Recently, we met a software entrepreneur who generates all his business through the internet and manages delivery through online tools. It was a real learning experience which we are trying to imitate.
He started out using Salesforce especially for the targeted marketing capabilities but does not do so now with some regret. The reason was very surprising. Salesforce storage costs.
As the business grew the number of documents and the size of the data stored grew with it. At one point, the entrepreneur started noticing the increasing costs and asked Salesforce for a solution. Salesforce would not budge. The entrepreneur moved off Salesforce and moved to another online solution.
Well for for those of you like everything Salesforce offers but are worried about the growing storage costs there is a solution. Look for an app that connects Salesforce to your favourite economical storage site like Amazon and Dropbox. Some of these even have a certain amount of free storage which could well be enough until your business gets on its feet.
Check out our Amazon connector on https://appexchange.salesforce.com/appxListingDetail?listingId=a0N3000000B5jEuEAJ