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IBM Partners With Cloud Elements to Expand SaaS Connectivity in App Connect

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IBM Partners With Cloud Elements to Expand SaaS Connectivity in App Connect

Cloud Elements is partnering with IBM to deliver new connectors in App Connect, IBM’s cloud integration platform using a no-code configuration to automate tasks.

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Today we are proud to announce a strategic partnership with IBM, one of the largest global technology and innovation companies. Through this partnership, a series of new connectors will be delivered and made available in the App Connect, IBM’s premier cloud integration platform.

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The partnership will extend the reach of the IBM’s App Connect catalog with dozens of new connectors to the leading cloud applications IBM’s customers already use to be successful in their roles. IBM’s users can then leverage these applications within the sophisticated App Connect interface to automate tasks and get notifications, sync data, and track outcomes rather than manually performing high-touch, repetitive integration tasks.

What is IBM App Connect?

IBM’s leading cloud integration platform, it was built for business users to quickly connect apps, using a ‘no-code’ configuration, to automate tasks and boost productivity. In App Connect, IBM is revolutionizing how simple it is for anyone to connect their applications, even without IT skills.

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Which Connectors are Available?

There are currently 84 applications live in App Connect, ranging from a number of different cloud service categories such as CRM, File Sharing, Finance, HR, Marketing, and Project Management. The available applications include popular cloud services like Asana, Box, Coupa, Intuit QuickBooks, Marketo, SugarCRM, Trello, Workday, and ZohoCRM. You can find the full list of available applications here

app connect apps-01-3.pngWhy Cloud Elements?

“We chose Cloud Elements because of their novel canonical data and object model which normalizes connectivity to cloud applications,” said Tony Curcio, Director of Application Integration at IBM. “This approach helps accelerate IBM’s time to market for these new connectors in IBM App Connect. In working with Cloud Elements, we look forward to a significant reduction in the development time, cost, and maintenance for our platform.”

Element Builder, our integration tool that extends the capabilities of Elements or build new Elements from scratch, has been enhanced to tightly integrate with the IBM App Connect environment. This capability significantly decreases IBM’s time to market for Third Party Cloud Services, and removes maintenance concerns as we automate the maintenance, monitoring, and version control of these connectors.

"Our partnership with IBM is furthering Cloud Elements’ vision of automating the distribution of Elements [connectors] across leading integration platforms. Together we are reaching and connecting as many cloud applications as possible," said Cloud Elements CEO and Co-Founder Mark Geene. “IBM and our other partners will benefit from our rapidly expanding catalog and the updates we make to normalize APIs from various sources into easy-to-use API Hubs.”

Want to check out IBM App Connect for yourself? Click here to for more information and learn how you can get started.

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