact on corresponding feature rollouts. 

The comparison of the two approaches reveals how using MuleSoft resulted in:

    • 54% cost savings in the initial stages of API platform initiatives 
    • 32% cost savings for developing and deploying new APIs

Full Content Breakdown of the Whitepaper

    • Introduction
      • Why You Should Care About Integration
      • Green Irony Engineering & the Evolution of Integration
    • The Technical Landscape
      • The Dollars & Cents of Integration
      • Current Techniques & Challenges
      • Microservices, APIs & the Application Network
      • Project vs. Product & the Full Software Development Lifecycle
    • Bring Your Own Mule: Why Can’t I Just Build It Myself?
      • Reinventing the Mule
      • Advantages of Buying the Mule
      • Agility & Ability to Address Business Needs
      • The MuleSoft Approach
    • Staff & Expertise Needed to Execute
      • Skills Acquisition
      • Separation of Duties 
    • Total Cost of Ownership
    • An Adapt vs. Adopt Case Study: How MuleSoft Creates a Composable Enterprise as an Extension of Your Core Business Applications

Download this whitepaper to learn the benefits of leveraging MuleSoft AnyPoint Platform to manage the entire API lifecycle and extend your API infrastructure across your enterprise.

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MuleSoft

Solving the Most Critical Data Problem for Insurance Carriers

In our webinar, Solving the Most Critical Data Problem for Insurance Carriers, our CEO & Founder, Aaron Shook, and Director of Strategic Services, Ron Reed, review the data interactions required to estimate risk, the pitfalls of a standard approach to calculating policy risk, and the strategic solution to keep your business profitable and competitive within the marketplace.

As carriers continue to pursue their digital transformation, addressing this problem is foundational to the success of those critical investments. Here’s a high-level overview of the scenario and the importance to long-term profitability. 

The Legacy Approach to Accessing Third-Party Data is No Longer Viable

For most carriers, the policy management system is the center of their universe where all third-party data is plugged directly in via point-to-point integrations. However, this legacy integration approach for connecting data from vendors like CoreLogic, TigerRisk, and more directly into your policy management system is not scalable. 

According to Aite-Novarica, more than 75 data providers serve insurers and that list continues to grow. Yes, you heard that right— 75. 

What are some hidden business costs of the standard approach?

      • Drastically increased project timelines and risk to enhance, modify, and/or swap third-party data services
      • Larger underwriting labor cost
      • Decreased agent satisfaction
      • Increased outage times
      • Higher total cost of ownership

Why make it more challenging and take longer to swap third-party data providers? Without the ability to quickly and seamlessly access the best data to power your risk calculation, the profitability of each policy is at risk. 

How to Maximize Profitability: API-Led Integration Strategy

Operational support and flexibility are the core to any successful IT organization. So what’s the solution to help your insurance business maximize profitability and competitiveness in the marketplace? An API-led integration strategy.

By leveraging an API-led strategy:

      • Underwriting can have a more trusted relationship with IT to enable new risk model capabilities with integrations that are faster and less risk to your business
      • You control the access to third-party and internal data
      • You have the ability to scale and consolidate your risk capabilities as you add new products and offerings- enabling the utmost flexibility in all areas of your business

Solving the Most Critical Data Problem for Insurance Carriers

Your third-party data and its application must not be locked into your policy management system. Risk assessment requires data and the ability to take control of that data as new providers become available and customers demand more personalized experiences. Our on-demand webinar, Solving the Most Critical Data Problem for Insurance Carriers, dives into the challenges of this scenario , and how an API-led data integration strategy can help. If you have questions or want to discuss your integration challenges, contact us today.

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MuleSoft Salesforce

The Best PaaS Combination for Rapid Delivery of Business Applications

Many people still view Salesforce as a CRM platform with a suite of product clouds and feature-sets to support vertical and role-specific needs. While that’s not incorrect, we view Salesforce and the capabilities of the platform differently.

Salesforce is the best PaaS for the rapid delivery of business applications and is a one-stop-shop for a three-tiered architecture strategy. It’s a thriving ecosystem of purpose-built applications from both Salesforce and independent partners that allow you to “bolt-on” additional functionality rapidly, allowing you to quickly pivot business goals and outmaneuver the competition.

Salesforce Fueled with MuleSoft

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform and its API-led approach to integration provide the tools for organizations to seamlessly connect internal and external systems and user experiences by composing APIs as building blocks. By allowing MuleSoft to do the heavy lifting on integrations, IT teams can shift their focus from spending considerable time building and maintaining integrations to innovation and building applications that will advance their business. MuleSoft makes the perfect Business Tier to marry with the Salesforce Presentation Tier in a 3-tiered architecture. 

Outdated Perception of Low-Code Technology Platforms

Too often technical leaders have an outdated perception that low-code technology platforms are not flexible enough to meet the complex needs of an enterprise IT environment. There was a time when we had that perception as well. And boy were we wrong. That’s why we produced the eBook Salesforce Fueled by MuleSoft: How to Build Automated Workflows & Create a Composable Business. We wanted to help present the capabilities of the two platforms through a common insurance scenario that most industries can relate to.  

Salesforce Fueled by MuleSoft: How to Build Automated Workflows & Create a Composable Business

Salesforce Fueled by MuleSoft: How to Build Automated Workflows & Create a Composable Businessfollows Clark Piggins on his path to discovering the transformational capabilities delivered by using Salesforce and MuleSoft together as part of an enterprise architecture strategy.

Readers of the ebook will gain a better understanding of: 

    • How the Salesforce Lightning Platform maps directly to 3-tiered architectural model concepts and accelerates time-to-market
    • How MuleSoft’s 3-tiered API-led connectivity architecture allows engineering teams to eliminate most of the grunt work
    • The logic of: 
        • Services APIs
        • Process APIs
        • Experience APIs
    • And how they interact within an Application Network
    • How MuleSoft fuels the Business Tier to marry with the Salesforce Presentation Tier in a 3-tiered architecture.

If you want to gain a better understanding of how to maximize the capabilities of Salesforce within your enterprise and how MuleSoft can fuel that objective, read this eBook. Then let us know how we can help you build your system of user engagement.