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Category: EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)

March 28th, 2018

The Future of the Integration Cloud Is Available Today…and It’s Boomi

Posted by Steve Wood on March 28th, 2018
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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.

In 2006 Boomi pioneered the integration cloud market.

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March 14th, 2018

Boomi’s New Chief Product Officer Talks Innovation and the Connected Business

Posted by Charles Waltner on March 14th, 2018
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Steve Wood, Boomi’s new chief product officer, is a serial innovator. Previously a vice president at Salesforce, Wood founded the low-code workflow development platform vendor ManyWho, acquired by Boomi in 2017. That technology is now the foundation for Boomi Flow, a key part of Boomi’s unified platform for helping its customers build connected businesses.

We sat down with Steve to learn about his new job in helping lead Boomi technology innovation and his vision for evolving the Boomi platform.

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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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November 19th, 2017

Entering the Digital Frontier: Boomi Helps Build Connected Businesses in Western Australia

Posted by Andrew Oldham on November 19th, 2017
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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.

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October 31st, 2017

Boomi in the News

Posted by Charles Waltner on October 31st, 2017
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The Boomi World customer and partner conference in late September generated dozens of headlines across tech media publications. Journalists reported on Boomi’s rapid growth to 6,200 customers, the new Boomi Flow platform for workflow automation development, and a Boomi survey on the state and future of enterprise integration.

Read on for details about these and other stories.

SiliconAngle: Boomi Aims to Change Software Coding Forever

Boomi is growing rapidly.

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October 10th, 2017

Boomi EDI Integration Revolutionizing Partner Trading Ecosystems

Posted by Charles Waltner on October 10th, 2017
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For more than 30 years, businesses around the world have depended on EDI for their trading networks and ecommerce operations.

EDI remains an indispensable technology, but many EDI products are showing their age. Some still require users to work with command-line or spreadsheet-like interfaces rather than modern low-code interfaces. And most are functioning as operational silos, disconnected from other key business applications and APIs.

Time-consuming to manage and difficult to integrate, EDI is a business technology that’s ripe for some much need improvements.

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September 20th, 2017

How Boomi’s Customers Guide Our Efforts to Build Connected Businesses

Posted by Chris Port on September 20th, 2017
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Though my official title at Dell Boomi is “chief operating officer,” my favorite role is being the company’s “chief customer success officer.”

In that capacity, I would first just like to say a huge “Thank You!” to our customers. We view our customer relationships as partnerships. Thank you for being part of the Boomi family, and thank you for being great partners.

As part of my work, I lead the customer support, customer success, and professional services groups.

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September 7th, 2017

Transform Your Supply Chain With Cloud-Native Integration

Posted by Nathan Gower on September 7th, 2017
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In the face of increasing globalization, rising customer expectations and greater choices, supply chain management is no longer just about matching supply to customer demands. It’s about differentiating a business and putting customer needs at the forefront of your operations.

The supply chain is fast evolving as a means to deliver superior omnichannel customer experience. A true omnichannel experience should provide a consistent experience no matter what channel a customer or partner uses for purchasing or interacting with a company.

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September 5th, 2017

Tech Talk: Functional Acknowledgement for EDI Networks

Posted by Bruce Hamblin on September 5th, 2017
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Best Practices. Two words that raise the hair on the back of your neck, and sometimes your blood pressure.

Everyone wants to talk about “best practices.” But sometimes there really is a method to the madness. And when it comes to electronic data interchange (EDI), best practices are more important than with most integration technologies.

EDI is the exchange of business information using a standardized format. It is a process which allows one company to send information to another company electronically rather than with paper.

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August 29th, 2017

Boomi Customers Tapping Creativity to Build Their Agile, Connected Businesses

Posted by Will Corkery on August 29th, 2017
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Recently, a prospective Boomi customer asked me what I saw as the biggest change in the cloud integration space in the past couple of years.

I didn’t have to think twice. The answer is creativity.

That creativity will be on full display at Boomi World 2017, our first-ever user conference, happening September 20-22 in San Francisco. Register today to learn how the world’s leading organizations are using our low-code, cloud-native integration platform to bring dramatic improvements to their businesses.

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