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Legacy systems often need to be replaced or integrated with new applications in order to modernize businesses. A strong API strategy that avoids custom coding and third-party programs is essential to enable this integration. Boomi's new-age connectivity and integration solutions ensure safe, secure, and robust integration. In the age of information, businesses are under more pressure than ever to be able to collect and manage large amounts of data. This data comes in from a variety of sources, including personalized devices such as voice assistants and wearable tech. While this data can be immensely valuable to businesses, they often lack the infrastructure necessary to handle it effectively. This can lead to data build-up in databases or silos, and can eventually lead to problems with integration and security.
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Zapier is perfect for simple integrations and setting up generally low-volume accounts that require very little configuration and maintenance. For a distributed structure where a client/outside party is responsible for billing, it’s easy to create an account, put them on a low-cost plan, configure a simple integration and teach them how to alter the setup. Its webhook-based setup is perfect for many simple use cases and there’s no reason to use a more complex or expensive solution.
However, if you have integrations that are increasingly complex (involve parsing, multiple non-linear steps, the integration of non-native APIs), significant in overall volume/data or require additional features (time delays for API limits), Zapier likely isn’t your best choice. Other integration platforms offer higher levels of customization and capability, though they’re typically significantly more complex and expensive.
Read full review Pros Pre-built connectors to almost anything which greatly reduce time to release of your integration needs. Easy to use development platform with drag&drop features. Non-technical people could build simple integration processes in no time. Great user community where you can get quick help if needed. Boomi people hang around there a lot. Read full review Ease of use - multiple people in the organization can set up and run Zaps per their specific use cases without much training. Connectivity - Zapier is able to connect to multiple applications we use on a regular basis. Functionality - Zapier provides embedded functionality within the app itself (email, data conversion), but also appropriate triggers and actions for apps it connects to. Versatile - Zapier can execute complicated and simple tasks and thus has many use cases. Read full review Cons More from a development perspective. It is always difficult to use the properties features. It takes a while to understand how the data/variables can be used across an integration. Dell Boomi should also invest more on API Management and not just seen as a ETL,ESB tool. Should roll out features more often based on users reviews. Read full review Being able to turn off one leg of a Zap without having to delete it or turn the whole Zap off Not all fields populate when using certain aspects of Salesforce, but that could be an SF issue Communication when support is actually needed basically doesn't happen Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Dell Boomi has provided us with the ability to connect our campus together using our various existing platforms. There are many supported features and have yet to run into something that we cannot do. Its user interface is very intuitive which would allow users to begin developing fairly easily. There is a myriad of resources available
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Zapier is now very much an integral part of our business and we could not operate without it!
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My IT and Finance teams have noted that setting up the tool is a breeze. Dell Boomi has never caused an issue during a system implementation that I am aware of. We are pleased with the tool and recommend others consider it.
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Zapier is very user-friendly. They walk you through each step of the zap-building process in an orderly and easy to understand way. Each step of the zap is tested before moving onto the next step. For simple zaps, you can have them up and running within minutes. For more complicated zaps, it may take some experimentation, but Zapier is there to help you troubleshoot.
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The atom sphere takes a time to load, when I open a process or when I open a log. One more slow processing is when I import objects from NetSuite.
About the performance of processing, it looks like Boomi takes a time to initialize some things such as connectors before starting the process. This is also performance we have.
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Boomi support was responsive and knowledgable, however being a closed cloud service, it doesn't have good community support. We found the learning curve to be steep and there aren't avenues like google, forums, or blogs that provide community driven insight into the product or how to go about designing solutions using the tool
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Before we purchased Zapier, I contacted support and asked them if Zapier could support my intended workflow (this is actually a selection on their support form - awesome). Within 2 hours, I was contacted by a support team member who seemed sure it would work, but granted me premium access for 2 weeks to try it out for myself. Sure enough, it did! Ever since then, support has replied rapidly to any problems I have experienced and answered my questions within a few sentences.
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We decided to go with Dell Boomi because another department in our company was already using the software. We did not research competitor applications to use as our business solution. Dell Boomi was very easy and quick to set up, so once we decided to use Dell Boomi for systems integration, we had it set up and running within a few working days.
Read full review Zapier is a much more mature platform with much more software that you can integrate into and they add to their portfolio every month Zapier has more functions for each software they connect Zapier has their own services that are very useful They have so many existing work flows that you can easily add Read full review Return on Investment It has allowed us to scale significantly without having to add headcount, specifically those geared towards data entry. We went from a $10m ARR business to $200m ARR business with the same amount of Order Processors and 12x amount of transactions by leveraging Boomi to perform a lot of the work, and then having the Order Processing team to simply review that the transaction was processed successfully. Read full review It saves us hours of time every week being able to connect services automatically. It enables automations to happen that would not otherwise be possible at all. It allows us to choose other software for specific purposes without the limitations of only the built-in connectivity. Read full review ScreenShots