May 17th, 2018
In pursuit of the omnichannel shopping Holy Grail, retailers often focus on the front-end customer experience with slick ecommerce websites, mobile apps, digital marketing and interactive brick-and-mortar store experiences.
Yet the front end is only part of the equation for retail success. As the Dell Boomi retail team confirmed at NetSuite’s SuiteWorld conference in Las Vegas last month, top retailers pay equal attention to back-end processes, from business-to-business (B2B) transactions to supply chain management.
April 19th, 2018
Consumers generate data every time they interact with a brand. Clicking a digital ad, browsing a website, cashing out at a brick-and-mortar store, or using a retailer’s mobile app…each interaction creates a veritable gold mine of information that retailers and consumer goods companies can use to drive sales.
If properly harnessed, that data provides the foundation for customer experience management (CEM) — the ability to understand consumer behavior and preferences, create a unified 360-degree customer view, and generate insights for consistent, personalized engagement across any channel.
April 12th, 2018
The European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive was passed in 1995. However, it didn’t foresee all the changes that would happen because of the evolution of digital technology. As a result, an update was needed. And now it will be shortly. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018.
Though certainly not a fix for every aspect of the GDPR, data and application integration can play an important role in how organizations respond to GDPR requirements.
March 28th, 2018
On Wednesday, March 20, 2018, Salesforce announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire MuleSoft for approximately $6.5 billion. Salesforce indicates that MuleSoft will power what it is calling its new “Salesforce integration cloud.”
That is a great vision and promise. It is one that we enthusiastically support. The best news? The Integration Cloud is available today. It’s been here for more than a decade. It’s called Boomi.
March 20th, 2018
Companies doing business internationally, regardless of their size, have a business need for foreign exchange (FX) data. Reliable and timely currency information is key to maintaining accurate financial and accounting processes and pricing strategies. This is easier said than done.
The OTC (over-the-counter) nature of the FX market makes it opaque, decentralized and fast-moving, with trillions of dollars’ worth of transactions happening on a daily basis. This causes inconsistency in pricing and creates an environment that makes it difficult for corporations to access accurate FX data.
March 9th, 2018
There’s a lot of research out there that says B2B integration can make or break your business. In fact, industry analysts have called out B2B integration as one of the top three critical integration scenarios that businesses face.
B2B integration run by electronic data interchange (EDI) makes it possible to effectively manage your partner network — vendors, suppliers and distributors. While EDI is the most established method for running B2B networks, organizations are facing multiple challenges with this decades-old technology:
- Inflexible, legacy EDI systems that were not built to integrate with new cloud-based applications
- Inability to support business initiatives for mobile applications and API connections
- Complicated troubleshooting and error resolution
- Lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility
- Slow partner onboarding
To learn more about how Boomi’s low-code, cloud-native integration platform can deliver hassle-free integration and EDI management, please attend our upcoming webinar, “Managing Your B2B Transactions in the Cloud.”
EDI Is Great, But…
Studies conducted by a host of organizations like GS1 UK confirm the continuing value of electronic data interchange (EDI).
February 21st, 2018
Across the globe extreme weather events and natural disasters routinely bring disruption, chaos and economic hardship to communities and businesses.
For example, in New Zealand where my IT consultancy Adaptiv Integration is headquartered, hard-working teams in the utility and local and central government sectors face constant pressure to respond 24x7x365 to the impact of natural and man-made events. And not always successfully.
Natural catastrophe and extreme weather events have topped the list of perceived risks to New Zealand in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report for 2018.
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.
November 19th, 2017
IT modernization is on a fast track in Western Australia. Backed by an AUD$3 billion investment from the state government, an initiative promises to digitally transform how Western Australian government and businesses operate over the next 10 years.
The stakes are huge. Western Australia’s core economic engine, the mining industry, has been in gradual decline since it transitioned from a capital construction phase to a production phase in 2013.
The state government’s NextGov-ICT program is designed to save the state up to AUD$80 million a year, in part by transitioning from 60 standalone data centers to a hybrid cloud IT architecture.
November 7th, 2017
At the annual Dreamforce conference this week in San Francisco, Dell Boomi introduced a new integration connector that will help organizations make the most of new Salesforce Platform Events technology for accelerating business processes.
The Boomi Salesforce Platform Events Connector is just the latest in a long and successful partnership between Boomi and Salesforce. Run on pure, cloud-native architectures, both platforms provide the benefits of low-code development and artificial intelligence to help build connected businesses.