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Category: Master Data Management (MDM)

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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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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August 5th, 2018

Europe’s Quest for the Connected Business Ideal

Posted by Charles Waltner on August 5th, 2018
London skyline with illuminated Tower bridge at the dusk,

Integration is the key topic for European companies, according to a recent Dell Boomi survey of more than 300 IT executives in the U.K., Germany and the Nordic nations of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Across Europe, all kinds of businesses recognize the vital and growing importance of integration for their applications and data.

The survey, conducted for Dell Boomi by the market research firm Vanson Bourne, shows that organizations across Europe believe that integration is a foundational element for building connected businesses.

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July 26th, 2018

Why Every Enterprise Needs an Integration Center of Excellence

Posted by Jordan Braunstein on July 26th, 2018
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At Visual Integrator Consulting, we have the pleasure of working with Fortune 2000 companies on integration projects and building in-house capabilities for integration and digital transformation.

One of the companies we recently worked with perfectly illustrates why so many enterprises today need an integration center of excellence (ICoE), also known as an integration competency center (ICC).

This company had some strong talent in its IT department, but it was treating each integration project as a blank-slate endeavor.

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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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July 9th, 2018

The World’s Largest Manufacturers Rely on QAD & Boomi

Posted by Rebecca Whitlatch on July 9th, 2018
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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.

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June 26th, 2018

How Integration Solves Four Top Omnichannel Retail Challenges

Posted by Hariharan Ganesh on June 26th, 2018
Miniature figurine : a shopper pushes a shopping cart on a smart credit card and a keyboard. Concept of brick and mortar stores nowadays face with increased competition from internet online ecommerce.

It’s no secret that retailers desperately need to innovate in order to survive and prosper in a challenging marketplace. The answer, however, has remained elusive for many brick-and-mortar and ecommerce merchants.

Neglecting the integration component needed to run a successful omnichannel retail business is a sure way to lag behind. At Aspire Systems, a Dell Boomi partner and a global technology services consultancy, we’ve seen subpar integration at some retail firms derail efficiency, impact margins and have negative repercussions on the customer experience.

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June 22nd, 2018

How Boomi Helps Organizations Innovate with Blockchain

Posted by Thameem Khan on June 22nd, 2018
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Blockchain, a technology for maintaining a distributed system of records protected by cryptography, shows great potential for securely automating business transactions and processes.

Peers in a blockchain network collaborate to validate and record each transaction in a distributed electronic ledger. Data in the ledger can be accessed and used by other authorized applications and services, as needed. Because integration and data access are essential to any blockchain implementation, Dell Boomi has important benefits to offer any enterprise working with blockchain.

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June 13th, 2018

Learning Through Experience: Q&A With Boomi Community Champion Hari Bonala

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 13th, 2018
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The Boomi Community is the hub of our relationship with our customers. It is where they find answers to their questions, learn how to get the most from the Boomi platform, and engage with peers to understand the best approaches to their integration challenges.

The heart of the Boomi Community is its members. Throughout the year, we recognize the most active and helpful individuals in this group. These leaders set the standard for how Community members can contribute and cultivate a rich conversation that helps everyone become better at integration.

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