We’re excited to be a Silver sponsor at this week’s Salesforce Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, where we will demonstrate how easy it is to integrate Salesforce and Force.com apps with the most “difficult to integrate” applications – those that have limited or even no APIs.
There are plenty of companies claiming agile, fast integration based on providing pre-built connectors to applications with robust APIs, such as Salesforce, Oracle and a few dozen other apps you all know. As Stefan discussed in his blog post last week (The Growing Pain of Integrating Applications) however, there are many flaws and drawbacks to this approach.
At Dreamforce, we’re demonstrating two integrations that no connector vendor can solve: integrating salesforce chatter and google+ (which has no APIs), and integrating a force.com app with Lotus Notes, which is notoriously known to be virtually impossible to integrate. In either case, Kapow Software is able to provide a real-time, bi-directional integration between these applications without the need for pre-build connectors or APIs.
As Fie pointed out in her blog post (Don’t you just hate begging for APIs), enterprise organizations are struggling to solve the application integration problem for the business partner network, web, legacy, supply chain, or social media applications.
Connector companies that state they are the #1 cloud integrator for any cloud, saas, and on-premise app is enormously exaggerated when they are limited to integrating only apps that have APIs. It reminds me of Henry Ford’s quote from 1901: “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” In essence, these connector companies offer integrations, “as long as useful APIs exist”.
Why restrict your ability to integrate applications to a world limited by APIs and connectors? Live in our world. Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform lets you integrate all the apps you want without restrictions on existing connectors or APIs.
We are the first and only application integration platform to enable on-demand, self-service integration without dependencies on APIs. More and more companies are shifting to hybrid environments (on premise and cloud applications) and taking advantage of our unique approach to integration that delivers substantial ROI, very quick time to value, and rapid process automation, while also enabling the integration of applications that were previously impossible to connect due to a lack of APIs.
Declare your Independence from missing APIs
If you have a chance to come to the show, please stop by our booth. We’re giving away two dollar bills. Why? On the back of a $2 bill are our forefathers signing the Declaration of Independence. So come to our booth, see the Google+ and Lotus Notes demos, and join us to “declare your independence from missing APIs!”. We’re also offering free one year licenses to Kapow Katalyst, so what have you got to lose? Stop by the booth this week for more information.
By: Rick Kawamura