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We have several SAP clients who needs custom solution as an extension of SAP, it is mostly in form of Web Application or Mobile …
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- Monitoring console (32)6.262%
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Pre-built, tested connectors to a wide variety of applications such as ERP, CRM, HCM, Marketing Automation, etc.
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Software supports both real-time and batch integrations
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We have several SAP clients who needs custom solution as an extension of SAP, it is mostly in form of Web Application or Mobile Application.
Integrating SAP Backend with Web Application or Mobile Application reliably using API and with minimal licensing cost.
Boomi plays integral role in integration to & from SAP backend to any frontend. it allows widely used APIs that are standardized under OpenAPI standards. it also provide Odata service integration with which we can directly communicate with SAP. this allows us to query the SAP like GraphQl does. we get control of what we want from SAP rather than creating new API for every use case.
- SAP Odata Integration
- OpenAPI Standards
- Connect to SAP S/4 Hana
- Streamline Error Responses
- Live Two-Way binding of Data
- Better Documentation particularly in SAP segment
if you're looking for low-code solutions and you only have partial team at your disposal, then Boomi might be the right choice for you.
if you have both Web developer team and ABAP team in-house, and you're application logic goes way more custom. it is better to do it on your own with plain old RESTful APIs.
- Application Integration
- Data Synchronization
- Drag and Drop Intuitive Workflow Designer
- Connecting to various Enterprise Platforms such as NetSuite, SAP, MS Dynamics, Shopify
- Elastic Scaling
- Microservices-based Architecture
- Monitoring & observability
- High throughput scenarios
However, if this is not the case, Boomi does a decent job in integrating different systems and in data synchronization as well. It's easy to use so doesn't require hard code developers. I've seen business analysts and testers developing integrations on Boomi.
- Hybrid Integration for both on-premise and cloud systems
- Low code to no code setup
- Various Endpoints
- Cost effiency
- Integration to communication tools such as Viber/WhatsApp/Messenger etc
- API Management & Development
- BPM Flow which is used to design the process
- API Management
- Boomi Atom sphere which handles cloud admins. This feature I didn't saw in other technology.
- Process management needs to improve. Actually, it is taking more steps to open and check the instance.
- Need to improve the User manual to understand core things w.r.t developer
- Need to improve the free license to increase the number of external connections while learning the Dell Boomi
- Quick releases.
- Built-In integrations.
- Doesn't require resources to be very technical.
- Achieving some complex scenarios always gets tricky.
- Working with APIs is an issue.
- ETL items
- Updating CRM —Salesforce from different sources
- API updates
- Easy integration
- Supportive and patient customer service.
- Perfectly priced for mid-sized companies.
- New connectors added constantly.
- UI not very attractive.
- Somewhat limited dashboard.
- Performance drop-downs once a while.
Also if you are using your own CRM, integrating Boomi can be challenging even with the customer support.
- Dell Boomi is very easy to use
- Dell Boomi is very easy to set up
- Dell Boomi is cost-effective
- Dell Boomi is an excellent service offered by an excellent company
- A new, improved UI for Dell Boomi would be a nice-to-have
- A user management place for Dell Boomi would be a nice-to-have
- Integration with other systems such as CRM systems would be a nice-to-have
- One of the best middleware which has a low code platform
- Time savings compared to coding
- Most important thing it has is drag and drop functionality which has quite fan base.
- Easy to learn and become a developer.
- I suggest is that for enterprise edition they can give the license upto to 20 default.
- In test and production both they can give the same license count for enterprise by default.
- They can add the excel file format to use.
- Easy to build a basic integration. Less time taken to develop an integration.
- Lesser learning curve. Good training materials available.
- Very powerful shapes like map which can do thousands of field mapping with a click of a button.
- 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.
- Out of the box integration with Netsuite
- Cloud deployment
- Work flow design of integration activity, simplifying coding required
- Making sense of success, failures, and processing
- Hard to scale parallel processing
- It's easy to paint yourself in a corner by designing poorly performing integrations
It's less well suited when larges amounts of data need to be processed very quickly in a parallel method. It's possible to handle things in parallel, but because of the workflow connectors and design process you are much more likely to build something that is handling one record at a time sequentially instead of building a process that is processing hundreds of records simultaneously for real time processing. It's also less well suited where complex code is the common path for integration as it does not connect to source control and common software development processes for managing code/test/deploy. (Those things can be used, but it requires additional effort to manage.)
