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SuccessFactors Integration Guidebook

How SuccessFactors Integration Improves Business

Performance and Agility
If you’ve invested in SAP SuccessFactors, you’ve taken a big step In many cases, however, SuccessFactors customers opt for a best-
toward modernizing your human resources systems with a leading of-breed approach to HCM. For example, your organization might
cloud-based human capital management (HCM) application. use the SuccessFactors Employee Central core human resources
(HR) module, while relying on other applications or service
But SuccessFactors can’t exist as a silo. Integrating providers for payroll, benefits administration, recruiting and related
SuccessFactors with related software and systems helps you make functions. Or, you might use SAP’s traditional on-premise HCM but
the most of your workforce in this fast-changing era of digital want to connect it with cloud-based SuccessFactors modules.
At the same time, SuccessFactors Employee Central co-exists with
With more than 6,000 customers and 45 million cloud application vital non-HR applications, such as ERP/financials or budgeting
subscribers, SuccessFactors supports a variety of HCM functions and planning. Integration with those systems is a priority for many
for organizations in 177 countries. These range from core HR, organizations to automate business processes, which optimizes
payroll and recruiting to onboarding, performance management, operational efficiency and HR analytics.
incentive compensation and more.
Integrating SuccessFactors with mission-critical systems
in other parts of your organization is a key to improving
personnel productivity and business agility. How you approach
SuccessFactors integration can make or break success.

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Table of Contents
The Growing Need for HCM Integration...............................4

HR’s Embrace of Cloud Applications.....................................5

Boomi and SuccessFactors: A Long-Standing Partnership.... 6–7

Six Ways to Extend SuccessFactors with Boomi iPaaS.....8–14

1. Payroll
2. Identity Management
3. Benefits Management
4. Employee Screening, Background Checks and Recruitment
5. Time and Attendance
6. ERP/Financials

Key Considerations and Best Practices

for SuccessFactors Integration..........................................15–17

Why Boomi?..................................................................... 18–20

Integration, Fit for Your Business.......................................... 21

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The Growing Need for
HCM Integration
In the past, HR was regarded as a stand- HCM integration is essential for
alone, back-office function. Today, smart organizations to:
enterprises have elevated HR into a more
•• Streamline and automate key
strategic role instrumental in business
business processes (core HR,
performance. Amid change, HR needs to
payroll, benefits, etc.)
adapt to the consumerization of IT, high
expectations of the emerging millennial •• Create a trusted, unified system of
workforce, and the growth of a highly record
distributed and mobile staff. •• Improve employee engagement,
satisfaction and retention
Such challenges require timely and agile
integration across an HCM suite, as well as
•• Optimize workforce planning and
with applications across lines of business
and functional areas. •• Strengthen organizational controls
and security

•• Reduce manual data entry, errors

and risk

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HR’s Embrace of Cloud Applications
HR has been a prime adopter of SuccessFactors customers have several •• SAP Cloud Platform Integration.
cloud software services such as choices for integration: A relatively new offering from SAP,
SuccessFactors. Entering 2017, on a SAP Cloud Platform Integration is
•• On-premise middleware. Traditional marketed as a cloud-based integration
worldwide basis Gartner estimates that
extract, transform and load (ETL) platform running as a core service on
cloud-based revenue reached 37% of
and enterprise service bus (ESB) the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. For
overall HCM software spend in 2015, and middleware lacks the native cloud SuccessFactors, a principal use case
predicts that this number will grow to connectivity needed to readily is connecting across modules in SAP’s
40% by the end of 2016. integrate cloud applications to one HCM, such as Employee Central,
another or to legacy systems. learning management and recruiting.
As a result, we believe many organizations
•• Point-to-point coding. Manually (This offering was previously called
now need to integrate SuccessFactors HANA Cloud Integration or HCI).
coded connectivity can be expedient
with cloud and on-premise applications in
for one-off tactical projects, but can
hybrid IT environments. The rapid growth
mean high cost, limited visibility and
of cloud applications has altered the
lack of repeatability. It is typically a
integration landscape. poor choice as a strategic approach
to integration.

