Posts by Walter

I have Salesforce EDA, do I still need a SMS/SIS?

It’s surprising how many times I have heard this question.  Salesforce has its Education Data Architecture (EDA), formerly known as HEDA.  You may be more familiar with the term Education Cloud.   So do I still a Student Information system? Yes and no. To understand the answer it would help to know the current scope…

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Preventing Student Attrition

The goal of the Educator is to move students to graduation.  Unfortunately, that goal is not always achieved. Students drop out for all sorts of reasons, some of them preventable. Individual faculty members usually don’t have the full picture, and signs that a student is struggling often go unseen. Many student information systems are not…

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Amnet achieves sales automation with Salesforce

WDCI partner Amnet

  AMNET provides responsible and effective data driven display advertising, performance marketing and brand campaigns. We fuse smart Demand Side Platform technology and data to improve our service delivery to clients by buying highly targeted multi channel media.   Challenge Sales Automation was a key challenge for Anmet in early 2015 with many sales processes…

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Taking your Business Mobile – to the cloud or not?

Thinking about getting access to your business data while mobile, but confused about the Cloud. Which service?, which cloud?, do I need to change my business process to match?   One of the challenges that cloud vendors have is that to drive consistency, everyone needs to act the same, but not all business processes are…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX integration

Dynamics AX integration may seem like a daunting task. Suppose that you have a SaaS based Sales Automation tool like Salesforce or a CRM system like Netsuite or RightNow. Integration in real or near real time to your AX Financial system could provide a huge benefit to your business.   WDCi have recently integrated to…

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Calling an on-premise web service from a SaaS platform?

If you are, then you no doubt have encountered the security team of your company. If you are small enough to not have a security team, then you probably can get by with opening some firewall ports, but otherwise, you may be in for a long wait, and a few lively discussions.   Typically,  security…

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Integrating Salesforce in real-time just got easier…

Let’s say that you have a database internally that holds some of your key data. You have just implemented a CRM in Salesforce and you want to be able to reference (lookup) this data in real time. You have a couple of choices: 1) Copy all the data into Salesforce and keep the two systems…

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SSO demo – Liferay Portal & Salesforce SSO with PingFederate

Warm the set and cool the tinnies, it’s time to check out our latest video.   I know, our timing is bad.  The Oscars are over and here we are releasing a potential blockbuster – the day after.  Speculation in the office is rife that we felt the competition was too steep (and this ain’t…

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Want to do salesforce.com single sign on?

Single Sign on (SSO) for salesforce.com can take various forms.   The Winter 10 version supports SAML2 for salesforce.com and the Salesforce partner & customer portals. It does not support SAML2 for Salesforce Sites yet. (Scheduled for a coming release).   When setting up SSO here are some issues you should consider: What is your…

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LDAP connector for Boomi

We have built an LDAP Connector using the Boomi Atomsphere SDK.  The requirement was for Active Directory (AD) to Netsuite application integration for the synchronisation of Contact and authentication information between the client’s AD implementation and their Netsuite customer portal.  We chose to build an LDAP Connector for the solution. The Connector  can create, modify…

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