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May 24th, 2013

Tom Barton, Head of
Integration Services and Global Enterprise Architect, presented an “End-User Case Study: Using iPaaS to
Expand Integration Capabilities—Lowering Costs and Complexity Through
Retirement and Consolidation.”
at Gartner’s Application, Architecture,
Development and Integration (AADI) conference last week in London. Here’s a
quick recap.

In 2012, Tom Barton was looking for a remedy. The enterprise
middleware solutions in place were not meeting the organization’s integration
needs. They were in limited use, with only a dozen or so interfaces that cost
over $50K each to maintain. Integration and maintenance of these interfaces
took too long and was too expensive, even with the use of offshore partners.

He also used a specialty middleware solution and maintained
120 interfaces, which was expensive and time-consuming. As part of an aging
infrastructure, this solution also no longer met their cloud-enabled enterprise

Tom’s objectives in
finding a new solution were to meet their current integration needs, to be
flexible and support cloud and mobile, to lower costs, and to speed

Tom consulted with Gartner analysts to learn more and
determined that iPaaS was the ideal choice given its flexibility, agility,
role-based administration, good for A2A and B2B integrations, was an excellent
choice for cloud, and helps lower costs. Tom compiled a list of options and
then evaluated five different solutions. He then chose to do a proof of concept
(POC) with Dell Boomi—to update profile data with internal
Novartis data. The project took 25 hours to complete, the difficulty factor was
low. Combining Boomi licensing fees and estimated labor costs, the integration
cost savings was $18,275 over his traditional middleware approach.

Tom Barton Novartis

Novartis benefits overall too, as this approach matches best
in class middleware and SOA and grows as their business grows, Dell Boomi can
be deployed anywhere around the globe, even with outsourced or near shore

In closing, Tom’s final question to the audience was “If you
were building your business today, what would you do?”

Tom will be sharing his story again in June
18 at Cloud Slam ’13 in Santa Clara, CA