N2N Services in Top 50 Companies for Global Startup Program

N2N Services in Top 50 Companies for Global Startup Program

N2N Services Inc. was inducted into the 2018 Class of Startups by Startup Grind. The Startup Program recognizes the Top 50 companies selected from 115 countries and 400 cities around the world to exhibit at Startup Grind Global 2018.


N2N Services Inc. is a technology company that provides  data integration solutions, with focus on turnkey Enterprise API development, API security, and API Integration. N2N’s vision is to enable a secure and holistic cloud integration so that organizations worldwide can “plug in” cloud applications with their enterprise data. N2N’s flagship product, Illuminate, enables this turnkey integration by providing a completely SaaS Cloud Integration Gateway. Illuminate’s intuitive and affordable SaaS platform enables customers to build, transform, virtualize, share, secure, and monetize their APIs in minutes. Illuminate also enables customers to build bridges between multiple APIs with no programming and no additional infrastructure.


“We are very excited to be recognized from among the thousands of startups vying for a spot on this list,” said Kiran Kodithala, CEO of N2N Services. “We are thrilled to launch Illuminate 2.0 at the Startup Grind Global Conference. We strongly believe that our products enable businesses and organizations of all sizes to securely share their data through a flexible and secure SaaS platform.”


“We started this program after seeing many of the Accelerators and Incubators not doing much to really help companies,” says Derek Andersen, founder & CEO of Startup Grind. “We really wanted to make an actual difference in the startups trajectory and leverage all of our resources and network to their advantage.”


Startup Exhibition companies are given access to Startup Grind’s global audience through media, and onsite at the annual Global Event (www.startupgrind.com/conference) held February 12th through February 14th in Redwood City, CA. The exhibition helps companies to accelerate their pace towards growth and success by gaining the visibility of mentors and investors inside the network.


“These startups have great teams, traction, technology and massive markets,” says Andersen. “Our biggest goal is for each startup to go back home with a new and improved game plan that would not have happened without the exposure of the exhibition and the mentors/resources that were gained through our network.”


N2N believes that secure and turnkey data Integration, powered by APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) is critical to the success of a modern enterprise. Enterprises of all shapes and sizes need APIs to support integration with mobile applications, wearable devices, and customer portals. Modern enterprises are now using APIs to support real-time process automation, workflows, artificial intelligence, and analytics.

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Our New Year’s Resolution

Our New Year’s Resolution

By Kiran Kodithala, N2N CEO and Founder

I have been supporting educational institutions since 1998 with their administrative student information systems. During the last 18 years, I have supported institutions with ERP implementation, Enterprise Architecture, Application Development and overall Enterprise Management. The first 10 years of my professional career included supporting educational institutions with their Systems Integration needs and I realized the plight of IT staff at these institutions. They are constantly being challenged to integrate the ERP system that was designed in 1980’s with the latest products and solutions. The existing approach of using scripts, batch jobs, and other deprecated technologies was getting increasingly cumbersome and expensive.

I founded N2N in 2010 with a singular mission to make seamless integration affordable for us. To this effect, we designed an integration platform that seamlessly integrates campus infrastructure with the different products on-campus. Over the last 6 years, we have successfully integrated the legacy SIS systems with Mobile Applications, SaaS products, CRM platforms, Content Delivery Systems, and Learning Management platforms.

After successfully launching illuminate last year, I am more confident than ever that my firm mission to solve the integration is now within reach. Illuminate allows customers to build and secure web-services within minutes. Using Illuminate, developers can build web-services using SQL , PLSQL or stored procedures as the Business Object.

Illuminate allows customers to build and secure web-services within minutes. Using Illuminate, developers can build web-services using SQL , PLSQL or stored procedures as the Business Object.

I am most excited about the potential for Illuminate to support the emerging trends in education. New entrepreneurs are actively in the process of creating “uber for learning”, “facebook for learning”, “google for learning” and many other disruptive technologies that have the ability to completely transform the way we learn in the future.

My resolution for the year 2017 is to enable every educational institution with the power of Web Services – Kiran Kodithala, CEO, N2N Integration Inc.

Integration use-cases

2016 has been a great year, we have successfully demonstrated the following use-cases successfully

  1. The ability to expose student and faculty data to the best mobile platform on the marketplace.
  2. The ability to expose student data using web-services to a SaaS distance learning platform
  3. Support the integration of SIS data with a CRM platform built on Sales Force
  4. Support the integration of SIS data between campuses in a consortia environment
  5. Support tech product vendor with the ability to connect data from their partner institutions in a turnkey and affordable fashion

N2N’s 2017 resolution

During the year 2017, we will focus all our energies to enable every educational institution with the power of web-services. To this effect, we are committed to partnering with every educational software vendor, every educational institution, and every consortium that supports the mission of affordable and efficient administrative systems on campus.

Together we can ensure the era of enlightenment via simplified and secure data access. I strongly believe that this data access will enable innovation at each campus.

Contact us to let us know how we can help your campus innovate. We are committed to supporting innovation at each educational institution this year.

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Why Higher Ed Needs HIPs

Why Higher Ed Needs HIPs

Hybrid Integration Platforms, or HIPs, allow citizen integrators to calibrate and manage APIs, set security layers and cross walk variables without coding or help from IT. What this means in plain language is that an HIP can help solve integration problems by allowing users to establish data flows between SaaS, PaaS and on-premises applications and data systems at their discretion.

For colleges and universities, the need for HIPs coincides with the change from legacy ERP systems to hybrid, cloud-based ERP. These cloud-based apps are being added as needed, rather than the traditional heavy customization of monolithic, on-premise ERP solutions. Basically, that means that all of these disparate apps need to be able to communicate with each other effectively, and this isn’t always the case. That’s where HIPs come into play.

