02-03-2011 10:51 AM - edited 02-03-2011 10:52 AM
We have a small SalesForce.com database that has been in use by a team here that we are now going to migrate to SLX. Are there any standard mappings of SF to SLX data out there? I have seen many companies offering services and tools for these kinds of migrations (although there is clearly a belief that more folks want to move data TO SF rather than FROM). I’m pretty confident we can do this rather simply, but it’s always useful to learn from whatever is available to minimize rework or loss.
Any insights, white papers, or references would be handy if they exist. Thanks in advance for any feedback!
02-04-2011 07:30 AM
Hi and welcome. Sorry, I don't have any information for you, but I was wondering why the team was moving from SF.com to SLX? Were they the lone wolves or was there another reason? At an Head Quarters level, far, far away, there are tremors of moving our entire company to something other than SLX (US is the only region to use it), and SF.com is one of the names we hear in the shadows.
02-04-2011 07:48 AM
@pjames95003, the migration of information out of SF into SLX is due to a smaller org being absorbed into the larger organization--in the smaller org, they'd been using SF tentatively, but the larger organization has a well-entrenched and integrated SLX instance in operation. So it will reduce cost, increase interaction and cooperation, and will integrate with our larger portfolio tracking, resource management, reporting, etc. Incidentally, while our organization is accepting of cloud-based solutions as an approach for enterprise information, in-house hosting is till preferable, so another plus for our SLX implementation. Thanks for asking!
02-04-2011 08:21 AM
Thanks for the info Allen. I assume that you are familiar with the SLX import wizard and were just hoping that someone already had the mappings created for your data once you pay SF.com for it?! Out of curiosity, how much data do you have in SF.com and what types of records are you migrating over?
02-04-2011 08:57 AM
02-04-2011 10:02 AM
Actually.. if you take a very close look ... you will NOT save $$$ w/SF. Talk to your BP and they can PROVE IT! If they don't provide the info.. call the Sage SalesLogix Sales/Customer Service team and they certainly will!
02-04-2011 10:10 AM
I should have been a bit clearer. I was actually trying to suggest that we are going spend LOTS of money if we move to SF.com. I armed our GM with David Tinjum's cost estimates from the FX site (http://customerfx.com/pages/saleslogix_cloud/2010/06/16/SalesLogix-Cloud-Versus-Salesforce-Pricing.a...).
We will fight it as best we can... we've got a couple years most likely.
02-04-2011 10:12 AM
AH - HA... so "they" are not really making a rational logical sound business decision on this one ;-) In these times, people can get fired for that.