Back in November, we asked our users which SaaS application our Snapshot data liberation tool should tackle next. Your demands led directly to Snapshot for Salesforce, which debuts its BETA release today.
Want a local download of all your Salesforce CRM data whenever you need it? Snapshot for Salesforce is the tool for you.
Of course, Salesforce already offers its users an option to download data, so what does Snapshot for Salesforce do that Salesforce itself doesn’t? Here’s the rundown:
Download your Salesforce data as often as you like. Snapshot offers downloads on demand, so if you want Salesforce exports on back-to-back days, Snapshot has you covered.
Select which Salesforce objects to download, and know beforehand if you need to. What if you just want to export your Leads table and nothing else? With Snapshot, you can hand-pick any and every object type for export, capturing exactly the data you want into a single download — then return the same day and export a completely different object set. Moreover, Snapshot displays precisely how many objects of each type are in your Salesforce account, saving you the trouble of downloading “empty” data types.
Password-protect your Salesforce downloads. Snapshot for Salesforce gives you the option to password-protect the ZIP exports you receive, giving your data an extra layer of protection.
Bottom line: Snapshot for Salesforce is designed to give you export flexibility above and beyond what is available from Salesforce itself. It’s another tool in your data ownership arsenal from Backupify.
During our BETA period, Snapshot for Salesforce is available only to Salesforce Unlimited and Salesforce Enterprise subscribers, but we have plans to open access to all Salesforce users in the near term.
As with all Snapshot products, your first download is free. During the Snapshot for Salesforce BETA, you can also request additional downloads free of charge! And don’t worry about exhausting your Salesforce API limits; we cap Snapshot’s daily API calls to protect your Salesforce access, so you can conduct regular Snapshot for Salesforce exports without fear of overtaxing your API bandwidth.
(Before you ask, yes, a Backup for Salesforce from Backupify is in the works to provide regular, automated online backups of all your Salesforce data. You can sign up here to be alerted when Backup for Salesforce is ready.)
You asked for it, now give Snapshot for Salesforce a try — and tell us what you think.