Boomi

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Great ETL Tool: Dell Boomi!

8 out of 10
August 08, 2021
Boomi is primarily a technical tool to connect business systems, and, hence, it is used by the Business Technology teams. It caters to the …
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Dell Boomi Review May 2021

9 out of 10
May 15, 2021
Dell Boomi is used as the main integration tool connecting the main CRM application to the other applications in the IT landscape of the …
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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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Make sure to consider Boomi

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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Popular Features

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Support for real-time and batch integration (28)

8.8
88%

Pre-built connectors (28)

8.7
87%

Data security features (27)

8.6
86%

Monitoring console (29)

8.3
83%

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Pricing

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Boomi

$550

On Premise
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Cloud Data Integration

8.6
86%

Product Details

What is Boomi?

Boomi is an integration platform that can be implemented in the cloud, on-premise, or in a hybrid environment. It offers functionality for low-code/no-code connectors between apps and systems, as well as greater customizability for more code-savvy users. Boomi also has the capacity for limited data transformation automation within the platform.

Boomi maximizes its connector and data mapping capabilities by making user-generated maps and connectors open source for other users to access. The vendor emphasizes Boomi’s ability to support API and EDI connections for automating interfaces with external systems and organizations. The vendor also provides users with support regarding GPDR and data privacy regulatory compliance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boomi?

Boomi is a cloud-based, on-premise, or hybrid integration platform. It offers a low-code/no-code interface with the capacity for API and EDI connections for integrating with external organizations and systems, as well as compliance with data protection regulations.

What are Boomi's top competitors?

Skyvia are common alternatives for Boomi.

What is Boomi's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support for real-time and batch integration highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Boomi?

The most common users of Boomi are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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September 01, 2021

DellBoomi Review-Jun 2021

Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
Itay Rosenboim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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).
Phi Hoang | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
September 11, 2018

Boomi review

Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Adam White | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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.
Rethwik Janardhanan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
September 19, 2017

Dell Boomi Migration Expert

Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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:
  • http://sfcg.com/four-steps-to-using-the-boomi-email-step-in-integrations/
  • 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.
  • http://sfcg.com/boomi-integrations-the-coolest-feature-yet-the-flow-control-step/
  • 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.
Jake J. Darley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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.
Britto Parthalomew | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.