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Category: Master Data Management (MDM)

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 29th, 2018

3 Winning Strategies to Avoid Digital Transformation Failures

Posted by Tania Mushtaq on October 29th, 2018
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In an earlier blog post, I highlighted some of the top reasons why digital transformation (DX) projects can and will fail unless an organization has the right strategies in place for success.

One culprit is that the “human factor” is too often overlooked at the start of a DX project, leaving stakeholders in the dark about what changes may be in store for them and the business.

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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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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
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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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