Category Archives: Company Update

Basecamp Integration

Researching some new ReadyMade possibilities for integration to Basecamp.

Seems Basecamp is hugely popular, as we’ve had some requests to take a look at how it might be integrated with a couple of key applications, such as Salesforce and Saasu.

Here’s my proposed flow between the Basecamp and Salesforce objects:

Integrate Basecamp with Salesforce

Basecamp Direction Salesforce
Project < Opportunity
Todo <> Task
Contacts <> Account/Contacts
Hours (by project) > Opportunity

Integrating Basecamp to an online accounting application such as Saasu is different, here’s the objects and process I think will work.  Any feedback would be great, if we can validate the process flows and objects involved we can then design the solutions and build them.

Integrate Basecamp with Saasu

Basecamp Direction Saasu
Timesheet > Timesheet
Contact <> Contact
Todos <> Todos
Hours (by project) > Order/Invoice

Open source data management

Now that’s cool.  Talend announced today they’ve acquired all rights to the Master Data Management (MDM) technology of Amalto Technologies http://www.talend.com/press/Talend-Announces-First-Open-Source-Master-Data-Management-Solution.php.  This will enable organisations of any size to consolidate their data and tackle data management without spending a hefty sum.  This will present a viable alternative to the big guys, could be interesting.

Business Catalyst to MYOB integration

Working on a ReadyMade for Business Catalyst -> MYOB Accounting for cash sales, here’s the basic process:

Business Catalyst to MYOB integration

This is in response to requests to automate the entry of ecommerce sales into MYOB, eliminating the need to manually key in each invoice.  It takes about 2-3 minutes for each invoice to be manually entered into MYOB, for companies entering even 20 invoices this can be painful.

We should be ready to test in early October, let us know if you are interested to participate in our beta cycle?

If you are interested in different Business Catalyst or MYOB integrations that we don’t have on our website, then why not suggest them to us and we can do some research and blog about our plans and findings.

Expanding our solution offerings with Talend ETL

We’ve been working with the Talend Open Studio for some time and we like the product.  We’ve expanded our capabilities with an OEM of the Talend ETL product to enable us to build out rapid integration solutions for our customers at a low-cost point.  Thanks to Talend for working with us to make this happen, this will enable us to deliver ETL solutions to any market at the right price.

15 minute Integration anybody?

So, you thought integration took weeks, and you had to mortgage the house and sell the family cat to afford it?

How does 15 Minutes sound?  In less time that it takes you to watch your favourite TV show you could have your Sales orders integrating with your Accounting package. MYOB, Quickbooks, Saasu just to name a few have standard interfaces that lend themselves to the new Boomi Widget Technology.

Leading analysts are blogging about widgets, and the potential they have to open the doors for SaaS applications to flourish. WDCi are leading the way with widget technology to bring affordable integration into the Asia Pacific market.  If you want to test drive and see for yourself just how quick and painless integration can be then drop us an email at getinfo@wdcigroup.net

Forgot my password again? aarrghh

SaaS is great isn’t it?  The only glitch is that sometimes it feels like you are back in the 90s when you had to login to every app you used, a problem which was long ago solved for on-premise applications (think LDAP and all those single sign-on technologies).

Then along comes Ping Identity and Google, lucky for us.

You may have seen the Google latest post re the OpenId API availability for Premier and Education accounts.

What’s so cool about this is that corporations can utilise their Google Apps credentials to authenticate them to their SaaS applications.  Even better, using PingConnect (which utilises the Google OpenID API) you can utilise your Google Apps login details to get access to Salesforce and just about any SaaS app available.

Sound like technobabble?  check out this login demo on the Ping site, it’s so simple even I can understand it.

Salesforce-MYOB ReadyMade 1.1 released

The WDCi team is pleased to announce the release of our 1.1 ReadyMade SalesForce-MYOB product.

This release provides a great level of flexibility within Salesforce to manage and control Payment Terms and Tax rates for  new accounts before you migrate them into MYOB.  In addition we have improved the logging capability for those times that the data really does not want to comply and go into MYOB nicely.

If you have MYOB as your accounting package and want to bring in your salesforce Accounts and Opportunities then take it for a test run.  Check out the details on our web site.