Published Jul 3, 2024

Enhance your integrations with Integration Lifecycle Management

Andy Sample

Customer Success Manager

Andy Sample

In today’s fast-paced digital environment, managing and optimizing your integrations is crucial for maintaining seamless operations. That’s where Integration Lifecycle Management (ILM) comes into play. ILM provides a complete set of tools for developing and managing custom integration tiles, offering a quick and flexible approach to building integrations.

Let’s explore how you can leverage these powerful features to enhance your integrations.

ILM in under 5 minutes

Introduction to ILM

ILM in the Celigo Platform,, is not just a feature — it’s a comprehensive approach that allows meticulous management of your integration processes. It’s ideal for any custom integration tile in your instance that is not labeled as an Integration App.

For instance, let’s consider a practical application like integrating a daily weather forecast into Slack.

Creating and managing snapshots

One of ILM’s foundational features is the ability to create snapshots of integrations. This feature is crucial for maintaining stability as you update your integrations.

Here’s how it works:

Create a snapshot: Simply click on “create snapshot” in the revisions tab, name your snapshot (for instance, “Daily Forecast 1.0”), and hit create. This action saves a copy of your integration, preserving all essential configurations, such as flow and field mappings.

Revert if needed: If changes directly in production lead to errors or if you prefer the older version, reverting is straightforward. Go to the three-dot menu in the revisions tab and select “revert to this version.”

Cloning and testing in a sandbox

ILM facilitates an optimized workflow through cloning and sandbox testing:

Clone your integration: You can clone an integration directly from your dashboard or the home page. If available, use a sandbox to clone and test changes without affecting your live environment.

Configure and install: After cloning, configure the necessary connections (you can reuse existing ones to save time) and install the integration in the sandbox to carry over all the details.

Make changes and test: In the sandbox, tweak your integration — like adding a “chance of rain” field in our example, and test thoroughly to ensure everything works as expected.

Seamless production deployment

Once your integration passes sandbox testing, moving it to production is just a few clicks away:

Pull changes from the sandbox: Back in the production environment, navigate to the revisions tab, and create a pull from your sandboxed integration.

Review and merge: Select the sandbox version you want to deploy, review the summary of changes, configure any final settings, and merge the changes into production.

Easy reversion for continuous optimization

If the new changes don’t pan out as expected or if adoption proves challenging, reverting to a previous version is simple and quick. Access the three-dot menu, select the version you want to revert to, review the changes, and confirm the reversion.

Manage your integration lifecycle efficiently

ILM within Celigo’s offers an agile, secure method for efficient integration lifecycle management. It empowers teams to innovate quickly while maintaining system integrity, providing the tools for managing simple data flows and complex systems effectively.

If you have any further queries about how to incorporate ILM into your workflow or other features on the platform, don’t hesitate to reach out to your account team. Embrace ILM and transform your integration management into a streamlined, efficient process that propels your business forward.