Use the Anaplan Connector for MuleSoft to design and configure integration solutions from Anaplan to other applications. Anaplan has partnered with MuleSoft to create an ETL connector to Anaplan, allowing Anaplan and MuleSoft customers to extend the
work that MuleSoft has already done in building connectors to on-premise transactional systems, such as Oracle and SAP, and cloud systems such as NetSuite, Workday, and Salesforce.com.
MuleSoft, recognized as a Leader by Gartner in the 2014 and 2015 Enterprise Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) Magic Quadrant, delivers a unified platform for data and application integration across legacy systems, SaaS applications, and APIs
with a hybrid deployment option for maximum flexibility. With MuleSoft, your IT or professional services staff can integrate applications using pre-built connectors, integration templates and drag-and-drop tooling.
Let's use a scenario connecting Anaplan with Workday HR transactional data, as an example. MuleSoft has created a connector to Workday, similar to that created for Anaplan, vastly speeding up the integration project.
MuleSoft Flow for Workday to Anaplan
In this example, Worker data is extracted from Workday using the Workday Connector for MuleSoft:
The Groovy transformer requirement is specific to the Workday Connector. A Groovy transformer script constructs the SOAP request to get worker data out of Workday. (Note that MuleSoft flows will vary for non-Workday connectors.)
The MuleSoft Data mapping component, represented in this flow with 'GetWorkersResponse to CSV' icon, maps the data for loading into Anaplan via the Anaplan Connector.
MuleSoft, Workday, and Anaplan have already done the heavy lifting for connecting the systems, leaving the final tasks of data selection, mapping, and other transformations of information to be done in MuleSoft by IT or professional services.
Do I still need to use Anaplan Connect?
No*, and no more scheduler either. Now you can schedule and monitor the status of data loads without installing an Anaplan Connect client.
What is the commercial relationship between Anaplan and MuleSoft?
Anaplan and MuleSoft worked together to develop the Anaplan Connector for MuleSoft in order to expand their respective businesses. As of today, there is no commercial relationship beyond that.
Our goal at Anaplan remains to design solutions for the business user. This is also true when it comes to data integration. Access the information you need as a business user right away with our import / export tool, even as you evolve to a more mature
integration process that may involve IT or professional services. The Anaplan Connector for MuleSoft makes the next integration phase that much easier.
The Anaplan Connector for Mulesoft is released as open source and is community supported.