I am looking to ideate some new UX around integrating apps (e.g. Salesforce, Workday etc), devices (IoT), servers (FTP, database).
There are two schools of thought I see in building these experiences.
a) A graphical drag and drop canvas where users drop connections to these systems, and build workflows… For instance, Mulesoft does this - https://blogs.mulesoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Screen-Shot-2011-08-23-at-06.07.57.png
b) A user readable english like overlay representation with hyperlinks to action - Workato does something like this today. https://www.workato.com/recipes/670654-sync-leads-from-salesforce-to-marketo
Wondering what would be the pros and cons for each - and which one would be a good UX option for scaling experiences all the way from simple to very complex.