If you’re a SaaS application administrator (for example, you manage Google for Work, or Salesforce, or Office 365) and don’t know much about the importance of metadata for your SaaS apps, you’re not alone.
When Stephanie Herrera became Volusion’s Salesforce application manager, one of the first things she investigated was how the company was currently backing up data in this crucial SaaS application that acts as “the central nervous system”
Happy World Backup Day from Spanning! It’s our favorite day of the year here at Spanning — a day that reminds the world about the importance of backup and restore for SaaS applications.
Most people dread the question, “How do you like your job?”
In order to protect users from accidentally losing data, Salesforce has provided the Recycle Bin. If any important data disappears, administrators and certain users have the option of restoring that data from the Recycle Bin.
With services ranging from web design of e-stores to online marketing, payment processing, and Ecommerce analytics, it’s no surprise that Volusion’s customer base is wide and continues to grow at a rapid rate. And to track, contact, and serve these customers, Volusion uses Salesforce.
Like all mysterious creatures of legend, revealing themselves for just a few magical moments before disappearing into thin air again, the ATX SXSW Startup Crawl is soon to breeze through the streets of downtown Austin for one adventure-filled evening of networking, craft brews, and tech talk. And, if you visit Spanning during the crawl, you’re guaranteed an experience even more mythically awesome than you thought possible.
If you’re managing a SaaS collaboration platform like Office 365 or Google for Work, you’re responsible for ensuring your organization’s data isn’t lost due to human error or malicious action. While archiving tools like Google Vault or Microsoft In-Place eDiscovery can preserve your data for legal needs, there are important reasons why they are less useful for business continuity.
At Spanning, we don’t just back up Salesforce – we use it every day ourselves. We thought we’d share our best practices for maintaining good Salesforce data during major data imports and everyday operations as well as some ways to automate your processes.