DreamFactory was written up in a post on Gigaom.com. The article did a great job stressing that their products (specifically DreamTeam) can run on many platforms. That’s because DreamFactory has written their own layer that can be placed on almost any platform with a bit of coding. It’s almost like DreamFactory came up with OpenSocial before Google did. We use DreamTeam, Carousel, OrgView, DoX, and Snapshot regularly. FormFactory is just as powerful, but right now we’re experimenting with creating forms in Visualforce. For companies that want to generate more complicated forms, FormFactory is perfect. But since we use so few different forms, it’s easier (and a good learning experience) to work in Visualforce. Check out DreamFactory’s products – here’s a big endorsement from us!
As Content will be included in all Salesforce licenses (for completeness, I'll add 'to some degree') with the Spring '10 release, orgs will be faced with the daunting prospect of getting their documents and attachments out of Salesforce and into Content. I had this problem when Content was first released and I was asked to be one of the first SysAds to use it. At the time, we used Solution 1 (below), but since then, other products have been released to help with this. Why is it even an issue? Surely we can download each file? Yes, but who wants to? Can't we do a Data Export and then upload those to Content? Yes, but all the files are renamed with their 15-character Ids, making renaming them all-but-impossible. salesforce.com and DreamFactory to the rescue! Solution 1 Summary: Use a script to rename all exported files. A (wonderful!) salesforce.com employee, Nick […]