Hybrid Vigor: Plone + Salesforce Integration
By: Andrew Burkhalter
About Andrew Burkhalter
Andrew Burkhalter comes from beautiful Seattle, Wash., and is employed at ONE/Northwest, an environmental nonprofit that helps other organizations use new tools and strategies to engage people in protecting the environment. Since working to evaluate and choose Plone as a basis for web projects, Andrew has helped the organization to launch over 100Plone-powered websites. He also cofounded the Seattle Plone user group, assisted in the running of the 2006 Plone conference in Seattle, was a reviewer for Martin Aspelli's "Professional Plone Development", and maintains several add-on products for Plone, many of which will be on display in this talk.
About the session
The Plone community has delivered a powerful set of integration tools to connect Plone with the Salesforce.com CRM platform. In this talk, we'll provide a high-level overview of the integration tools, and brief demonstrations of what kinds of website experiences they make possible: e.g, event sign up forms that submit directly to Salesforce, mapping compound forms to multiple relational tables in Salesforce, authenticating Plone logins against a database of users in Salesforce, Salesforce data exposed as Plone content, and more.
This is a Talk (45 min)