Case Study: Pharmacy Benefits Management Company Solution: Salesforce App Cloud and Salesforce Service Cloud Pharmacy benefits management company that helps people get the medicine they need to feel better and live well. Need: Client was experiencing service interruptions due to excessive system use and architectural deficiencies of QuickBase solution. The service team’s system was slow […]

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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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Should I Get (Salesforce) Certified? During my Microsoft development days I studied for, and eventually acquired my Microsoft Solutions Developer Certification (MCSD). Preparation for the certification exams were tedious but being certified was an important part of our corporate partnership with Microsoft. At that time I never quite grasped the value of certification on a […]

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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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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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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: http://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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Stabilization through Productization Salesforce System vs. Tool One of the many needs that we hear from our prospects and customers alike is the need to drive Salesforce to a point of stability, predictability, and reliability. Those three words are very similar indeed, but they have specific purpose: Stability A state where the system is gracefully handling […]

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Case Study: Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Minnesota Solution: Salesforce / CRM How to use CRM to manage renewals and new business Minnesota’s largest health care plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provides health care coverage to more than 2.7 million members. Blue Cross offers coverage for individuals and groups of all sizes, […]

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