Called AtomSphere, the "platform-as-a-service" offering launched last week allows ISVs to productize and embed integration services within their applications. By using AtomSphere as the integration hub in the cloud, ISVs can build common integration processes once and connect to multiple SaaS vendors.
ISVs can incorporate in products Boomi's integration "widgets" that allow non-technical end-users to customize and deploy connections to SaaS vendors via menu-driving wizards. The Boomi service also allows ISVs to perform centralized management, monitoring and analysis of the integration activities of their client base.
"To scale SaaS applications economically, you need common SaaS integration infrastructure," Bob Moul, Boomi president and chief executive, said in a statement. "Boomi’s AtomSphere provides just that. "
Boomi's service in general provides users with pre-built connectors and process maps to link an on-site application with a software service, or link to two software services. Once a process is mapped, its loaded into a runtime engine, which is downloaded to a customer site or hosted by Boomi, if it's a SaaS-to-SaaS connection.
Boomi offers connectors to Intuit, Taleo and dozens more SaaS vendors, and generic connectors for common systems a customer might have on site, such as Oracle databases. Application connections each cost $65 to $495 a month.