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Integration and automation boost agility with Boomi and Cognizant

Companies are experiencing a lot of dissonance in the struggle to integrate new technologies into business models. By partnering with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Boomi LP aims to bring its integration and automation platform services to companies trying to keep up.

Prashant Gaonkar of Cognizant, discusses how the company’s collaboration with Boomi is benefitting customers with theCUBE’s John Furrier.

“We’ve seen economic change, we’ve seen technology change, just never at the pace that we’re seeing them together now,” said Dan McAllister (pictured right), senior vice president of global alliances and channels at Boomi. “The pace is just quickening and quickening and quickening and we have to help organizations react to that and be agile. And so what adds even a little bit more pressure to that is the consequences of not keeping up are greater than they ever have been before.”

McAllister and Prashant Gaonkar (left), vice president of global strategy and planning, enterprise platforms, at Cognizant Technology Solutions, spoke with theCUBE Research’s John Furrier at Boomi World, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed the benefits of Cognizant and Boomi’s partnership and how it’s helping companies manage complexity. (* Disclosure below.)

Managing integration and automation in the new pace of innovation

Boomi has acquired assets for managing application programming interfaces from APIIDA GmbH and Cloud Software Group Inc. and is using AI agents to enhance its integration platform services for customers trying to simplify their operations.

“We see massive opportunity to not only help our customers with application sprawl that has developed over the past several years … we have invested our time in creating a horizontal platform for customers to be able to take advantage of. Where we clearly fall short of that is bespoke knowledge of the line of business expertise,” said McAllister.

That’s where Cognizant comes in. The consulting company’s collaboration with Boomi will help businesses strategize in the face of AI and the proliferation of APIs. With services that manage a lot of data, such as healthcare providers, having a seamless experience for users is particularly important.

“Cognizant has always been at the intersection of business and technology,” said Gaonkar. “Especially with so much going on, the speed of innovation, we have to keep up to that pace with the customers, with the gen AI, which is another big gorilla in the environment.”

AI is a juggernaut for the entire tech world, but when companies are looking to prepare their business for it, they can encounter roadblocks with legacy tech, integrating applications and managing different tools.

“It is going to be a journey to get [companies] … to be ready for AI,” said McAllister. “That’s why we partner with companies like Cognizant because they can help customers through that journey to get to where they want to go in a reasonable amount of time without flipping the light switch. Because it’s impossible to do that. You cannot do things overnight.”

AI has also sped up production across the board, so having a trusted advisor such as Cognizant, along with the complete connectivity that Boomi can provide, could help companies match the new pace of innovation, especially when it comes to AI integration and automation.

“The cycle time that customers usually had, which is three to nine months, is getting much shorter. They want outcomes, they want to see, they want to feel it,” said Gaonkar. “So that’s where we’re taking the relationship.”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE Research’s coverage of Boomi World

(* Disclosure: Boomi LP sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Boomi nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

Photo: SiliconANGLE

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