[ This blog post follows up from my other blog post Coming Soon!–Tutorial on Integrating BizTalk Server 2013 with Salesforce. ]
We have now released an update to the BizTalk Server 2013 Help to include a new tutorial that demonstrates how to integrate BizTalk Server 2013 with Salesforce using the new adapters released with the latest version of BizTalk Server. Here’s the scenario used to demonstrate the integration.
Northwind uses the Salesforce online CRM system as their solution for tracking customers through the sales pipeline. Every time a sales opportunity is created in the Salesforce system, Northwind wants its on-premise systems, such as BizTalk Server, to be notified so that other down-stream systems can pick up that data and start other relevant processes. Northwind plans to implement this solution using the new adapters available with BizTalk Server 2013 and also by including some components of Windows Azure. This is how the end-to-end data flow looks like for the solution:
These are the set of steps that you must perform to achieve the integration objective outlined in this solution. Each of these steps involves broad set of activities that we’ll look at as we proceed with creating the solution.
Here’s an illustration that describes the end-to-end integration solution:
I would like to extend my thanks to Nick Hauenstein and Steef-Jan Viggers for reviewing the content and providing feedback on the tutorial. Nick Hauenstein also created a couple of hands-on labs that were very useful in shaping the scenario used in this tutorial.