How a Hybrid Integration Strategy Accelerates Digital Transformation.


For agility, most companies are moving beyond monolithic, ERP-centric strategies toward “postmodern” ERP strategies that enable business outcomes.

By adopting multilayer business application integration strategies, organizations can move quickly, innovate, and respond to market challenges and opportunities.

Beeline integrations enable digital transformation

For most organizations, human capital expenses constitute the largest single cost of doing business. So the workforce is at the center of most companies’ digital transformation efforts as they try to become more agile and more competitive.
Integrating massive amounts of contingent workforce data is critically important as companies revolutionize their global workforce strategies. To make this complex data integration easier, Beeline provides a hybrid integration framework of web-based APIs, advanced secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) tools, and drag-and-drop iPaaS solutions. These options support the extensive hybrid integration requirements of today’s agile businesses.


iPaaS drag-and-drop integration solutions

Our integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solution gives us the ability to  implement data, application, API, and process integration projects involving any combination of cloud-resident and on-premises endpoints. This is achieved by developing, deploying, executing, managing, and monitoring integration processes/flows which connect multiple endpoints so they all work together.

Our iPaaS capabilities include:

  • Communication protocol connectors such as FTP, HTTP, Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP), Applicability Statement 1 (AS1)/2/3/4, and others

  • Application connectors/adapters for SaaS and on-premises packaged applications

  • Data formats such as XML, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) and others

  • Data standards such as Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transportation (EDIFACT), Health Level Seven (HL7), SWIFT, and others

  • Data mapping and transformation

  • Data quality

  • Routing and orchestration

  • Integration flow development and life cycle management tools

  • Integration flow operational monitoring and management

Our iPaaS solution is robust enough to be considered an enterprise iPaaS (EiPaaS), since it:

  • Is designed to support enterprise-class integration projects; that is, projects requiring, high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR), security, service-level agreements (SLAs), and technical support from the provider

  • Can be used for multiple integration scenarios including application integration and data integration use cases

  • Is fully managed by the vendor for patching and upgrades

  • Provides flexibility for the deployment of the runtime engine for a number of hybrid deployment options.

Service from a Gartner “Magic Quadrant” Leader

As the application and data integration platform for Beeline VMS, we selected Dell Boomi. Named a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” report, Boomi is the industry’s leading iPaaS solution.

Among the key benefits Boomi can provide are:

  • Integrate all your applications and data source. Seamlessly integrate any number and combination of on-premise and cloud-based applications.

  • Support diverse integration patterns: The Boomi platform supports all key integration and communication patterns, including application-to-application, pub-sub, real-time and event-driven web services, streaming, batch, ETL integrations, and more.

  • Ease-of-use: Boomi’s intuitive UI provides drag-and-drop mapping tools, pre-built integration processes, re-usable components, along with a vast library of connectors, allowing simple to sophisticated integrations with no coding required.

  • Faster time-to-value: Boomi leverages best practices across its entire user base to provide crowdsourced intelligence features that significantly speed up data mapping and error resolution. Centralized management and monitoring tools further increase efficiency and simplify reporting and audit trails.

Boomi’s key features include a rich set of capabilities to speed integrations and simplify management:

  • Robust Connector Library: a vast and growing library of application specific and technology connectors to support cloud applications and infrastructure, as well as on-premise software

  • Pre-built Integration Processes: Process Libraries provide pre-built starter processes for common applications and use cases. Users can deploy the processes as-is or modify them to suit their specific requirements.

  • Integration Packs: Standardize the underlying integration logic and give users the flexibility to change specific configuration settings

  • Simplified Data Mapping: millions of indexed mappings automatically recommend dataflows for new integrations based on successful configurations built by other users

  • Automated Trouble Shooting: resolutions to most common errors are presented within the UI, based on crowdsourced contributions from both the Boomi support team and the user community.

  • Managed Regression Testing: Boomi will regression test submitted applications against every future release, ensuring that platform updates will not break customers’ integration processes.

Make Our VMS Your System of Record

Because Beeline VMS integrates easily and effectively with so many enterprise systems, clients use our solution as their system of record for all contingent workforce data. Some clients have even found it so versatile that they integrate employee data and use Beeline VMS as system of record for key data essential for total talent optimization.