High-end Window Manufacturer Selects Boomi's Integration Offering to Connect to Its Large Trading Partners
BERWYN, Pa. - (12/12/2006) Boomi Software, a leader in business integration software for small and mid-market companies, today announced TRACO selected the Boomi Integration Platform to help the company more effectively conduct business with its large trading partners.
As a manufacturer of high-end windows, doors, storefront and entrance systems, TRACO does business with some of the largest dealers and developers in the United States. As the company continued to grow, it determined that its existing integration offering wasn't able to scale with its needs. When the company decided to replace its existing ERP system with an Oracle offering, it took the opportunity to revamp its business-to-business (B2B) integration strategy and start fresh with a next-generation offering.
Replacing its B2B integration offering provided TRACO with the opportunity to increase business efficiencies while also getting rid of the time and expense associated with using a value added network (VAN). Soon TRACO will be connected directly to its largest trading partners.
"With the trajectory TRACO is on, we needed an integration offering that could scale with us as we grew," said Mustan Attaar, CIO for TRACO. "We wanted to increase automation in our order receipt and fulfillment processes, and implementing a new integration offering was a key step in making that happen. We evaluated multiple offerings and selected Boomi based on the technical strength of the product and its affordability. It was also very important to us that Boomi could handle more than just EDI."
In fact, the Boomi offering is used to create a data repository to aggregate information from multiple sources to allow corporate reporting. Due to the company's reporting needs, TRACO's technology evaluation looked at a combination of integration and business intelligence offerings from vendors such as Business Objects, Cognos, Sterling Commerce and Boomi. At the end of the evaluation, TRACO selected Boomi and is now in the process of deploying the Boomi Integration Platform.
Boomi's offering will be used to facilitate business with TRACO's business partners by enabling more than just EDI. For example, the Boomi platform allows TRACO to send shipping notices and acknowledgments as part of the ordering and fulfillment process. TRACO can also easily cancel or update orders within the system. In addition, because Boomi captures all of the information flowing through the transactional system and puts it into a data repository, TRACO will experience increased visibility into the status of corporate-wide sales as well as the performance of individual sales people.
"We're starting with the connection with our largest trading partner which should be live within a month, and once we're finished with that, we expect to connect to other partners shortly thereafter," continued Attaar. "Our experience with Boomi throughout the selection and deployment phase has been great. Any time we've had any questions or needed help, the Boomi team is there and helps us get the answers we need."
"Like many of our customers, TRACO came to us initially with a B2B integration challenge, and after we had the opportunity to talk with them, it became clear that we could assist with internal integration as well. In order to fully support partner business transactions, companies often have to pull data from more than one internal source," said Rick Nucci, chief technology officer for Boomi Software. "The Boomi Integration Platform provides integration capabilities that connect applications within and outside of the firewall, and this proved valuable for TRACO. We're pleased with the progress of the deployment and look forward to bringing them live on the system soon."
About Boomi Software
Boomi Software improves the efficiency and effectiveness of small and mid-sized businesses by enabling B2B, application and data integration in one easy-to-deploy, simple-to-use product. Boomi's unique visual integration approach allows users to design and build powerful configurations to handle a broad range of integration needs with point-and-click, drag-and-drop ease. Boomi's integration projects are up and running in weeks, not months, and do not require any programming resources. Backed by its extraordinary support services, customers quickly see the benefit of their investment in Boomi. For more information about Boomi Software, visit www.boomi.com .