•• iPaaS. Native-cloud integration

platform as a service (iPaaS) has
emerged as the technology strategy
of choice for highly flexible and rapid
any-to-any integrations. Working with
pre-built connectors and a single,
unified development and management
environment speeds and simplifies
your integration projects.

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Boomi and SuccessFactors: A Long-Standing Partnership
SuccessFactors recognizes the importance integration plays in the •• Native cloud. Boomi is 100-percent native cloud. SAP Cloud
success of its platform. Before the company was acquired by SAP Platform Integration, on the other hand, requires the use of
in 2012, SuccessFactors partnered with Boomi to bundle the Boomi an Eclipse-based client installed on a local computer. Boomi’s
iPaaS into SuccessFactors Employee Central. cloud platform also includes master data management (MDM),
which SAP Cloud Platform Integration does not.

As a result, more than one thousand SuccessFactors customers

•• Integration scope. SAP Cloud Platform Integration is geared
have taken advantage of Boomi’s iPaaS integration platform to
principally for integrations within an SAP environment. In other
build HCM integrations. The vast majority of SuccessFactors
words, it can be effective for connectivity across modules of
customers have a Boomi license built into SuccessFactors that the SuccessFactors HCM suite or other SAP applications.
they can utilize for a range of integrations. Though SAP Cloud Platform Integration does offer pre-built
integrations to several select applications, it’s not readily
With the emergence of SAP Cloud Platform Integration, extended to non-SAP systems.
SuccessFactors is marketing that technology as its preferred
integration tool (at an additional cost). But SuccessFactors •• Resource availability. Since SAP Cloud Platform Integration
customers have a choice and should apply due diligence in is a relatively new product, organizations can face problems
selecting an integration technology. Some considerations include: finding skilled developers and systems integrators with
product experience. This can force customers to resort to
•• Product maturity. The Boomi integration platform has been costly SAP Professional Services.
continuously improved since 2007, when Boomi introduced the
industry’s first iPaaS offering. Though SAP Cloud Platform In contrast, the pool of Boomi-certified system integrators is
Integration has made progress in the past couple of years, it large and growing. Boomi is easy to use, making implementation
does not match the maturity of Boomi’s proven iPaaS in terms and integration simple for non-technical people.
of usability, scalability, flexibility and other characteristics.

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As part of due diligence, organizations will also benefit from
checking customer references and examining expert evaluations of
SAP Cloud Platform Integration and proven iPaaS solutions.

As AgilityWorks, a consultancy that specializes in SAP applications,

noted: “Overall, HCI [SAP Cloud Platform Integration] has matured
significantly over the past two years, particularly for SAP to SAP
integration, yet there is still some ways to go to match other
integration platforms in the market.”

Also, SAP has pursued a build/buy strategy for its products, which
has made it challenging for the software maker to create seamless
continuity among developed and acquired components in its HCM

The good news is that SuccessFactors customers have a growing

array of integration options to extend their HCM application
ecosystem. The challenge is in carefully identifying your present
and future business needs and selecting the technology that best
positions you for long-term success, especially for larger scale

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Six Ways to Extend SuccessFactors with Boomi iPaaS
While many organizations will continue Or, it may involve integrating two or more real-time event-publishing framework to
to use on-premise applications, those cloud applications that must share data incorporate additional data attributes.
legacy systems need to interoperate with each other, such as SuccessFactors In the following section, you’ll find common
with a fast-growing array of cloud-based for core HR and Azure Active Directory for examples of how Boomi makes it quick
applications. In other cases, cloud-first identity management. and easy to integrate SuccessFactors with
organizations are transitioning to all-cloud other applications.
environments. Whichever your path, the Boomi also provides the option for real-
Boomi iPaaS can help. time integration, which is vital for such
processes as employee termination. Boomi
Automating common HR business gives organizations the capability to
processes may require sharing data transition from prevailing batch-oriented
from legacy systems managed by an IT methods to real-time integration when
department with a best-of-breed, cloud- and where it makes sense. Boomi can
based application such as SuccessFactors. complement SAP’s Intelligent Services

