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Boomi Partnership

Our partnership with Boomi

The Boomi platform is a cloud-native, unified, open, intelligent platform that connects any combination of cloud and on-premises applications with minimal coding. It provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS), which enables the connection of applications and data sources and facilitates application programming interface (API) management, master data management, workflow management, and EDI-led B2B integration, along with iPaaS, of course.

HCL Technologies has fostered a decade-long strategic alliance with Boomi and helped many customers with digital transformation journey by leveraging the Boomi AtomSphere platform capabilities related to integration, API management, the Master Data Hub system, as well as EDI/B2B management. Our ADvantage™ Boomi offering—under the end-to-end portfolio of Digital Integration Services—is a set of solutions, implementation frameworks, and playbooks that accelerate implementation of Boomi-based solutions or platforms. We understand that adopting an iPaaS and a hybrid integration platform, like Boomi AtomSphere, can help enterprises meet several benefits. Such benefits include providing secure data and application integration with greater flexibility, scalability, and reusability, besides enabling the modernization of legacy systems through their amplification.

As part of the HCL-Boomi partnership, we have an active Boomi CoE with a focus on evangelizing and fostering Boomi adoption on scale while constantly pushing the boundaries in the space and making integrated experiences come to life. We have also been the recipient of the ‘Customer Spotlight Award for Integration Competency Center (ICC)/ICoE Implementation in 2020’.

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Our Solutions

ADvantage™ BOOMI

Our ADvantage™ Boomi offering—under the end-to-end portfolio of Digital Integration Services—is a set of solutions, implementation frameworks, and playbooks that accelerate implementation of Boomi-based solutions or platforms. For the global implementations of Boomi, these provide the speed and consistency needed for success. It is our way to ensure productivity and inclusiveness in the diverse Boomi engagements, fulfill any exigency, and maintain absolute cohesion in terms of customer experience and operational agility. The end objective is, of course, to achieve the unique Boomi data transformation outlook and the overall digital transformation vision.

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The key solution facets of the ADvantage™ Boomi proposition include the following:

Integration Competency Center (ICC) starter kit
ADvantage™ Integration Competency Center (ICC) starter kit

This is a composite set of best practices, reusable frameworks, conventions, standards, and guidelines that helps kick-start the Boomi journey for a customer.

Sharing of such tools and technology standards makes development and maintenance more synergistic and allows everyone to share the same terminology and structure. Likewise, the standards include definition of messaging standards, message communication standards, Interface definition, naming conventions, and process design standards. They guide the development and deployments across the enterprise.

Benefits:

  1. Reduced time for implementation and expedited the time taken for development
  2. Save on Implementation costs by streamlining the kick-off phase and setting up the path for further phases
  3. Optimized Risk – Learnings and best practices from Boomi programs are implemented
  4. Easy to maintain and reduced overheads
ADvantage™ Rapid Deployment framework for Boomi
ADvantage™ Rapid Deployment framework for Boomi

This is an integrated offering which enables , CI/CD automation, code-quality validation, test automation, containerization, and a framework for adopting best practices intended for platforms based on Boomi.

The framework enables deployments of Boomi code from one environment to another by leveraging industry leading DevOps tools. Agile projects require well-orchestrated engineering automation to support rapid releases. The Rapid Deployment Framework enables enterprises to automate the Boomi deployments through the enterprise-wide CI-CD server and leverage other laid down DevOps tooling in the enterprises thereby enabling them to leverage the benefits of continuous deployment and continuous testing. It leverages AtomSphere APIs and industry leading DevOps tools like Jenkins, Azure DevOps etc.

Benefits:

  • Provides Abstraction by hiding the complexity of multiple AtomSphere API Orchestrations
  • Brings about Deployment Flexibility by supporting rollbacks to previous version and by promoting multiple objects of any version in a single call
  • Supports Batch Deployments from source to target environment
  • Supports partial/full/detailed environment migrations
  • Easily integrates with any CI-CD tools like JENKINS, Azure, Bamboo etc.
  • Enables Automated Release Management Pipeline
  • Reduced Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
  • Faster time to market by cutting out the waste in the lifecycle
Unit-testing framework
ADvantage™ Unit-testing framework

This is a reusable framework that enables automated unit testing of modular Boomi processes that could be integrated with DevOps pipelines. This framework exposes itself as an API and allows automated Unit testing of a particular interface/API or a set of interfaces.

It can also be integrated with DevOps pipelines to enable further automation

Benefits:

  • Automation of test scenarios
  • Reduced costs
  • Minimal manual intervention
  • Reusability and easily configurable
Migration framework
ADvantage™ Migration framework

This enables migration of Boomi environments for deployed code as well as environment extensions. This framework allows for copying all deployed components from source Boomi Environment to Target.

The framework is exposed as a simple to use API hosted in Boomi itself and hides complexity of AtomSphere API Orchestration. It copies schedules, all extension values from source environment and applies to the target environment.

Benefits:

  • Ease of use as it is exposed and consumed as an API
  • Reduced Cost of Migration
  • Improves project success by applying learnings and best practices from past migrations
Boomi Utils
ADvantage™ Boomi Utils

This is a set of design pattern cookbooks, standards, checklists, and pre-built reusable components/accelerators that catalyze the Boomi implementation for a customer. These utility scripts and processes come in handy for any Boomi Implementation.

These are quick custom scripts/processes and are very useful in any Boomi implementation.

Benefits:

  • Reduced time for implementation and time to market
  • Reduced Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
ADvantage™ Boomi – ROAR
ADvantage™ Boomi – ROAR

Our ADvantage™ Boomi – ROAR (Real-Time Operation and Analytics Reporting) framework provides an ELK-based real-time view for transactional volumes that are summarized by service, operation, and partner, etc. The tool is developed by combining Elastic Search, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK), complemented by D3 charts, to provide pictorial representation of live data in the dashboard while addressing both manual and automated monitoring.

These days business and IT users have stated interest in looking at KPI’s in real time, from business users’ perspective with an intention of analyzing trends and opportunities, and from IT users’ perspective with an objective of identifying failure reasons and quick problem resolution.

HCL’s ROAR solution addresses this need. This next gen monitoring solution based on open-source frameworks, delivers a rich console for real time service, APIs and KPI monitoring and reporting.

Benefits:

  • Reduces time in root cause analysis
  • Reduced system downtime or improvement in availability
  • Automated alerts to avoid human effort in monitoring 24x7. Reduces human effort
  • Elastic Search is scalable just by adding the additional hard disk. No other cost involved in extending the storage.
  • Real-time operational reporting and analytics help customers in their analysis of the data ingestion and reports
  • No restriction on the amount of transactional data ingestion pipeline that can be stored, searched, and analyzed. Both storage and processing can be horizontally scaled through addition of hardware.
  • Modern JavaScript-based components that provide intuitive visualization
  • Responsive design that works well on all form factors
  • Customized user management plugin from HCL
ADvantage™ Integration Competency Center (ICC) starter kit

This is a composite set of best practices, reusable frameworks, conventions, standards, and guidelines that helps kick-start the Boomi journey for a customer.

Sharing of such tools and technology standards makes development and maintenance more synergistic and allows everyone to share the same terminology and structure. Likewise, the standards include definition of messaging standards, message communication standards, Interface definition, naming conventions, and process design standards. They guide the development and deployments across the enterprise.

Benefits:

  • Reduced time for implementation and expedited the time taken for development
  • Save on Implementation costs by streamlining the kick-off phase and setting up the path for further phases
  • Optimized Risk – Learnings and best practices from Boomi programs are implemented
  • Easy to maintain and reduced overheads