The Vancouver Salesforce.com User Group is meeting later this month to cover the biggest obstacle to their favorite software as a service – data integration. Pervasive‘s Fernando A. Labastida will be presenting The Achilles heel of SaaS – solving for the pain of data integration.
The goal of Salesforce.com user groups is to foster a community full of enthusiastic Salesforce.com users, developers, partners and employees. Each user group leader is an enthusiastic Salesforce.com customer with networking and sharing best practices paramount in their mind. In the case of the Vancouver chapter, that person is Adam Killam.
After using Salesforce.com for only 4 months, Killam’s day-to-day sales activities were so revolutionized that he wanted to learn more about how to leverage Salesforce.com. Killam found that Salesforce.com had user groups established in several major cities across North America and went to bat for Vancouver back in 2006.
In two short years, the Vancouver group has grown to 140 members and they now hold monthly meetings on a variety of sales-related topics. A big part of the group’s success is the assistance they’ve received from local sponsors like 6s Marketing and content sponsors from the Salesforce.com partner community. Thanks to this community, there is a constant flow of interesting people visiting the group from all over North America. If you’re a Salesforce.com user, this monthly meet-up is definitely worth attending.