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#1: Payroll
Automate data exchange between core HR and payroll systems

The Need The Approach And Boomi supports connectivity to

Integration between HR and payroll Boomi offers unmatched flexibility and compensation applications for sales
systems is among the most pressing reliability for two-way integration between commission disbursements. Integration
needs for SuccessFactors customers. Employee Central and payroll, be it the frees administrative time and allows HR
Timely integration between Employee SuccessFactors payroll module, a third- and payroll personnel to focus on more
Central and payroll is critical to ensure party application, or a service provider like important tasks.
that employees are paid accurately, have ADP, Ceridian or NGS.
the right benefits, and are compensated Business Results
for expenses and commissions. It’s also Besides basic employee information,
•• Seamless, reliable business process
essential for fast-growing organizations to attributes such as benefits, elective
automation between HR and payroll
scale quickly and mitigate risk. deductions, pay increases and more need
to be synchronized between the two •• Automatic updates based on changes
systems. Boomi’s scalability is important in (new hires, promotions)
handling high-volume integrations involving •• Minimized delay, manual work and risk
thousands of employees. of error

Boomi is also ideal to ensure that employee •• Increased compliance, reduced risk
Application Types Common Applications
•• Payroll •• SuccessFactors expense reimbursements entered into an •• Detailed workforce and cost reporting
Employee Central expense management module such as
•• ADP SAP Concur are propagated to Employee
•• Security layer for sensitive personnel
•• Ceridian information
Central and on to payroll.
•• NGS

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#2: Identity Management
Ensure appropriate workforce provisioning and security

The Need The Approach Real-time integration strengthens security

Real-time integration is essential between Boomi delivers real-time integration with upon separation. Based on termination
SuccessFactors Employee Central and Active Directory, either through native in Employee Central, Boomi routes an
Microsoft Active Directory or another functionality or in concert with the immediate update to Active Directory for
identity and access management platform. SuccessFactors Intelligent Services event- revocation of email, application access, and
Without integration, organizations can publishing framework. That ensures that a other privileges.
face delays, outdated information, new hire is properly provisioned in Active
miscommunication, and security risks Directory with email, application access/ Business Results
across the employee lifecycle, from initial single sign-on, equipment assignment,
•• Real-time integration for speed and
onboarding and promotions to separation and organizational associations such as
security, business process automation
by retirement, resignation, layoff or firing. department and manager.
•• Faster implementation with integrated
As a cloud-based integration platform, provisioning
Boomi connects seamlessly to the •• Reliable, timely employee lifecycle
traditional on-premise Active Directory management
and the Azure cloud version. Over time,
Boomi ensures that promotions, pay grade •• Confidence in appropriate application
Application Types Common Applications authentication
and hierarchical changes, and more are
•• Identity •• Active Directory
•• Azure Active
synchronized between Employee Central •• Scalability to large workforces,
Directory (cloud) and Active Directory. full-time and contract
•• Oracle Identity

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#3: Benefits Management
Streamline benefits programs with third-party partners

The Need The Approach a foundation for employees to manage

their benefit elections in a unified, self-
An attractive benefits package is a big Using Boomi to integrate SuccessFactors
service portal.
advantage in recruiting and retaining Employee Central with third-party
valued employees. Managing benefits with providers supports accurate bi-directional
third-party partners can be difficult and data exchange for healthcare coverage, Business Results
complex for HR and payroll teams without life insurance, retirement plans, stock
•• Integrate data and automate business
options and other employer-provided
a scalable integration framework. With processes across core HR, benefits
Boomi, organizations from small to large partners and payroll
can streamline processes with reliable data
Data is routed to the benefits partner •• Strengthen benefits accuracy and
integration across internal and external
based on new hires, pay increases that reliability
partner systems.
affect benefits, and life events such
as a marriage or birth that can prompt •• Scale to high volumes in seasonal
a revision of benefits. In turn, Boomi open enrollment
routes third-party provider data back to •• Accommodate new hires and
Employee Central and on to payroll so that employee status changes in real time
deductions are accounted for.
•• Support employee self-service
Boomi’s scalability is especially valuable benefits management across multiple
Application Types Common Applications
during the open enrollment season of applications
•• Benefits service •• Benefitfocus
benefits, typically between October
•• Thomson and December, when critical benefits
information needs to be synchronized
across systems. Integration also provides

