Enterprise Integration

Here’s Why Your Enterprise Should Consider a MuleSoft–Salesforce Integration

17 July 2021

Technology continues to advance, improving human lives through convenience and recreation. It is acceptable to claim that “data is gold” in the twenty-first century. On the other hand, data management can quickly become complex. It can be a double-edged sword, so businesses must have the necessary tools and services to manage data efficiently.

Moving on to what this blog covers

  • Why Salesforce
  • MuleSoft as an integration tool
  • Core components of MuleSoft
  • Scope of MuleSoft–Salesforce integration
  • How MuleSoft and Salesforce work together
  • Salesforce–MuleSoft Automation benefits
  • How PreludeSys adds value to your integration journey

Why Salesforce

Massive amounts of raw data are collected to define daily business baselines, benchmarks, and goals.

While the collection of data has improved, the analysis and application of that data has not. Data is frequently saved indefinitely, resulting in vast amounts of information that requires triage, de-duplication, and archiving for some, and analysis for remaining data sets that have potential business impact. Furthermore, there is often no agreed-upon method for analyzing data, leading to misunderstanding and disparate results from the same data set as a result.

So, what makes Salesforce so unique? Salesforce is the key to managing large amounts of customer data with only a few clicks. It provides superior data visualization and analysis capabilities to assist enterprises make decisions that promote business success.

Salesforce can create visualizations based on measurable criteria such as monthly payments or sales by period, rather than relying on constrained Excel reports that require human adjustments. Users may interact with these visualizations since they are real-time, customizable, and interactive. Report charts and (or) dashboards are used to present them. It gives the organization a more precise view of the business because the insights, causes, and trends are all highlighted. Salesforce and its visual data capabilities also help businesses save time and money while increasing productivity.

MuleSoft as an integration tool

Salesforce is a powerful data analysis and visualization tool; that is well proven. However, most companies have data scattered throughout their organization, and for Salesforce to be productive, it needs to have access to all the data, not just some of it. The dilemma then, is to figure out how to pull together the data—often in silos, especially when a company employs numerous platforms—such that Salesforce can work its magic.

Integration, a little-understood topic, has emerged as a present trend and future of digital transformation. MuleSoft is a leader in this sector and serves as a catalyst to integrate applications and services. It includes several components as well as a single platform to ensure connectivity and data simplicity across the organization.

Most enterprise businesses are heterogeneous and are comprised of disparate systems, each with its own data structure and requirements. Attempts to integrate these technologies and diverse structures are often met with data-related difficulties. When there is a massive volume of data, data processing such as migration and synchronization will be tough to maintain. Managing the links between those systems and modifying them without upsetting the entire working ecosystem appears to be a challenge when integrating data. MuleSoft acts as a catalyst by providing a tool called Anypoint Platform, which gives users access to the critical components of integration solutions. Please read our blog “Why MuleSoft is ideal for data integration” to learn more.

Core components of Mulesoft

Here is a rundown of some of MuleSoft’s most important features as an integration tool:

CloudHub: An enterprise-class, cloud-based integration platform that enables enterprises to use Anypoint Connectors to establish integration processes that connect apps and generate new APIs as well as existing data sources. CloudHub enables cloud-based connections to SaaS and on-premises applications and services.

Anypoint Connector: MuleSoft’s Anypoint Connectors are a collection of reusable extensions that allow MuleSoft to interact with traditional systems and SaaS systems to provide seamless data processing. Businesses can develop connectivity and distribute real-time data across the business ecosystem with access to numerous APIs.

DataWeave: DataWeave is a program that uses the data language to filter, extract, and transform one or more forms of data into another format, such as XML and Java to JSON. DataWeave supports a wide range of file types, including flat and structured data, giving organizations the flexibility they need to deal with systems that use different data formats for different processes.

Database Connectivity: The Database Connector, which can connect to practically any relational database and run SQL queries, can be downloaded from Anypoint Connectors. This enables companies to access a database without having to write additional code to circumvent authentication.

