Boomi Gets Top Marks Helping University Move to the Cloud

With legacy tech no longer making the grade, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) chose to adopt a cloud strategy for the purpose of alleviating constraints, rather than reducing costs.

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The UTS implementation of Boomi went better than we could have expected. We finished on time, under budget, and even squeezed extra features in.
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David O’Connor, Web and Applications Manager, University of Technology Sydney

Business Goals

The computing infrastructure for UTS had been an ongoing challenge. The university knew that it needed to shift to a cloud-based strategy to be more agile and deliver services to its students and prospective students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Financial savings, while desired, weren’t the main driver for a cloud shift — speed was. The university’s Application 2020 Strategy was designed to simplify its infrastructure, and through a phased approach, migrate to a cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment.

Integration Challenges

With a primarily on-premise integration architecture, processes worked but were slow and inefficient. The university had a single-source system but had two different teams taking data out using completely different technology stacks and processes, increasing the risk of duplication and error.

As part of the new cloud strategy, its application integration, business intelligence and data teams were brought together under one management structure to mitigate this duplication.

How Boomi Helped

UTS chose to use Boomi because of its ease of use, as the university believed it would provide the agility and speed it desired. That hope was realized, with the implementation finishing on time and under budget.

UTS believes that the cloud-based integration approach that Boomi provides will help it open its data in new ways, powering innovation across the university.

Results

Boomi exceeded UTS’ expectations, delivering more features and functionality for no extra cost and with no extra implementation time.

With Boomi’s cloud-native, low-code integration platform, the university has been able to quickly and easily connect all of their applications. A handful of big projects are currently in the pipeline, including ERP and learning management replacements.

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Financial savings, while desired, weren’t the main driver for a cloud shift. Boomi was selected due to its ease of use, as the university believed it would provide speed to market, which was of high importance.
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David O’Connor, Web and Applications Manager, UTS