Salesforce Lightning Connect – OData, Pricing, Implementation and Limitations


Salesforce Lightning Connect revolutionizes the way of data processing in the standard Salesforce environment. It employs external data objects to view, search, and modify data that’s stored even outside the Salesforce org.

The OData protocol is essentially a web service working on the standard database CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations. Salesforce Lightning Connect uses this protocol to configure and set real-time requests across all the related data sources in a system.

Salesforce Connect helps modify the data inaccessible from the Salesforce Org. Listed among a wide variety of foreign systems, Salesforce Connect can easily integrate tables from SAP® NetWeaver Gateway, Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, and many other data sources in real time.

Few of its key features are:

Fast: Integration of Salesforce to access and connect with data stored in legacy systems is now just a few clicks away. With the development of Lightning Connect, Salesforce implementation is largely optimized, making it work faster than ever.

Real-time: Salesforce Lightning Connect works in real time, providing the user with access to latest information without having to worry about redundant data or leaks. Data backups and complex integrations no longer need processing because the module does not actually store and retrieve the data from external sources, rather fetches it directly from the user cloud.

For example, with Lightning Connect, companies can directly map the customer details in real-time and view the information using the Salesforce Service Cloud. This system reduces the overhead cost and saves data resources from duplication across the platforms.

Extensible: With Lightning Connect auser can harness the full potential of Salesforce1 Platform tomake cross platform data processing highly convenient. Users can search across external data, relate customer data within Salesforce, and even build custom apps with ease.


The pricing of the platform ranges from $25 to $300 per month depending upon the key factors like number of users in the team, extent of customization needed and various services in demand.

Salesforce Lightning Connect may seem a bit over-priced when compared to its rival systems like Informatica but with great advantages like the Integration, Migration, Synchronization time and effort Lightning Connect is worth your bucks.

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