Making Workday Faster for Vassar College

Last week we attended Workday Rising in Chicago where we talked to attendees about integrating Workday with the rest of their IT ecosystems. The real stars of the show, however, were our customers from Vassar College who gave a brief presentation at our booth to discuss their journey from finding the need for an integration vendor, to assessing different platforms, to ultimately choosing SnapLogic’s elastic integration platform as a service (iPaaS).vassar-college-image-edited

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Tips and Tricks for Workday Integration with the Enterprise

This post illustrates two of our commonly encountered customer scenarios:

a) An example of complex XML processing, and
b) A real-world example of what HR On-Boarding/Off-boarding might look like with Workday data

Below is a screenshot of the pipeline and a detailed walkthrough of what it attempts to achieve.

SnapLogic HR on-boarding pipeline for Workday
This pipeline shows complex XML processing and HR on-boarding for Workday.

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Demonstration: Real-Time Workday Integration in Action

More and more enterprise HR departments are breaking up with their legacy on-premise application providers and turning to Workday for powerful HCM delivered as a modern cloud service. In order to stay up to date, Workday must be able to keep up with employee information changes (such as legal name changes, preferred name changes, job locations, etc.), benefits, access & termination of an employee, and expense reports. But how are we able to make these changes in real time? Thankfully, SnapLogic’s Workday Integration provides the answer.

This video walks through how you can achieve a real-time integration with Workday using the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform to connect to different systems. In this case, you are leveraging Workday Business process to achieve these real-time integrations to other systems. Continue reading “Demonstration: Real-Time Workday Integration in Action”

Top Five iPaaS and Big Data Integration Posts in June

top 5June was a record month on the SnapLogic blog in terms of views and posts – thanks to our readers and contributors! If you have suggested topics, feedback or are interested in writing a post about hybrid cloud and big data integration, digital transformation, SnapLogic best practices, tips and tricks, or other related topics, please be sure to Contact Us or share your comments below. Continue reading “Top Five iPaaS and Big Data Integration Posts in June”

Real-Time HR OnBoarding with Enterprise iPaaS

Workday is the growing leader in cloud-based HCM and gaining momentum with Financials, leaving behind the legacy giants Oracle and SAP. SnapLogic is the #NewIntegrationLeader, recently recognized by Gartner in the Enterprise integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Magic Quadrant report.

Here’s a scenario of how SnapLogic delivers powerful self-service integration for Workday:

A new hire joins a company and before their start date at the company, the organization would love to have everything ready such as the computer, network account, email, desk, telephone and some mandatory day-one applications for the new employee to start their work immediately. If this is done, there is no slack and wasted productivity for both the organization and the new employee. The user experience is so seamless that any organization would love to do this. Continue reading “Real-Time HR OnBoarding with Enterprise iPaaS”

Connecting Enterprise Apps and Data to Workday Financials in a Snap

Workday_AxciomThis week at Workday Rising the SnapLogic team demonstrated a set of Snaps and integration patterns that provide a simple yet powerful way to connect Workday Financial Management with information in other enterprise applications such as Salesforce CRM. In addition to SnapLogic’s self-service application and data integration capabilities, the new Snaps and patterns automate critical business processes such as the quote-to-cash cycle and new employee onboarding.

In my conversations at the conference, it was clear that Workday customers are looking always for ways to increase the flexibility of both HR and financial processes, ease the pain of adding or retiring applications, and enable both IT, HR and Finance teams to focus on more strategic business priorities. This was a recurring theme at the SnapLogic booth. You can see a few pictures here.

Some of the key benefits of SnapLogic Elastic Integration for Workday include:

  • SnapLogic Workday Snaps expose the entire Workday API visually, enabling organizations to integrate Workday data without the complexity of a heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB) or the limitations of traditional connectors
  • SnapLogic makes it simple to connect applications to Workday workflows without coding
  • Easily connect Workday to other cloud or on-premises applications using SnapLogic’s library of 300+ Snaps

Recently SnapLogic customer Acxiom rolled out Project New Day, which saw them go live with Workday HCM and Financial Management as well as Tidemark, Vertex, ADP, Zuora, Cornerstone and other systems. Cherrylyn McCastle, Senior Director of IT at Acxiom put it this way:

“SnapLogic enabled Acxiom to achieve the objective of establishing a seamless, agile, and secure integration framework to facilitate integrations between corporate SaaS applications and a variety of on-premises systems. The new Workday HCM and Finance integrations ensure our front office and operational systems are well connected to the back office.”

