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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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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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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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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Get Agile! It’s that time of year again when everyone creates their countdown list and shares their New Year’s resolutions. One of the more popular New Year’s resolutions is to be more productive.  You will hear people say things like, “I want to get more organized, I want to get more things done in a […]

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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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