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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

May Salesforce Integration and Analytics Meetup Videos

The second edition of the Salesforce Integration and Analytics meetup was held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Rackspace’s offices in San Francisco. We had some great networking with beer, wine and Greek food, followed by demos of SnapLogic and Full Circle CRM.

This is a free event and all are welcome. Sign up for future events.

Thanks to Aline at V-ideography for the YouTube videos below.


 

SnapLogic
Whether you are migrating from a legacy CRM system or integrating Salesforce with on-premise or other SaaS applications, SnapLogic’s browser-based drag and drop assembly of Salesforce integrations makes it easy. Use SnapLogic to quickly realize the value of your investment in Salesforce.


 

 

Full Circle CRM
Full Circle CRM gives you the answers you need to improve marketing results, drive more revenue, and plan with confidence, right in Salesforce.

Thanks to our sponsors:

SnapLogicCloudAmp, and Rackspace

We are always looking for additional companies interested in presenting or sponsoring the meetup as well.

First Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup

On March 8, 2012 we held the first meeting of the Salesforce Integration & Analytics Meetup, at Rackspace’s new San Francisco office. We had a good turnout of around 60 people, a mix of those interested in learning more about Salesforce and cloud computing, with veteran Salesforce implementation firms and partners as well. 

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After a couple of hours of networking, we had a presentation by David Taber, author of the Prentice Hall book, “Salesforce.com Secrets of Success,” and the CEO ofSalesLogistix, a certified  integrator specializing in improving business processes, policies, and people issues in concert with extending CRM systems.

 

David gave a talk entitled “What’s your next product? Ask the CRM!” that dealt with how CRM data can drive product strategy, how to best find and analyze the product data in your CRM system, and things to watch out for.

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Thanks to our sponsors: CloudAmp (yours truly and the organizer), Rackspace (for providing the office space), and GoodData (for providing food and drinks).

 

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