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This Ovum Decision Matrix is a comprehensive evaluation to help enterprise/solution/integration architects, integration competency center/integration center of excellence directors/managers, and line-of-business leaders select an iPaaS solution best suited to their specific requirements.


  • iPaaS continues to expand beyond cloud service integration, and is increasingly being used for hybrid integration scenarios involving a mix of on-premise, SaaS, B2B, and/or mobile application integration. The role of iPaaS in enterprise integration continues to expand, as evidenced by the increase in the average subscription/deal size for relatively mature iPaaS solutions.
  • Agility and not just total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction is a key factor driving a shift toward iPaaS.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed view of the competitive positioning of nine key vendors in the rapidly evolving global iPaaS market.
  • Get an insight into the evolution of iPaaS as a "many-to-one" integration approach and iPaaS solutions that should be considered for cloud and hybrid integration requirements.

Key questions answered

  • Which vendors are strongest in terms of integration capabilities and developer productivity?
  • Which vendors are offering more mature iPaaS solutions with higher scalability and enterprise fit?
  • Which vendors have high scores across technology, execution, and market impact dimensions?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key findings

Vendor solution selection

  • Inclusion criteria
  • Exclusion criteria
  • Ovum ratings

Market and solution analysis

  • What exactly is an iPaaS solution?
  • Global iPaaS market size forecast
  • Emerging iPaaS use cases
  • Ovum Decision Matrix: iPaaS, 2015-2016
  • Market leaders: Dell Boomi, IBM, MuleSoft, and SnapLogic
  • Market challengers: SAP, Scribe Software, Jitterbit, and Cloud Elements
  • Market followers: Flowgear
  • Emerging iPaaS vendors

Market leaders

  • Market leaders: technology
  • Market leaders: execution
  • Market leaders: market impact

Vendor analysis

  • Cloud Elements (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Dell Boomi (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Flowgear (Ovum recommendation: Follower)
  • IBM (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • Jitterbit (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • MuleSoft (Ovum recommendation: Leader)
  • SAP (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • Scribe Software (Ovum recommendation: Challenger)
  • SnapLogic (Ovum recommendation: Leader)


  • Technology assessment
  • Execution assessment
  • Market impact assessment


  • Further reading
  • Author

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