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Lightning Connect Webinar


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Slides presented during a live Salesforce Lightning Connect Webinar in the UK on May 14th.

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Lightning Connect Webinar

  1. 1. Lightning Connect May 14th 2015 | Everywhere
  2. 2. Gavin F. Guinane Master Enterprise Architect Ian Waters Product Management
  3. 3. Agenda ▪  Lightning Connect – an introduction (15 mins) ▪  Demonstration using SAP endpoint (20 mins) –  IT view –  End user view ▪  Roadmap (10 mins) ▪  Q&A (10 mins)
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  5. 5. Salesforce Integration Patterns § supports variety of integration patterns including Process, Data and UI integration § Integration can be done with Salesforce platform capabilities and through solutions from integration partners § Salesforce Platform has proven integration with every major enterprise system
  6. 6. Our Customers want MORE! 1.  I want to use my own information systems such as SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle to store data for my business functions 2.  I want to use for customer engagement and collaboration, and have access to my own data at the same time 3.  I do not want to copy data stored in their enterprise information systems into Ø  Data will become stale once copied Ø  Synchronization overhead and complexity Ø  Data storage cost Ø  Data residency concerns
  7. 7. Introducing Lightning Connect! •  Data access is on-demand / real-time •  Data access is by reference •  Data is formatted into Salesforce objects •  Supports open-standard data access protocol Salesforce1 Lightning Connect is a data federation solution HTTPS Request HTTPS Response Data Sources Lightning Connect Data Virtualization Object UI Apex VF Page SOQL SOSL Report Analytics API Environment Salesforce Objects
  8. 8. Benefits of Lightning Connect ▪  Access your back office data with point-and-click simplicity from anywhere on any device ▪  Reduce development time and complexity ▪  Collaborate on external data through SF Chatter ▪  Simplify integration without data duplication ▪  Treat external data like it’s in Salesforce –related lists, lookups ▪  Make your external on-premise data mobile ▪  Mitigates security and data residency concerns
  9. 9. Lightning Connect Demo
  10. 10. External Objects work very much like Custom Objects! ✓  Tabs, List Views, Detail Pages ✓  Chatter Feeds ✓  Available on Salesforce1 Mobile Platform ✓  Federated Search ✓  Basic Authentication and OAuth 2.0 support ✓  REST/SOAP API access ✓  SOQL and SOSL queries from Apex or API ✓  Visualforce pages with standard or custom controllers
  11. 11. What External Data Sources are Supported? Any Data Sources that can publish data in Open Data (OData) 2.0 protocol ▪  Commercial Packages –  SAP Netweaver Gateway –  Microsoft SQL Server, Dynamics CRM/NAV, Azure Table Services –  IBM Websphere exTreme Scale –  Heroku Connect External Objects ▪  DIY Data Producer –  .Net WCF Data Services, Java (Apache Olingo, odata4j), NodeJS ▪  Many more via partners –  Dell Boomi, Informatica, Jitterbit, MuleSoft, Progressive, SoftwareAG
  12. 12. Lightning Connect Roadmap ▪  Pilot in 194 / Spring ‘15, GA in 196 / Summer ‘15* –  Read/write capability –  Real-time cross-org access –  Apex Connector library to develop custom connectors ▪ OData 4.0 – Support for triggers ▪ Custom Reports for External Objects * Safe Harbor!
  13. 13. Thank You! Questions?