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This article was published on May 13, 2014

    Heroku launches Connect, a service for syncing its platform with Salesforce

    Heroku launches Connect, a service for syncing its platform with Salesforce Image by: Justin Sullivan
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    More than three years after cloud platform Heroku joined forces with Salesforce, the two companies have integrated their respective products. Heroku today launched Heroku Connect, a new service that syncs data from its customers’ cloud applications with their Salesforce CRM databases.

    Connect acts as go-between for consumer-facing Heroku, which powers app experiences like Lyft and Urban Dictionary, and Salesforce’s enterprise backend. Heroku released the beta for the service last year at the Dreamforce developer conference.

    Adam Gross, Heroku’s VP of Product, described Connect as a sort of Dropbox for the enterprise because it syncs data over the cloud across devices. He said the service, like other Heroku features, is designed to be set up in minutes from either the Web UI or the command line.

    If you want to use Connect, you’ll need to purchase it as part of a unique Salesforce1 Connected Customer App Package, as the data syncing won’t be offered as a standalone service.

    Image credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

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