Oracle Corporation has recently published a white paper written by M&S Consulting, where we take the opportunity to outline an integration approach to Salesforce.com using Oracle BPEL.
UPDATE (12/18/10): Oracle seems to have changed the link to the white paper. Until we find the new location, feel free to check out our more recent Oracle SOA 11g Integration with Salesforce.com whitepaper, which we updated to support Oracle’s newer technology offerings.
Below is the introduction to the article, which goes on to detail (with step-by-step screenshots) how to achieve integration with Salesforce.com.
Software as a Service (SAAS) has become a viable cost effective solution to business operations, but has created a new series of challenges for maintaining business agility and data synchronization across an organization. Automated business processes often need to cut through the cloud and continue into other systems in the enterprise. High volumes of sensitive data about customers and opportunities may need to be synchronized with existing support systems. Integrating with Salesforce.com has become a common challenge faced by numerous organizations. This white paper provides a technical case study of how Oracle BPEL can integrate with Salesforce.com to expose powerful business functionality and ultimately, eliminate the boundaries between SAAS and external systems…