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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 22, 2020

Dell Boomi Integration in ERP centric environment

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 23, 2020

Excellent and easy to use API solution

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Itay Rosenboim | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2019

Integrate fast with a Boooom... i

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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).
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Phi Hoang | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2019

Worth to try. You might love it.

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2019

Dell Boomi gets the job done

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 09, 2019

Dell Boomi ETL Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 29, 2019

Make sure to consider Boomi

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 27, 2018

Boomi is the way to go for your integration requirements

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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Adam White | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 24, 2018

Fun product to learn and work with

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Rethwik Janardhanan | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 24, 2018

Dell Boomi: Connecting businesses

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Ankit Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 09, 2018

Dell Boomi: Great tool for data Integration

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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David Byrd | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 09, 2017

First Impressions of Boomi Integration Platform will rock your Integrations!!!

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Jake J. Darley | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 03, 2017

Connecting our Ecosystem of Best of Breed Applications with Boomi

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Vijaya Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 19, 2017

Dell Boomi Migration Expert

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Britto Parthalomew | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 01, 2017

Boomi - Integrate, evolve and succeed

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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Anil Atyam, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2015

Boomi product review by Cloud Integrator

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It's unimaginably simple to use and I call the development "assembly".
  • Has various proven cloud applicaton connectors.
  • Ease of use, ease of deployment, ease of monitoring, on demand licensing, out of queue support, cloud development etc.
  • The product is evolving day after day. There were several weaknesses two years ago but not any more. for example WS-Security was introduced recentlyy to enable end point communication security.
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Mian Ghulam Ghous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2015

Best for Small to Medium level integration

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Can integrate multiple sources: REST, SOAP, RDBM.
  • Cloud based so always easy to maintain.
  • Training new resources is always easy.
  • Easy to use UI which lets you create orchestrations nicely.
  • Debugging/loggin can be improved.
  • Cache components were not very friendly.
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Wade Poe | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 03, 2015

Boomi

Score 4 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Simple user interface.
  • Easily deployed.
  • Easily managed.
  • Very difficult to use in complex scenarios.
  • EXTREEEEEEEMLY poor debugging capabilities.
  • No Room for coding where your beginner/typical/average programmer would find useful.
  • Having to code (drag and drop) through the website makes it very time consuming rather then using a downloaded development software.
  • Minimal ability to manipulate data in some scenarios.
  • Difficulty determining exact process data and details of the run when running in a production environment.
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Francois Gravel | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 03, 2015

Easy to use, but not recommended for complex integrations.

Score 6 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Visual interface. An inexperienced user can figure out what the job does in a simple look.
  • Quick to get a simple integration going. Some of our integrations took just few hours to build are are still running after 2 years.
  • Out of the box connectors to Salesforce, Taleo and other common SAAS.
  • Not easy to troubleshoot failures. Unable to easily access payloads and components.
  • Dev mode is painful with a limit of 10 records.
  • Running processes even on dev mode takes a long time. Takes at least 20 seconds before starting to process.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 11, 2018

Boomi review

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
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Jason Lutz | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2014

Integrate your way to a better place

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Boomi allows us to quickly integrate existing or new systems with a point and click user interface. We have integrated our ERP/CRM system (Netsuite) with our eCommerce sites built in Magento Commerce and WebSphere Commerce, along with custom websites written in ColdFusion. We switched from WebSphere to Magento 1-2 years ago, and it was a seemless transition.
  • Boomi is constantly upgraded and improved. In the time I have used it, I have been impressed by the number of changes and improvements made.
  • Boomi handles large amounts of data quickly and provides exceptional tools for testing and debugging issues.
  • Boomi provides a way to script using Groovy and JavaScript that allows the user to extend the system to fit business needs.
  • One area for improvement is in handling XML with complicated schemas. We have had a few times where it was impossible or very difficult to handle XML when the schema was complicated. We found workarounds in each scenario, but sometimes that workaround was outside of Boomi.
  • Make it easier to test a process using test systems instead of production ones. Although testing and debugging are exceptional overall, it is very difficult to do that testing in test systems instead of the production ones.
  • The community could be improved to allow you to find pointers and suggestions by other users instead of having to rely on your first line of support. Without this, there is a lot of trial and error.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Pre-built connectors (22)
8.9
Connector modification (19)
7.5
Support for real-time and batch integration (22)
9.1
Data quality services (20)
8.4
Data security features (21)
7.4
Monitoring console (23)
7.3

About Boomi

Dell 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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