Gartner Research

Integration Software Evaluation Criteria

Published: 25 August 2011

ID: G00215739

Analyst(s): Jess Thompson


Driven by extensive feature overlap in the products they've deployed, large organizations are consolidating the multiple integration offerings. This research serves as a guide for establishing the requirements that enable organizations to select offerings that best meet their integration needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Integration Software Evaluation Criteria
  • Criteria for Mandatory Requirements
    • Company Ownership and History
    • Vendor Response to RFP
    • General/Showstoppers
  • Criteria for Functional Requirements
    • Communications
    • Data Transformation and Integration
    • Orchestration
    • Connectivity
    • Deployment and Provisioning
    • Security
    • Integration Governance
    • Life Cycle Management
    • Administration and Visibility
    • Solutions
  • Nonfunctional Requirements
    • Vendor Characteristics
    • Product Characteristics
    • Costs and Benefits
    • Proof of Concept (Rate the Vendor/Product Combination)

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