Why you should care about partner status? Salesforce Silver Partner For decades, software publishers leveraged partner programs for their resellers, often with tiers based on size, performance or other criteria. Some publishers managed complex programs involving training and certifications while others used it to recognize sales performance (and provide co-op marketing funds based on performance). As […]

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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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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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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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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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Chief Architect Interview Salesforce MVP Andy Boettcher Do you know Andy Boettcher, DCS Chief Architect and Salesforce MVP? Listen to the “WizardCast” podcast interview to learn more about Andy and Demand Chain Systems! Podcast: https://thewizardnews.com/2015/04/20/wizardcast-episode-iii-revenge-of-the-pithy-comment/ *There are so many different careers and jobs that involve Salesforce beyond being and administrator or a developer. Andy Boettcher […]

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