Professional & Enterprise Salesforce Professional and Enterprise Editions Congratulations! You just made the decision to utilize Salesforce as your company’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform! Now you are presented with the daunting task of trying to determine which edition is the best fit. Salesforce is an extremely flexible platform, not just in terms of functionality, 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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Salesforce for Nonprofits Nonprofits may not be considering Salesforce as a technology solution often enough. It is not surprising that the commercial sounding “Salesforce” platform gets overlooked. Nonprofits and higher education institutions can gain access to this leading technology at a fraction of the typical cost through different avenues. Salesforce Foundation The Salesforce Foundation’s mission […]

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Options for Pricing Flexibility Salesforce Pricing There are a number of tools that Salesforce offers regarding pricing flexibility that you can grant to (or rescind from) users when determining a price. Default price per product Master line item: Every product defined in your product master has a “Standard Price” defined that will default into new product line […]

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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: Innovative Global Manufacturing Company Solution: Salesforce / CRM How a Salesforce.com partner portal gets channel partners on board. This innovative global manufacturing firm headquartered in Minnesota has revenues of $27 billion and employs 80,000 people worldwide. One of its divisions sells literally thousands of tape and adhesive products and relies on a worldwide […]

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Case Study: Shavlik Technologies Solution: Salesforce Sales Cloud How to listen to the wisdom of the crowd with a Service Cloud online customer community. Shavlik Technologies, LLC is the market leader in the simplification of complex enterprise network configuration, compliance and security issues. Over 10,000 customers worldwide trust Shavlik to help keep their networks secure […]

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Case Study: Douglas Scientific Solution: Salesforce / CRM How to use Salesforce.com to lay the foundation for rapid growth Douglas Scientific sells a revolutionary fluid dispensing and array tape platform for genetic screening and discovery. A newly formed division of Minnesota-based Douglas Machine, the company has sold its groundbreaking technology to the world’s leading ag […]

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