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Is Your Company Suffering from an Integration Deficit?

Is Your Company Suffering from an Integration Deficit?

Making sure your company's technology is fully integrated is critical to your daily efficiency and your ability to compete for the long-term.

But a quick look at your infrastructure and the many apps and databases working independently can be overwhelming. Where do you even begin? 

The Integration Deficit 

Don't worry, you aren't the only one with gaps. The software you have is targeted and powerful. However, like many companies, a lot of your systems may not be talking to one another. What happens with technology isn't so different than what happens when people stop communicating— goals and outcomes suffer. The result? A software integration deficit. 

The reason for this is that the rate of technology and acceleration of in-cloud app use has caused data silos to spring up everywhere within organizations. The result is disparate data silos that keep an organization from streamlining data, which (of course) negatively impacts outcomes.  

No doubt your IT department is scrambling to respond to the integration demand with traditional methods. However, while a step forward, conventional integration may not be a long-term solution.

And that's why so many companies are turning to the iPaaS industry to close their integration gaps. The iPaaS market, Gartner predicts, will become the preferred choice for new integration eventually rendering “traditional methodologies obsolete.”

iPaaS Integration

iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) is a cloud-based set of automated tools for connecting software applications deployed in different environments. It enables subscribers (also called cloud ‘tenants’ or ‘residents’) to implement data, applications, API, and process integration projects involving any combination of cloud and on-premise endpoints. It does this by connecting multiple endpoints so that all applications can work in sync. 

In short, iPaaS is a single platform that has the power to connect multiple data sources so a company can work and compete at peak efficiency.

Boomi or Bust

Boomi (previously called Dell Boomi) is currently leading the iPaaS market. Pioneers in the field, Boomi has gathered raving fans around its ability to connect all segments of a company’s digital ecosystem: Its people, its processes, its applications, its data, its devices, and its digital things (IoT).

A 2021 study released by Forrester analyzed Boomi’s economic impact to organizations and found:

  • Boomi AtomSphere Platform delivered a 410% return on investment (ROI) over a three-year period, paying for itself in less than six months

  • Customers using Boomi reduced their integration development times by 65% — an increased efficiency value of more than $3.7 million.

  • In addition, customers realized $2.3 million in savings by retiring previous integration solutions. 

So happy together.

Boomi At-A-Glance

No coding UI. Boomi integration is easy to learn and use. Users can create end-to-end integration workflows fairly easily. Its intuitive UI includes drag-and-drop mapping tools, pre-built integration processes, reusable components, and a library of connectors. The biggest perk: Users can easily build integrations without the cost and time of coding.

The Boomi Atom. Boomi's power source is The Boomi Atom, a patented, lightweight run-time engine that can be deployed in the cloud or behind a firewall to manage business processes. The Atom works independently to initiate all connectivity to the platform and communicates integration activity for centralized monitoring, checks for process changes, and updates itself as needed.

The AtomSphere. This is the platform’s work area where real-time, scalable enterprise app integration happens. Here, users can design cloud-based integration processes (Atoms) and transfer data between cloud and on-premise applications. They can easily drag and drop integration components such as connectors, maps, document property elements, and start and endpoints.

Centralized Management. No matter where Boomi Atoms are deployed or how many processes are deployed, The Atom’s unique architecture enables centralized management of all integrations from the Boomi AtomSphere platform. This gives users a 360-degree view of their business and the insight to address critical problems. 

Full, Diverse Integration. Boomi allows users to integrate multiple SaaS applications or SaaS to on-premise systems or even applications hosted on different public or private clouds. The platform has been built to support diverse integration and communication patterns, including application-to-application, pub-sub, real-time and event-driven web services, streaming, batch, ETL integrations, and more.

Boomi Suggest. Users refer to this feature as Boomi’s true magic. Boomi Suggest is the industry’s first crowd-sourced suggestion wizard for data mapping. The feature anonymously indexes and leverages millions of previously built maps for new integrations automatically. This feature dramatically speeds up the integration process and boosts internal efficiencies. 

Boomi Resolve. Boomi Resolve automatically suggests resolutions for common error messages. It becomes more intelligent and helpful as it identifies common issues and recommends solutions.

Boomi Assure. Boomi Assure allows users to submit integration processes and test data to AtomSphere. That test data will be run against every future AtomSphere release. This function gives users confidence that changes to the platform will not break their integration processes.

Trust and Compliance. Boomi’s support system automatically analyzes customer usage metrics, identifies potential issues, and suggest ways customers can increase their platform efficiency. It takes care of maintenance and upgrades and automatically updates security and compliance issues.

This is just a snapshot of what Boomi’s iPaaS platform offers and how it’s forcing companies to re-imagine traditional technology infrastructures. 

Need Integration Help?

Improv is ready to help your team optimize it's UKG system software including integration. Don't hesitate to contact our team. We work in a number of ways from contract to full-time support. Contact us today and let us design a solution that works for your unique workforce.

Download our Case Study below and see how we helped our friends at Land O' Lakes transform their UKG workforce. 

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