Today is a huge milestone, not only for Kapow Software, but also for all those companies looking to extend their business on the Salesforce platform.
Last year as a sponsor at Dreamforce 2011, I was amazed to learn Dreamforce is now the largest conference in the enterprise software industry – even larger than Oracle Openworld.
But what was also apparent was the massive integration challenges Salesforce customers face. This was evident not only from the numerous customers I had the chance to speak with, but also from the large number of System Integrators and Cloud Integration sponsors (and the sizes of the booths) that solve SalesForce integration problems.
So here at Kapow Software we said, “Enough is enough. Let’s fix this once and for all. Salesforce customers should spend their money somewhere other than on Salesforce integration consultants.”
Our goal was to build this for Cloudforce this week, and I am proud to say that today we are releasing Kapow Katalyst Apex™ Generator for Salesforce®, the first and only truly self-service integration solution for the Salesforce platform, Force.com and Salesforce Visual Workflow.
It works in 4 easy steps, all with no coding, and all without any dependency on missing APIs or missing connectors. It’s completely self-service.
- Build and test the integration to any web app in Katalyst DesignStudio. It won’t take much longer than to click through that web application once in a normal web browser. You can even combine multiple apps, Excel documents, XML feeds, SQL databases or web services all at once and from anywhere.
- Click to upload it to the Katalyst Management Console for roles-based sharing with anyone in your company.
- Click to launch the Kapow Katalyst APEX Generator, type in your Salesforce credentials/security token and click the bottom to generate, test and automatically upload the APEX connector.
- Now you can use it directly from Salesforce Visual Workflow, or when building APEX apps on Force.com.
With more than 500 customers relying on Kapow Katalyst for busines critical integrations all over the world, I am now truly honored to offer a uniquely agile integration solution to all Salesforce users.
How about security? You decide where to do the integration – in the cloud, on-premise, or both. If your security policy won’t allow for inbound integration from the cloud, just install Kapow Katalyst on-premise.
You will be amazed how easy integrations can be and how fast you can respond to ever changing business needs, streamline manual business processes or build cool new innovative prototypes that can change your business forever.
By: Stefan Andreasen