Overcast Archives

The Overcast Archives contain a mix of knowledge articles on Overcast, news announcments and How-Tos. We will periodically publish interesting information here so check it out periodically.

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Overcast 101: SAP Customers --> Salesforce Accounts

This is an updated getting started guide for first-time users of Overcast - similar to a "Hello World" tutorial. This series of posts is for Salesforce administrators who want to try out the basics of how to integrate with a backend such as…
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Overcast 101: Replicate a SQL Server table to Salesforce

This is an updated getting started guide for first-time users of Overcast - similar to a "Hello World" tutorial. This series of posts is for Salesforce administrators who want to try out the basics of how to integrate with a backend such as…
The NEC Overcast Enterprise Gateway app - which runs on the Salesforce App Cloud - provides an easy way to allow Salesforce to hook up SAP data using Salesforce Lightning Connect.

Overcast Announces Lightning Connect Feature to become GA

  Vigience and partner NEC announce at Dreamforce the Lightning Connect support go become generally available (GA) A new Integration Scenario Type called Lightning Connect will be made available. This allows for very easy, zero-coding…
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Dreamforce 2015 Customer Reference Presentation

We are in SFO next week presenting a great customer success story - if you can, come see our Dreamforce session and learn about the latest in SAP-Salesforce process integration.   The session is called Lightning Connect: Unlock…
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Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service

Gartner has just published its „Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service“, therein evaluating Vigience and 16 other vendors in that area. According to Gartner: “As organizations increasingly adopt the cloud,…
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Vigience Newsletter 2013

The year drawing to a close soon, we’d like to give an update on the latest news and offerings from Vigience. In this newsletter we cover the following topics: Vigience provides new SAP UI templates Vigience now extends SAP to Salesforce1…
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Vigience Extends SAP to Salesforce1 from Salesforce.com

Vigience Overcast seamlessly extends SAP to the newly announced Salesforce1 platform. Salesforce1 users benefit from easy access to SAP data and SAP workflows. Salesforce recently announced Salesforce1 – “The Customer Platform to Connect…
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Replicate 1 million SAP records to MS SQL Server in 46 seconds!

Recently we had a client with a need to periodically pull large amounts of data out of SAP to a SQL Server database for use in a Business Intelligence application. For BI applications, very large data sets are the norm, but how fast can these…
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In-Memory Business Intelligence for SAP Data made easy

Fascinated by the prospect of near instant business data analysis but not yet convinced enough to invest in an SAP HANA deployment? Here's a relatively lightweight way to realise some of the advantages without many of the costs. Create a data…
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SAP Customer Master Replication to Salesforce.com Revisited

Marc recently uploaded a video on how to do SAP master data replication using Customers. I would like to extend that tutorial with how to sync that data on a regular basis. If you are yet to view my previous blog on how to set up a scheduled…
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Salesforce Scheduler - Not so hard now

Have you ever had to use the scheduler in Salesforce? Chances are you have if you are reading this. The Salesforce platform has grown over the years to be a big and beautiful butterfly with great designs, friendly screens and a feature rich…
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Watch how we integrate Salesforce to SAP: 4 NEW demo videos

The following 4 demos were shown at the Customer Company Tour in Tokyo which give businesses an immediate value-add by integrating Salesforce with their SAP system. Demo 1: Integrating your SAP data to Salesforce – in minutes, never…
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Success story Swissbit: SAP to Salesforce CRM Integration

Swissbit is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of DRAM and Flash based data storage products. Together with implementation partner PARX, they recently implemented a SAP ERP to Salesforce CRM integration solution using…
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Watch our new Overcast Presentation @ Salesforce Customer Company Tour

Vigience presented a new integration paradigm at the recent Customer Company Tour in Tokyo. Highlights included: Integrating your SAP data to Salesforce – in minutes, never leaving your Salesforce UI Extending SAP business processes…
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Meet us at Salesforce Event Tokyo! Topic: Integrate Salesforce with SAP

