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Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives
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Cloud Integration: Best Practices for IT Executives

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As Cloud and SaaS applications become mission-critical to organizations, IT executives are being asked to integrate these new applications with existing on-premise applications and business processes. …

As Cloud and SaaS applications become mission-critical to organizations, IT executives are being asked to integrate these new applications with existing on-premise applications and business processes. Successful cloud integration projects require collaboration between both IT and business users, to fully understand the business process requirements and technological challenges.

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  • 1. Cloud IntegrationBest Practices for ExecutivesRick Nucci Pradip SitaramCTO, Dell Boomi SVP, CIO, Enterprise BP@Boomiwww.DellintheClouds.comwww.Dell.com/Cloud
  • 2. Agenda• Introduction: The Cloud Era of Integration• Best Practices for SaaS Integration• Success Story: Enterprise BP
  • 3. Introduction
  • 4. Our Goal — Avoid This4
  • 5. Concerns about Cloud Infrastructure Source Saugatuck Technology, Inc. 2009 Global User Study, n=6705
  • 6. How Cloud Impacts Traditional Integration• Traditional Integration built with on-premise mindset – My data is in my “4 walls”• Cloud introduces decentralized enterprise architecture• Cloud + IT = Agility• What are current themes of integration today?6
  • 7. The Data Imperative• Data transcends boundaries• End-to-end visibility is top priority• Data compliance is key
  • 8. IDE & Ops Centralization• Applications are de-centralized• Ops centralization now gets spotlight• Audits and compliance key drivers• Centralized development critical for scale
  • 9. The Role of Traditional Middleware• Augment vs. “Rip & Replace” In line with SaaS strategy, in general• Inefficiencies will become apparent, with greater SaaS adoption
  • 10. Best Practicesfor SaaSIntegration
  • 11. Business Best Practices• Start with designing your business process – What and Why vs. How• Ensure business case/ROI is obvious and defensible• Involve IT– Design review at a minimum – Collaborate vs. Avoid• Determine key stakeholders – Who will build/maintain? IT, system analyst, SI? – Who will provide operations support? – Who will provide infrastructure (for on-premise integration)?11
  • 12. Technical Best Practices• Convert design into integration requirements – This is the “how” – What fields map where between my applications? – How do I connect to the applications I need to integrate? – How time sensitive can the information gap be between my applications? – How do I want to handle errors/failures?• Leverage custom objects for fast retrieval of data and analytics12
  • 13. Technical Best Practices (cont.)• Treat Data Migration independent from Integration – Requirements will be different such as volume, frequency, validation• Establish and agree on risk tolerance for failure – Is a failover architecture required?• Estimate volume projections up front – Is a parallel processing architecture required?13
  • 14. Enterprise BP
  • 15. Cloud Integration:Best Practices for ITExecutivesPradip SitaramCIO
  • 16. Agenda Who is Enterprise, What do we do? What was the initial problem? What is our strategic direction, and how will Boomi play a role? Why Boomi? What else did we consider? Lessons learned and best practices What our developers are saying about Boomi16
  • 17. Who is Enterprise? Give low-income people greater access to stable affordable housing in strong communities National nonprofit Founded 30 years ago In all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico Built/preserved over 280,000 homes Housing for 1,000,000+ people Invested $11B+ in communities Every 55 minutes someone moves into an Enterprise home.17
  • 18. Our initial problem Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports Reports are submitted every day: initial, revised and final submissions. Largely Unstructured and Unformatted Input Data ConsolidatorOver 1600 Properties Formatted Output OSS Database PeopleSoft (Legacy) Microsoft-based solution option: • Timeframe: 4 – 6 months (Phase 1) • Cost exposure (risk): $100sK + 18
