Spanning and Salesforce have great chemistry. Both applications empower their admins and users, and both have customers who are passionate about these applications. The two main elements sparking this chemistry – and indeed, the keys to success in Salesforce – are collaboration and integration.
If you’ve ever lost data is Salesforce, perhaps through accidental deletion or a data merge error, you know how frustrating it can be to retrieve that data. Sifting through the Salesforce manual Weekly Export is time consuming and can result in data recovery that is incomplete or inaccurate, because it doesn’t include metadata or customizations to your instance. Another issue is presented by the parent-child relationship between records. This can lead to data loss associated with something called “cascade delete.”
If you’re using Google Apps for Work, you’re certainly in good company. With more than half of the Fortune 500 and over 5 million businesses using this cloud-based platform, it’s a popular choice for many. They offer a suite of functions for enterprises including professional email, calendar, and of course, the ability to work from anywhere, so it’s hardly surprising that enterprises value the solution for productivity and collaboration across the workforce. And along with those benefits, they also promise business-grade security and controls. So then why do you need third-party backup for your data?
If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve adopted cloud computing, you’ll need no introduction to just how great an innovation it can be. The list of benefits are immense, facilitating greater collaboration and massively increasing efficiency.
Advice from industry analysts about SaaS data protection is coming in about as fast as companies are making the move to SaaS applications. And the consensus is unquestionable: If you’re using SaaS applications like Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, or Office 365, you need a solution to back up your data in those applications.
The Spanning team was at Microsoft Ignite last week to introduce our backup and restore solution for Office 365, and the overall response affirmed what research told us: messaging and collaboration admins are actively looking for a better way to protect their Office 365 data, and Spanning is sparking a lot of interest.
Admins know that restoring data in Salesforce is difficult due to the highly customizable nature of the platform, as well as dependencies and “parent-child”
When we announced our Spanning Backup for Office 365 beta, we expected a strong, positive response. But we were surprised by how much our beta customers “get it.”