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#4: Employee Screening,
Background Checks and Recruitment
Improve speed and accuracy of pre-hire screening processes

The Need The Approach Business Results

To ensure a productive workforce and Boomi supports bi-directional
company safety, HR teams often rely synchronization of data between •• Greater confidence in hiring the best
on third-party specialists for pre-hire the HR team and background-check candidates
screening, background checks, drug testing service providers, automating business
•• Faster screening and background
and psychological profiling. Connecting processes. Candidate information stored
to those external providers speeds the in SuccessFactors Employee Central can
process and minimizes manual data entry be automatically pushed to the provider •• Reduced manual data work and risk of
and the risk of error. Also, organizations in real time, based on changes — a time- error
that don’t use SuccessFactors for saving advantage for companies with large
recruitment may need to integrate with a numbers of openings or candidates. Once •• Enhanced visibility into candidate
third-party application such as Taleo. complete, background check results move desirability
automatically into Employee Central from
the provider.
•• Better productivity for HR teams
Application & Common Applications
Service Types •• ADP In the overall recruiting process, Boomi
•• Background •• LexisNexis can play a central role for connecting
check providers Employee Central and a third-party
•• Taleo
•• Recruitment application or a recruitment agency. It can
applications and •• LinkedIn also facilitate the consolidation of resumes,
agencies LinkedIn profiles, job board postings and
•• Job boards and video interviews. This provides a single
social media system of record in Employee Central.

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#5: Time and Attendance
Automate management and payroll for hourly and contract employees

The Need The Approach Business Results

Organizations must closely align core Boomi bridges the gap across core HR,
•• Single system of record for hourly and
HR, payroll, and third-party time and payroll, and time and attendance systems
contract personnel
attendance applications for salary, hourly by supporting an efficient and automated
and contract employees. With today’s workflow. Boomi populates a time and •• Agility to swiftly accommodate
dynamic, global workforces, accounting for attendance system, such as Kronos, frequent workforce changes
overtime, varying work hours, and vacation with key employee attribute data from •• Centralized management of vacation
time accruals across geos and currencies SuccessFactors Employee Central in batch and other time off
can be a challenge for any organization. or real time. Data is synched between
Kronos and Employee Central, and Kronos •• Foundation for productivity and
profitability reporting
and payroll.
•• Improved efficiency and compliance
With iPaaS, HR and payroll applications without duplicate systems, reduced
have a single source of truth on hourly risk
and contract employee data. This
eliminates the need to access and
manually reconcile data from multiple
Application Types Common Applications
•• Time and •• Kronos systems. This integration support helps
ensure accurate compensation for fluid
•• UltiPro
•• Workforce •• workforces. It also supports productivity
management and profitability reporting, as well as
informed vacation scheduling.

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#6: ERP/Financials
Create a unified environment for improved organizational performance

