A few months ago, I posted a video demo showing how easy it is to integrate with cloud applications such as Oracle RightNow using Oracle SOA Suite 11g. The post got a tremendous response, and I got quite a few requests to show the same ease of integration with non-Oracle SaaS vendors e.g. Salesforce.com. Check out the following videos and whitepaper developed by one of our close partners, Bristlecone, to demonstrate this integration.
The first video shows the runtime Opportunity record synchronization between Salesforce.com and a custom application, a common integration use case with Salesforce.com to avoid errors and inefficiencies associated with dual-data entry. The second video demonstrates the design-time for this solution and shows nuances you need to be aware of in the SaaS world e.g. handling polymorphic operations in BPEL. The accompanying white paper goes into the technical details and provides step-by-step instructions to use these patterns in your projects. All the videos are also available in this YouTube playlist.
For more information on Oracle's solution to simplifying hybrid cloud integration complexity, download the white paper "Cloud Integration - A Comprehensive Solution"