April 10 Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup

We had two fantastic demos at the Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup in early April. It has been busy since then, just getting around to posting the videos now.

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Thank you to AppBuddy for sponsoring and providing the food and drinks, and giving us a live demo of their well-known AppExchange application, GridBuddy. GridBuddy looks like one that any Salesforce administrator who needs to save time should check out — “editable reporting” doesn’t even begin to do it justice.

We also had a demo from Synata, which won the best Enterprise startup at the LAUNCH conference earlier this month. Very interesting new service which allows you to search across all your clouds —  Salesforce, Zendesk, Google Apps, and more.

Thanks to Rackspace as usual for allowing us to use their Racker Rally Room at the San Francisco office, much appreciated.

The videos below are by Aline. For all your video blog needs contact her at 415 377 0245

Marc Aubin, AppBuddy 

Marc Aubin is Co-Founder of AppBuddy, creators of Salesforce apps that help increase Salesforce productivity, user adoption and data quality.  He has been developing on the Force.com platform since 2007 through consulting companies such as Model Metrics, Appirio and Bluewolf, and is a former Force.com developer for Salesforce.com on their own “org 62” instance.  He is a serial entrepreneur in the data management space and lover of working at start-ups, which means he is experienced at doing everything from sales and marketing to project management to operations to making a great cup of coffee.

Marc gave us a demo of GridBuddy, a Salesforce app that introduces the concept of editable reporting.  GridBuddy provides the ability to create multi-object views with cross-object filters, and users can act on the data directly inline and within the context of a particular business process.  The app was released on the AppExchange in November 2010.

Patrick White, Synata

Patrick is a developer and product manager by training, but an entrepreneur at heart. He has worked at numerous startups, and founded several himself. Most notably, he was a Group Product Manager for Fortify Software, and was responsible for products that won such awards as the SCMag Reader’s Trust Award, the Jolt Product Excellence Award, and the Tester’s Choice Award. Patrick is currently the CEO of Synata, the world’s first enterprise cloud search engine, and holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Synata is the world’s first Enterprise Cloud Search Engine – in under 60 seconds, you can sign up, connect your cloud services, and have an extremely powerful search engine running across Salesforce, Zendesk, Google Apps, and many other cloud services. We’re currently looking for Salesforce users to test the service and give feedback.

Feb 6 Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup

We had a record crowd for our February 6, 2013 Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup — more than 75 people showed up for networking and to see two demos of the latest Salesforce analytics technologies.

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Thanks to Woopra for sponsoring the event, providing the food and drinks, and demoing their new Salesforce integration. Woopra’s ‘Customer Analytics” — the merger of web analytics and CRM data — is definitely worth checking out.

I was also able to demo CloudAmp’s Analytics Dashboards, and gave a live demonstration of how the app integrates Google Analytics data directly into Salesforce and displays it in native Salesforce dashboards and reports. Videos of both demos are embedded below.

Thanks to Rackspace as usual for allowing us to use their Racker Rally Room at the San Francisco office, much appreciated.

The videos below are by Aline. For all your video blog needs contact her at 415 377 0245

John Whiteside, Woopra

John Whiteside is VP of Sales at Woopra. Mr Whiteside brings experience in Salesforce Integration and Analytics from positions at IBM, Cast Iron Systems and Boomi. Mr Whiteside was also Founder at DSLnetworks, one of the first ISP companies to deliver nationwide broadband access to enterprise companies.

John Whiteside will be demoing Woopra’s new Salesforce integration. Woopra is a real-time customer analytics service that provides solutions for sales, service, marketing and product teams. The platform is designed to help organizations optimize the entire customer lifecycle by delivering live, granular behavioral data for individual website visitors and customers. It ties individual-level data to aggregate analytics reports for a full lifecycle view that bridges departmental gaps.

