Workato had an absolutely amazing week at the Salesforce Conference, Dreamforce 2015! We got to see some amazing panels, talk to current and potential customers, and connect with our favorite Salesforce MVPs. Here are our top 10 moments at Dreamforce:
1. Workato Oktoberfest
— Workato (@Workato) September 15, 2015
Our very own version of Oktoberfest was the perfect way to show our appreciation for our customers and to kick off Dreamforce. The Workato team suited up in some Lederhosen to really get into the spirit, complete with beer on draft, German music, Bavarian style sing-alongs, and amazing company! It was a fantastic way to meet in person with our customers and put a face to the name. A resounding thank you to everyone who made it!
— Sarika Garg (@sarikagarg) September 15, 2015
— Bill Greenhaw (@Bill_Greenhaw) September 15, 2015
— Phil Walton (@SFDCphil) September 15, 2015
2. The Atmosphere
The sheer size of Dreamforce is something that will always be remembered! The conference did a fantastic job of making business fun, with great sessions during the day and a fun party environment elsewhere. There was ample live music, DJ’s, and people enjoying themselves. One Workato team member remarked that it was more crowded than New York City’s Times Square!
3. Workato’s Integrated Nonprofit Suite (WINS) Announcement
We were thrilled to announce our comprehensive business suite featuring the best cloud apps that nonprofits use. The WINS makes it beyond easy for nonprofits to seamlessly integrate their apps with no coding knowledge or IT team. The recipes are ready to go on Workato and can be applied with the click of a button. Clicking that button means no more manually uploading data from your Eventbrite account to your Salesforce or CRM system or trying to organize your expenses and donations from Salesforce over to Quickbooks.
To celebrate we released a series of articles by our CEO Vijay Tella chronicling the rise of cloud apps, which are the best for nonprofits, and why integration is a lifesaver (less time and money, more resources for your mission!).
If you want to learn more about the WINS or get started, visit our nonprofit solution page.
4. Q&A Session with Marc Benioff and Parker Harris
One of our favorite panels was the Q&A session with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Co-Founder Parker Harris. Harris addressed the issue of a general shortage of developers for Salesforce and the sentiment that Salesforce needed to do more to get more developers working on the Salesforce platform.
While some projects and companies no doubt will require a seasoned Salesforce developer, many issues can be solved with simple integration solutions. Workato has the most robust Salesforce solution on the market – it can handle complex data mapping, conditional factors and any Salesforce customizations. Learn more about our integrations with Salesforce here.
5. Meeting New Friends
— Allan Teng (@Allanteng) September 18, 2015
One of the most gratifying aspects of being at Dreamforce was the opportunity to meet new people and speak with them face to face about the integration space. We had a lot of people come up to us wanting to learn more about Workato – it was a great feeling!
If you are interested in learning more about Workato you can schedule a demo with us here: https://calendly.com/workato/demo
— Jared Miller (@jaredemiller) September 18, 2015
— Alex Sutherland (@apexsutherland) September 17, 2015
6. The Dreamboat
Just a casual, full-sized cruise-liner docked at Pier 27 all week! The view of San Francisco’s Bay from the deck was spectacular.
7. Shoutouts From Salesforce MVPs
— Allan Teng (@Allanteng) September 17, 2015
One of the most awesome things to happen at Dreamforce was having two Salesforce MVPs mention Workato in their sessions!
During the session AppExchange for Experts: Salesforce MVPs and Super-Users Share their Secrets, Jared Miller spoke about Workato, mentioning that it was one of the top 3 apps that he uses. We also got mentioned during the session Accelerate and Automate with Process Builder!
8. Winning an Astro Toy
— Allan Teng (@Allanteng) September 18, 2015
There was a huge zone in Moscone West focused on helping people navigate around Salesforce with Trailhead. It’s a great way for people to learn about Salesforce, or learn to dive deeper into Salesforce. We jumped right into it and ended up winning an Astro toy from one of the challenges! Awesome!
If you haven’t already heard, Workato integrates with any of the apps built on the Force.com platform! So if you’re an ISV and are looking for an integration solution, Workato is the answer!
9. Seeing Stevie Wonder, the Foo Fighters, and The Killers
What a great line up!
10. The Memories
We’ll remember Dreamforce 2015 fondly. Until next year!