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9 out of 10
May 15, 2021
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Dell Boomi gets the job done

8 out of 10
July 18, 2019
We are using it as middleware primarily for EDI, but also for integrations with other platforms, such as Shopify and other internal …
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Dell Boomi ETL Review

9 out of 10
July 09, 2019
Dell Boomi is being used as our ETL tool to handle the data communication between two different platforms. It is being used currently by …
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10 out of 10
March 29, 2019
Dell Boomi makes mapping between systems easier than ever. We also had to create custom logic for our data to match different values …
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Boomi review

7 out of 10
September 11, 2018
We use Boomi to upload data for the client to our application. Boomi is used in the technical areas of the company, and is for loading …
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September 01, 2021

DellBoomi Review-Jun 2021

Score 8 out of 10
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Yes. we are using Dell Boomi when there is integration between source and target system to exchange the data.
  • 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
I had observed that Telecom sector is the best scenario where it contains more integrations to send the data.
Score 8 out of 10
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Boomi is primarily a technical tool to connect business systems, and, hence, it is used by the Business Technology teams. It caters to the integration needs of Sales, Marketing, and Finance. It connects and helps in ETL from different sources and systems and integrates with Salesforce. It is a great iPaas tool that reduces manual effort and cuts down the development time for someone to come in and write code.
  • 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.
Well suited:
  • ETL items
  • Updating CRM —Salesforce from different sources
  • Integrations
Not well suited:
  • API updates
BENAOUN Mahdi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use it across the company to unify our internal and external applications, and integrated by our analyst team to accelerate our customers' processes, mainly integrated with Salesforce, but also other SAAS systems. We've worked with Dell's Boomi with no major complaints reported by either internal employees or customers so definitely I would recommend it.
  • 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.
Dell Boomi is well suited for mid-sized companies and preferably integrated with SAP or any well-known provider but I would recommend for start-up and small businesses as they might find the pricing a bit too exaggerated.

Also if you are using your own CRM, integrating Boomi can be challenging even with the customer support.
Score 7 out of 10
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Dell Boomi is used as a middleware between systems to allow our systems to communicate with each other. It passes data from one system to another and back. It helps support our ordering process for the products we sell. It is implemented and used by one team, primarily, but it reaches across and affects the entire organization because of its use in our ordering process. Without Dell Boomi, our systems would not be able to communicate with each other so effectively, and it would cripple our product provisioning process.
  • 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
Dell Boomi is well-suited as a middleware to talk between systems. I am a personal fan of Dell's products and I enjoy this service. Dell Boomi is very easy to use, even to the less technically-inclined user. It is less appropriate to use in one system alone, but users would still find it functional in one system alone because it helps manage the system's metadata and allows that system to be integrated with other systems in the future.
Score 9 out of 10
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We were using this middleware in our COE IT department for all our clients. This reduces the manual work and cost of the company through this automation. Currently we are using Dell Boomi for all our integration, more than 25+ projects. As of now, we are using only the integration module in Dell Boomi.
  • 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.
An added advantage when starting to learn Dell Boomi [is that] all can easily learn and practise it in the test sandbox. If someone is bored at coding then this will help them to boost their knowledge and time by building it from scratch in different scenarios. I really say thanks to Dell Boomi for making this a free learning platform for all.
Score 9 out of 10
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Dell Boomi is used as the main integration tool connecting the main CRM application to the other applications in the IT landscape of the organization. It is also mainly replacing the other legacy integrations, which were developed previously on basic languages like .NET, etc. It is addressing business problems like high development effort and time to roll out an integration need. Definitely the tool justifies a definition of an iPaaS.
  • 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.
Specific scenarios will be for quick integrations. It is very easy to develop an integration from source to target if you know how to develop in Dell Boomi. It is definitely a low code tool you can go for. The UI is very good and I believe it is the best iPaaS at this point in time. It should invest more in API management solutions as well to become the one-stop solution for all integration needs. It has all the capabilities to be the only integration component required for an enterprise.
Score 8 out of 10
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We utilize Dell Boomi API Management in order to leverage a single scalable platform that supports our firm-wide API needs, enabling our firm to create, publish, monitor, integrate, and centrally manage APIs in the cloud across various providers and services all from a single easy to use central system with multiple user access points available.
  • Great integration across firm
  • Works well with a variety of APIs and providers
  • Ease of implementation
  • Certain APIs harder to integrate than others
  • Usage limits can be increased
  • Cost on the expensive side
Dell Boomi API Management is particularly well suited for multi-tenant cloud integration across various APIs/services/providers/etc. We were able to easily and quickly integrate the APIs from various providers across our organization. It is less well suited for external API development. Any substantial changes to external connections required more integration work than we were used to and we decided to avoid these situations.
We have always had a great experience with Dell customer service across a variety of products and services in the past and Dell Boomi API Management is no exception. We have found them very responsive and helpful both during the initial sales and setup process as well as on an ongoing basis through our experience once we were customers.
Score 7 out of 10
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Dell Boomi is used for integration activities to bridge environments (both internal and external) with our Netsuite implementation. It is used in the IT organization and is an analyst/engineer tool to use preexisting or built from scratch integration connectors between systems. One of the best advantages of the tool is that it is cloud based for the management tier. The servers which run the integration processes can be in the cloud (we deployed in AWS), but it can also be deployed on premise which can help with firewall/security barriers. Boomi provides connectors out of the box for connecting to various environments through standard mechanisms (ODBC, REST, SOAP API) as well as proprietary connectors to platforms like Netsuite which speeds up the adoption and development of integration processes.
  • 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
Dell Boomi is well suited for integrating between ERP systems, especially Netsuite, SAP, Salesforce. Built in access to platform API, Auth to API, access to data or triggers/actions, etc. speeds delivery. There are many connectors available making this process faster. It is best suited to an organization that needs to rapidly roll out new integrations or changes on a regular basis.

