Point-to-Multipoint Integration Explained
It is no secret that having a data integration strategy is a key component to the success of fast-growing brands. While some brands insist on using a basic point-to-point approach, those looking at the larger picture in their growth and broader technology stack say otherwise. Let’s compare point-to-point and point-to-multipoint integration to identify which approach is more sustainable for your business in today’s ecommerce landscape.
For a quick explanation, watch our video on the differences between point-to-point and point-to-multipoint integration here. Keep reading for a more in-depth explanation.
What Is Point to Point Integration?
Simply put, point-to-point integration is an integration connection between two applications with data flowing in one direction. This type of simplistic point-to-point integration can be helpful for Merchants at the beginning of their eCommerce journey. However, there are various point-to-point integration advantages and disadvantages.
As your business begins to add multiple applications and develop a sophisticated strategy, point-to-point integration is simply not enough that result in order and fulfillment issues. Thus, a point-to-point approach is not sustainable or agile as a business grows. Eventually, point-to-point integrations become stressed under heavy growth and fail at inopportune times such as high-volume sales periods like BFCM, the holiday season, and more.
The Benefits Of Point-To-Multipoint
Point-to-Multipoint integration allows for multiple applications and systems to be connected in a bi-directional manner. This allows data to flow throughout the entire technology stack of a business. As your business reaches new heights of success and continues to scale, a point-to-multipoint data integration solution offers true elasticity in your data movements and an ability to ramp up order processing.
VL OMNI offers your business a way to use data beyond the transaction and in more meaningful, unique, and powerful ways. With point-to-multipoint and VL OMNI’s Connectors, your business can move data from your eCommerce platform to your ERP, WMS, 3PL, or any other application your business uses, all in real-time according to your unique business rules. A single data movement to help Merchants maximize their business’ potential.
The Difference between Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Integration
Let our Marketing Director, Jessica Thiele tell you all about the difference between point-to-point integrations and VL OMNI’s Point-to-Multipoint approach. Find out where and where not to use point-to-point integration and how to eliminate the pains of point-to-point integration.