Salesforce Director of Strategy & Architecture Successfully Tested Enterprise Adoption Ideas on VeChainThor

2021-04-11 20:17
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VeChain’s vision remains steadfast: deliver the mass adoption of public blockchain and solve key business challenges that are otherwise unworkable without this emerging, critical technology.


One of the biggest problems in the contemporary business world is that of data sharing between stakeholders. Trust remains one of the biggest hurdles for multi-stakeholder collaboration. Currently, it is impossible for a business to verify the quality and integrity of data of a third party without extensive time and cost requirements and often, the use of assurance providers such as DNV.


To overcome obstacles such as these, VeChain continues to invite and work closely with like-minded big-thinkers and revolutionaries in the business world. Our partners, advisors and solution architects continue to test out, trial and build novel applications using our open source toolkits and public blockchain to address burning challenges. We introduced VeChain ToolChain™, our Blockchain-as-a-Service platform, to streamline and simplify the adoption and implementation of blockchain into business processes with minimal effort, in turn, creating value for the VeChainThor ecosystem.


Today, we are excited to be writing about the work of a talented and highly influential individual who is tackling some of the challenges mentioned above. Daniel Nortje, Director of Strategy & Architecture at Salesforce built an open source Salesforce — ToolChain Adapter to enable open, seamless data sharing across multiple parties, using data hashed on the VeChainThor public blockchain.


Public Blockchain Enables Salesforce Innovation

Advising some of the largest strategic enterprise customers, it is critical for Daniel to stay abreast with new innovation and technology, advising major enterprise clients with his long-term strategic thinking developed in his career.


Recently, in his personal blog, Daniel shared his insights that blockchain was being increasingly touted as critical technology during strategic sessions at Salesforce, recognizing the pivotal role blockchain technology will play in the CRM industry. With this in mind, Daniel embarked on his journey to explore how Salesforce CRM can be integrated with public blockchains to tackle key business challenges. After evaluating the market, he chose VeChainThor as his platform of choice.


Daniel was drawn to VeChain’s vision and proven track record of delivering digital transformation in the enterprise world. He is exactly who VeChain had hoped to engage with; an influential individual from a large enterprise focused on digital transformation, with the curiosity and open mindedness to give a novel technology a shot.


In a recent blog post about the technology, Daniel said:

“Key benefit of working with VeChain was the simplicity of integration. VeChain provides a Blockchain-as-a-Service platform, which meant I did not have to provide any intermediary architecture myself. From what I’ve seen this is unique to the VeChainThor public blockchain and I thought it was a very good idea, especially for organisations who don’t necessarily want to invest in more systems to maintain.”


The sample case involved a fictional Electronic Bike leasing ecosystem, where a leasing company would lease e-bikes for food delivery providers (riders). The riders would have a commitment to perform regular maintenance service on these bikes as part of their contract, through approved service centres. Daniel focused on creating blockchain adapters for Service Providers, using the Salesforce platform, to read and write product data onto VeChainThor blockchain.


How VeChainThor Creates Value to Business

Through strategic design and innovative tools, VeChainThor has solved many bottlenecks for blockchain technology and is currently the best low-barrier platform for business adoption of public blockchain.


With ToolChain, we have eliminated the need for overly complex technical knowledge and equip users with unique native features such as fee delegation. We envisioned that VeChainThor would fully take advantage of core blockchain offerings through an easy-to-deploy manner. To this effect, we developed our product to serve 3 levels of user.

The three levels of user, enabled by ToolChain


Large SaaS platforms and business service providers such as Salesforce or DNV can use both our first or second level tools to add blockchain solutions to their arsenal of offerings for their hundreds of thousands of clients. Exemplifying this relatively quick lead time, DNV’s digital assurance product My StoryTM was able to successfully deliver an entirely new service relatively quickly.


If a lower barrier to entry is preferred, companies can use prebuilt or low-code modules to enable a host of blockchain-based applications. With our tools and services, customers can focus on their core business strategy while VeChainThor seamlessly handles blockchain-related infrastructural tasks.


VeChain’s blockchain technology is uniquely equipped to help enterprises create their own paths toward digital transformation, enhancing service offerings, enabling greater efficiency and importantly, unlocking cost and time savings.


The innovative Salesforce blockchain adapter and our work with Daniel Nortje further validates the VeChainThor blockchain as the world’s first, mass adoption ready public blockchain, with the scalability and capability to deliver the levels of activity the real economy demands. We hope to continue testing solutions with Daniel and Salesforce and other visionary businesses pushing digital transformation for their clients and solving complex business problems.


With many successful live applications of blockchain technology by our partners using ToolChain, which represents the future driver of Enterprise Digital Transformation, VeChain continues to be the front runner for enterprises and businesses seeking to unlock new value through digital transformation, creating value for the entire VeChainThor community, ecosystem and stakeholders.

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