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Managed File Transfer (MFT) and iPaaS: A Complete Solution

A cost-effective strategy to keep your digital transformation channels open, flexible and ready for business, now and in the future.

Evolution of integration from on-premises ESB / SOA architectures to cloud-based integration platforms as a service (iPaaS) makes other API-centric cloud-native services an essential component of an iPaaS-driven integration framework. It is beneficial for the enterprise to select managed file transfer technology built on a modern cloud platform with extensive APIs that can be part of existing integration strategies.

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Key Differences between iPaaS and MFT

When considering an MFT solution for an enterprise integration platform, it’s important to understand the key differences between iPaaS and MFT:

  iPaaS Thru’s MFT
APIs and Connectors Extensive set of APIs and connectors General set of file protocols and APIs
Data Exchange Near real-time or not real-time and synchronous Batch, near real-time or not real-time and synchronous
Payload Size (File size and number of files) Small to medium Unlimited
Persistence (Store files until delivery) No or limited persistence Unlimited persistence
Data Transformation Capability Yes No
Type of Connection Mostly point-to-point connections One flow for hundreds of partners
Guaranteed Delivery Requires special programming Built in, unlimited payloads

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  • 21+ essential features for an MFT solution
  • The differences between EDI and MFT file exchange
  • Three use cases
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