Definition - What does Application Integration mean?
Application integration, in a general context, is the process of bringing resources from one application to another and often uses middleware.
Techopedia explains Application Integration
Application integration is often a difficult process, especially when integrating existing legacy applications with new applications or Web services. Given the huge area of this subject, you could literally write a book on doing a successful implementation. However some of the basic business requirements include:
- Adequate connectivity between platforms
- Business rules and data transformation logic
- The longevity of business processes
- Flexibility of business processes
- Flexibility of hardware, software, and business goals
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