The Resource Network Connects to the Cloud with DataDirect Technologies
DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), today announced that The Resource Network has licensed the DataDirect® OpenAccessTM for ODBC for Salesforce Data Source driver for use with its WorldInfoNow™ platform to access data in Salesforce.com using SQL.
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The Resource Network helps organizations develop world-class business initiatives through innovative information sharing and delivery mechanisms. At the core of its product offering is WorldInfoNow, a dynamic information platform that brings together premier public and private resources and information providers in a unifying solution to group and disseminate useful information to broadened and targeted user bases. WorldInfoNow aggregates information from a variety of sources including a FileMaker relational database application used for communications and events management of more than 40,000 proceedings; Microsoft Outlook for e-mail and calendar functionality; Microsoft SQL Server housing information on 500 global sales regions, more than 4,000 country subunits and thousands of cities and communities; and Salesforce.com used to manage thousands of customer contracts, accounts and opportunities throughout the world.
“The mission of The Resource Network is to use technology to bring resources and people together in a dynamic and synergistic manner to achieve satisfactory results,” said Rick Rodgers, co-founder and managing director of The Resource Network. “To create ‘synergy-point’ applications, we need powerful data connectivity capabilities to pull data from best-of-breed applications wherever they reside – on-premise or in the Cloud. With the DataDirect OpenAccess for ODBC for Salesforce Data Source driver, we can easily access Salesforce.com data for use with other reporting applications. This offers tremendous value to our clients who turn to us for superior information gathering and targeted dissemination.”
With the rise of Cloud computing, the need to securely access and integrate data from Salesforce.com and other SaaS applications has become a business necessity. The DataDirect OpenAccess for ODBC for Salesforce Data Source driver is built using the same technology that has been licensed by more than 100 leading independent software vendors (ISVs) and corporations to implement custom ODBC, JDBC™, OLE DB and ADO.NET connectivity to their application data.
“The reality of today’s IT infrastructure is mixed application environments characterized by disparate software systems with different interfaces and data models,” said John Goodson, vice president and general manager of DataDirect Technologies. “Integrating data from SaaS applications has the same problems as with on-premise applications – lack of standard data access, performance and interoperability. DataDirect Technologies has responded, allowing ODBC compliant applications to access data in Salesforce.com.”