Losing the Achilles’ Heel of Scattered Data, with Dell Boomi

26 September 2018 | 3290 Shares

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Most companies involved in any type of digital transformation project are seeking change for the better — better organization, lower costs, more efficiency, happier staff, and at the close of the day, contented shareholders and business partners.

In recent years, the mushrooming of web-based software & services (known collectively as XaaS) has led to a much more digitally-oriented, efficient workforce.

While some applications remain behind the corporate firewall (perhaps for reasons of data protection or security concerns), managers are now used to software being based in-house, in private clouds, in local data centers and on publicly-accessible clouds.

In this hybrid mix, Boomi offers a low-code (or even no-code) solution which lets data flow seamlessly between these disparate silos of information.

By setting up interconnections between the different systems used every day by staff at all levels, Boomi’s solutions prevent timewasting double- (or triple-) data entry, copying and pasting to keep systems up to date, cumbersome import and export procedures, and having to manually code sockets and API interfaces.

An additional thorn in the side of many organizations is that these byzantine procedures have to keep changing. Every time business focus shifts, so do both procedures and (often) the data tools required to carry out the necessary tasks effectively.

Take as an example Boomi’s new employee onboarding solution. Surely new staff should be able to enjoy their new employer’s company culture, rather than get snowed under on day one with multiple form-fills, answering questionnaires, the filing of requests for physical and electronic access, and registering for initial programs of training? Replicating the same information for different departments is no way to start in a new position.

From the employer’s point of view, many staff and systems all need to respond, collate and enter the information given. HR, Finance, Training & Development, Buildings, IT – all may have their own systems which store the same data.

With Boomi’s cloud-based integration platform, the apps and services across the enterprise can share the same data, seamlessly. Interconnections are simple to set up in a web-based interface, with literally millions of pre-defined connections that can be referenced and drawn on.

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Platforms like Salesforce can now “talk” to databases in-house, HR software, CRM systems, Health & Safety Management software, and so forth.

In some larger businesses, whole teams specialize in making sure these data centers or silos can communicate. Using the dark arts of APIs and arcane code, this time-consuming and expensive function can be redeployed, as systems can now communicate – and therefore be subject to monitoring, and automation.

Businesses use digital transformation to modernize, integrate and create efficiencies. But this often only happens on a micro-scale, like inside a single working group or department.

By using Boomi’s middleware-less, low-code, drag-and-drop cloud platform, any organization’s applications and services in-house, in the data center and in the cloud, become a matrix which presents a unified, pooled resource. This frees up staff time and creates massive efficiency gains.

What’s more, as the business’s strategy and methods change, so too can the interconnections between these data silos. There’s no need to start coding API access for a new solution.

Chances are, an answer already exists in Boomi’s library — available at the click of a mouse. And if not, a member of the Boomi “community” will, in all likelihood, have shared the exact requirements.

The company’s integration capabilities support real-time, event-based and batch integrations, ELT use cases and asynchronous processes.

From pre-built starters, or from scratch, a drag-and-drop interface simplifies the most complex multi-step processes — and then lets users automate them, so they work quietly in the background.

By using Boomi as your data hub, there’s no need to purchase multiple data mastering products. Master data visibility gives insights into customers, partners, employees and customers.

Speaking of partners, industry-specific EDI standards are supported (X12, EDIFACT, HL7, RosettaNet and Tradacoms) as are connectors (AS2, SFTP, SOAP, etc.), so trading partner exchanges can be set up quickly, with new partners’ systems rapidly and painlessly assimilated.

To “say yes” to effective working, use the most advanced integration platform on the market today. Learn more about Dell Boomi with a 10-minute video demo, and click here to get in touch with a local representative today.