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Seamless Employee Integration between Taleo & On-premise ERP

Guest post by
Shweta Bondre, Project Manager, Infosys

 

With organizations moving towards SaaS based applications; integration has become a core part of an enterprise. Real-time synchronous data flow is necessary for any application to achieve faster processing and better performance. Should this integration between systems employ only the tools provided in source system? Traditionally yes, but not anymore. Let's see how Taleo - a SaaS based HCM solution, integrates with other applications for seamless data flow.

Taleo Cloud Service enables around 1500 enterprises and mid-sized businesses, in recruiting top talent, aligning key goals, performance management as well as developing and compensating top performers. The market for top quality talent is highly competitive so speed and agility are vital to success. This crucial aspect is addressed by Taleo API, which enables seamless transfer between Taleo with data warehouses and backend human resources information system (HRIS) systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, etc.

Integrations with Taleo systems can be achieved either real-time or via batch processing. In addition to the traditional route of integrating using Taleo provided tool, viz. Taleo API, here we will be analyzing some other options available for integrating Taleo seamlessly with other systems.

  1. Taleo Connect Web Services - Taleo provides programming access to your organization's information using a simple, powerful, and secure application programming interface, the Taleo Web Service API. The Taleo Connect Web Services allows faster real-time integration with Recruitment for low volume transactions. Volumes up to 25,000 transactions per day can be processed. Data limit per transaction is 1 record for import and 200 records for export. 
  2. IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration - IBM WebSphere Cast Iron is a powerful Cloud integration product that has Taleo connectors, which has been specifically engineered for Taleo. It provides a configurable data migration and integration solution to align the HR applications with the Taleo suite. No coding is required to build integrations, thus enabling Taleo integration to be completed faster.
  3. Dell Boomi AtomSphere - Employee and Legacy Data migrations can be automated in real-time with Taleo using Boomi AtomSphere. This middleware tool provides seamless integration of employee information between Taleo and other HR processes. Batch processing is available to migrate the legacy data from the disparate HR systems to Taleo. Complex transformation logics required for data migration as well as integration can be built in this tool and is completely configurable.

  

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Integration Tool Pros & Cons

Integration Tool/ Parameters

Taleo Web Services

(API)

IBM Cast Iron

Dell Boomi

Return on Investment

Nil, part of suite

Low

Medium

Dashboard

Not Available

Partial

Available

Deployment Methods

SaaS

SaaS

SaaS, In-house

Integration Platform

Not Available

Standard

On-Demand

Maintenance

None

Low

None

Configuration

Required

Pre-Built

Pre-Built

Solution Longevity

High

Low

Low

Security

High

Medium

Medium

Social Media Connectivity

Yes

Unknown

Unknown

Change Management

Low

Medium

Medium

 

While there are several options for integrating Taleo with other applications, the decision to use a given method can depend on various considerations and merits-demerits as discussed above.

Note: I would like to thank Rameshkumar Subramanian (Principal Consultant, Infosys) for his contribution in this blog.

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Comments

Hi. Very good information. Where I can get documentation on the integration between modules Taleo (onboard, recruit, etc.)? Where I can see the details of this integration? Thank you very much. Regards.

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