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November 8th, 2018

Boomi Sets the Roadmap for iPaaS 2.0 and the Integration Cloud

Posted by Charles Waltner on November 8th, 2018
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Boomi World Day Two focused on the future of integration, application development, workflow automation and digital transformation.

Steve Wood, Boomi’s chief product officer, kicked off the morning with a keynote presentation detailing Boomi’s vision and plan for its platform.

Wood began by looking back at what Boomi has achieved since its founding — simplifying and streamlining how organizations can create and manage integrations.

Throughout the history of the integration cloud market, Boomi has been the leader.

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November 4th, 2018

When IT Becomes Strategic, Enterprises Need Integration Centers of Excellence

Posted by Charles Waltner on November 4th, 2018
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By Chandan Mishra

As IT becomes a strategic capability in enterprises, the role of integration becomes only more critical.

If something is that important, then an IT organization better do it well. What’s the best way to ensure that an IT organization does integration well? By establishing an integration center of excellence.

Integration centers of excellence turn out to be a key part of a larger transformation of IT and the IT organization’s relationship to business overall.

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Live at Boomi World: Lessons Learned from 100 Boomi Projects

Posted by Charles Waltner on November 4th, 2018
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By Larry Cone

Handling more than 100 Boomi projects over the past two years, the team at Kitepipe, a Boomi Select Implementation Services Partner, has learned a thing or two about best practices, pitfalls to avoid and trends that are reshaping the integration landscape.

For example, organizations are rapidly expanding Boomi usage beyond straightforward cloud-to-cloud connectivity to cover more complex integration scenarios and business processes like revenue recognition, employee onboarding, product and procurement supply management, and many more.

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October 26th, 2018

Robotic Process Automation: Is Your Integration Strategy Ready for the Next Emerging Technology?

Posted by Thameem Khan on October 26th, 2018
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Lately, robotic process automation (RPA) has been coming up frequently in my conversations with C-level executives. Fueled by a new wave of RPA vendors, this emerging technology is being hyped as an essential element of digital transformation.

RPA is based on robot or “bot” software designed to automate routine tasks such as email routing and response, conducting credit checks, claims processing, procure-to-pay, quote-to-cash, data entry in financial or HR systems, and similar manual work.

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September 20th, 2018

Engage With Boomi at Dreamforce 2018

Posted by Charles Waltner on September 20th, 2018
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Dreamforce is the largest technology conference in the world, and it’s happening next week in San Francisco. Dell Boomi is a Gold sponsor of the event, and we’re excited by all the opportunities to engage with Salesforce’s dynamic community of customers.

More than 1,500 of Boomi’s customers are actively using our integration cloud to connect Salesforce with everything from ERP systems and mission-critical vertical apps to the IoT and beyond. Two of these customers, the Town of Cary, N.C.

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August 13th, 2018

Integration: Key Ingredient for Transforming Chain Restaurant Industry

Posted by Hariharan Ganesh on August 13th, 2018
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Chain restaurants can relate to the old saying, “Too many cooks spoil the soup.” But I’m not talking about a dozen kitchen workers in white aprons stirring a pot of chicken noodle.

I’m talking about the legion of business applications in place at both the corporate and HQ-level in chain restaurant businesses. These software systems often work across hundreds of franchises.

For the most part, these applications are integrated ad hoc, if at all.

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August 8th, 2018

The API Economy: Part of a Bigger Integration Picture

Posted by Sean Collins on August 8th, 2018
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There’s a cloud of buzzwords around APIs, the API economy, and just where APIs fit into the vision of digital transformation.

Dell Boomi is all about creating the connected business, and we believe APIs are certainly part of it.

So, in this post, we’ll look at APIs from two vantage points:

  1. What we’re hearing about APIs from CIOs
  2. How the Boomi unified integration platform can help organizations quickly create high-quality APIs and dramatically reduce management headaches

Does Your Approach to APIs Scale?

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July 25th, 2018

The Foundation of the Connected Business Is a Unified Integration Platform

Posted by Ranjana Haridas on July 25th, 2018
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To ensure business agility while keeping operational risk in check, integration remains a necessity. At the most basic level, integration is the process of connecting disparate data sources — whether cloud-based, on-premise or a hybrid — to allow data to flow to exactly where it needs to be.

A recent Vanson Bourne survey of 900 IT decision-makers worldwide shows a clear focus on integration. According to the report, eight of 10 IT leaders believe that greater connectivity should be their number one priority.

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July 20th, 2018

Partnering for Integration: Leveling the SaaS Playing Field

Posted by Andrew Zeikowitz on July 20th, 2018
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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?

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June 29th, 2018

For the Connected Business, Low-Code Workflow Needs Low-Code Integration

Posted by Manoj Gujarathi on June 29th, 2018
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Low-code workflow automation platforms speed delivery of applications and workflows. And, as businesses recognize that these platforms can scale, their use increases. But their value is diminished if the platforms can’t connect across your application and data ecosystem.

A best of breed workflow automation platform may rapidly create workflows to automate business processes, but if it can’t easily connect to other SaaS application or an on-premise database, it just creates another problem to solve — integration.

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