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An Introduction to GLU.Ware


GLU.Ware is a No Code, Industry Agnostic, Enterprise Integration Platform. It brings systems together to create value faster, cutting cost by simplifying, and accelerating innovation projects. Integration is the catalyst of Innovation – GLU.Ware enables ‘Innovation at Speed’. It empowers Enterprises with an ability to innovate and to be more digitally agile than the competition.

Why ‘Innovation at Speed’?

Integration is the catalyst of Innovation. Traditional approaches to Integration are complex, slow and expensive. This is a reality facing businesses across geographies and industries. To continuously innovate, companies are compelled to bring an increasing combination of disparate systems and data sources together quickly and securely. Achieving this with legacy integration methodologies causes unnecessary business distraction, downtime, expense, erosion of competitive position, and risk. To address these challenges, companies need to establish an agile approach to innovation and a flexible and scalable integration architecture so they are able to integrate anything, anywhere, at any time. Central to companies being able to survive and harness this technology onslaught is to implement an agile Integration Framework within their architecture that enables Innovation at Speed.

Integration in the context of digital business systems is the process of combining two or more systems to create new business value propositions. Integrated systems (‘ecosystems’) enable information to be shared between the various connected systems. This exchange of data enables connected systems, applications and datasets to interact in a myriad of different ways enabling a limitless number of different Use Cases. These Use Cases can target the delivery of value to end Customers, to business partners, to internal staff, and to any stakeholder that is connected to the ecosystem.

Speed to Market

GLU.Ware’s ‘Configuration over Code’ design underpins are objective of at least halving the time to market of traditional system integrations. Providing the Initiating and Receiving System APIs are in place and the Use Cases to be implemented are well defined, the actual configuration of an integration for example for a DTSV bill payment between a USSD channel, the core Huawei MM system and the DSTV system can comfortably be completed within a 2 week window. A testable integration of this nature is producible within days rather than weeks. It is worth noting how impact of the ‘Configuration over Code’ principle of GLU.Ware enables such time efficiency. The diagram below represents the traditional V-model of testing or system development.

GLU V-Model

With GLU.Ware, Systems Analysts upon completion of the System Specification are able to immediately commence with configuration of the integration component. This configuration can commence incrementally even before the full System Specification is completed (as a result enabling a test driven design capability too). A simple test configuration could take as little as 1 hour to complete such that the QA team can commence testing within the same day. While that incremental testing is taking place the Analyst can build out further configurations, incorporate fixes to failed tests from the QA team and then produce another build to be tested. This tight coupling between the System Analyst and the QA team provides as highly efficient, rapid turn-around iterative mechanism that results in the productionisation of an integration much faster than previously possible. Importantly too the ‘expensive pointy bit’ of the V-Model where software developers would normally be involved is truncated, thus also radically cutting the cost of integrations using GLU.Ware.


With GLU.Ware clients can regain control and ownership of the Intellectual Property (IP) residing in their integration layer. Being NO CODE makes GLU.Ware accessible for rapid adoption and proficiency by non-developers such as Systems Analysts. New users are able to configure and build their first integration components within hours – GLU.Ware is intuitive, and quick to learn. The configuration is ‘human readable’ meaning the business / product owners can engage in the orchestration logic enabling true Agile team collaboration. Business stakeholders can now play a role in the quality assurance and optimisation of the orchestration logic. Client Configuration Analysts are able to service and maintain the integration, cutting time and cost from all IT projects.

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