Leading Australian university uses the Boomi AtomSphere Platform to polish student and staff digital learning experience, while creating efficiencies in the technology department

Business Goals

Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University (ECU) houses large amounts of important data across its application stack, used and engaged with by staff and more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university pledges to provide job-ready graduates with enriching learning experiences, and this ambition motivated its IT team to strengthen data access and sharing capabilities to improve teaching staff and student online engagement.

Integration Challenges

To make sure information is accurate online and available anytime of the day, ECU’s IT professionals needed to modernize the university’s digital framework without getting bogged down by the significant development cycles and platform maintenance Previous efforts to integrate critical systems relied on a timely single-use, point-to-point integration method, which was proving unfeasible in the current climate of expanding digital reliance. In addition, these legacy methods of integration were impacting the efficacy of applications, having recently migrated SaaS applications to public cloud.

How Boomi Helped

To modernize the integration of business systems, and improve reference architecture and development processes, the university selected Boomi’s low-code, cloud-native integration platform as a service (iPaaS) to construct a unified integration capability that supports reusable design patterns and standards for automated, quicker connections.

The university is now connecting and orchestrating more data in less time, including using Boomi to integrate its Salesforce customer relationship management system, learning management system, student management system, and HR management system, as well as Azure Event Hub and Azure Data Explorer.