Tony’s Chocolonely

Tony’s Chocolonely uses Boomi’s low-code iPaaS to integrate a new IT system into its old legacy environment, with the assistance of Appronto.

Business Goals

Tony’s Chocolonely has been a household name for years, not only because of its surprising chocolate flavors, but because of its mission to make chocolate free from slave and child labor. The company is on an international growth track, with Tony’s chocolates already hitting the shelves via distributors in countries including Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Norway, America, and England.

To support its main mission to eliminate inequality within the chocolate supply chain, Tony’s Chocolonely needed to modernize and grow its internal technology systems.

Integration Challenges

Despite being good for the business, Tony’s growth posed a considerable challenge to its IT systems. The company had numerous, decentralized software systems in place, that worked well independently but were not scalable or easily managed centrally.

Tony’s Chocolonely needed a way to connect Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Salesforce, its web shops, point-of-sale systems, ingredient system, and various systems of logistics. But the growth of databases, interfaces, and applications had created a jumble of applications, a mix of traditional on-premises software and modern cloud solutions.

How Boomi Helped

Tony’s Chocolonely turned to Boomi partner Appronto for help. Appronto implemented the Boomi AtomSphere Platform to connect Tony’s complex landscape and enable the orchestration of all of the company’s data.

Together with the Tony’s team, Appronto mapped what all of the different systems do for the supply chain process and created “swim lanes” to see how all the data travels through the systems. Boomi’s experts then modeled all these data transitions, making Tony’s Chocolonely ready for fast and flexible data exchange.

Results

Once all of Tony’s systems were connected with Boomi, Appronto used the Boomi AtomSphere Platform to replace batch data updates with real-time updates. Now, information on stock, turnover, and delivery status is always up-to-date.

Access to real-time data also allows Tony’s Chocolonely to respond more quickly when needed. The event-driven environment enabled by Boomi is also much more flexible and scalable than anything a traditional integration solution would be able to provide.

quote Before Boomi, our technology was not scalable and a number of systems were outdated. We were not able to hook up new systems and we could not easily communicate with new customers and suppliers. Now, we can do everything! quote
— Feike van der Werf, IT Manager, Tony's Chocolonely