Industry News Desk
Salesforce & Google Create Multi-Cloud Computing Platform
Salesforce claims the move creates a "multi-cloud computing platform" that will accelerate the creation of Web-based application
Jul. 25, 2008 10:30 AM
Salesforce.com, which has already linked its CRM software to
Google Apps and integrated AdWords tracking into its platform, is deploying a
free new Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs so third-party developers can
interact with data in Google services.
The toolkit is supposed to bring together data and content
in Google Apps with the database, logic and workflow capabilities in
Salesforce.com’s Force.com development platform.
Salesforce claims the move creates a “multi-cloud computing
platform” that will accelerate the creation of newfangled web-based
It’s thinking business applications that extend Salesforce
for Google Apps as well as brand new applications that help customers run their
business entirely in the cloud.
Salesforce used as examples applications like sales quote
generation and business forecasting that can be deployed by customers with just
a few clicks via the AppExchange.
And it said that six of the top 10 applications on its
AppExchange marketplace are Google-related, pointing to that as evidence of
growing customer demand for third-party applications that leverage multi-cloud
CODA, a European ISV, for instance, has built a web
application prototype that takes data from Google Spreadsheets and brings it
directly into the Order-to-Cash module of CODA 2go, a financials application
built on Force.com.