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.)
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.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Dell Boomi is being used to seamlessly integrate multiple software platforms across the company. The software solutions are primarily across finance, IT, and sales software solutions. My team leveraged Dell Boomi with our EPM tool, Host Analytics, to connect with various other data repositories, which gives us the right data to craft accurate forecasts and reports.
  • 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.
From my perspective, Dell Boomi feels like the de-factor gold standard for cloud connectivity. I definitely recommend it -- we've had no notable problems and have leveraged it for 4+ years now.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using it as middleware primarily for EDI, but also for integrations with other platforms, such as Shopify and other internal processes. We rely on it to make sure that our data is getting where it needs to go and in a timely fashion. It is critical for our business.
  • 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.
It's well suited to be an all-around middleware platform. It can handle many different scenarios and run in the cloud or your data center. If you have numerous integration types and custom scenarios, it is a solid solution. Also, its logging allows you to easily research issues and add custom tracked fields in files.
Itay Rosenboim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Matrix implements Boomi iPaas as part of a bigger solution for the Ministry of Heath in Israel. We use Boomi in order to integrate all the different medical providers in Israel (MOH, Hospitals and Medical Insurance) and create a large B2B administrative network. The final project will allow patients and medical providers to interact using portals and will automate many manual administrative processes.
  • 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).
Dell Boomi is a very good iPaaS solution. Still, iPaaS may be a problem (here in Israel) for financial and sensitive organizations.
Phi Hoang | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Boomi to process B2B reports from our suppliers and input transactions into NetSuite automatically. We are also planning to have more integration (NetSuite and Namely). So far, it's only used by the eBusiness team but when more application integration is implemented, more departments could be involved such as HR. Boomi can reduce a lot of manual effort.
  • 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.
Boomi is suitable to the integration of data transformation or synchronization:
  • 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.
However, if you need to process your data in the middle of a transition, you need to review or try to implement a custom script. If your rules are too complicated, you may consider choosing another platform or creating a software by yourself.
Score 9 out of 10
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Dell Boomi is being used as our ETL tool to handle the data communication between two different platforms. It is being used currently by our IT department. Boomi solves our ETL needs and allows for a quicker implementation of the ETL.
  • 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
It is a great ETL tool that handles multiple platforms and gives a wide range of control.
Score 10 out of 10
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Dell Boomi makes mapping between systems easier than ever. We also had to create custom logic for our data to match different values across our CRM, servers and automation platforms. Boomi made the experience easy with great training and customer service.
  • 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.
I haven't found a better solution that allows for the customization and ease of use. It does have a learning curve but they have great training available. I have used Zapier and built custom APIs.
September 11, 2018

