G4S is enterprise software that connects ASP.NET systems to Salesforce®. The connection works in both directions and in real time so you can instantly move or share information.
Salesforce objects can be populated from website data. A common use is Web-to-Lead, Web-to-Contact, Web-to-Anything forms. Conversely, data in Salesforce, including cases, leads, contacts, documents, chatter, reports, and custom objects, can be selectively shared to your ASP.NET website.
G4S can be installed on any PC or web server running the Microsoft stack. It includes numerous caching, compression, keep-alive and session handling features.
G4S is a .NET wrapper for the Salesforce Partner API. It exposes the API functionality so data can be pushed to or pulled from Salesforce and has background performance features to facilitate the fast and reliable delivery of data. G4S has already proven itself across a diverse range of connection requirements and is the engine of our S4S connector. The default configuration uses the industry standard ASP.NET Provider Model which makes it configurable to differing data sources. Website data can be provided from Salesforce, your ASP.NET database on your web server, external databases or a mix of these sources.
Using G4S - what are the advantages?
G4S connector can connect any .NET accessible data to your Salesforce instance. If you need to share application or website information with your Salesforce instance, a whole world of possibilities opens up.
What are some popular use cases?
G4S makes it possible to use Single Sign On (SSO) allowing website credentials to be stored in Salesforce.
Having your website customers saved in Salesforce presents tremendous opportunities to create new and retain existing customers.
Strategically, this is a change to who and how your website is administered. Now, marketers can easily control how the website appears right down to the granularity of individual users without requiring knowledge of web technology.
Is data migration to Salesforce required?
Probably not but this depends on the existing system and the new requirements. FuseIT can help with professional data migration expertise and tools to assist with data migration.
How is my Salesforce instance changed?
The G4S install process has an option to add "Website" sections in the Salesforce contact and account objects. This lets marketers enable website access (at account level) and enter website authentication information (at contact level).
G4S presents tremendous opportunities to share data in your enterprise system:
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