The Need The Approach

HCM and ERP/financials applications Boomi provides a single integration platform ERP data such as revenue and profit can
are cornerstones for high-performing to connect ERP/financials to components of inform and guide performance reviews and
organizations. Connecting the dual an HCM ecosystem in a variety of ways. For staffing optimization efforts. Tapping HCM
systems can provide a strategic edge instance, integration across SuccessFactors hierarchical data aids in establishing role-
Employee Central, a payroll provider, and based ERP workflows for procurement or
through a more unified data environment
an ERP system helps ensure that personnel expense approvals.
that helps make the most of personnel.
costs translate into journal entries in the ERP
Organizations can minimize the
inefficiency of dual systems of record and
Business Results
optimize compliance, greatly boosting the
Because Boomi flexibly connects to on- •• More strategic role for HCM in the
speed and effectiveness for the financial business through greater visibility and
premise and cloud ERP, organizations can
management of your workforce. automation
deploy it with an SAP, as well as an Oracle
in-house system or a cloud ERP such as •• HR performance reviews enhanced
NetSuite. with financial data
•• Streamlined hire-to-retire lifecycle
ERP and HCM integration gives management across orgs/applications
Application Types Common Applications management new insight and control in
•• Clear workflows and approvals for
•• ERP/financials •• SAP such areas as human capital budgeting
•• Oracle and analytics. For instance, integrating
data from disparate systems can enhance •• Improved workforce budgeting,
•• NetSuite
efforts to measure the revenue impact from planning and analytics
•• Microsoft
Dynamics sales training investments or to discern the •• Increased compliance, reduced risk
reasons for high regional employee turnover.

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Key Considerations and Best Practices
for SuccessFactors Integration
When planning your SuccessFactors  1.  Overall Integration Strategy important now, or would they be valuable
integration project, employ a collaborative In determining how to handle in the future? Security is another
approach that involves IT leaders and SuccessFactors integration, it pays to consideration. It’s important to compare
business users from initial scoping and make a strategic assessment of immediate the security measures you’re able to
technology evaluations to identification of and longer-term integration needs in HR, provide in-house versus those available in
priority integration scenarios. and to ensure alignment with the overall a leading iPaaS platform.
enterprise approach to integration.
Five key points to consider are: In charting your integration roadmap, it pays
1. Overall integration strategy Point-to-point coding can be viable to perform due diligence. Weigh the tactical
for a one-off project, but costs and and strategic implications of your options by
2. Real-time integration needs
complications can quickly arise with over- involving IT and business professionals in HR
3. Centralized management and
reliance on manual, developer-driven and other lines of business.
techniques. Alternatively, the use of
4. Development and deployment multiple integration platforms introduces  2.  Real-Time Integration Needs
flexibility the costly overhead and inefficiency HR integration has traditionally been batch-
5. Capacity for digital transformation of dual production and monitoring oriented. Integration for such scheduled
environments. That can limit visibility and processes as payroll can effectively run
require multiple integration development once every two weeks. Yet real-time
skill sets. integration is essential in situations such
as employee termination, in which email,
Consider your scalability and performance application access and other privileges
needs. For instance, are high availability need to be severed simultaneously and
and parallel processing capabilities immediately for security reasons.

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Today’s real-time integration technology the business rather than being dictated by status of your integration changes.
makes HR integration possible at the technology limitations.
speed of business. Real-time integration is Today’s leading iPaaS platforms will provide
also valuable in recruiting, onboarding and  3.  Centralized Management and additional capabilities such as automatically
other processes, eliminating the lag time
Monitoring suggesting resolution to common error
Ensuring the integrity of SuccessFactors
of once-nightly updates. Evaluate areas messages, based on crowd-sourced
integrations depends on a centralized
in which your processes can benefit from contributions to the iPaaS vendor knowledge
management and monitoring environment
real-time integration. base. This sophisticated functionality
that provides transparency, hands-on
automatically lists possible solutions in order
control, and proactive issue alerting.
Explore the real-time integration of relevance and includes links to resources
capabilities of iPaaS. And, evaluate the for further analysis and resolution.
Utilizing multiple integration platforms means
real-time event-publishing Intelligent
multiple monitoring environments that can  4.  Development and Deployment
Services framework in SuccessFactors,
which can be augmented by iPaaS to
limit your organization’s ability to recognize Flexibility
and troubleshoot issues. For mission-critical Matching your integration approach to
process Intelligent Services events and
processes such as payroll, a small glitch available development resources and
enrich them with additional data attributes
can cascade into major problems that are your desired deployment model is a
before routing these events to the
difficult to analyze and correct. key consideration for SuccessFactors
appropriate destination.
integration. For integration configuration
Ideally, a single platform will enable and implementation, it’s important to
For large and growing organizations, data
centralized management, error handling of all assess up front the resources and skillsets
volumes and concurrency limitations
integrations, and provide a clear, single “pane required. Do you have the needed skill sets
for batch processing are additional
of glass” view into integration processes. in house or is it best to outsource the job to
considerations for SuccessFactors
The platform should provide drill-down to a systems integrator?
integration. Ensure that your selected
detailed logs of what processes ran and
platform has the scalability to perform
when, how long they took to run, the result, Either way, modern integration should not be
within specified thresholds and comply
and how many objects were processed. a months-long undertaking. Your platform
with SLA targets. Most of all, be sure that
Process alerts can inform you when the of choice will ideally feature pre-built
integration frequency meets the needs of