Vigience will speak at the Customer Company Tour in Tokyo on 30 October 2013 and show live demos of advanced Salesforce processes that integrate with and extend SAP. Overcast for Salesforce from Vigience enables new business processes based…
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Overcast – On Gartner’s radar

Gartner has for a long time already acknowledged the growing market for integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solutions. In a recent report titled „Who's Who in Integration Platform as a Service“, they have now provided an overview of…
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SAP Customer Master Replication to Salesforce.com

This week I had several requests to show how to replicate (and keep in sync) customer master data from SAP to Salesforce. So, I created a video on the fly, to show how you can get a running start into the process sing the integration tool Overcast. There…
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Salesforce Scheduling Sorrows

I just got off the phone with another developer who works for one of our partners. His task is to integrate SAP Sales Order management with Salesforce.com for a customer. Overcast is used to provide the piping. Overcast installs into your…
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How to do your SAP Plant Maintenance inspections without the SAPGUI

This week we were asked by a customer if we knew of a way to do mobile inspections for SAP based Plant Maintenance Work Orders (ALM-Asset Lifecycle Management). We answered with "Yes", but the customer had some conditions (see below) that needed…
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When to use Salesforce Dynamic Apex

Salesforce.com is a great platform for getting customer management solutions up-and-running very quickly. It has some advanced features like the ability to call external web services, create your own custom Salesforce web services to access…
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Modernize the SAP User Experience with Salesforce.com

Connect Your Salesforce.com Front-End with Your SAP Back Office If your organization relies on SAP software and Salesforce.com, you are likely seeking ways to extract even more value from your investments. After all, if yours is like most…
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Vigience @ Salesforce Customer Company Tour in Munich on July 2

Vigience shows advanced Salesforce processes that integrate with and extend SAP at the Customer Company Tour in Munich on 2 July 2013. Overcast for Salesforce from Vigience enables new business processes based on Salesforce that tie together…
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ERP Slamming at the topsoft tradeshow in Zurich – where's the “Slam”?

I attended the Tradeshow for Business Software – topsoft (link to details of tradeshow in German) yesterday mainly because of the forum presentation called “ERP Slamming – Theme: ERP, Customer Orders Management, Production, etc.” Attendance…
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A Streamlined Way to Overcome Common Bottlenecks for Achieving Fast PO Approvals

These days just about every company is focused on empowering employees to perform their jobs better, faster and cheaper, and this extends to the approval of purchase orders. The irony is that many companies are challenged to meet these goals…
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Vigience @ Dreamforce in San Francisco 18-21 September 2012

Learn firsthand how to enhance your SAP processes in the Cloud using Force.com - quick and easy. Overcast is a native Force.com application which enables you to develop new business processes based on data and business processes from…
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Overcast customer Retailigence wins Red Herring award

Full story: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9546707.htm
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Gartner: iPaaS Expands Beyond Cloud Service Integration Through Flexible Deployment Topologies

Here is a Gartner report talking about Cloud Service Integration listing Vigience as one of the providers of such service. One correction to the report: We also are available as an on-premise (private cloud) installation and as a hybrid solution. Overcast…
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Vigience is official SAP Partner

Vigience announced its Overcast has achieved certified integration with SAP NetWeaver. Overcast provides a "Magic" Business Objects Layer, which allows developers of cloud platforms such as SharePoint, Force.com, Office365 and NetSuite to…
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Gartner: iPaaS to Play Growing Role in Enterprise, SaaS Integration

A recent Gartner report states that we are on the verge of a time when information will need to flow freely between multiple services running in the cloud, on-premise apps and cloud-based resources and back again, across countries and continents. Overcast…
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Visit the Overcast booth at the Cloud Computing Expo Tokyo (11 - 13 May 2011)

Overcast will be at the Cloud Computing Expo in Tokyo from 11th - 13th May 2011. For more information on the show, please visit http://www.cloud-japan.jp/en/.