I hope the presentation will help others to explore affordable pay-per-transaction solutions and consequently to save money on IT infrastructure and get a better ROI on Salesforce licenses by using included features.
It has been quite stressful as a first-timer but I’m nevertheless very happy with the overall experience and the positive feedback I received.
It definitely felt better thanks to the preparation support from Salesforce, some friendly faces in the audience and the fact that I was not alone on stage 🙂
Welcome to this step-by-step guide on how to implement scalable, low-code and low-budget near real-time Salesforce integrations with third-party systems. In this post, I will describe how to reproduce the live demo I did during my first Dreamforce session .
The reason behind the presented architecture is that I didn’t have any on-premise infrastructure and I had a very limited IT budget so I couldn’t afford a complete ESB.
You will learn how to combine Salesforce Outbound Messages, AWS services, as well as Talend Open Studio for Data Integration.
I promise you it will be very cheap (totally free up to a few thousand records and few hundred thousand transactions), but it takes some time to configure especially if you’re not familiar with some of the tools involved, so please be patient.
I needed to integrate, in near real-time, a single Salesforce org with a growing number of ERP systems used by acquired subsidiaries of the Acrotec group. Given the limited amount of IT budget and no on-premise servers to run my integration jobs, after some research, I found a reasonable solution which I summarize below.
You can find below a schematic view of what we’re going to realize in this post:
In order to follow the steps in this post, you’ll need:
This year I will attend my second Dreamforce, in San Francisco, and it will be my first time as a speaker.
Not sure how to describe my current feelings about that… it is a mix of excitement, honor and scare. I usually lead the Lausanne, Switzerland user group so it’s not my first presentation but talking in a huge conference like Dreamforce is quite a big step.
The reasons behind my session
For the first time this year there will be an Architect Track with dedicated presentations. Since I am on my #JourneyToCTA, I thought it would be good to share a real-life scenario. It might not be the most elegant and orthodox solution but it works, it scales automatically, it’s cheap and low-code… Not every company can afford a full-fledged ESB, so I propose an alternative solution that other architects can adapt to their needs.
Some detail about the session
The session name is “Scalable Salesforce Integrations on a Shoestring Budget” and, as the name suggests, it’s about low-cost integrations. I will show how to combine Salesforce features, AWS server-less products and some free open source tool to implement them. You can find the abstract, bookmark the session and send your comments here.
There will be a live demo but not enough time to go through all details, so I will publish on this blog the slides and a step-by-step guide to reproduce the demo scenario.
Dry Run in Geneva, Switzerland – November, 12th 2019
If you live near Geneva and cannot attend at Dreamforce, there will be a dry run of this session on November 12th. RSVP on the Geneva Developers group page.
At last, I finished my step-by-step tutorial on how to implement the integration that I showed during my live demo! Time to prepare my luggage for Dreamforce ’19!