Maximise business value with the Kick-start Integration Kit

 

If you have chosen the MuleSoft API-led integration platform as the primary enabler of your digital transformation and are looking to get started, then the Kick-start Integration Kit might be a perfect solution.

 

Kickstart Integration Kit - maximising business value

 

While our Integration Framework was designed to cover the overall system and data landscape, the newly launched Kick-start Integration Kit (KiK) focuses on the selected process. Fast doesn't mean bad - you won't compromise the quality of your deliverables.

 

In 90 days you'll have a solid foundation for your integration initiative, one or more fully automated business processes and a repository of assets to reuse for next projects.

Kickstart Integration Kit - maximising business value

 

What can I achieve in 90 days?

 

The Kick-start Integration Kit (KiK) is a process-based solution based on our unique Integration Framework. It's the safest and most cost-efficient way to validate the MuleSoft API-led integration platform for a challenging business process, create a solid foundation with reusable assets for future projects and demonstrate business value in only 90 days.

  • You get an actionable roadmap with clear outcomes
  • Using our API Effort-Complexity calculator, you know exactly the number of APIs delivered as a part of the project
  • By reusing various standards and our extensive experience, many activities can be completed in just a few days not weeks
  • We offer a flexible and transparent MuleSoft support model

 

MVP Framework

 


 

Delivery approach - the outcomes

Preparation stage - 20 days

Kickstart Kit delivery approach - prepare

During the first 20 days of our engagement, we lay a set of foundations to enable successful implementation, agree on principles and standards and establish an end-state vision.

Your expected outcomes:

> Understand your vision and define the desired end-state.
> Define requirements for initial use cases.
> 50 days of acceleration which we bring from our MuleSoft Knowledge Base to speed up your delivery and enhance quality:

  • API standards and best practice
  • Integration patterns
  • Continuous Integration setup (depends on the existing tools used)
  • Security principles defined
  • Ways of working established
  • A Jumpstart Project Template, RAML Fragments (to define standards), Logging and Auditing components

> Reference architecture & API-led design

Preparation stage - 20 days

During the first 20 days of our engagement, we lay a set of foundations to enable successful implementation, agree on principles and standards and establish an end-state vision.

Your expected outcomes:

> Understand your vision and define the desired end-state.
> Define requirements for initial use cases.
> 50 days of acceleration which we bring from our MuleSoft Knowledge Base to speed up your delivery and enhance quality:

  • API standards and best practice
  • Integration patterns
  • Continuous Integration setup (depends on the existing tools used)
  • Security principles defined
  • Ways of working established
  • A Jumpstart Project Template, RAML Fragments (to define standards), Logging and Auditing components

> Reference architecture & API-led design

Build stage - 60 days

During the 60-day Build stage, we build your API or APIs. You can estimate the number of APIs using our API Effort-Complexity formula. Note that any effort contributed to testing is not included in these 60 days.

Your expected outcomes:

> Shortlist of APIs defined
> Build APIs based on effort and complexity
> Initial API roadmap/Application Network defined
> API Unit tests
> Automated Integration tests.

Kickstart Kit delivery approach - build

Build stage - 60 days

During the 60-day Build stage, we build your API or APIs. You can estimate the number of APIs using our API Effort-Complexity formula. Note that any effort contributed to testing is not included in these 60 days.

Your expected outcomes:

> Shortlist of APIs defined
> Build APIs based on effort and complexity
> Initial API roadmap/Application Network defined
> API Unit tests
> Automated Integration tests.

Post-build stage - 10 days

Kickstart Kit delivery approach - post buld options

At this stage, you have a choice to either release and deploy your APIs into your production environment or continue to develop more APIs. Both options last for 10 days.

Option A: Productionise

> Prepare for production (configuration/connectivity)
> Transition to higher environments (release process)
> Support process defined (1st/2nd/3rd line understood).

 

Option B: Continue to innovate

> Further development of APIs.

 

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Post-build stage - 10 days

At this stage, you have a choice to either release and deploy your APIs into your production environment or continue to develop more APIs. Both options last for 10 days.

Option A: Productionise

> Prepare for production (configuration/connectivity)
> Transition to higher environments (release process)
> Support process defined (1st/2nd/3rd line understood).

 

Option B: Continue to innovate

> Further development of APIs.

 

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How many APIs are included in the 90-day cycle?

 

It's not always easy to estimate the number of APIs that can be delivered in a certain time frame. Our Effort-Complexity calculator is a clear and transparent way to assess how many APIs can be built as a part of the 90-day cycle.

The effort required to develop an API is based on the number of exposed data objects or resources plus the number of their properties (fields). The larger and more complex your entity is the more effort is required to build it.

The complexity factors validation, processing or transformation of the original data required to generate those entities.

For example, if we need to build an API that retrieves and exposes one data object - an insurance claim. Each claim entity has about 15 properties (fields), 10 of which require some validation. To build this API will involve Medium Effort - 10 days and Medium Complexity (x 1.5) - 15 days altogether.

Kickstart Kit delivery approach - effort and complexity

  • Transformation describes processing required to convert information retrieved from the original source (system) into accessible, logical and domain-driven data.
  • Orchestration is a process of integrating two or more applications/services together to automate a process or synchronise data.
  • Business logic is a specific business process that needs building into the integration such as email notifications, error notifications etc.

Our MuleSoft support model

 

Most of our API integration customers also choose us as support providers. As a part of the KiK solution, we discuss and agree on your MuleSoft support model.

Support hours growth model

Support hours growth model
illustrates how the changes in the API landscape and the number of integrated systems affect the support hours.

 

Standard support service and its cost

  • Expert (Level 3) application support
  • Direct escalation to MuleSoft (Level 4)
  • UK business hours, 24x7 for Priority 1 incidents
  • 2 hours' resolution time target on Priority 1 incidents
  • Minimum reserved number of support hours per month =
    10 hours * number of systems integrated + number of total APIs

    (e.g. 1 integration between 2 systems using 3 APIs = 23 hours /month minimum support)

 

Optional - additional costs

  • Platform or Infrastructure support
  • Extended hours / 24x7 support for all priorities /
    ad-hoc on-call
  • Level 2 triage
  • Knowledge Transfer / Monitoring implementation / Technical Documentation

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Support hours growth model

Support hours growth model
illustrates how the changes in the API landscape and the number of integrated systems affect the support hours.

Our engagement process

 

How it works

We can do everything remotely - from the discovery workshop through to delivery and support. 

A no-obligation discovery call to understand your objectives followed by online discussions with your key stakeholders will ensure that our proposal meets your exact requirements.

 

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KiK  - prices and buying options.

You know exactly what you get, when you get it and how much it costs. Select a package that fits your requirements and budget.

 

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