KISSing for Better Solutions Salesforce As defined on Wikipedia, “KISS is an acronym for ‘Keep It Simple, Silly’ and states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.” One of the many situations we […]

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Enterprise Wide CRM When discussing enterprise wide CRM with our clients, the conversation routinely turns to the concept of Single Customer View.  As you probably already know, each organization will naturally want to be a little different in their approach to realizing a unified CRM. However, based on the conversations we’ve had with our clients, […]

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Keys to Customer Buy-In Salesforce / CRM Implementations The father of a very good friend of mine passed away recently. While I didn’t know her dad very well, I knew he had a great relationship with his three daughters, his sons-in-law, and his grandchildren.  As I looked through the collage of pictures traditionally displayed at a […]

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Get Agile! It’s that time of year again when everyone creates their countdown list and shares their New Year’s resolutions. One of the more popular New Year’s resolutions is to be more productive.  You will hear people say things like, “I want to get more organized, I want to get more things done in a […]

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Multiple Object Picklists Salesforce Campaigns In Salesforce fields are object specific. Standard fields and any custom fields you may create are contained within the object. Sure, you can use formula fields to display the values of those fields on other objects, and you can use lookups to access the data from another object, but when […]

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Change Management Process (Part 1) Salesforce Have you ever made a change in Production? How many times has that change caused more issues than you fixed? You’re not alone, many individuals have reached this point of frustration. Yet, I am here to tell you that there is a process that can help prevent this! Creating […]

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Measure Twice – Cut Once Salesforce Data Migration I was recently asked, “How long should a simple data migration take from a legacy CRM system to Salesforce.com?” The answer is that there is no magic number that quantifies how long a data migration will take between systems (simple or complex). Not the ideal answer but […]

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Free Apps That Make a Salesforce Admin’s Life Easier There are hundreds of free and paid apps on the Salesforce AppExchange so it is not surprising that finding the right one(s) to use can be overwhelming. Prior to implementation there are many steps to take to confirm the app will meet the business needs of […]

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Data Dirty Dozen How to Mitigate CRM Data Quality Difficulties & Deficiencies As mentioned in a previous post CRM: An Introspective, the value of a CRM platform is dependent on successfully managing the quality of data put into it. Attempting to sell, market or serve a client with a baseline of bad data is an uphill battle. […]

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Lightning Design System Salesforce Developers: Get Your Creative On! Throughout the years I’ve worked on my share of programmatic solutions ranging from internal time card applications, processing and streaming presentations, high throughput and robust middleware integrations as well as high profile community oriented sites.  The common denominator of those projects? Loathing the fact of having […]

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