Ariba Teams with Dell Boomi to Simplify Seller Integration
Companies deliver pre-packaged connector as a service to speed integration to Ariba Network, empowering businesses of all sizes, using any system to collaborate more efficiently and effectively than ever before
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 7, 2013 –Just as consumers have taken to personal networks to share shop and consume, companies too have made the digital leap, leveraging business networks to connect and collaborate with their customers and partners. Yet many selling organizations remain stuck in the physical world. Their critical data is trapped in legacy systems. The majority of their customer interactions occur offline. And they’re paying the price in the form of higher costs, increased errors, reduced profits and lost sales. Large organizations have the resources to tackle this problem, investing heavily in technology to fully automate their operations. But small and mid-sized companies have struggled to keep pace. Until now.
Ariba, an SAP Company, and Dell Boomi, the world’s largest integration cloud, today announced that they are teaming to deliver pre-packaged integration as a service offerings to help selling organizations drive new levels of efficiency and effectiveness across their operations. Designed to simplify and speed integration to the Ariba Network, the Ariba® Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, enables companies to collaborate more efficiently and drive game-changing improvements in productivity and performance. The first connector, which integrates with Intuit QuickBooks, was officially unveiled today at Ariba LIVE, the business commerce event of the year, taking place at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center. Additional connectors to enable sellers who own Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Sage Peachtree/Sage 50 (2009-2013) to quickly and easily integrate with the Ariba Network are planned to be released later this year.
“From the beginning, the Ariba Network has been built to be an open platform to connect all companies using any system to foster more efficient business-to-business collaboration,” said Tim Minahan, senior vice president, network strategy, Ariba. “With these new connectors, we are making it even easier for sales organizations of all sizes to fully automate their customer transactions and collaborations over the Ariba Network – directly from their preferred ERP and accounting systems.”
In the past, integration has been a complex and costly process involving additional hardware, installed software and lengthy managed service engagements. In joining forces, Ariba and Dell Boomi, have transformed it into an agile, efficient and seamless one.
“At Dell Boomi, we’re focused on raising the bar for seamless cloud-managed integrations,” said Chris McNabb, general manager, Dell Boomi. “We are pleased to be teaming with Ariba to deploy our Integration Pack technology that delivers unparalleled value in application integration that surpasses customer expectations.”
The Ariba® Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi Integration Packs, removes the barriers to system-to-network integration by eliminating complexity. An out-of-the-box solution delivered as a service, the connector provides a fast, easy and affordable way for companies to connect to the Ariba Network – regardless of the backend systems they use. The Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, currently supports integration with Intuit QuickBooks Desktop 2009-2013, Premier and Enterprise for US, UK, and CA Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.
Through the Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, companies can completely integrate POs, invoices and order confirmations between the Ariba Network and their systems to drive game-changing improvements in their efficiency and overall business performance.
“We recognized early on that the cloud was where we needed to be to do business, so we connected to the Ariba Network,” said Carol McMorris, of CALL, INC. “Making the move has enhanced our ability to collaborate with customers and increased the efficiency of critical processes such as invoicing, order and receivables management. But to really capitalize on this, we needed an easy way to feed data from the Network directly into QuickBooks.”
And McMorris found it in the Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi. “We have been able to save time by eliminating at least three of the steps currently required to submit invoices, speeding the internal invoice processing cycle and helping us get paid faster,” she says. “We have also been able to achieve greater efficiencies through the elimination of manual paperwork, reduction in errors, and by receiving immediate notification of any discrepancies, which are more easily resolved.”
And the best part? CALL, INC. was able to get the solution in place in less than 3 weeks with almost no internal IT resources.
The Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, is available an in use today. To learn more about Ariba’s Connection solutions and the benefits they can deliver to your organization, visit http://www.ariba.com/services/connection-solutions
About Dell Boomi
Dell Boomi AtomSphere® and Dell Boomi Master Data Managementsolutions enable customers to connect any combination of cloud and on-premise applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing companies to very large enterprises and ISVs, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration solutions. Visit www.boomi.comfor more information.