Here’s a brief overview of SnapLogic for Workday from Workday Rising and here’s a recorded demonstration. I’d like to thank our friends at Workday for a great conference. The company’s focus on customer success and continued innovation is impressive and SnapLogic was proud to be a Silver Sponsor in Las Vegas.

Elastic iPaaS and Big Data Integration: SnapLogic in the News

It’s been a busy few weeks since we announced our Fall 2014 release in September and our Winter release is just around the corner.

IDEVNews-logoWith the Fall release, we introduced the Hadooplex and support for Kerberos with SnapReduceIntegration Developer News noted:

“SnapLogic is stretching the capabilities of its Elastic Integration Platform with big enhancements for big data. The SnapLogic’ Fall 2014 cloud-based iPaaS brings its “snap-based” app integration technology to Hadoop 2.0, making it easier to acquire and prep data – and deliver analytics to users. These pipelines also support parsing and formatting for SequenceFile and RCFile formatting, as well as document (JSON) processing for MapReduce jobs.”

In a detailed review of the Fall release, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) had this to say about our big data integration capabilities and recent series D financing news:EMA-logo

“When looking at the technology developments at SnapLogic and the recent infusion of capital, SnapLogic is well positioned to make the case that the company and its solution are moving into a strong leadership position in the big data analytics and integration space. EMA considers SnapLogic as an excellent strategic option for organizations to adopt and implement cloud-based data integration strategies.”

And Jason Bloomberg, author of the Agile Architecture Revolution, wrote on his Intellyx blog that:

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“SnapLogic modernizes each element of ELT for today’s modern, cloud-centric, Big Data world. Instead of traditional extraction of structured data, SnapLogic allows for diverse queries across the full variety of data types and structures by streaming all data as JSON documents. Instead of simplistic, point-to-point loading of data, SnapLogic offers elastic, horizontally scalable Pipelines that hide the underlying complexity of data integration from the user. And within Hadoop, Hadooplexes simplify the distribution of YARN-based MapReduce algorithms, allowing users to treat the Hadoop environment as though it were a traditional reporting database.”

Here’s a SnapLogic big data integration demonstration featuring SnapReduce and the Hadooplex. Our November webinar also featured an interesting market perspective from our Chief Scientist, Greg Benson. You can watch it here.

ICIO-Insight-logon customer news, Harrison Lewis, CIO at Northgate Markets was recently featured in a great write up in CIO Insight, which outlines how the growing retailer tied together more than 64 integrations in five months with SnapLogic. He notes that: “We’re no longer simply exchanging data between systems, we’re putting it to use in more strategic ways.” Last week we also announced that Xactly has implemented SnapLogic to automate integrations between Salesforce, Workday, NetSuite and Domo among other business applications and corporate data sources and systems. The first phase of integrations was completed in less than two weeks. Join us for an interactive webinar with Xactly’s director of IT, Bob Genchi, on December 5th.

 

SAP-certification-logoOn the partnership front, we announced that the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform achieved certified integration with the SAP® ERP application, version 6.0. Here’s what Niraj Nagrani, our vice president of engineering had to say about the certification:

“Increasingly, our enterprise customers are making business decisions faster, enabled by real-time data connectivity between hybrid cloud applications and Big Data sources. SAP certification helps ensure that we’re able to deliver best-in-class solutions to SAP customers, allowing them to quickly gain enterprise data access regardless of where it resides.”

Salesforce Analytics Cloud Data IntegrationAnd finally, today we formally announced our new Snap and Snap Patterns for Wave – the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Here’s what my old friend Keith Bigelow, senior vice president and general manager for the Salesforce Analytics Cloud had to say about the partnership:

“With partners such as SnapLogic joining the Analytics Cloud ecosystem, companies can benefit from best practices and industry expertise to extend analytics for every business need, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore and share data instantly, uncover new insights and take action from anywhere.”

It’s an exciting time for the company as we work with our customers to tackle big data and cloud integration challenges in the enterprise with a fast, multi-point and modern platform integration platform as a service (iPaaS). To sign up for an integration assessment, be sure to contact us.