DEFINITION of 'Enterprise Application Integration'
The translation of data and other commands from one application format into another. Enterprise application integration is an ongoing process between two incompatible systems. This can allow for differing financial applications to interface effectively and process data or transactions.
BREAKING DOWN 'Enterprise Application Integration'
Enterprise application integration used to be a much more tedious process that had to be performed manually by programmers. Today this is usually done with specialized programs or other interface products. This type of program now usually employs the internet as the avenue for interface.