Jinfonet and Boomi Bring Business Activity Monitoring to the Mid Market
Boomi Software’s Customers to Benefit from the Powerful, Easy-to-Use JReport Reporting Engine to Improve Understanding of Business-Level Events
Rockville, MD – November 21, 2005 – Boomi and Jinfonet today announced an agreement to embed JReport, Jinfonet’s 100% Java-based reporting solution, into Boomi’s enterprise integration platform. This partnership will provide business activity monitoring to Boomi’s clients comprised primarily of mid-sized companies.
Boomi’s enterprise application integration (EAI) and business-to-business (B2B) integration capabilities will combine with JReport to provide insight into the performance of the integration software. More importantly, it will provide insight into business-level events through business activity monitoring (BAM).
BAM is the result of a combination of technologies – specifically integration and analytics – that monitor an enterprise’s business processes and IT activities through the use of specialized software components. BAM solutions alert individuals to changes in the business so they can take the appropriate actions. This software equivalent of “minding the shop” builds up a picture of business activity by monitoring and recording metrics from various different sources within an organization’s software infrastructure.
This information is pulled together through an integration platform. Using analytics, this data can be put in context and turned into business insight. Because the combined Boomi/Jinfonet offering understands the business context of the information it collects, it can translate disparate software events. For example, it translates information about the creation of sales orders and invoicing into information about how the business is performing. It can calculate inventory turns or days sales outstanding and provide context for what this information means to a business.
“While companies have been talking about BAM for years, it has not been a practical reality for small to midsized companies,” said John Gularson, executive vice president for Jinfonet. “It required purchasing expensive offerings from multiple vendors which then had to be integrated together. Now companies have access to an out-of-the-box BAM solution that not only requires one license fee, it requires minimal maintenance. Because JReport is 100% Java-based, it is embedded directly into Boomi’s integration offering. It is a native part of the application and requires no separate maintenance.”
The inclusion of JReport in the Boomi platform also provides systems management information for the integration offering. JReport provides Boomi users with information about their specific installation of Boomi’s software – information such as peak load times, document processing status and receipt acknowledgement status. This type of information allows Boomi customers to view potential sources of technical issues before they become a reality, allowing for preemptive mitigation.
In its search to create a comprehensive BAM solution, Boomi needed to select a reporting offering that could be embedded directly into its own offering. To that end, Boomi sought a Java-based offering that would easily integrate into its own Java architecture.
During their search, Boomi evaluated all the major reporting vendors, including iNetSoft and Crystal Reports. They chose JReport to maintain the integrity of their Java application. The Java-based architecture of JReport meant Boomi did not have to make special accommodations for the products structure. Additionally, Boomi was impressed with JReport’s power and design flexibility. Jinfonet also provided the strongest customer support.
“We took this decision very seriously. Whichever reporting solution we chose would become a part of the fabric of our own offering,” said Rick Nucci, chief technology officer for Boomi. “We found the strongest reporting offering on the market, and combined with the Boomi integration platform. The end result is a very compelling BAM offering to bring to the market.”
JReport will be built into the new product and available as an upgrade for existing clients.
Boomi is a leading provider of integration software solutions that deliver rapid deployment capabilities to companies faced with any integration challenge. Boomi’s products and services assist customers worldwide to quickly connect and integrate with trading partners and rapidly integrate internally used application software solutions. The company provides global service and support from its corporate offices outside of Philadelphia, PA and through its global partners. For more information about Boomi, Inc., call (610) 834-8730 or visit www.boomi.com.
About Jinfonet Software
Rockville, Maryland based Jinfonet Software leads the Business Intelligence industry through the development and deployment of easily embeddable, highly functional reporting solutions. JReport, the company’s flagship product, is a 100% Java-based reporting solution that embeds seamlessly into any application and delivers actionable reports via the web. Key features include a rich set of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) for integrating any level of reporting functionality into an application, the ability to access any data source, built-in security with single sign-on capabilities, and the ability to scale through multiple CPUs or clustered servers to meet growing reporting needs. JReport’s intuitive design and deployment tools make report creation, review, on-the-fly modification and distribution fast and easy. JReport is in its 7th release cycle and is employed by 1,000,000+ end-users at more than 800 companies worldwide. More information on Jinfonet Software and JReport is available online at www.jinfonet.com.