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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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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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Integration Considerations for Every CRM Implementation Salesforce Integration/Implementation To get the most out of a Salesforce implementation, integrating it with backend systems is often necessary. Numerous tools are available to assist with the transfer of data between Salesforce and other systems, and they all have their pros and cons.  Regardless of the tool, an integration […]

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A Best Place to Work Where You CAN Have Your Cake and Eat It Too In August, I walked into a reception that I never expected to be invited to. Nine other DCS team members and I strolled through a set of glass doors into a large private airplane hangar roaring with energy. The overwhelming […]

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Professional & Enterprise Salesforce Professional and Enterprise Editions Congratulations! You just made the decision to utilize Salesforce as your company’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform! Now you are presented with the daunting task of trying to determine which edition is the best fit. Salesforce is an extremely flexible platform, not just in terms of functionality, but […]

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Omni-Channel Salesforce Omni-Channel “Omni-Channel has the power to increase your agents’ response time and effectiveness…” Before Salesforce.com came into my life I was in the Customer Service world, and during that part of my life I spent a few years in a technical support center answering phones and emails. The phone system had CTI to […]

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Org Merge Best Practices Salesforce Org Merge Best Practices A little over a year ago I gave a presentation to the Minnesota Salesforce.com Development Group (@MNSFDCDG) surrounding org merge best practices. Odds are, you were probably not in attendance. If you fall into this category, today is your lucky day! Below I have summarized the key […]

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Salesforce for Nonprofits Nonprofits may not be considering Salesforce as a technology solution often enough. It is not surprising that the commercial sounding “Salesforce” platform gets overlooked. Nonprofits and higher education institutions can gain access to this leading technology at a fraction of the typical cost through different avenues. Salesforce Foundation The Salesforce Foundation’s mission […]

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