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connectors to leading cloud and on-premise  5.  Capacity for Digital data from disparate systems (such as
applications, as well as support for generic Transformation learning management and financials) to
protocols such as SOAP, ODBC and ODATA. The megatrend of digital transformation create consolidated data for analysis.
is reshaping how organizations engage
Further, a software development with customers, suppliers and personnel. If Because integration automates HCM
environment should be included for SuccessFactors plays a role in enterprise- business processes across applications
supporting custom connections. Modern wide digital transformation, it’s important and business units, your team spends less
cloud technology enables integration to be to use a modern, scalable integration time on manual work. Those time savings
configured and deployed in a fraction of the platform that supports mobile, social, can be applied to innovative initiatives
time and cost of traditional approaches. cloud and big data. that grow the business. In charting your
SuccessFactors integration, it pays to size
For deployment flexibility, your integration For HR, one aspect of the digital up your opportunities for innovation and
technology should provide a choice of transformation challenge is supplying a the role that integration can play.
where integration processes execute — cloud HR environment that meets the
either in the cloud or on-premise (for expectations of the emerging millennial
organizations that wish to keep information workforce. Satisfaction and retention of
behind their firewall). young employees will increase when HR
can provide a consumer-like experience,
For on-premise deployment, look for the with embedded mobile and social features.
ability to run integrations on multiple servers Productivity increases when integration
for load balancing, fault tolerance and high helps to create a more seamless work
availability — important considerations for environment.
mission-critical integration processes.
HR has the opportunity to innovate
through integration. For example, HR
analytics can help quantify workforce
ROI and identify areas for improvement.
Integration plays a critical role in capturing

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Why Boomi?
Boomi offers a highly scalable, flexible Developed with the hybrid IT environment Notably, SuccessFactors Boomi customers
and secure integration environment for in mind, integration with the Boomi native- enjoy speed and convenience with access
connecting to all the data you need to cloud platform takes just three steps: to private Atom clouds hosted in SAP data
get the most from your SuccessFactors centers around the world, including North
investment. 1. Build: Using a visual tool as you build America, Europe, China and Australia.
integrations, you can access a library of
Boomi’s experience with SuccessFactors pre-built connectors. Just point and click 3. Manage: Regardless of where you
integration is unmatched in the or drag and drop to build simple to very deploy Boomi Atoms or the number of
industry. Using the Boomi integration sophisticated integration processes with integration processes you run, the Atom’s
platform, organizations can easily share exceptional speed — no coding required. unique architecture lets you centrally
SuccessFactors data with a broad range Boomi has also simplified the creation manage all integrations. You can monitor
of business applications and leverage of application, data and B2B integration the health and activity of integration
built-in capabilities for master data processes with a series of common processes, be alerted to anomalies and
management (MDM), API management integration components you can use to review detailed process logs.
and workflow automation. create an end-to-end integration workflow.

Whether applications reside in the cloud 2. Deploy: After building and testing your
or on-premise, the Boomi platform can integration processes, deploy them to a
manage those integrations. Boomi is lightweight runtime engine known as a
an enterprise-grade iPaaS, allowing Boomi Atom, which lets your integration
companies to share data using many types processes run on-premise or in the cloud,
of integration from the same platform. whether hosted by Boomi or a third party.