- Easy to set up.
- Works with cloud or on-premise solutions.
- Works with a large suite of applications.
- Reliable and performs well.
- Security is just OK.
- The cost could be lower.
- Data transformation.
- Re-trying of transactions.
- Logging of transactions.
- EDI mapping is not as simple as other software for EDI mapping.
- Would benefit from the ability to track and see deployed and schedules processes.
- Support services can be cumbersome and slow to respond.
- Connect to different technologies and applications using built-in connectors from Boomi.
- Enable very fast delivery/development/deployment.
- Very flexible -- allows you to add functionality easily (with Groovy script for example).
- The community is great.
- I think that at the moment we miss File listener connector and Database listener connector (we get events from FS or DB).
- Drag and drop user interface. No programming language experience required.
- It's all in the cloud. No maintenance effort needed except if using local atoms.
- Pre-implemented connectors support a number of cloud services.
- Big maps, profiles take time to load. But you need to wait for them load completely before any change. Otherwise, some incorrect thing (for example some links will be disconnected) will happen and it takes you much time to investigate.
- The way Boomi processes documents may be different from the programming languages you are using. So you have to change your mindset logically when working with Boomi.
- Logging and debugging is a hard process when you execute processes on Atom. Hopefully, Boomi can visualize an execution just like the way it does when running on test mode.
- Number of features (shapes) are limited, you need to use them flexibly to meet your needs. Otherwise, you need to write some source code with custom scripts.
- When you have to create new data on a system based on data on another system and you have to do that manually repeatedly. Boomi could help.
- When you have to re-enter data on a system with information you just entered on another system, Boomi could help as well.
- Graphical ETL Interface that is simple
- Large community and good resources
- Integration with many platforms
- The option for detailed logging on deployed processes would be a good additional feature.
- More control over documents from a database
- Delete multiple IDs from Salesforce at one time
- Mapping: they have an auto mapping tool for 1 to 1 fields, but then also allows for very custom logic so that values can be passed in the most usable way.
- Built-in integration to nearly every platform.
- Total customization of processes.
- It would be nice if it was easier to find what processes affect each other. In the folder structure, you have some of that ability, but because you can reuse the same logic across different processes it can be difficult to find the original source. Naming conventions are important.
- The way they charge you per a connection is very useful as you can reuse connections more than once. The issue runs into limits, so before you start building, it is important to understand all the limits of all of your systems, and don't create a connection for each one or you are paying too much. This isn't something that was articulated well.
- File profile
- Interact with Groovy code
- File treatments: It is quick to process them
- Formatting dates
- The ability to connect to any server, so that it is not necessary that the files reside locally
For manufacturing, we are integrating with our 30+ semiconductor suppliers exchanging B2B data in real time with the purpose of managing(planning, tracking) our semiconductor production live.
As for internal business processes we use it to integrate Namely to NetSuite for custom requirements on employees data and Concur to NetSuite for expense reporting specific needs. Also, we use Boomi to bring timesheets data from OpenAir to NetSuite for financial purposes.
- 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.
- Every connection type has a cost. When you run on a low budget, you need to think and have workarounds in your integration's architecture and design to overcome this.
- Performance may be an issue with customs requirements in data processing. For example, if you have to process data in a sequential fashion, you will see a huge drop in performance since Boomi is optimized for parallel processing.
- NetSuite/Oracle eBusiness Suite/SAP with vendors for manufacturing management and financial transactions
- cloud to cloud integration(NetSuite to Namely/OpenAir/Concur, SalesForce to ERP)
- on-premise to cloud: custom legacy apps that almost every company has can be integrated to cloud apps, making the transition to 100% cloud apps easier
- Boomi has a lot of built in connectors that make integrations faster and easier.
- The tool is easy to use and has great visuals to help understand how a process works. There isn't a large learning curve.
- Frequent updates to the platform.
- New connectors are frequently added.
- Great support documents and community.
- Real-time integrations.
- The dashboards are limited
- Running Low latency improves performance but makes resolving issues very difficult
- Unable to sign up for alerts for one process only. Alerts go out at an account level. If you want to get notifications for a process you need to build it into your application.
- The folder structure of components can get messy if not well governed.
- Easy to create duplicate components and not realizing that someone else in your company already created one.
- Scripting could be improved. You don't know if you have errors in your code until you run the process.
