HAECO HK fires up Boomi platform to boost integration time

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO) has leveraged the Boomi platform to modernise its enterprise IT infrastructure and pivot towards data-driven workflows and processes.

HAECO Group comprises 16 operating companies around the world, offering a full spectrum of services including airframe services, line services, component services, engine services, inventory technical management, fleet technical management, cabin solutions, private jet solutions, freighter conversion, parts manufacturing, and technical training. 

The operations in HAECO Hong Kong is home to the headquarters of the HAECO Group and based at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), providing round-the-clock support to more than 100 airline customers and handling over 110,000 flight movements each year.

Prior to using Boomi, HAECO Hong Kong’s systems were disparate and marked by complexity. Deploying several open-source solutions, HAECO Hong Kong’s IT team encountered lengthy development and complex integration challenges. 

Developers spent valuable time writing code to connect these systems, instead of undertaking tasks that could directly benefit the business’ bottom line.

Leveraging the platform’s low-code development capabilities, HAECO Hong Kong swiftly integrated various new solutions with existing legacy systems, allowing the company to achieve an aggressive timeline for implementing a number of major projects, including a new core maintenance system, procurement solution, and online learning solution.

Norman Chan, head of IT at HAECO Hong Kong, said the Boomi platform vastly reduced their development effort, and improved the time-to-value. 

“We needed an intuitive solution to help us configure our processes faster and accelerate the turnaround time,” said Chan. “Boomi’s easy-to-use interface enabled our teams to quickly connect our digital environments to extract value from data residing in various systems.”

Chan added that the result was seamless integration of core maintenance, procurement, and learning applications, eliminating end-user friction. 

“Our team of developers gained back hours previously spent on writing and refining code for integrating backend systems, speeding up integration times by 300%, significantly increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and eliminating common integration project bottlenecks, such as data discovery, preparation, and governance,” he said.