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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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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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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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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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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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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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