- Low Code, user-friendly UI
- Various inbuilt connectors and features like Boomi suggests which makes development easier and faster
- Readily available materials and fast response through Boomi communities and user guides with solutions to complex problems
- For some transformation areas, we still have to use scripting, like for dynamically converting xml to csv or vice versa without defining a specific profile. These ideas are addressed in the communities.
- Completely cloud based solution. No need to install any software or agent on local machine while integrating cloud systems. Although provides ability to integrate on premise solutions too by installing and local atom.
- Best thing about Boomi is its relatively low learning curve. Its very easy to use for the developers.
- Great tutorials and documentation available on their site.
- Boomi supports a wide variety of systems and provides flexibilities to integrate home grown systems too.
- Pricing is on a upper side comparing to other tools in market. However it does worth it in my opinion.
- Although documentation is good but it lacks examples.
- Cloud Integration
- Atom and Molecule performance on both On-Premise and Cloud Deployments
- Easy to Use Connectors and configure with out any difficulty
- Wonderful support
- On-Premises Connectors (Disk/FTP/DB)
- Cloud SaaS Connectors (Salesforce, Service Now)
- Big Data Connectors
- Cloud Storage Connectors (Azure, Amazon, GCP)
- Nicer UI (more appearance - it's just my opinion))
- Good Documentation on Developing Custom Connectors
- Better Strategy in minimizing downtime while performing upgrades
- No installation effort [required] to start the project
- It will support all integration patterns and scenarios
- If customer is talking to very limited applications with limited message exchanges
- After recently finishing my first small business focused Boomi integration here at SFCG, here are the top five things that are totally cool about the Boomi Atomsphere Platform:
- Unique Data Processing: Boomi processes a single record at a time. This sounds similar to the way the current integration products work but it’s actually not quite the same. Most tools process a whole file (with multiple records) thru each step. Boomi’s methodology runs the record (or row of data), which is a basic unit of work, thru the process up and until you decide to combine it into a multi-record document. One reason a development engineer might find this interesting is that the developer designs a process to handle a single unit of work. Boomi handles the looping. Totally Cool!!!
- Branching Processes: Branching allows you to start over with the source data to accomplish something else in your process. Only one source read is required to process a record thru multiple branches. Above we process all the source records into an Account entity, and then we start over with the original source data and process it into Contacts.
- Storing Results for Error Handling: Result info easily captured. We can capture results and store them into a Dynamic Process Property.
- And the TOP COOLNESS Reason. Every Integration methodology concept we configured into this integration helps builds a template for starting on the next. Some of the artifacts will even be re-usable.
- Another cool feature is using the Email feature to email of process results is fairly simple and straightforward. I have written a blog article about this:
- The last cool feature I have actually written about is the Flow Control feature.
- Boomi handles many integration tasks at a high level without the need for scripting pretty much at all. However, there comes a time when you just need to alter/manipulate/examine the document by groups, and most of the Step components generally cannot do that. However, you can use the Flow Control step.
- The Flow Control Step is one component that is totally awesome. For example when using the process batch web-services in Oracle CX – Sales Cloud you can group the XML payloads in batches of 500. In your Boomi data Integrator process you can easily handle this issue with the Flow Control Step.
- This step takes individual documents flowing into this step, and batches them in whatever is configured as a Batch parameter. It is typically followed by a combined step.
- Sample Flow
- Say Quickbooks as a source has 1800 records in their database. Through web-services we are provided with 1800 XML documents, one at a time. These documents flow thru the Flow Control Step, and only 500 (or less) at a time are processed. Then the next step combines the 500 that flowed into the step and creates a single document with combined information of the 500 records.
- This would happen for document 501 thru 1000, and then 1001 thru 1500, and then 1501, thru 1800.
- The Data Process step has a cool feature for splitting records. However the XML piece has some reported issues. This is easily overcome with custom Groovy scripting.
- Moving data between Salesforce and NetSuite. With the great and extensive open API that both of products offer, Boomi allows you to simply connect to the different endpoints, and drag-and-drop to create the workflow. In fact, when we first implemented Boomi, it was so easy to learn and adopt, that we took one of our accountants and turned them into our Boomi admin.
- Honestly, the user interface. It has a lot of room to improve to get aligned with our products it is working with. The design is intuitive, but somewhat clunky because of the interface. It seems to be about 10-years behind other products in this area. The UI is important, especially when you are trying to attract users that may not have a development background.
It is less appropriate when you need to run complex sequences of manipulating the data in transit, and also when you need to have thousands of similar items running through the same branch at the same time.