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Accelerating Time-to-Value through Cloud Integration

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“We were impressed with the ease of use and rapid time to value achieved with Boomi AtomSphere. Our CRM system is now tightly integrated with our manufacturing partners, streamlining our operations at a fraction of the cost of our legacy integration solution.” — John Lake, Director, Information Systems

Panasas was in the process of shifting from a legacy, on-premises CRM system to Salesforce and desired a SaaS based integration solution that would enable them to maintain the same level of integration as they had with their prior CRM, though with a smaller IT footprint and lower costs. Panasas required a seamless integration between their internal systems and their manufacturing partners in order to communicate new orders and receive status updates on existing orders and customer assets.

Solution

Based on a recommendation from their Salesforce Account Executive, Panasas reviewed Boomi as well as other hosted integration solutions. They chose Boomi AtomSphere because it is developed, deployed and priced as pure SaaS and offers rapid time-to-value. The Panasas team was able to build and test their initial integration processes during the first two weeks of their free trial of AtomSphere with only minor assistance from Boomi Support via live chat.

Following the rapid implementation of AtomSphere, Panasas was able to successfully automate their integration processes and enable bidirectional communication between Salesforce CRM and their manufacturing partners. Boomi queries Salesforce on both a manual and scheduled basis for orders that are ready to be released to the manufacturer, creates flat files for those orders and Boomi FTPs them to the manufacturer. As the manufacturer ships products out, they are able to update order statuses in Salesforce. In addition, Panasas’ Service team uses AtomSphere to provide RMA requests to their logistics sites and Salesforce is updated as equipment is repaired and returned to customers.

Results include:

  • Cost Savings - Experienced significant infrastructure savings over legacy solution- no need to support and maintain file or FTP servers
  • Reliability - Added a degree of stability to the organization and reduced an element of risk to their infrastructure by choosing a SaaS integration solution
  • Scalability - Able to rapidly build and deploy additional integration processes vs. custom coding with legacy system

About Panasas

Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance storage for the world’s most performance-intensive applications, helps commercial, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to results leading to real world breakthroughs that improve people’s lives. Panasas’ high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the benefits of compute clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created with legacy network storage technologies. Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the ActiveScale® Operating Environment and PanFS™ parallel file system, offers the most comprehensive portfolio of storage solutions for high performance computing (HPC) environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, California.

Success Summary

Application Types
CRM
Logistics
Applications
FTP
Order Management System
Salesforce.com
Industry
Technology
Role
Director
Information Systems