Q: does the Netsuite plugin for Dell Boomi replace the standard Netsuite connector?
A: No, it’s a standalone solution. But it makes use of the standard Netsuite connector
Q: do we need additional Boomi licenses to use this plugin?
A: Yes, this solution makes use of Atom message queuing. For real-time integration processes, you will need a license for Boomi web services. In all cases, you don’t need additional Boomi connectors.
For near real-time integrations, the solution pulls events through a scheduled process with an interval as of 1 minute. For real-time integrations, Netsuite will push events to Boomi thru a web service. Therefore, you need a web services license. Keep in mind though that you often don’t need a real-time integration.
Q: do we need additional Netsuite licenses?
A: No, the solution makes use of the same standard Netsuite Connector.
Q: is it difficult to install the plugin?
A: No. Installing the Netsuite plugin is very easy. It only requires a few setup steps in Netsuite. An experienced Netsuite administrator can do this in a few hours. There are no custom connectors or Jars needed on the Boomi side.
Q: why does this solution it perform better than designs based on the standard Netsuite connector only?
A: events are pointers to the corresponding Netsuite object such as a sales order, a customer etc. These are very compact XML’s which have no parent or child relations with other Netsuite Objects. Generating a Netsuite event record and querying these from Boomi does cost very little time. In addition to that, individual GET calls are then used to retrieve the complete XML of the corresponding object. For example, a Customer object.
Q: which events are supported by the Netsuite plugin?
A: all standard Netsuite events are supported. That includes events of custom tables. But you can also generate your own events using Netsuite scripting.