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September 18th, 2018

Australian Superannuation Funds Unlocking Customer Data With Integration

Posted by Nathan Gower on September 18th, 2018
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There are 12.3 million working Australians right now — that’s a large market. But in order to thrive in today’s increasingly competitive financial services industry, Australian superannuation funds (know in United States as pension funds) must more actively and effectively engage with their customers. This is only possible through seamless access to member data that supports greater customer insights and personalized services.

In today’s consumer-driven market, customers have their choice of superannuation funds.

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September 6th, 2018

For Salesforce Customers, a Low-Code Approach Delivers Integration at the Speed of Business

Posted by Div Manickam on September 6th, 2018
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Salesforce’s hallmark annual conference, Dreamforce, is fast approaching and integration will be front and center.

Integration has always been critical for Salesforce customers. And that importance was highlighted earlier this year when Salesforce acquired MuleSoft.

Salesforce founder and co-chief executive officer Marc Benioff has publicly stated that his company will use Mulesoft’s on-premise, developer-centric platform to expand its market share of the world’s largest companies by addressing integration scenarios needing extensive, laborious customization and code development.

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April 12th, 2018

Performance Matters: Scaling Integration Processes to Meet the Needs of Your Business

Posted by Charles Waltner on April 12th, 2018
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Integration plays an increasingly important role in IT, connecting applications and APIs, spanning cloud services and internal networks, automating workflows and delivering that most sought-after quality for daily operations: agility.

As integration workloads increase, performance and scalability become critical issues. Organizations can’t afford to have integration processes hit bottlenecks because of limitations in CPU power, memory or network bandwidth.

In integration, as in other areas of IT, performance matters. IT organizations should consider how they’re going scale integration processes to meet the needs of business users and the workflows they depend on.

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March 9th, 2018

EDI Cloud Integration: Making a Good Thing Even Better

Posted by Charles Waltner on March 9th, 2018
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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).

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February 19th, 2018

The Habits of Highly Effective Integration Developers

Posted by Adam Arrowsmith on February 19th, 2018
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Laziness. Is that really a good habit for developers?

Search the internet for advice on the virtues of successful developers, and you’ll find a wealth of observations, not all of which exactly square with one another. The differences shouldn’t be surprising. People vary, and successful people will vary in how they go about achieving success.

Beneath these variations, though, there are common, road-tested practices — habits — for addressing the challenges of producing excellent software — whether integrations or new applications — day after day, under tight deadlines, and in the face of shifting technical requirements and business conditions.

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January 29th, 2018

4 Ways That Top-Performing Sales Teams Make the Most of Data Integration, API Management and Workflow Automation

Posted by Charles Waltner on January 29th, 2018
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We’re living in the Age of the Customer. It’s an age without sales pitches.

That’s a conclusion from Salesforce’s second annual “State of Sales” report, which was released last fall.

“No sales pitches” doesn’t mean that salespeople are sitting anxiously in their cubicles, waiting for the phone to ring. It means consultative selling is more important than ever.

Thanks to the Internet, customers are far more informed about your products and your competitors long before your salespeople talk to them.

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December 13th, 2017

​From Integration to Synchronization: Using a Hub-Based Approach to Ensure Data Integrity Across Your Business

Posted by Charles Waltner on December 13th, 2017
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You’ve connected your most critical business applications to one another. Data — the lifeblood of any organization — is now moving easily from one system to another throughout your organization.

And now you need a way of ensuring the integrity of that data.

When the finance department updates a billing record, does that change make its way to the customer relationship management (CRM) application? When a warehouse receives a new shipment of products, is that information updated in a timely way across departments?

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November 10th, 2017

Beyond Integration: Discovering the Benefits of API Management, Master Data Management and Workflow Automation

Posted by Charles Waltner on November 10th, 2017
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Many companies turn to integration to solve specific problems, such as connecting one business application to another. But Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offers much more than a low-code development environment for quickly building point-to-point connections.

Boomi also enables SMBs and enterprises to publish and manage APIs, enforce data quality with master data management, and automate workflows.

To appreciate the importance of these other features, let’s consider a topic that might seem unrelated to data integration and data management, but which turns out to depend on them heavily.

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July 11th, 2017

The Tipping Point: Integration Complexity Drives Need for MDM

Posted by Geoff Bockelmann on July 11th, 2017
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In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point, Gladwell defines a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.” The tipping point can happen in virtually anything — spikes in crime, social migration, birth rates, product sales — and software integration complexity.

Reaching critical mass with point-to-point integrations

At Boomi, we align a company’s integration tipping point with a data management maturity curve. Our customers typically want us to solve their integration problems.

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June 30th, 2017

New to EDI? Here are 5 Key Guidelines to Ensure Success

Posted by Gregg Lanni on June 30th, 2017
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In this age of smartphones, driverless cars, and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to think that EDI is old hat. The core technology is indeed quite old, dating back to the 1948 Berlin Air Lift, when suppliers and shippers needed to track deliveries of food and supplies to the parts of Berlin under Western control.

Back then, the telecommunications infrastructure was relatively primitive. Communications needed to run over a 300 baud modem.

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