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Strategizing AI-powered middleware system design for Human Resources Data Management

ishita-datta
Deputy Chef I
Deputy Chef I

The growing adoption of iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) solutions in organisations has led to an increased need for efficient and tailored middleware systems to manage the various data types, including various use cases of artificial intelligence and automation. While many iPaaS solutions offer similar core utilities, the differences in configuration options, the availability of connectors, range of features and the ease-of-use can greatly impact their efficacy while handling specific types of data. Most iPaaS solutions try to fit the one-size-fits-all model so that all kinds of data can be manipulated through a single iPaaS medium. Differences in data types poses a limitation to such a model. This paper aims to explore the challenges faced during best practices of the current middleware systems focussing on HR (Human Resources) data, as well as potential AI applications in the design of the iPaaS. The study also highlights the importance of considering factors such as data security, data governance, and user friendliness when selecting an iPaaS solution for HR data management and possible AI-driven strategies.

How does an iPaaS consider everything?

Numerous organizations have started using iPaaS solutions to handle and combine different types of data. However, the needs and requirements vary for every organisation based on a number of factors. Researching and evaluating the different options available is the first step to decide on the iPaaS that best fits the requirement. When evaluating an iPaaS for treating HR data, several metrics can be used to determine its suitability for the task.  

iPaaS solutions have become increasingly popular in organizations trying to manage and integrate different types of data. However, the unique characteristics of HR data and its specific requirements for manipulation and integration require specialized middleware systems for effective management.

HR Data Type Analysis

Human Resource (HR) data comprises of the informational and statistical facts that are collected and maintained by organizations to manage and support their human resources. This data helps assisting in identifying trends, making decisions, and in evaluating the effectiveness of HR policies and practices. There is also a vast and varied scope in HR data management with use cases ranging from automating mundane tasks to improving employee engagement and retention.

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Where do connectors and APIs come in?

Every industry will have specific data is unique in terms of its requirements, security and compliance needs, and use cases. The interaction between the data model and the destination system is where the role of the iPaaS becomes significant. However, this is not just a three-layered communication from source data model to middleware to third-party system. There is an important layer in between them all – the API layer. A number of companies have an upper hand in the iPaaS market if they have well-to-do API relations with other systems. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Trust and compliance play a major role here. The winning team in the end is the one having maximum ownership rights.

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There are a number of factors that are involved and have to considered such as compliance, data security, data governance, GDPR laws and so on. Take a complete look at the paper here, to know more about how to build an ideal iPaaS that covers all grounds and gives to a ready-made architecture template to both build a new iPaaS and also judge the capabilities of an existing iPaaS. 

Read more here : https://www.techrxiv.org/articles/preprint/Strategizing_AI-powered_middleware_system_design_for_Huma...

 

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meghan-legaspi
Community Manager
Community Manager

What a great share; thank you, @ishita-datta! This is a great resource for anyone that wants to dive deeper into HR automations.

Cheers,
Meghan