MuleSoft Announces Support for Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, The Fastest, Easiest Way to Integrate Any Data Source with Salesforce

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MuleSoft Anypoint Data Gateway delivers point-and-click connectivity to mission critical back-office data

Lightning Connect is a new breed of real-time integration that unleashes the full power of the Salesforce1 Platform on data stored in legacy back-office systems

Salesforce1 Lightning, the next generation of the Salesforce1 Platform, raises the stakes in enterprise app development for today’s hyperconnected mobile world

SAN FRANCISCO – November 13, 2014 – MuleSoft, the company that makes it easy to connect applications, data and devices, today announced support for Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, helping companies quickly integrate mission-critical data from third-party back-office systems with Salesforce. MuleSoft’s Anypoint Data Gateway™ is a new solution that enables any Salesforce user to connect and access data from external sources with point-and-click simplicity. Built on MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™, it securely integrates data from legacy systems to Salesforce application objects in real time, entirely within the Salesforce interface.

Comments on the News » “Integration is critical for any business that needs to build apps fast. With Salesforce1 Lightning Connect and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Data Gateway, developers and business users alike can connect to a data source in minutes and turn any app idea into reality with simple point-and-click,” said Chris Purpura, vice president and general manager, cloud integration, MuleSoft. “This connectivity unlocks the value of legacy systems and gives any Salesforce user the power to create engaging apps that have an immediate business impact.”

» Salesforce1 Lightning Connect is a new breed of real-time integration that turns any external data source into a first class citizen on the Salesforce1 Platform,” said Scott Holden, VP, Salesforce1 Platform, Salesforce. “Along with partners like MuleSoft, we are making integration point-and-click simple for our customers."

Product Key Features Anypoint Data Gateway provides quick, read-only access to external data sources, providing Salesforce users the intelligence they need while leaving systems of record untouched. This point-and-click solution dramatically reduces the integration time required to unlock and access back-office systems from within the Salesforce interface. Anypoint Data Gateway enables Salesforce users to connect to legacy systems without extensive training, development skills or a separate development environment. With this new solution built on Anypoint Platform, MuleSoft addresses the continuum of enterprise connectivity needs, including data loading, web-based data access, process orchestration and API management.

Data accessed through the Anypoint Data Gateway can be embedded into objects used in Salesforce1 mobile applications, as well as tabs, Apex code, Visualforce pages and account records. Users can also search the data or run queries against it. For example, a user might create a gateway to make real-time product and order information available in Salesforce account records. Armed with this data, salespeople can have instant access to up-to-date pricing and the customer’s entire order history in the palm of their hands.

For more information about Anypoint Data Gateway, visit: http://www.mulesoft.com/platform/data-gateway.

Salesforce1 Lightning Ignites a New Era of Innovation in Platform as a Service Building on the tremendous success of last year’s launch of the Salesforce1 Platform, Salesforce1 Lightning defines a new era of Platform as a Service (PaaS). With Lightning, Salesforce is delivering a new user interface for every Salesforce app, optimized for any device. And developers and business users can now quickly build apps with a custom user interface for every screen shape and size. Today Salesforce is launching the new Lightning Connect, a new breed of real-time integration that will change the way companies access and connect with data stored in legacy systems. Unlike other integration tools, Lightning Connect can be configured in minutes with point-and-click tools and does not copy and store outdated data in Salesforce.

About MuleSoft MuleSoft’s mission is to connect the world’s applications, data and devices. MuleSoft makes connecting anything easy with Anypoint Platform™, the only complete integration platform for SaaS, SOA and APIs. Thousands of organizations in 60 countries, from emerging brands to Global 500 enterprises, use MuleSoft to innovate faster and gain competitive advantage. http://www.mulesoft.com/

MuleSoft is a registered trademark of MuleSoft, Inc. Salesforce, Salesforce1, Salesforce1 Lightning and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. All other marks are those of respective owners. 

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