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IBM Integration Bus/ App Connect Enterprise

Connecting the new API Economy

It’s been called many things but one thing remains constant when it comes to heavy lifting in the middleware and integration game, it’s top of its class. Previously known as WebSphere Message Broker, IBM Integration Bus and today called App Connect Enterprise (ACE) it’s the backbone of the API economy. It’s the glue that connects the worlds banking networks, travel, retail logistics, manufacturing and many other industries systems of record together with their digital front office systems of engagement.

At DeeperThanBlue we have been working with and helping organisaiton improve their business performance with WebSphere Message Broker/ IBM Integration Bus for over a decade and it’s previous incarnation of MQSI.  We have highly experienced consultants and development resource to help you with your integration projects. You can find out more here about our Integration Design and Development Services and how we use it to connect to Cloud-based services and applications as well as quickly extend the value from traditional legacy based (cherished) applications and systems on-premise.

We support a number of deployment models on Cloud or on Premise and can provide managed services as well.

From time to time you may need application health checks, performance tuning and support services. You can find out more about our support offerings and services here.

If you are looking to purchase a license or renew a software license subscription support agreement our license team are here to help you understand the license options and commercials. Please give our UK team a call on +44 114 399 2820 or use the contact form below.


IBM App Connect allows you to simply connect applications and data across all of your business systems environments. It supports a wide range of integration styles from traditional SOA to modern event, API, and microservices-based, IBM App Connect provides a single integration tool for your entire business.


  • Connect applications and data
  • Access, transform and combine your data to build APIs
  • Transfer data between enterprise systems and cloud applications
  • Benefit from a microservice, lightweight and agile runtime
  • Access augmented intelligence (AI)
  • Cloud integration for Salesforce and many other ERP such as SAP, Finance and business applications

App Connect Business CRM Diagram

App Connect Improve diagram

App Connect Technical Diagram

Some of our latest work with IBM Integration Bus (ACE)

Case Study

Express Gifts – Studio & Ace

One of the largest online value retailers in the UK. Whilst historically catalogue based, over 68% of customers now shop on the web, mobile and through the call centre channels for their broad range of fashion, home and leisure items, toys and gifts. Serving 1.8m customers annually and, growing at double-digit, driving Findel Group performance.

Developed and launched with DeeperThanBlue in 2016 this digital transformation wouldn’t be possible without the use of IBM Integration Bus providing the glue between external systems of engagement, application services and the back-office systems of record such as finance, credit approval, warehouse management and order management applications. Christmas 2017 was a record for Express Gifts and this Integration Bus helped keep the party going.

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IBM API Connect for API Management

Messaging MOM – IBM (WebSphere) MQ

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