  • 19. Current Implementation Data Consolidator Tax returns for processing Financial Statements Logging Tax Returns Monitoring Occupancy Management Integration Updates PeopleSoft File Server SMT Tax Analysis & Forecasting Boomi solution: • Timeframe: 4 Weeks • Cost exposure (risk): $1.5K19
  • 20. The bigger problemApplications to be Replaced Human ResourcesFuture ApplicationLIHTC Broken Enterprise Application Architecture ADP Journal EntriesLIHTC Moderately Broken as of August 26, 2010 Local Office (manual)Manual Integration Access to Integratec Too many systems! Customized Views Applicant Tracking (Cyber Recruiter) Offices with Customized Views Corporate Systems & Starta · Atlanta Gift Tracking · Baltimore · Cleveland PeopleSoft · District of Columbia Web Browser Investor NAHT · Denver Access Performance Extranet Access · Los Angeles Management · New York Goldmine Raiser‘s Edge (Halogen) Contract/Cost (manual) Grant/Award (manual) · Portland Contact Mgt Fundraising · Too many databases! Sante Fe (Phasing Out) · Upstate New York Partners Investments Access to a copy of the PeopleSoft PeopleSoft Manually copied reports SMT Application and a Human Resources Financials and tax returns customized version of the Time & Labor Goldmine Raiser‘s Edge Web App SMT Data Base Web App HR Update HR Perspective HR Profile Funds In Capability ECP Budget (auto) Preparation Sheet Syndication Management Tool (SMT) Starta Business Plan/ Too many silos! PS Fin DB PS HR DB HR MIS Capability HR MIS Capability Goal Tracking Capacity Building RDG Inbound HTCPro Model Contracts Tracking via ReportWriter via ReportSmith Grants Mgmt Grant Tracking SMT: Pre-Close Partner Payroll Investment Payroll Update Capability Update Capability · Project Initiation & Due Diligence Check Printers · Fund Allocation Consultant - Corporate, ECI/ECP Payroll · Pre-Closing Registry - Dallas MIS Capability via - LA · Fund Management and Financing LIHTC project/cost/ Customer ReportWriter investment (auto) HTCPro Upload · Project Closing Relationship PeopleSoft Management & Investor/Funder Journal Entries (manual) SMT: Post-Close Too Complicated! SMT Tool Partner ADP ECI/ECP Investment ADP PC / Payroll Pay Employees PC / Payroll · Construction Monitoring and Lease-Up · Operational Property Monitoring and Risk Assessment Positive Pay File · Post-Closing Projects to be Asset · Fund Management and Financing Managed (manual) New Markets Tax Green Grant Loan Fund ADP Journal Entries ADP Journal Entries SMT · Post-Closing MFM Originations Credit (―MNTC‖) Application Originations Public Policy (manual) HR/Payroll DB ADP IPay HR/Payroll DB (manual) iManage Tracking Tracking ACH File Employee Access · Fund Management and Financing · Project Adjuster Determination / Application · Project Stabilization Determination / Application Un-documented! New loans (manual) New loans (manual) SMT: Disposition NMTC Green Grant Legal – Loan Due Asset Application - Fund Model Diligence Management Web Application · Project Disposition COBRA/Flex Enroll Retire (Hirsch) (EBIS) (Emjay) Starta DB Banks Replacement Reserve Form LMS BenefitMall FICS MMF LMS Loan Fund Loan Fund Loan (Medical, Vision, Database Database Prescription Dental Servicing Life Insurance, LIHTC Financial (Express Scripts) (Delta Dental) Disability Reporting System Insurance, EAP) Operations FICS Equity Benefits Administration FICS Journal Entries (manual) Reserve & Cash Loan Stat Multifamily Payments Business Flow Model Borrower / Investor Mortgage Loan SMT and related Inquiry Web Access Servicing Intelligence Payment Variance/ applications could Import process potentially break with (VB6 app) EMPP any modifications to Data Warehouse ECP and ECI the SMT database. SMT Data Our Goals Changes to one part of Loan Status Reports the SMT application Reports can potentially break Payment Variance other parts of the Report application. Stand Alone Corporate Systems · Asset Management (37) · Fund (0) · Investment Management (13) Enterprise Homes Investment Construction Stabilized · Underwriting (6) Data Quality Internal Audit Customer Service Finance FAS Risk Rating Risk Rating · Restricted (21) Dashboard Dashboard Dashboard Activity Records Experience Depreciation · Quarterly Estimates (7) Records Records · Project Performance (3) Manual Data Entry Manual Data Entry Manual Data Entry • Acquisitions Fund Analysis Management Consolidate Report Enterprise Homes Investment Report Audit Tracking Customer Svc Finance FAS Access Database Tracking Access Depreciation Database (COTS) Stand Alone On-Line Services Systems Green TA Providers LIHTC ACTION Campaign Registration On-Line National Policy Alerts Donate Now Email Now Green Discussion Forum Database • Questionnare Completed eMailed to Questionnare Simplify Survey Monkey Distribution Returned to A.C.T.I.O.N. Attendee Inquiry Member Inquiry Donor Inquiry Subscriber Inquiry Member Inquiry Member Inquiry Audience Survey Monkey Member Inquiry Enterprise Event Information Network for Campaign Planner Network for Enterprise Survey CQ Roll Call Enterprise edicy Hosted Policy Initiated RegOnLine Good Hosted Good Hosted Green Green Request Survey to Attendees Group Hosted Communities Enterprise Green Collaborative Campaign Topics Hosted National Policy ECP Home ECP Email CommunitiesSubmitted via Monkey Policy Alert On-Line Team Establishes Tools A.C.T.I.O.N. and Collaboration Enterprise Event Enterprise Content Page Site Now Page Forum SiteOLS Mailbox Hosted Site Planner Site (Ground Documents Site Forum (WordPress / Site Participation Event Site (WordPress / BuddyPress) or eMail (Capwiz) spring.org) Uploaded (Emma) BuddyPress) (.xls, .doc, .pdf, etc) Questionnaire A.C.T.I.O.N. • Results Export to Correspondence Questionnare Excel to Representatives Policy Alert to Email Campaign Enterprise Campaign Integrate Created / Results Members Donation Msgs / Surveys to Tabulated Community Response Green TA Committment Subscribers Partners Reporting Providers $$ Database Home Page Hotel Reports Payment Processing Enterprise Public Websites Vendor Reports Caterer Reports Bank Donation Process Intranet (Enterprise) Sharepoint Sites (Enterprise) Transactions • · Media Library (Web App) Streamline · Green Communities · External Affairs Credit Card · IT Project Coordination Transactions Marketing & · PeopleSoft Project Management Communications · LIHTC Project Management Video · ~ 10 sites that should be decommissioned Marketing & Media Library Communications (COTS) Publications Manual Upload 20
  • 21. Conceptual Architecture Finance & Accounting HRIS Apps Apps Business Business Finance HRIS Operations Apps Operations DB DB ODS & Data Warehouse Business Data GIS & Analytics Dashboards Reports Analytics Modeling Manipulation Mappings Business Tools Business Intelligence21
  • 22. With what did we compare Boomi? Easy to Easy to Fast Pre-built Low SFDC Flexibility Use Learn Implementation Connectors Cost IntegrationBoomiAdeptia Somewhat Somewhat Somewhat SomewhatCast Iron Somewhat (via separate component)Pervasive Somewhat Somewhat SomewhatBizTalk Somewhat22
  • 23. Lessons Learned Do the analysis — don‘t ignore this phase Sound SDLC practices still apply — requirements, design, and testing are critical and should not be compromised The advantage will be seen during implementation — speed and duration of delivery; prototyping cycle time Test, test, test – integrating end-points that are outside your immediate control bring their own sets of challenges; configuration management is key! Strong technical leadership will be required to not allow for complacency brought about by the ability to make changes quickly Early decision on the integration platform is key – to successfully implement your Cloud strategy 23
  • 24. What our developers are saying ―It‘s one of the few products I‘ve worked with that actually works as it claims!‖  Patrick Gates – senior developer ―In the past IT has been a bottleneck during integration projects. Now we can quickly accommodate changing requirements. It feels good to say, ‗We are all done and waiting on you guys.‘ I‘m a hero. Boomi AtomSphere is one of the best products I‘ve used in my 24 years of IT. Boomi‘s awesome!‖  Vince Moore – software development manager24
  • 25. Questions?
  • 26. Thank you. Rick Nucci CTO Rick_nucci@dell.com Dell Boomi 801 Cassatt Rd. Suite 120 Berwyn, PA 19312 West Coast Office 473 Jackson St. 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel: 800-732-3602 Email: info@boomi.com Twitter: @boomi28

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