David Hecht, CloudAmp

David Hecht is Founder of CloudAmp LLC, a Salesforce application, analytics and dashboard company focused on helping marketing and sales professionals improve their inbound funnel. David has been a Salesforce user and administrator since 2002, and has managed sales teams and inbound marketing organizations using Salesforce at startups such as Cloudkick and GoGrid. He is a Salesforce Certified Administrator, and is also the organizer of the Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup, a networking event and new technology showcase held every other month in San Francisco.

David will be demoing his CloudAmp Dashboard for Google Analytics, a Salesforce app which lets you easily see top level web traffic metrics from Google Analytics, directly in Salesforce in a standard dashboard. It was released in December 2012.

CloudAmp to present at Salesforce Business Apps Bootcamp

CloudAmp will be presenting at Salesforce.com’s upcoming Business App Bootcamp here in San Francisco on January 29. The topic is “Garage to Glory: Stories from the Front Lines” — how to build and market Apps on Salesforce’s AppExchange. It should be a good event, so register here for free and come on down if you can make it.

 

BusinessAppsEvent

The enterprise app revolution is here and presents a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs and developers. With a great idea and the right go-to-market strategy, you can build a revenue generating business in record time.

Hear from influential thought leaders about trends they are seeing and key advice for building the next big app for the enterprise. Join us for this free, half-day event and walk away with the tools and inspiration to transform your idea into big business in the cloud.

BUSINESS APP BOOTCAMP
Tuesday, 1/29, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco

Dec. 5 Meetup: SiSense and Import2

Our December 5, 2012 Salesforce Integration & Analytics meetup marked a full year (the 6th time) of our new get together.

To mark the occasion we had great demos from SiSense and Import2. Videos and slides are below.

Thanks to SiSense for sponsoring the food and beer, and Rackspace for providing the meeting space as always.

Want to hear about future meetups? Register now.

Bruno Aziza, SiSense

Bruno Aziza is the VP of Marketing at SiSense.  He is experienced in the business intelligence and analytics space, having worked at in companies of all sizes in France, Germany, and the UK as well as in the United States.  Bruno will give a brief overview and demo of SiSense Prism, a user-friendly analytics solution which allows Salesforce users to add data from Google Analytics, AdWords, SQL server, and other sources to get real insight.  He’ll cover the basic steps, from building an ElastiCube to setting up pivot tables and other custom data visualization types in the BI Studio, and finally produce a Prism Web dashboard featuring data from Salesforce and other sources.

Bruno’s Presentation:

Mark Kofman, Import2

Mark is CEO and co-founder of Import2.com, an online data migration service that helps businesses move data between cloud apps. He will be speaking about best practices and tools for Salesforce data migration. He’ll go through frequently asked questions about importing your data into Salesforce, and how to import all accounts, contact and sales activity history into Salesforce from other CRMs, such as Zoho, Sugar CRM, or Highrise.

Oct 17 Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup

We had a big crowd for the October 17, 2012 Salesforce Integration and Analytics Meetup. As usual there was networking from 5-6:30, one of my favorite parts as we draw a diverse group — from Salesforce implementation firms, consultants and Salesforce MVPs / trainers,  to people new to the Salesforce ecosystem — MBA students, people who just arrived in San Francisco, and SAP or business intelligence experts wondering what all the fuss is about. We finished the night with two short demos of the Informatica Cloud, and new startup Ecquire.

Thanks to Informatica for sponsoring the event and providing the food and drinks, and Rackspace for hosting us as usual in their San Francisco offices.

Special thanks to Aline Dinoia of FrenchAmericanTV for taking the videos below.

To be notified of future events, just sign up on Meetup.com – it is free.

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About our Speakers

Ashwin Viswanath

Ashwin Viswanath is responsible for platform product marketing for Informatica Cloud. He is an accomplished platform product marketer and product manager with several years’ industry experience in Fortune 500 enterprise software companies such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Ashwin will be demo’ing Informatica Cloud’s Integration Templates, which is one component of their overall integration PaaS. If we have any time left, he may also demo their basic Data Loader.You can follow Ashwin on Twitter @Ash__V.

