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Category: Salesforce Integration

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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September 19th, 2018

It Takes a Distributed Integration Platform to Harness the Potential of Your Data

Posted by Ranjana Haridas on September 19th, 2018
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According to a recent IDG Cloud Computing Survey, the average IT environment is increasingly becoming cloud-based. Cloud is no longer seen primarily as a cost reduction strategy — now it’s become an enabler of the digital business model and is the foundation to digital transformation.

One of the most widely used cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications is Salesforce — and for many companies, it is core to their business operations. However, in order for organizations to harness the full potential of their data and their investment in key apps like Salesforce, they need a cloud integration platform that can connect Salesforce to everything else in the IT landscape — from legacy systems to other cloud applications and even IoT devices and data lakes.

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September 17th, 2018

An Open Platform Ecosystem: Key to Integrating Salesforce With Your Hybrid IT Environment

Posted by Manoj Gujarathi on September 17th, 2018
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With Dreamforce fast approaching, integration will be in the spotlight.

To gain the most from Salesforce’s revolutionary cloud platform, organizations need to quickly and easily connect to all kinds of applications and data sources. Nobody knows this better than Dell Boomi.

As a leading Salesforce integration provider for the past decade, we have more Salesforce customers (1,500+ and counting) than any other integration vendor. For perspective, more companies are using Boomi to connect Salesforce than the total number of MuleSoft customers (just over 1,200).

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September 10th, 2018

Cloud-Native: Integration the Salesforce Way

Posted by Sean Collins on September 10th, 2018
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Dreamforce is just two weeks away, and one thing is for sure. Integration will be a much-discussed topic at Salesforce’s premier technology conference in San Francisco September 25-28.

The company’s purchase of MuleSoft has brought integration into the spotlight and raised awareness of the critical importance of how an integration cloud can make it far faster and easier to connect your enterprise data with Salesforce’s revolutionary business platform.

With more joint Salesforce customers (1,500+ and counting) than any other integration platform provider, we know the importance of Salesforce integration better than anyone (for perspective, more companies are using Boomi to connect Salesforce than the total number of MuleSoft customers — just over 1,200).

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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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September 5th, 2018

Integration Plumbing: What You Need to Know About Web Services and APIs

Posted by Nicholas Mortensen on September 5th, 2018
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In a previous post, I talked about the basics of integration, a term used every day in business that many folks don’t understand very well. As part of the post, I offered a simple definition of integration, which I’ll repeat here: An integration is simply moving data from one system to another. When I integrate two systems, they are simply sharing data back and forth.

In any discussion of integration, two other terms usually emerge: APIs (application programming interfaces) and web services.

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August 14th, 2018

Low-Code Integration Helps Hardworking Bots Earn Their Keep

Posted by Thameem Khan on August 14th, 2018
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Imagine a world where all your manual, mundane tasks could be completely automated. Where you have a personal assistant who knows how and where to get things for you. It can constantly learn about you and can be ready and able to help at all times. Utopia!

Well, we’re not quite at a utopia yet. But we’re getting closer. There are a lot of contributing technologies helping move things forward. Bots are one of them.

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July 27th, 2018

Demystifying Integration: Answering the Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

Posted by Nicholas Mortensen on July 27th, 2018
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Gartner has an adoption curve that it applies to emerging technologies. The curve has five stages:

  • Innovation trigger
  • Peak of inflated expectations
  • Trough of disillusionment
  • Slope of enlightenment
  • Plateau of productivity.

The concept of integration falls somewhere between the “trough of disillusionment” and the “slope of enlightenment.” Integration as a technology has been around for a while. Most people have heard the word enough times that they think they know what it means — until they are asked to define it.

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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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June 8th, 2018

How Accenture and Dell Boomi Are Helping Utility Companies Modernize Their Digital Infrastructures

Posted by Charles Waltner on June 8th, 2018
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It is no longer business as usual for utility companies across the globe. Their customers now expect all digital experiences to measure up to the best mobile app, while deregulation, rapidly evolving energy technologies, and the Internet of Things are placing enormous pressure on utility providers to evolve.

To help utility providers modernize their IT infrastructure to drive digital transformation, Accenture has created the Accenture Customer Experience Solution (ACES) for Utilities.

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