In the midst of increasing competitive pressures from both incumbents and startups, companies across all industries are adopting Software as a Service (SaaS) technologies as a means of increasing operational efficiency, improving digital engagement with customers, and accelerating new product go-to-market market faster.
For organizations with decades of accumulated on-premise infrastructure and applications, adopting these technologies in a way that enables them to coexist with existing technologies presents a number of thorny, technical challenges. In particular, connectivity between on-premise and cloud systems has emerged as an obstacle that has slowed the adoption of modern cloud technologies within established enterprises.
It’s no surprise that business is changing dramatically. The potential afforded by digital transformation could have dramatic effects on companies’ growth, scalability, and revenue. Here are the top 5 trends that I think will have a major effect on businesses next year:
MuleSoft CEO Greg Schott has advice for companies looking to move faster and take advantage of opportunities provided by digital transformation. In an interview with Computer Business Review, Greg says, “Surrender your data center security blanket,” he says. “I think even the most regulated business would go to the cloud if they could. [But in many cases, CIOs] feel better because their data is sitting inside my data center, I can see it I can touch it, try the door handle and make sure it’s locked.”
We are happy to announce the September ’15 release of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud Connector v2.0.0. In this blog post, I will be covering some of the important features of the connector as well as walking you through the technicalities of ingesting data into Salesforce Wave Analytics Cloud by leveraging features within Anypoint Platform.
Benefits of using the Salesforce Analytics Cloud Connector
There isn’t a shortage of things to do during Dreamforce and let’s face it, it’s easy to get to distracted! One common characteristic of Muleys (MuleSoft developers, customers, employees and partners) is that we keep our eye on the prize – How do we drive disruption? How do we go faster? Whether you’re attending Dreamforce to refine your digital strategy or knocking out Salesforce certifications – see below. Here are the top 5 Dreamforce tips to make sure you see the latest and greatest around MuleSoft and Salesforce, and return to the office ready to challenge the status quo.
This year at Dreamforce 2014, Salesforce announced Wave, its new cloud analytics platform. It’s designed to make it easier than ever to explore data, get insights, and take action from every device. MuleSoft is proud to be part of the Salesforce analytics cloud ecosystem, allowing every business user to make data-based decisions quickly and easily.
“Data is one of the most valuable assets for any business. With the combined power of Anypoint Platform from MuleSoft and Salesforce Analytics Cloud, it is easier than ever for an organization to gain actionable insights from all their data.”
“Together, we will transform the way that business users interact with their data, with MuleSoft providing the critical connectivity across applications, data and devices.”
– Ross Mason, founder and vice president of product strategy at MuleSoft
As companies adopt more and more SaaS applications, there is a pressing need to connect these applications to each other, as well as to legacy applications. Companies who don’t create connectivity between SaaS applications end up with information silos. Front office applications, without information from the system of record, don’t provide value. Back office data, if not surfaced in a system of engagement, is irrelevant.
What if you could connect all your SaaS and on-premises applications with a single platform? You could achieve a single view of your customer, across every application that touches the customer lifecycle. You could streamline your quote to cash office, removing error-prone, manual processes and accelerating the revenue cycle. You could unlock your back office by bringing relevant records and information into systems like Salesforce to bring value to your sales teams.
Today MuleSoft and THINKstrategies have published the results from our 2nd annual SaaS Integration Survey. These results validate the growing interest we’ve seen from SaaS providers to build and offer integration as a part of their service. See below for the key findings and don’t forget to download the report today!
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