CRM , data quality , MDM , SaaS , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: consolidation, Customer relationship management, MDM, Mergers and acquisitions, multi-org, Salesforce, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com
Does this sound familiar? You’re moving from an independent instance (or org) of Salesforce CRM to the consolidated corporate org. While there will definitely be business benefits in terms of visibility, reporting, customer/prospect communication, support, responsiveness, enablement and general leverage of corporate resources, it still represents a potential loss of autonomy. But it’s the right strategy for your business. Or is it?
Whether you ended up with multiple Salesforce orgs through mergers and acquisitions, separate brands or divisions, or through organic growth: at some point your organization is going to need to determine what is the right approach to multi-org consolidation. Here is an overview of 3 approaches to consider.
Every year WordPress sends a year in review summary of your blog. They do a nice job with it.
Here are a few highlights that I thought were worth sharing:
- The busiest day of the year was July 23rd, when I posted Cloud Data Replication for Better Business Intelligence. I’m not sure if it’s the topic or the use of the Salesforce.com logo that drove the traffic that day.
- None of the posts that got the most views in 2012 were written in 2012. Hmmm…I’m not sure I feel great about that.
- Twitter was the top referring site most in 2012. Alltop was number two.
- Cloud computing is the most popular topic I’ve written about, followed by SaaS, PaaS and Cloud Integration.
Here’s the most popular video first posted on the site. Thanks for reading – Happy New Year!
cloud computing , cloud integration , CRM , data integration , data quality , Informatica , MDM , SaaS , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: cloud computing, cloud data migration, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, CRM, Data management, Dreamforce 2012, ERP, Informatica, Master Data Management, Salesforce, salesforce data management, Salesforce.com, YouTube
The video of 3 great enterprise customers sharing their Salesforce integration and master data management stories at Dreamforce 2012 is now posted. You can read a blog post on two of the companies that presented so far:
And here’s the video (slides are here):
cloud computing , cloud integration , data integration , Informatica , MDM , PaaS , SaaS
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud Connect, Dreamforce 2012, Informatica, Master Data Management, Salesforce.com
The day before Dreamforce 2012, Informatica hosted the first annual Cloud Connect Conference. The event kicked off with a keynote outlining the company’s cloud integration vision, a deep-dive roadmap session with product management, a customer and partner panel, hands-on labs with the cloud integration gurus, and the 2012 Cloudy Awards ceremony. Here is a video highlight reel from the event:
cloud computing , cloud integration , Informatica , MDM , Oracle , PaaS , SaaS , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com , SAP
Tags: Brent Leary, cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, Denis Pombriant, Dreamforce, Informatica, Marc Benioff, Master Data Management, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, SAP AG, SAP integratin
Have you recovered from Dreamforce 2012? Next week I’ll be at Oracle Open World talking about cloud integration and to be honest, I’d much rather write about the Marc Benioff show than register for Larry’s World at this point. (Although, I do wonder if we’ll see the 2nd tweet from Mr. Ellison and what his position will be on all things cloud this year. Remember the @Benioff boot out last time around? Some classic tweets.
I guess like a lot of people you could say I’m stuck in the PDC (Post Dreamforce Cloud) at this point. I’ve been spending time in the Dreamforce Chatter org reviewing sessions, watching YouTube videos and reading a plethora of blogger opinion about the conference (see links below). Sound familiar?
To bring back some of the #DF12 energy, today I hosted a webinar focused on some of the Dreamforce data management highlights. The presentation congratulated the 2012 Informatica Cloudy Award winners and featured live demonstrations of two of the hottest topics at the Informatica booth:
You can download the slides and watch the recording here:
AppExchange , cloud computing , cloud integration , CRM , Informatica , MDM , SaaS , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, Customer relationship management, data cleansing, deduplication, Informatica, Master Data Management, MDM, salesforce data quality, Salesforce.com
I’ve written about the topic of cloud-based master data management (MDM) in the past:
- 2012 Cloud Data Integration Trends
- What do Salesforce.com Customers Care About?
This week Informatica announced the availability of a new Cloud MDM solution for salesforce.com customers. Here are a couple of perspectives on the news:
- Will Salesforce be the Catalyst to Propel MDM to the Cloud?
- Mind the Gap: How Sales Operations Can Overcome Five Customer Information Gaps in Salesforce
If you’re new to the topic of MDM and want to learn why a cloud-based solution built natively on force.com is so relevant to salesforce.com customers, be sure to check out this video:
Big Data , business intelligence , cloud computing , Data Integration in the Cloud , Informatica , MDM , PaaS , SaaS , Salesforce.com
Tags: data scientist, EMC, Google, Informatica, Informatica World 2012, Salesforce.com
This industry panel was fairly typical in that it focused on social, mobile, cloud computing and Big Data – the megatrends of technology in 2012. What I thought was unique about this discussion, is that it featured different, lively and somewhat contentious points of view. Instead of violent agreement, there was actually some great discussion and different perspectives on the technology industry were represented. The panel was moderated by R “Ray” Wang from Constellation Research and featured executives from EMC, Informatica, Google and Salesforce.com.