Enterprise Community Partners

Integration Challenges

Enterprise is embarking on a journey to modernize their internal applications and infrastructure. A core component to their strategy is to leverage the Cloud so their IT resources are focused on enabling business processes—not managing IT infrastructure and servers. A critical decision early in this journey was to select an integration platform to support this vision and the migration. Key requirements included:

  • Ability to support integrations between cloud-based applications and cloud to on-premises applications
  • Flexibility and speed in developing new integrations with rapidly-changing business requirements
  • Extensive abilities to manipulate (e.g. transform, cleanse, de-dup) data during integration
  • Centralized, self-documenting tool for maintaining integrations
  • Centralized operations management of deployed integrations

Rather than select an integration platform in the abstract, Enterprise started with a specific integration project to validate requirements and test a solution fit. This compliance project involved integrating financial data from an outside data collection vendor’s FTP server into PeopleSoft Financials and occupancy records into a custom compliance application, replacing time consuming manual processes of data collection and data entry staffed by costly temporary workers each quarter.

How Boomi Helped

Enterprise evaluated five integration platform providers. After putting all five through an evaluation, Boomi AtomSphere became the obvious choice. AtomSphere best matched Enterprise’s cloud vision, delivered better overall ease of use, and enabled centralized management of all deployed integrations.

Once selected, AtomSphere was quickly put to use on their compliance integration project. Financial reports and occupancy data for over 1600 housing projects now integrates seamlessly into PeopleSoft Financials and a custom compliance application. Sophisticated integration processes designed in AtomSphere identify each record type (financial statement or occupancy record), perform extensive data validation, and route validated data to the correct system: either PeopleSoft Financials or the compliance database. Problem data records are collected and automatically sent back to the external vendor for review and correction.