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Boomi Connectors Boomi offers hundreds of pre-built •• Boomi Suggest is the industry’s first
connectors for common applications community-driven suggestion tool for
The Boomi iPaaS platform supports the
used by businesses of all sizes, including integration. It leverages more than 10
building and running of an organization’s
branded connectors for SAP, Oracle and million data mappings and more than
business processes, spanning
IBM applications, and many HR-related 60,000 map functions created by
applications that often extend beyond
systems, as well as generic connectors for Boomi users to provide data mapping
corporate firewalls.
suggestions — up to 90 percent
disk, database, FTP, HL7, HTTP, SOAP,
of data mapping can be generated
Sharing application data involves using ODATA and many others. If a specific
connectors, whether applications reside branded connector isn’t available, Boomi’s

on-premise or in the cloud, and whether extensibility makes it possible to integrate •• Boomi Assure delivers crowd-
any application. sourced regression testing — you
they’re integrating SaaS, legacy or
can quickly and easily submit your
homegrown applications. Connectors
For more details on the applications Boomi integration processes and test data to
send data into and out of processes that
supports, please visit Boomi. Those regressions will be run
integrate data between systems. against every future Boomi release.
No updates will be released until all
Connectors include two components: a supported_applications.
regression tests are passed.
connection and an operation. Think of
the connection as the “where” and the Crowd-sourced Intelligence •• Boomi Resolve delivers crowd-
operation as the “how.” For example, Boomi’s single-instance, multi-tenant sourced resolutions for errors.
When you encounter a common
when extracting employee records architecture offers additional advantages
error, resolutions are automatically
from SuccessFactors, the connection that are key differentiators among iPaaS
suggested to you.
represents your SuccessFactors vendors. Boomi leverages the crowd-
organization account user name and sourced intelligence of its user community
password and the operation represents the to provide innovation and value for all
“query employee” action. users through these crowdsourcing

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Pure Cloud MDM best practice based on others using similar through a visual interface that requires

Boomi Master Data Management (MDM) modeling, which results in a reduced time no coding. You can publish APIs for

is a full cloud data management platform to implementation. use on premise or in the cloud with

that allows you to switch between Boomi comprehensive security and authentication

and MDM within the same interface. API Management options. All aspects of APIs, including

Boomi’s expertise in the cloud has made Boomi API Management provides a single, testing, versioning and monitoring usage

it possible to deliver capabilities that are scalable platform to access data and make can be managed from a single location.

secure, scalable and reliable, with benefits it available across your organization or
such as fast implementations and low among customers and partners. It provides Boomi Trust Site
TCO. a centralized online environment to control Boomi is transparent regarding the
the creation, deployment and management performance and availability of its iPaaS
When using the Boomi out-of-the- of APIs that will be used across a variety of integration platform. The Boomi Trust site
box SuccessFactors connector — business functions. ( displays a system health
and sharing your data with MDM to dashboard so you can see exactly how the
centralize the repository — you can With Boomi API Management, you can system is operating.
enrich the data in SuccessFactors and unlock legacy applications, support mobile
in the other applications that integrate devices and extend across Internet of
with SuccessFactors. Boomi’s MDM Things (IoT) sources. Available through
technology provides bi-directional the Boomi platform, API Management
synchronization and real-time integration, is 100-percent cloud-based. It’s single-
allowing seamless changes between instance, multi-tenant architecture lets
applications. you connect data between applications,
clouds and devices through a centralized
For MDM, the innovative Boomi Suggest API gateway.
feature draws on the knowledge of the
entire Boomi user community. Models are Using a set of high-productivity design
automatically suggested as a baseline or and development tools, Boomi API
Management equips you to create APIs

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Fit for Your Business
Boomi has built a reputation for understanding the business
requirements and data integration needs of modern businesses.
Connecting more than 200 applications and 1,000 unique endpoints,
Boomi drives integration for more than 5,000 organizations.

Integration with SuccessFactors is no exception. Boomi offers

unmatched capabilities for SuccessFactors customers to improve
the strategic role of human resources and boost efficiencies
throughout their employee management processes.

For more information, please visit

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