Boomi review

Score 7 out of 10
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We use Boomi to upload data for the client to our application. Boomi is used in the technical areas of the company, and is for loading different types of files (flat files, XML, EDI, etc). Boomi tells us the information of each client that comes with different formats
  • 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
Suitable for processes that manipulate files, and file movement. Less suitable for processes with complex transformations, or when you need to debug processes to find programming issues.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We chose and implemented Boomi to integrate between cloud and on-premise applications, like NetSuite, Namely, OpenAir, Concur etc. It is addressing a wide range of our integration requirements from the manufacturing vendors to internal business processes.
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.
  • If you have more complex integration requirements, you need to write lots of custom scripting in Javascript or Groovy. It takes some time for a software development team, for example, to become really productive in Dell Boomi environment since it requires a change in the mindset of a programmer.
  • 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.
Boomi is an integration platform. It will address integration requirements between applications, cloud or on-premise. Also, will allow you to integrate with vendors and customers via EDI or FTP for data transfers.
- 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
Adam White | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Dell Boomi is used by our applications teams to build integrations. We are using it to create real-time applications and batch processes that run our business. Our company is currently doing most of their business processing on an IBM mainframe. Mainframe is limited when it comes to connecting to outside systems and using a middleware tool like Dell Boomi has really increased what the business can do. Dell Boomi has made it easier to create APIs that can be consumed by outside clients.
  • 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.
Dell Boomi is a great choice if you are integrating real-time processes with multiple other systems. If you have a web service call that requires transforming the data I think Boomi is the best choice. Where I wouldn't recommend using it is for batch processing. It can do the trick if needed but when a batch process goes down it can be extremely hard to figure out where the problem is. The problem is usually in the data but finding that data can be very tricky when you are processing thousands of transactions at a time.
Rethwik Janardhanan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have used Dell Boomi to develop integration flows between various end systems on cloud and on-premise. For example, the complete eCommerce flow and the sales channel processing of my client firm is designed using Dell Boomi. The low code and user-friendly UI makes it easy to develop interfaces in a short span of time. Dell Boomi MDM is also leveraged in many of the use cases.
  • 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.
Areas where Boomi is well suited: 1) Salesforce integration 2) Netsuite integration 3) Successfactors integration 4) When the technical team does not know or is not keen on learning a scripting language in deep Areas where Boomi is not well suited: 1) Heavy data load scenarios. Eventhough Boomi have run times which provides supports for heavy data load, there are other tools which handles these scenarios well.
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We helped several customers implement Dell Boomi for integrating their various systems and fortunately all are happy with its performance. We have used it mainly to integrate Salesforce with various other systems like ServiceNow, Oracle, MySQL etc. Also used to integrate various homegrown systems using SOAP and Rest Webservices.
  • 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.
For integrating cloud systems, Boomi is best tool in market.
VenkataNaveen Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Dell Boomi is used as the iPaas for my Client organization, where the client was using older EAI tool by name JCAPS where its life has come to an end. We have suggested the Client based on the current technologies and the existing architecture of the client. We have exposed Dell Boomi's capabilities in cloud based integration and the ease of using it by developers and architects. Dell Boomi is used as the Enterprise Integration Tool for the organization , where both on-premise and cloud integration is used. Users are happy with the performance and the control it provides, over the old EAI Tool. Dell Boomi has all the connectors that are required for the trending market technologies and with out being hurdled you can integrate them.
  • 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
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Cloud Integration, iPAAS Salesforce and SAP integration are perfectly done with Dell Boomi with cloud platform benefits. No hardware/software to install or maintain along with automatic upgrades. Usage-based pricing with one platform for companies of all sizes. Fully functional trial with on-demand access with multi-tenant architecture. Enterprise scalability and elasticity, molecule and atom architecture boosts the performance and availability.
September 19, 2017