Toan Dang

Toan Dang is the Director of Marketing at Ecquire. Ecquire is a new productivity tool that automates data entry to Salesforce and other cloud services. With one click, capture contacts, tasks, and messages from anywhere and send them to the right acount in your CRM. Ecquire automatically creates new contacts, updates existing ones, and logs activities and tasks. Toan will be demoing Ecquire’s integration with Salesforce, and how it can capture data from Gmail, Linkedin, Facebook, & Twitter into Salesforce.

August 23 Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup

We had two great demos and a good-sized crowd for our fourth meetup. The Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup is a free event open to everyone. Greek / Middle Eastern food and beer, wine and soft drinks were provided — thanks to our sponsor Jitterbit!

Register here to learn about future meetups.

Thanks as always to Aline Dinoia from frenchamericantv.com for taking the videos below.

David Brenegan
Jitterbit

David Brenegan is the Director of Sales Consulting at Jitterbit. He has over 20 years of enterprise class software engineering experience in SaaS, PaaS, SOA and Cloud Solutions. Prior to joining Jitterbit, David has held positions at IBM Cast Iron, Oracle and BEA Systems.

David Brenegan will introduce us to the next generation Data Loader for Salesforce. This discussion is geared towards Salesforce users who are looking for a solution to quickly and easily move data in and out of Salesforce, as well as synchronize their other cloud and on-premise applications with their CRM. The Jitterbit Data Loader for Salesforce is a free data migration tool that enables Salesforce administrators to quickly and easily automate the import and export of data between flat files, databases, and Salesforce. Also, users will learn how to connect their ERP data with Salesforce, as well as enable business processes between their other cloud and on-premise applications.

Jelle van Geuns
Decisions on Demand

Decisions on Demand provides a simpler and more powerful way to manage business rules in Salesforce. Users edit rules in a spreadsheet, without IT support, and deploy them with a few clicks. With peace of mind, knowing that changes are versioned and can be rolled back easily.

Jelle van Geuns, Founder and CEO of Decisions on Demand, will demo the product, which is currently in private beta and will go live on the AppExchange soon.

Prior to starting Decisions on Demand, Jelle built business rules management solutions for 10 years at ILOG and IBM. He held senior technical leadership positions and specialized in strategic partner integrations, industry solutions and professional services.

July Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup

For the third Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup, we had some great networking followed by two presentations: a Salesforce Joined Report demo from Deepa Patel, Salesforce MVP and owner of Halak Consulting LLC and a Salesforce Streaming API & MuleSoft Demo from David Thomson, Salesforce architect and Integration Strategy Lead for MuleSoft

Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup, July 18, 2012

Thanks to MuleSoft for sponsoring the event and providing food and drinks, to Rackspace for providing the fantastic meeting space in their SF office, and to CloudAmp for organizing the event.

This event is free and open to all. To join the meetup and learn about future events, please click here.

About our Speakers

Deepa Patel

Ms. Patel is a Salesforce.com MVP and owner of Halak Consulting LLC. She has extensive experience implementing Salesforce, as well as knowledge selling software, building partner relationships, consulting on business and technology implementation strategies.  She has built a team of consultants to provide exceptional service to companies of all types, with a particular focus on legal and financial services firms. She worked in the Mortgage Industry for eight years, sold data warehousing software and has been providing business and technical consulting services for the last ten years.

Ms. Patel will be demoing Salesforce’s new joined reports functionality, introduced in the Spring 2012 release, and providing some tricks and tips for using this powerful new format. The joined report format lets you view different types of information in a single report. A joined report consists of up to five report blocks, which you add to the report to create multiple views of your data.

David Thomson

The Salesforce Streaming API enables near real-time processing of data, allowing for new and innovative applications to be built on top of Force.com. MuleSoft is the first company to support the Salesforce Streaming API, and has enabled its use in environments as diverse as Facebook, JP Morgan, and UCSF. In this talk, David Thomson, a long time Salesforce architect and Integration Strategy Lead for MuleSoft, will show what sorts of new applications can be built with the Streaming API.

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