Industry News Desk
Boomi On Demand SaaS Integration Deployed by MDS Pharma Services
Connecting SaaS and On-Premise Applications in Less Than Six Weeks
Feb. 19, 2008 09:45 AM
Boomi announced that MDS Pharma Services has implemented
Boomi On DemandSM to integrate its Salesforce CRM application with its legacy
on-premise Oracle applications. Boomi’s revolutionary software-as-a-service
(SaaS) integration application allows MDS Pharma Services to achieve
operational efficiencies through more accurate data and reporting.
By integrating its SaaS and on-premise applications and
allowing up-to-date information to flow between related systems, MDS Pharma
Services is better able to meet the needs of global pharmaceutical and biotech
clients. Access to accurate and timely data across applications accelerates the
exchange of information and improves productivity in support of drug discovery
and development activities.
Boomi On Demand is a true on-demand integration solution. It
provides integration services without the need for hardware appliances,
software packages or coding. Boomi On Demand enables customers like MDS Pharma
Services to integrate all types of applications and data directly from the Web
without the cost and complexity of managing software infrastructure.
Integrations are built visually with familiar point-and-click, drag-and-drop
According to David Spaight, president of MDS Pharma
Services, “The pharmaceutical industry is a fast-paced environment where access
to real-time information is critical to success. With Boomi On Demand, we were
able to deploy multiple integrations in less than six weeks. This allowed us to
deliver more up-to-date information faster to support our clients, in keeping
with our brand promise of high-quality, on-time service delivery.”
Such a deployment turn-around-time allowed the MDS Pharma
Services IT team to get up to speed with the product in less than two months.
The organization reports that the Boomi integration offering helped them to
improve processes and reduce the amount of manual, duplicate entry. These
results were accomplished with a minimum number of resources.
Once integration processes are built using Boomi On Demand,
they are deployed via a lightweight, dynamic runtime engine called an “AtomSM.”
Built with patent-pending technology, Boomi Atoms contain all the components
required to execute an integration process from end-to-end, including
connectors, transformation rules, decision handling and processing logic. Atoms
can be hosted for SaaS-to-SaaS integration or downloaded behind a customer’s
firewall for on-premise integration.
Customers can purchase integration capabilities on a
pay-per-connection basis at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise
integration software. Users have the ability to seamlessly integrate key SaaS
applications with on-premise applications through the Web.
“The notion of delivering integration on demand has clearly
struck a chord with the market,” explained Boomi CEO Bob Moul. “As
organizations such as MDS Pharma Services continue to experience Boomi On
Demand – from integration set up through to production – we foresee continued
industry buzz and adoption. For the first time, it’s possible to create integrations
quickly and affordably without facing coding requirements or maintenance
nightmares. It’s one thing to talk about fundamentally changing perceptions
about integration. It’s another thing entirely to have customers agree that
what you’re doing is not only new and different, but also better.”