TYPO3 And Salesforce
We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for Salesforce integration for both TYPO3 and Magento. Our latest work, spearheaded by team member Lars, is a Salesforce extension for TYPO3.
There are some great tools out there to help push and pull data from Salesforce, e.g. the Apex Data Loader and more advanced ETL tools like jitterbit and Informatica. But in a production environment, every tool brings a little overhead, so being able to talk directly to an API provides an opportunity to simplify things. Also, Salesforce has a rich API, so it made sense for us to invest some development time to produce tools to make routine Salesforce integration tasks easy. We developed and released the ID_salesforce extension for TYPO3, which, in its current state is a simple data synchronization extension that has a interactive mapper and scheduler. Long story short, it lets you import large SFDC datasets into TYPO3 and efficiently keep the dataset synchronized. We are pleased with the results and looking forward to extending it in the future.
Lars will do a follow-up post on with some technical details but for now you can read more on the forge page, or download it for the TYPO3 TER and take it for a spin.
And if you’re in the area, come by the office for our upcoming Meetup to learn about the extension in person!