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  • How To Guide: Determine Which Integrations to Build

    How To Guide: Determine Which Integrations to Build

    Now that you have your dream team in place and have identified or even built your first integration, you are probably wondering, "what should we build next?" With thousands of SaaS...

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  • Making Integration a Feature, Not a Pain [PODCAST]

    Making Integration a Feature, Not a Pain [PODCAST]

    Integration sucks. Most organizations are weighed down by legacy integration patterns and platforms that make it difficult to innovate and impossible to scale. But it doesn't need be...

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  • How We Helped SAP Bring External Integration to Market

    How We Helped SAP Bring External Integration to Market

    SAP Cloud Platform, an open platform-as-a-service designed to accelerate digital transformation, partnered with Cloud Elements to expand their external integration offering. With the...

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  • How to Export Platform Execution Data

    How to Export Platform Execution Data

    For security reasons, Cloud Elements only retains customer execution data for 72 hours. This time window generally works for developing and troubleshooting formulas. But what happens...

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  • Continuous Integration, Delivery, Deployment: CI/CD/CD

    Continuous Integration, Delivery, Deployment: CI/CD/CD

    CI/CD. And one more CD for good measure. And no, it’s not another music format. Everyone LOVES doing the same task day in and day out. Right? No? I guess that’s one of the reasons we...

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  • How to Overcome Integration Challenges With Cloud Elements

    How to Overcome Integration Challenges With Cloud Elements

    “Cloud Elements is a developer oriented platform.” As a Solutions Engineer, our team often hears the above statement to describe the Cloud Elements platform. And although that...

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  • What's In Your Connector?

    What's In Your Connector?

    Other integration vendors offer “connectors,”  which are just thin wrappers over an endpoint API spec and don’t offer much more than basic authentication and data mapping....

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  • Read This Before 2019 Planning: How Software Executives Can Crush These Top 3 Priorities

    Read This Before 2019 Planning: How Software Executives Can Crush These Top 3 Priorities

    As 2018 is coming to end, most executive teams across software and enterprise companies are on the hook to begin planning sessions for 2019. Nearly every year, CxOs are asked to do...

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  • Code Your Customer Experience

    Code Your Customer Experience

    From the 10-person SaaS start-up to the global Digital Enterprise, one concept rings true: our customers drive who we are and what we do. Without them, our jobs likely wouldn’t...

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  • What are MicroServices? And Why You'll Love Them

    What are MicroServices? And Why You'll Love Them

    So, you have this awesome app. Everyone loves it. You know it, I know it. It’s just the bee’s knees. Awesome! But now, because you made the COOLEST thing ever, more people are using it....

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  • SAP TechEd Keynote Feature: Cloud Elements Partnership | Video

    SAP TechEd Keynote Feature: Cloud Elements Partnership | Video

    Intelligent Enterprises can achieve a step change in productivity, redefine the end-to-end customer experience and transform workforce engagement. It presents the opportunity of a lifetime.

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  • Don’t Get Stranded on API Data Islands

    Don’t Get Stranded on API Data Islands

    I’ve seen many API specifications, varying across the board from SOAP to REST, with random others in between. While you can typically sum up the components of an API spec into...

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  • 3 Steps to Becoming an API Thought Leader

    3 Steps to Becoming an API Thought Leader

    Do you have what it takes to be an API thought leader? These days everyone is claiming to be a thought leader in something. However, in the API Industry, it takes more than just a bunch...

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  • DoubleDutch Delivers New Integration in Under 1 Month

    DoubleDutch Delivers New Integration in Under 1 Month

    DoubleDutch is a mobile event application for marketers and event organizers to use during conferences to help drive attendee engagement. According to DoubleDutch, the average Fortune...

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  • 6 Ways Integration Improves the Digital Experience for Finance

    6 Ways Integration Improves the Digital Experience for Finance

    Business users are tired of manual CSV uploads, labor-intensive EDI, and costly integration. SMBs typically have one full-time employee that has to chase down vendors to collect...

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  • Creating Productized SAP C4C Integrations with Virtual Data Resources

    Creating Productized SAP C4C Integrations with Virtual Data Resources

    SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer (C4C) is a cloud hosted customer relationship management system that meets international security standards, scales up or down easily, is used in a wide...

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  • Experiments in Integration (Part 1): The Serverless Framework

    Experiments in Integration (Part 1): The Serverless Framework

    As a member of the Cloud Elements Delivery Team, I see a lot of integrations; both those we build ourselves (on behalf of customers), as well as those our customers build. And often,...

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  • The Future of Financial Services: Powered by Integration

    The Future of Financial Services: Powered by Integration

    On the heels of Money2020 and Sibos ~ two of the world’s largest Financial Services conferences ~ we got to thinking. The overwhelming theme in the FSI space is innovation. The...

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  • What You Need to Know Before You Build Your First Integration

    What You Need to Know Before You Build Your First Integration

    At Cloud Elements, we our proud of our culture and our core values are the foundation of our culture. The core value that resonates the most with me is Customers First - which is a big...

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  • Don't Be Afraid of the Integration Iceberg

    Don't Be Afraid of the Integration Iceberg

    The Integration Iceberg. A fitting analogy representing integrations: it's what lurks below the surface that can sink your project and keep you from delivering on time and within...

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