Choosing the Right Integration Platform Based on Your Company’s Size

February 24, 2021 Tammy Cho, Director, Marketing & Customer Advocacy

The various applications and systems your company uses must communicate efficiently to best manage your critical business processes. An integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) allows you to connect your cloud-based and on-premises apps to improve workflows and sync your data.

There are many integration platforms on the market today, each with its benefits and challenges. Before you can work towards integration, you must choose the right platform for your company’s specific needs.


Choosing the Right iPaaS for Your Company

Small businesses and large enterprises have something in common: They must eliminate silos in their processes to grow. Implementing an iPaaS platform is the best solution. As you search for an iPaaS solution to add to your tech stack, there are specific factors to keep in mind, regardless of the size of your company.


1. Capabilities

A potential iPaaS should have the capabilities required to fulfill your company’s needs. Some capabilities and features any iPaaS should have out-of-the-box include:

  • Pre-built and custom connectors
  • Bulk data processing
  • Data mapping
  • Dashboard and reporting tools

Take time to outline your integration goals and the features you’ll need to reach them. Ask questions such as which connectors will you need for your current tech stack? For example, you may need to connect Salesforce to SAP Business ByDesign.

Regardless of what you need to connect, the platform should offer simple integrations and seamless management once up and running.


2. Security

Security is one of the most common concerns companies share regarding integration. After all, you’ll be building connections across Cloud, SaaS, and on-premises apps and tools.

You’ll want a solution that offers features such as intruder alerts and reporting tools so you can keep a close eye on your data. Your platform should also be compliant with industry standards for security.


3. Scalability

The platform you choose must be able to scale quickly to meet the evolving needs of your business. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice performance to add another app into your ecosystem or to start processing more customer data.

The iPaaS you choose as a smaller organization should be the same iPaaS that will serve your large enterprise best.


4. Usability

An iPaaS platform must be easy to use and easy to understand. For example, some platforms offer drag-and-drop UIs that simplify projects.

It’s also important to look for support such as pre-built integrations and templates, so you can get up and running fast.


5. Pricing

Your specific pricing needs greatly depend on the size of your business. You’ll want to choose a solution that delivers a solid ROI while offering the tools you need for success.

We recommend selecting a platform that offers monthly fee pricing based on enterprise size. This gives you the flexibility you need to scale while keeping costs consistent.


Boomi: Efficient Integration for All Businesses

Dell Boomi is an industry-leading iPaaS solution, “powering the data economy.” Owned by Dell, Boomi is an integration platform with features that benefit any size enterprise, from data discovery to API management.

How will Boomi further enhance your tech stack? The platform offers the capability, security, scalability and usability we’ve discussed thus far.


Data Management

Boomi’s master data hub, a cloud-native master data management (MDM) solution, helps you store and track all of your data, regardless of where it’s kept. As a result, Boomi breaks down data silos that hinder company decision making.

With the data hub, you can reduce costs by using one data management tool versus purchasing multiple products. Plus, the data hub allows you to expand your data throughout your enterprise, simplifying visibility and data use.


Simplified Integration

With Boomi’s wide range of connectors and integration patterns, it’s simple to build any integration you need, whether on-premises or in the Cloud. Boomi offers pre-built connections with over 1,500 tech tools and apps, including SAP, Salesforce, Shopify and Google Cloud.

Once you’re up and running, it’s easy to manage your integrations and view detailed status reports via your dashboard, saving you time and effort.


API Management

If you currently work between new and legacy systems, you’ll need API management capabilities. Boomi allows you to develop, scale and track APIs to ensure maximum performance. This includes configuring, testing, employing and enforcing your API within the Boomi platform.

All of this and more is available using Boomi’s monthly subscription-based pricing. The platform offers specific editions depending on the size of your enterprise, from a Base Edition for SMBs to Enterprise Plus for the largest of companies.


VistaVu Solutions: Your Boomi Integration Partner

VistaVu Solutions specializes in helping mid-market companies integrate their systems to take control of their data and work processes. Through integration, you can deliver the connected experiences your customers and employees want.

As a Boomi integration partner, our team is experienced in helping companies scale and optimize. VistaVu Solutions can:

  • Help you fully integrate your systems via Boomi: We have the experience necessary to connect your different systems to solutions such as ADP and Salesforce through the Boomi platform. As a result, you’ll experience the growth and management capabilities of integration.
  • Accelerate your Boomi integration project: We can scope, develop, test and deploy integration on your behalf while you focus on your business. If you need further assistance, we can augment your in-house Boomi team to help develop, test and even monitor your platform after initial deployment.
  • Position you for future success: We won’t leave you on your own to figure out your new platform. We’ll help train your staff and provide the necessary documentation and tools to maintain your integrations.


Ready to Integrate? Reach to Our Boomi Experts Today!

Are you ready to take advantage of the benefits integration with Dell Boomi offers? Allow our experts to support you. To learn more about Dell Boomi, connect with an expert today.



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