Boomi is the way to go for your integration requirements
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 27, 2018

Boomi is the way to go for your integration requirements

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dell Boomi

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.
  • Positive impact: Dell Boomi helped us greatly reducing the cost of running a 15 years old version of ERP together with huge custom applications built for integrating with this ERP. By moving to Boomi cloud we have shut down 30+ servers running to support these apps.
  • Positive impact: Our goal is to become 100% cloud and going with Boomi made it possible for us to choose cloud apps for the business needs but also to keep the business requirements for integrating these clouds with the on-premise legacy apps. It really makes the transition to cloud smoother.
  • Negative impact: adopting Boomi with a team of software developers has a risk of losing people that want to focus on lower level programming technologies. We lost several software developers that didn't want to switch to Boomi.
We have used Oracle SOA since 2010 for our custom on-premise applications integration purposes. To some extent we were successful but overall we did not manage to integrate and build other than several business processes with it.
The main reasons were:
- the IT maintenance(running on-premise) was a nightmare
- the learning curve was huge even for software developers
- too many technologies to learn before becoming productive: BPM, BPEL, HumanTask, JDeveloper(IDE) etc

Going to Boomi removed all those hurdles mentioned above and we were able to release a major integration between ERP, vendors and internal apps in 6 months.
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.
Examples:
- 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

Dell Boomi Feature Ratings

Pre-built connectors
10
Connector modification
6
Support for real-time and batch integration
10
Data quality services
10
Data security features
10
Monitoring console
4