Scope of MuleSoft Salesforce integration

The combination of Salesforce and Mulesoft has resulted in a more robust platform that has aided various enterprises to automate, secure, and reliably control their activities. The scope of Mulesoft Salesforce integration includes the following:

Enhanced Automated Coding

For many years businesses have opted to use manual coding for specific applications on Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. IT departments were encouraged to practice in-house coding with whatever integration tools were available at the time. The argument was that bespoke coding allowed for high specialization and allowed the program to connect with only a single tool or function of a third-party system. Integration was a discrete and finite. As times have evolved and businesses have grown more digitized, connectors such as Salesforce MuleSoft have improved the coding methods, reducing or eliminating much of the need for manual programming.

A customized approach is still available, depending on your needs and requirements; you may choose which application features you need to integrate with and how you want to use them for your business. The advantage of using MuleSoft is that you do not need to hand code the integration.

How Salesforce and MuleSoft work together

MuleSoft–Salesforce integration is a game changer because of MuleSoft’s ability to build APIs that link to any system, application, or data source. Salesforce will be able to retrieve real-time data from several systems, whether in the cloud or on-premises and create a unified customer view on a single platform as a result.

Salesforce enforces validation standards for incoming data during real-time data retrieval, while MuleSoft performs the necessary transformations such as field mappings and field conversions on those data sets. Salesforce prepares the data ahead of time, and MuleSoft serves as the middleware for data translation, preventing different data interpretations and ensuring consistent data transformation.

Salesforce can undeniably erase data silos in various systems when MuleSoft serves as the data link. From a practical standpoint, MuleSoft–Salesforce integration is the advanced synergistic tool you can deploy today to deal with complicated connections as you develop a scalable and reliable integrated strategy.

Salesforce–MuleSoft Automation introduces a plethora of benefits.

Enhance the quality of your projects

You can lower QA and post-production remedial expenses with integration while increasing QA. Advanced techniques such as visual debugging, auto-testing, reusable assets, and others can help your team drastically reduce error rates.

Connect apps, services, and data effortlessly

This unified platform allows businesses to quickly integrate data, applications, and services, making them pluggable and reusable. In addition, you can connect to any source of data, from databases to SaaS apps, and from mainframes to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), securely and quickly, all without the cost or limits of rigid point-to-point connections.

A scalable and flexible solution

The Salesforce MuleSoft connection also exhibits unrivaled efficacy to help enterprises establish scalable and adaptable application networks, which are beneficial for most of today’s complex connectivity requirements.

Future-proof your enterprise

MuleSoft also serves as a strong foundation for the future. Thanks to the only hybrid integration platform purpose-built for API-led connectivity, you can swiftly move to the cloud or multi-cloud without rebuilding applications or requiring new tools. As and when the need arises, you may adapt to any design, deployment platform, or technology with this versatile solution.

Boost Customer Loyalty and Engagement

MuleSoft Anypoint connects various customer systems and data sources to provide a 360-degree customer perspective, allowing you to offer personalized experiences, predict future needs, and boost customer loyalty. It also allows you to give your staff omnichannel access to complete and accurate customer information at any time and from any location.

Reduce the risk and cost of security breaches

By default, the MuleSoft–Salesforce integration comes with advanced security and end-to-end governance to ensure compliance with local, regional, and industry requirements. As a result, the solution enforces global access control and threat protection at every tier, ensuring the security and integrity of the data you exchange.

Reduce maintenance costs

The Anypoint platform reduces maintenance costs due to MuleSoft’s built-in governance, ease of use, single administration pane, visibility, and reusable assets. Even better, it uses APIs to let you modernize legacy systems quickly. All of this adds up to substantial long-term savings.

Enterprises that use MuleSoft for Salesforce integration build integrations and applications 57% faster.

How PreludeSys adds value to your integration

Integration of Salesforce and MuleSoft adds exceptional value to any business.  These two platforms compliment and uplift each other. If you are looking to integrate Salesforce with MuleSoft, PreludeSys has a range of unique services that can make your integration much easier.

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PreludeSys’ On-Demand Service Model

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