Seamless Heroku and Salesforce data synchronization
Heroku Connect makes it easy for you to build Heroku apps that share data with your Salesforce deployment. Using bi-directional synchronization between Salesforce and Heroku Postgres, Heroku Connect unifies the data in your Postgres database with the contacts, accounts and other custom objects in the Salesforce database. Easily configured with a point and click UI, it’s simple to get the service up and running in minutes – no coding or complex configuration is required.
Build apps that span Heroku and Salesforce
With your Salesforce data in Heroku Postgres, you can easily combine the capabilities of the Lightning Platform and Heroku. Apps built using standard open source stacks, like Rails, Node.js and Python, connect natively to Postgres – and via Heroku Connect, directly back to Salesforce. Creating apps that extend your data and processes directly to your customers is now as simple as writing SQL.
Heroku External Objects
Heroku External Objects allows you to make data in a Heroku Postgres database available within your Salesforce deployment to create, read, update, and delete. You can build sophisticated apps in Heroku and have your application data exposed in Salesforce business processes, allowing you to create seamless experiences, while keeping all of the data in Heroku Postgres.
App data, product data, sensor data, customer data — any data in Heroku Postgres can be integrated into Salesforce with a simple point and click configuration. Heroku External Objects provides a new architectural option for building engagement apps that create unified customer experiences across business systems. Used with Salesforce Connect, Heroku External Objects is available as part of Heroku Connect.
High compliance apps using Salesforce data
Heroku Shield Connect* lets you build Heroku apps that share sensitive data with your Salesforce instance in a high compliance environment. Using bi-directional synchronization between Salesforce and Shield Postgres, you can extend your CRM to your Heroku apps and safely share Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data, including contacts, account data, and other custom objects, in a secure environment. Shield Connect makes it easier to build engaging apps for high compliance industries, such as health care and life sciences, while meeting strict HIPAA requirements. Shield Connect is a component of the Heroku Shield suite of services and is designed to simplify your path to complex regulatory compliance. Learn more about Heroku’s compliance programs and certifications by visiting our compliance center.
Developer simplicity and scale
Heroku works directly with your development flow and your favorite stacks and languages. With the Heroku add-on ecosystem, the most popular tools and databases – such as Mongo, New Relic and Redis – are easily available to your apps. And with Heroku already serving over 60 billion transactions a day, including popular consumer-scale Internet sites like Bonobos and Upworthy – it has the proven ability to scale to your most demanding and high volume customer applications.
“Heroku Connect removed the challenge of synchronizing data between our customer-facing platform and Salesforce. It helped us avoid a huge amount of DevOps and engineering work, so we could stay focused and productive.”PensionBee’s story →
“Heroku Connect is almost magical. As a developer, you don't have to worry about designing and setting up a database, or migrating data. You can just focus on building your app with CRM data that's already in Postgres and ready to use.”Furnished Quarters’ story →
Build great customer apps on Heroku,
easily connect them to business processes in Salesforce
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