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This report investigates the rapid integration tools available in the current market. These tools aid in the rapid integration of software systems and components. The research centers on a model problem that requires such a tool to address legacy integration challenges. The report presents a generic evaluation framework for identifying and evaluating rapid integration tools and an evaluation of three identified tools. This evaluation engaged selected evaluation criteria based on the demands of the model problem. A process reference is also included; this forms the guidelines for identification and evaluation of the tools with respect to other model problems.