The Service Oriented Architecture stipulates a change in perspective for software purchase and development which traditionally limited itself to catering for the isolated needs of a department or sub-division of the Enterprise. SOA exploits emerging standards to facilitate the development and purchase of software so that the requirements of the Enterprise as a whole are satisfied. Thus, services are identified, defined and subsequently reused in orchestrations with other services that map to the processes which form the life arteries of the Business. SOA advises the use of a Service Registry to govern the initiative in order to ensure the proper re-use of existing candidate Services and their compliance to the policies of the Enterprise. That said, in recent times, with the explosion of APIs, the Enterprise has flung open its doors and windows and ripped off its roof in order to reach to the sky to exploit the vast array of cloud-based services on offer and include them in its software inventory. Thus, the New Enterprise has come of age and brought with it the need for a suitable form of Governance. With Anypoint Service Registry, MuleSoft are the first to offer a cloud-based Governance solution which allows the New Enterprise to securely register, discover, manage and monitor its services as well as the consumers of those services. With this post, we’d like you to see for yourselves how Anypoint sets the standard for next generation SOA Governance.
We’re excited to announce that we will be sponsoring SAP’s Sapphire Now conference, taking place May 14 -16 in Orlando Florida. We will be showcasing MuleSoft’s SAP integration solutions to the 16,000 delegates in attendance and demonstrating our unique ability to connect SAP to other SaaS and on-premise applications such as Salesforce, NetSuite, ADP, and Oracle.
MuleSoft offers four SAP-certified solutions that make it fast and easy to connect SAP to the rest of the enterprise:
The MuleSoft Enterprise Gateway for SAP provides bi-directional communication via application link enabling (ALE) and iDocs technology with SAP solutions.
This Sunday May 5th through May 7th we are very excited to be participating in CallidusCloud’s conference, C3. We’re ready to get to Las Vegas, where the top operations, sales, marketing and channel industry leaders will be meeting to discuss revenue generation best practices, and how to improve sales and marketing effectiveness. MuleSoft is a featured speaker and will be hosting a booth at this event, where we will demonstrate our unique ability to connect CallidusCloud to other SaaS and on-premise applications such as Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft and IBM.
This Thursday May 2nd, we are very excited to be participating in the fourth annual Jobvite Summit. This two day conference located in the heart of San Francisco, is a great opportunity for the top SaaS companies to come together to gain skills and insight for acquiring the industries top talent. MuleSoft will be hosting a booth at this event, where we will demonstrate MuleSoft’s unique ability to connect Jobvite to other SaaS and on-premise applications such as ADP, Ultimate Software, Workday and other HRIS, Workforce Management and existing ATS systems.
CMIS is an open standard that allows different content management systems to inter-operate over the Internet. Specifically, CMIS defines an abstraction layer for controlling diverse document management systems and repositories using web protocols.
Getting the CMIS Connector
- Go to the menu Help -> Install new software
- Enter: http://repository.mulesoft.org/connectors/releases
- Select the CMIS Cloud Connector available in the Community group
In 2013, SaaS, Mobile and Big Data (the ‘Big 3’) have moved on from visionary ideas well into disruptive realities impacting IT. IT is no longer in denial, as they were for much of the last decade, and in fact are “leaning in” on all fronts. According to CIO Magazine’s 2013 CIO survey, more IT organizations are focusing on building better relationships with the lines of business, and are raising their game and engagement into LOB projects, particularly around SaaS selection, implementation, and integration.
Earlier this year MuleSoft completed our second annual SaaS Vendor survey with our research partner THINKstrategies. The goal was to quantify the importance and impact of integration on the business execution by leading SaaS providers. One of the most surprising findings in the report is that SaaS Integration is now an Executive level concern. Like anyone else who has worked in middleware for the last 10-15 years, I’ve mostly heard from engineering and IT about the challenges of integration, given their involvement in solving these challenges directly.
As you probably know, Box.com released a new API last december. And as you also probably know, we’re old fans of everything Box (you might remember prior posts about how to move Salesforce files into Box and how to move your Facebook pics to Box). That’s why when we heard about this new API we couldn’t wait to start playing with it, so that now we proudly announce the new Box Connector v2.0!
This new V2 connector features 100% API coverage including new features such us:
I am excited to announce the general availability of the Mule 3.4 release. Mule 3.4 introduces new capabilities across Mule ESB, CloudHub, Mule Studio, Anypoint DataMapper, Anypoint Connectors, and the Anypoint DevKit.
The Next Generation Integration Platform
There are three main areas around which Mule 3.4 introduces innovations that we believe greatly change the traditional ways in which integration is approached.
Jason Mondanaro is the Director of Product Management at MetraTech, the leading provider of agreements-based billing, commerce and compensation solutions. As the leader of their SaaS billing product line Metanga, Jason works very closely with customers and engineering to develop best of breed billing applications for their diverse and growing customer base.
Last week we sat down with Jason to discuss the challenges the Metanga team encountered around SaaS integration, and the benefits they’ve seen to date working with MuleSoft as a strategic SaaS partner. As you’ll discover from our conversation below, many times the product or engineering leaders within enterprise software companies choose to build a ‘whole’ product themselves. Learn why Jason has a different opinion, and the strategic thinking that lead Metanga down the SaaS partnership route.