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Case Study: Public Research University Solution: Salesforce App Cloud A public institution operating with the mission to change lives through research, education, and outreach. Need: This “Public Research University” has an extensive history with Salesforce, with multiple orgs providing functionality for various groups. To support the natural cycles of change at the institution, it needed […]

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Salesforce DX What is it and how do I prepare for it? Salesforce DX, arguably the largest development to come out of the developer keynote at Dreamforce ’16, will change the way we developer applications within the Salesforce platform and the App cloud. Dubbed as “Continuous Development for Salesforce apps”, Salesforce DX consists of several […]

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Geocoding Features Alexa: Check out Salesforce’s New Geocoding Features A few weeks ago, I was at my brother-in-law’s house checking out their Amazon Echo.  The kids were having a blast playing tunes and adding items to the shopping list.  Okay, maybe it wasn’t just the kids. I picked up an Echo and began tinkering with Alexa, Echo’s version […]

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Save Time with Native Salesforce Tools Salesforce Administrators usually wear many hats and at times it can be hard to gain traction. Here are a few quick tips to help check things off the to-do list faster. Login as any user If you haven’t already, look into enabling “Login as any User” from the setup […]

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Considerations When Architecting A Solution Salesforce Solutions When architecting a solution one needs to be sensitive to develop something manageable and sustainable while leveraging the appropriate technology for the task. Salesforce continues to push the envelope at a fast pace delivering platform enhancements to leverage for solutions.  Therein lies a challenge, how does one keep up […]

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What is Pardot? Salesforce / Pardot If you have worked with Salesforce or are familiar with marketing automation software, it is likely you have run across one of the hottest tools on the market … Pardot. Pardot is Salesforce.com’s marketing automation suite that helps companies engage with prospects and leads in a simpler and smarter […]

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Change Management Process (Part 2) Salesforce Summer Release In Salesforce.com Change Management Process (Part 1), we touched on Environments and how to structure them. In Part 2, we will discuss deployment methods. There are multiple deployment methods available for Salesforce administrators and developers. This post will focus on Change Sets and Force.com Migration Tools. Change Sets […]

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Advanced Flow Tips and Tricks Salesforce Tips & Tricks By now, all administrators and developers should be familiar with Salesforce’s Flow capability. In brief, it’s a visual way of outlining and implementing a business process or set of tasks.  Flows are a great way for both administrators and developers to customize Salesforce to suit their […]

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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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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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