July 20th, 2018
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing trend in the software industry: Enterprise SaaS companies focusing on integration.
Adobe recently announced the next generation of Adobe Cloud Platform. Salesforce acquired MuleSoft. SAP, Oracle, and the other leading customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers all have chosen to build their own integration tools.
Why have all of these companies invested in integration?
July 9th, 2018
It’s very common for businesses to try to be all things to all people. And, obviously, some have been very successful at it. Remember how Amazon started? Books. Now you can buy just about anything from Amazon — including groceries.
QAD has chosen a different path. This maker of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is focused on one industry —manufacturing. It serves only the largest companies, and as a result, is best in its class.
July 3rd, 2018
Mark your calendars for Boomi World 2018 on November 5-7, set for the Encore Resort in Las Vegas. Our annual conference will be bigger and better than ever. We are lining up even more educational and networking opportunities to help you build your connected business.
You’ll join Boomi customers, partners, product experts and thought leaders for a dynamic three days geared to help you transform how your business connects data, applications, processes, people and devices.
June 3rd, 2018
Salesforce is the world’s #1 customer relationship management (CRM) company, with more than 150,000 subscribers. As more organizations move to a customer-centric approach with cloud-based applications and services, it’s likely that Salesforce will only continue to gain momentum.
However, Salesforce on its own cannot solve the data complexity of hybrid IT systems. Typically, data resides within distributed applications across the enterprise. Software platforms for order management, fulfillment, billing, analytics and customer service may each contain a different set of data, overlapping in some key areas but separately maintained.
May 24th, 2018
In recent blog posts, we outlined how software vendors can meet rising customer demand for fast, agile integration by partnering with an integration vendor. And we addressed key technology characteristics that independent software vendors (ISVs) should look for in an integration partner.
But integration technology is only part of the equation. Another critical consideration for application providers is the experience, scope and track record of an integration vendor’s partner program.
April 27th, 2018
In a recent blog post, we talked about how organizations increasingly look for ease of integration when selecting software applications. They want to speed return on investment by quickly connecting new applications across their hybrid, best-of-breed IT environments.
That poses a challenge for independent software vendors (ISVs). To address it, some software companies invest in an in-house integration team to custom-code connectivity, but that means high cost and time-consuming manual work.
March 16th, 2018
The sales landscape has changed for independent software vendors (ISVs). Customers no longer buy applications based strictly on traditional characteristics such as functionality and scalability.
With software as a service (SaaS) applications becoming the norm, ease of integration has emerged as a key consideration for organizations as they assess their software options. Companies want new apps to plug and play across diverse environments of best-of-breed cloud and on-premise systems. The last thing they want is a complex and months-long integration project.
February 27th, 2018
Coupa helps organizations gain greater visibility and control over how they spend money. Their cloud-based suite of business spend management applications provides a rich set of software for automating the workflows guiding procurement, expenses and accounts payable tasks.
To be most effective, Coupa needs to connect with key data about employees, suppliers, accounts and vendors. Large companies and corporations typically must build a number of interfaces into their other systems (especially ERP) to get the right data into and out of Coupa.
November 29th, 2017
Matt Rizai, the chairman and CEO of Workiva, puts it simply: “Better data drives better decisions.”
More than 2,800 organizations, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on Workiva’s Wdesk enterprise management and productivity software for better decision-making and data visibility in finance, compliance, reporting, risk management and other areas.
Now, in a new partnership with Dell Boomi, Workiva is offering its Wdesk customers a cloud-based integration service that significantly expands the speed and scope of enterprise data connectivity.