Boomi Integration

With over 20,000 customers worldwide, Boomi is an enterprise integration platform that enjoys a large customer base. From Fortune 500 companies to growing enterprises, Boomi has enabled them to leverage iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) contributing to their exponential growth. However, a successful Boomi integration comes with several challenges. Businesses can eliminate these challenges if they clearly understand the Boomi deployment process and follow the best practices for Boomi integration.

Understanding the Boomi Deployment Process

The Boomi data and application integration platform increases the speed and efficiency of any business and connects employees with every facet of the company. However, enterprises need to follow the correct deployment procedure to leverage the benefits of this platform. A successful Boomi integration follows the process below. 

Account Creation

  • Create an account on the Dell Boomi Platform.
  • Configure a local or cloud atom.
  • Login on the Dell Boomi Platform.

Creating a New Environment

  • Locate the ‘Manage’ tab and click on it. Select ‘Atom Management.’
  • Find and click the ‘New’ button on the left side panel. Select ‘Environment.’
  • Enter a name of your choice and select ‘Test’ from the dropdown against ‘Environment Classification.’ Congratulations, a new environment is created! 
  • Next to Attachments, users can select the atoms of their choice for deployment. 
  • Go back to the ‘Build’ area and select a process for deployment. 
  • Click on ‘Attachments’ in the space next to the left sidebar. 
  • Find the environment you created earlier in the ‘Unattached Environment’ section. Then, move it to ‘Attached Environment.’
  • Click on the ‘Deployments’ tab next to ‘Attachments.’
  • Find ‘Deploy Latest Revision to the Process’ on the right side of the screen and click on it. 
  • If you have any notes, enter them in the area for ‘Deployment Notes.’
  • The deployment process is completed as soon as you click on ‘Ok.’

This is a standard process for Boomi deployment, and businesses that need customized Boomi deployment must alter the process with the help of an experienced Boomi implementation partner. Companies such as QTC and Airbus DS rely on PreludeSys for the deployment of a Boomi integration that helps them realize their business goals.

Best Practices for Boomi Implementation 

Although many organizations prefer to create a standardized process for development and deployment, they should follow several best practices to ensure the deployment readiness of their system. These are:

  • Use Native Boomi functionality: It is advisable to use the native Boomi functionality (instead of Java) for development to simplify the application’s overall maintenance. Additionally, developers can use common frameworks and built-in connectors to increase efficiency. 
  • Naming Conventions: Follow a standard naming convention across the Boomi environment to seamlessly navigate integration processes, operation names, process levels, objects, and sensitive data. 
  • Handling Errors Swiftly: Businesses should crosscheck to verify if the system sends Boomi alerts to the right people using the try-and-catch method generally used in exception handling.
  • Create a Reusable Folder Structure: Enterprises should create reusable folders for future use. It is best to avoid nested folders to avoid confusion.
  • Follow Performance Guidelines: Businesses must add notes at every deployment stage, which helps them detect malfunctions or error instances. As the cache function occupies significant space in the memory, businesses should use it only when necessary.

Benefits of a Customized Boomi Integration

Unlike the basic integration that gives no extra benefit to the user, a customized Boomi integration ensures that it meets all the specific business needs. Users can create a system based on their objectives with a wide range of templates and process libraries. Collaborating with the right Boomi partner can help your business make the most out of your Boomi investment and ensure a seamless deployment.

Key Takeaways

  • Companies of any size—micro, small, medium, and large—can use an iPaaS platform to manage their operations.
  • Customizations done by technical experts can help companies make the most of their Boomi integration.
  • Businesses should follow the best practices of Boomi implementation to ensure a successful integration.

Conclusion

PreludeSys is a Silver Boomi partner with extensive experience with this technology platform and has deployed many successful Boomi integrations. PreludeSys offers Boomi consulting, implementation, and managed services that help businesses maximize ROIs. Visit the PreludeSys website to learn more about our Boomi capabilities.

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