A future-proof integration platform post BizTalk

As BizTalk is coming to an end, companies with Microsoft stack have an important choice to make: cling on to an old system with less technical support or switch to a more modern alternative, like Frends.

Robert Jakobsson


Robert Jakobsson

Head of Public Sector Sweden

The era of BizTalk is coming to an end. With Microsoft officially marking its mainstream end-of-life for 2028 and its extended end-of-life for two years later, businesses relying on this once-reliable integration solution need to make a decision, and some already have. Companies like Destia, Enerim, Caruna, Tokmanni, DPG Media, ISS and Eltel Networks are just a few examples of forward-looking organizations that successfully have transitioned from BizTalk to Frends.

Frends is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS), and the need for a modern, scalable, and future-proof integration platform has driven many businesses to already make the switch from BizTalk to Frends. As a result, they’ve enjoyed several benefits like transparent pricing and flexible customizations. In addition, Frends’ fast implementation and simplified administration reduce the burden on their IT teams.

“Switching from BizTalk to Frends was a game-changer for us. It fits perfectly into our Microsoft setup and the transition was very smooth. The user-friendly interface and low-code approach have sped up our projects, cut costs and given us better control. We're very happy with our choice,” says Petri Luurila, CIO from Nurminen Logistics.

The ultimate BizTalk replacement

While BizTalk's days are numbered, Frends steps in with several perks tailored to today's business needs:

Low-code simplicity

Frends' user-friendly interface empowers both business and IT teams to collaborate on integration projects. Its low-code approach accelerates development, streamlines processes, and minimizes the need for coding expertise. This not only boosts productivity but also reduces development costs.

A modern integration platform

Frends' browser-based platform offers a comprehensive view of all API integrations and process automations. This centralized approach simplifies development, monitoring, and management, enhancing visibility and control over your integration ecosystem – a crucial advantage for those overseeing complex integration landscapes.

Gartner® recognition

We believe that Frends' inclusion in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Integration Platform as a Service, Worldwide showcases its credibility and innovation within the integration landscape and strengthens its position as a worthy replacement for BizTalk. Companies can trust that they are investing in a solution recognized by industry experts, reducing the risk associated with migration decisions.

Seamless migration

Transitioning from advanced BizTalk integrations to Frends is a straightforward process and minimizes disruption to your operations. You don't need to devise an entirely new integration strategy; instead, your existing integrations can be smoothly moved to Frends. This ensures continuity of business processes and saves both time and resources during migration.

Staying in the Microsoft Ecosystem

For companies interested in remaining within the Microsoft ecosystem, Frends iPaaS offers a strong alternative solution: user-friendly, low-code, and feature-rich. It simplifies complex integration, automation, and API management tasks, all while facilitating a seamless transition to Azure services. This combination makes Frends an attractive choice for businesses looking to enhance their operations without leaving the Microsoft stack.

Training & resources

Frends offers comprehensive training and industry-recognized certifications through Frends Academy to empower your team with the skills needed to harness the full potential of the Frends integration platform.

Putting off the transition to a new platform could hinder your organization’s growth and digital transformation, potentially resulting in falling behind your competitors. Frends not only replaces BizTalk but strives to help businesses towards a more hassle-free, integrated future. Contact us to learn more.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Integration Platform as a Service, Worldwide, By Keith Guttridge, Andrew Comes, Saikat Ray, 24 January 2023

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