To get started with S4S we suggest the following approach:
- Install Sitecore on a DEV or TEST website.
- Install basic S4S (do not install S4S EXM – even if required).
- Map it to a free Salesforce developer instance or to a Salesforce Sandbox which will have customizations.
- Licensing is not required if you are working against a Developer or Sandbox Edition.
The connector will take Sitecore developers around a day to install and configure for basic functionality (like showing Salesforce documents in Sitecore web pages).
Other information that will help when engineering a solution:
Salesforce Data Model
Salesforce Partner API (SOAP) Limits
Look under the section “Total API Request Limits”.
Free Salesforce Developer Edition
FuseIT SFDC Explorer for Developers
This free tool is ideal for checking Salesforce access and functionality. It uses similar access functionality to S4S.