At N2N, we’ve designed our Illuminate platform to be the first commercially available HIP for the higher education market. Illuminate acts as translator, enabling different cloud-based apps to seamlessly and securely communicate with each other. So when students use a mobile device to check grades, schedule classes, or look at financial aid, they are able to do so safe in the knowledge that their information is being kept private, and only being used by apps that need their data.

This is important for colleges and universities around the country because in coming years, more and more of their ERP solutions are going to be cloud-based. Adding apps every year doesn’t seem like a good solution unless you can find a cost-effective way to integrate them together.

And that’s exactly what Illuminate provides. App developers work with us because they know they can market their product as flexible and secure, and colleges love us because we help them realize the dream of a fully integrated campus. Students may not know what goes on in the background when they open their mobile apps, but they still reap the benefits of HIPs like Illuminate. Students expect to find cutting edge technology on campus when they get to college, and falling behind can cost a school in enrollment and the quality of the students they attract.

And because Illuminate was built with the security of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), you can rest easy knowing that apps are using the highest levels of cloud-security available. We know you need integration, but we also know that it’s useless if it isn’t secure. Using OCI means Illuminate is the safest HIP on the market today.

At N2N, we understand the trends developing in ERP implementation, and that’s why we built Illuminate, to help educational institutions solve their integration problems. When students have access to fast and secure mobile apps, it enhances their education and everyone wins. Adding the newest apps on campus can be difficult for colleges, but with Illuminate, it doesn’t have to be.

So contact N2N Services today if you’d like to hear more about Illuminate and how our experts can help you with all of your integration needs.

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What Is A Hybrid Integration Platform?

What Is A Hybrid Integration Platform?

And why will you need one in the next few years?

Increasingly, educational institutions are moving away from their highly customized ERP solutions, and towards more flexible, cloud-based solutions. In fact, according to Gartner, by 2018, at least 30 percent of service-centric companies will move the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud. That’s because the cloud offers greater flexibility that monolithic, postmodern ERP simply doesn’t provide.

The needs of educational institutions are constantly changing as technology marches forward because colleges and universities are expected to be on the forefront of any new technology. Students come to college expecting the latest tech and apps to supplement their education, and this can be difficult to accomplish with a legacy ERP system that isn’t flexible enough to meet changing educational and business needs.

So the solution seems to be moving ERP applications to the cloud, and embracing a hybrid approach that keeps a small core of on-premise ERP functions, combined with cloud point solutions. These loosely coupled suites of cloud functionality will bring with them integration challenges for the institutions that adopt them.

That’s where N2N and our Illuminate platform step in. Illuminate acts as the plumbing between an educational institution’s cloud-based apps and their legacy ERP systems, providing seamless and secure data transfer from each system. Illuminate takes each department’s existing, disparate systems and acts as a translator, allowing them to communicate with each other.

Illuminate allows users to calibrate and manage APIs, set security layers and cross walk variables without coding or help from IT. This is known as a Hybrid Integration Platform. Illuminate is special because it’s the first commercially available HIP in the higher education market. With Illuminate, colleges and universities have a simple, low-cost solution to for all their integration needs, and they can rest easy knowing that they can add any cloud-based application as needed. So when the next great mobile app comes calling, colleges will be able to easily integrate and implement the app on campus.

At N2N, our goal has always been solving the integration problems of institutions, no matter what market they are in. It won’t be long before more institutions make the switch to the cloud to solve their ERP problems, and when they do, they’re going to need a smart, inexpensive integration solution.

Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about Illuminate and to set up a demonstration for you and your team.


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Illuminate – Not Just For Academia

Illuminate – Not Just For Academia

At N2N, we’re proud of our background in higher education and the service we provide to colleges and universities around the country. Illuminate is an invaluable asset to colleges that are running more and more apps and systems each year, and looking for a way to securely integrate them all. We know Illuminate is a boon for higher education institutions, but that’s not the only place it can work. Yes, we pride ourselves on helping colleges, but we also pride ourselves on our ability to make our services work for a diverse group of businesses and institutions.

Now that businesses are using the cloud without the reservations that they once had when it first came onto the scene, there are certain issues that almost all businesses face ones that aren’t limited to colleges. The cloud allows businesses to easily store and access data and applications using any device, without having to deal with expensive hardware purchases. This boosts productivity and efficiency, while driving down costs. With the growth of cloud-based applications, companies ended up using these apps along with older on-premise legacy applications. The trick is getting all of these to work together, whether they’re cloud-based or on-premise.

And that?s exactly what Illuminate does. Illuminate is what’s called an iPaaS, or Integrated Platform as a Service. It acts as a central hub to integrate all of the applications a business uses, whether cloud-based or on-premise. So there usually isn’t any hardware to install, and our “concierge approach” means that we provide integration as a service, with no lengthy training required for implementation. No matter what combination of legacy, on-premises systems and cutting-edge SaaS applications your business uses, Illuminate acts as a central hub to integrate them all. It allows each program to communicate with every other program seamlessly and securely, and makes it easy to accommodate the addition of as many new applications as may be necessary in the future.

One dashboard within Illuminate allows administrators to view and monitor transactions that pass through the system, to ensure that information input into any one application will instantly be shared with all other participating applications as well, so that all systems are always up-to-date and coordinated.

Don?t think that all these transactions lead to less security, though. Illuminate allows for central management and monitoring of data transfers, helping to ensure compliance with all regulations.

At N2N, we know a college can,t be run just like a business, but we also know that businesses today face many of the same challenges as higher education institutions as they look to the cloud to handle their applications. With Illuminate, no longer will employees need to update several different systems with new data, or search through several different applications to find information. Illuminate automates those tedious tasks, freeing up resources for other projects.

If you?d like to hear more about how Illuminate can benefit your business, contact N2N Services today.

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