Dell Boomi Migration Expert

Score 9 out of 10
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EAIESB is a Middleware/iPaaS solutions/Services provider. Most of the customers are moving towards Cloud and PaaS solutions. We do provide POC to of demonstrating how their code will be migrated/re-engineered to Dell Boomi and the features of Dell Boomi.
  • 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
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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SFCG is a consulting firm. Its primary focus is supporting the Oracle CX suite and other Oracle Cloud Applications. My team's, the Apps & Integration team, role is to develop integration in Boomi, which helps solve the problem for our customers to get data in and out of the applications
  • 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:
  • Coding Not Required: This integration required sourcing data from one cloud app and writing to two different objects in another Oracle CX cloud app. This integration performs a web service call for the source data (QuickBooks Online) and then uses web services to write to two different entities (Oracles Sales Cloud – Accounts/Contacts) in another application. For more complex situations, Boomi does allow for coding using JavaScript or Groovy. However, no higher level coding was performed here. This process included 37 different steps.
  • 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.
Boomi is suited when an integration between systems is required. Within that domain of data processing, I have not found case where I would choose another integration tool because Boomi could not handle it.
They are quick to respond. Sometimes I figure out workarounds before they respond, but I am impatient and try other options.
They acknowledge issues and have a Suggestions portal, the knowledge base is helpful too.
Jake J. Darley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We started using Boomi in Finance and Operations with a simple use case of provisioning our Product to the customer as Orders are approved and processed. Since then, we have used it to connect Salesforce Account and Opportunity records to NetSuite Account and Sales Order records, to connect Workfront and NetSuite, our Production servers and NetSuite, Zendesk and Salesforce, etc... thought the entire organization. We now have a Corporate Information Systems team that sits within Finance that are Boomi power users, and have 6-7 ongoing projects at any point-in-time. The main objective we are using Boomi for is to connect all of our different SaaS platforms together, so that data can systematically flow between the different environments.
  • 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.
  • We also use it in on-boarding employees. When we first create an employee in our HRIS (syncHR), it automatically creates and syncs the user across to Concur, Workfront, Motivosity, etc.
  • We also use it to sync project data between Workfront and NetSuite. This allows us to have a simply but robust process in recognizing revenue related to projects and work being performed in Workfront.
  • 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 very well suited for moving data from one location to the next (especially in the case of moving data between Salesforce and NetSuite). It is drag-and-drop intuitive.

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.
Britto Parthalomew | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Boomi for the integration need between legacy systems. My organization uses iPaaS for all integration related problems. Currently Boomi is used to address the problem we face sending data to another cloud platform. That is where Boomi plays a major role. Boomi integrates these systems by sending data in a format the destination system understands. And also Boomi does apply certain business logic to deal with certain business problems.
  • Boomi is a wonderful cloud integration tool. It is easy to code or develop. And this is the easiest tool I have ever used for installation and deployment.
  • Boomi also is a near real time data processing tool. Its atomsphere makes it easy for light weighted data processing.
  • Boomi has lots of built in functions therefore eliminates the need for coding 90%.
  • Boomi licensing is very cost effective. You do not have to buy the whole features of Boomi. Based your business need you can select features. This helps reduce cost and be more productive of the tool.
  • Boomi does have room for improvement. Mainly in the areas of using connectors. I do encounter [issues] with a few connectors like SFTP, missing certain wild card filters while processing different types of files.
  • There are a few functionalities also missing like processing large amounts of data. I very often see data getting lost when large amounts of data processed or it gets suspended without any specific failures.
  • Look and feel could be improved in terms of moving or selecting a shape.
  • Process report logs could provide more filter options.
Boomi is well suited where we do not have to move large amounts of data. Or else the source system should be capable of batching the data to a smaller size. However, Boomi does have capabilities to deal with huge amounts of data if a client is ready to invest for another server. Boomi could be used for banking services, travel and transport where real-time transaction data are moved from one vendor to another.
July 27, 2016

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Yona Adler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Boomi is used for two way integration between our Salesforce and SQL databases.
  • Creating XML files using SQL data
  • Syncing data between databases
  • Error tracking
  • Tutorials
  • Error alerts via email
We sometimes encounter problems with large batches but Boomi can be adjusted to import the appropriate number of records for each process. From experience I'd say Boomi serves better as an integration tool even though it is capable of accomplishing much of what is done with Apex code. The fact that Boomi relies on schedules and is not instantaneous makes Apex better suited for certain functions.