Gone are the days where system integrations are only designed using custom code by the developer; Gartner, who is the world’s leading research in industry trends defined Citizen Integration as “A user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT”. The term Citizen Integration/Citizen Developer has emerged in today’s ICT industry landscapes due to the rise of Cloud computing and also ‘as-a-service’ business model.
The problem that has been happening is business analyst and product managers understand the business more and developers understand programming, the whole idea behind the Citizen Integration incentive is to bridge the gap between business people with IT people, the solution comes with simple drag-and-drop, less coding experience which is aimed towards power users.
One example of this type of platform is Dell Boomi AtomSphere, it allows you to exchange data between public SaaS applications and on-premise applications. The platform has made significant improvements since the day it was acquired by Dell back in 2010, being recognised as a market leader four years in a row in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service.
So with those things in mind, here are few reasons on why you would want to utilise Dell Boomi as your integration platform:
- Effortless setup – Given that AtomSphere is a 100% cloud hosted multi-tenant architecture, you will save the cost and time of setting up any extra software. All we need is just an active Boomi subscription and a supported browser then we can start integrating, the simple pricing and 30 days free trial also makes it easy to try and choose which plan suits the best for your needs.
- Integrate with less coding – This goes back to the idea of Citizen Integration, AtomSphere helps to simplify the process of application, data, and B2B integration process. A series of common integration connector and actions are available on the visual designer with simple point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools.
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- Community based support – Another great feature of Boomi is Boomi Resolve; which is a crowd-sourced troubleshooting solution, so everytime we encounter an issue Boomi will automatically look into the Database and lists the possible solutions with the links to the full articles.
- Advanced features – Despite being simple and easy to use, Boomi still packs some advanced features such as Message Queueing that is built-in to the platform and enables us to develop integration processes using a native asynchronous integrations without needing to setup a separate message queuing solution, another feature worth mentioning is the JSON/XML Transformation which will helps us to easily map and convert two of the most popular data exchange format in the web space nowadays.
Adaptiv Integration is proud to be an official partner of Dell Boomi for New Zealand region, get in touch with us to find out more on how your organisation can benefit from Dell Boomi on firstname.lastname@example.org