Here at Cloud Notions we are huge fans of both Salesforce and Tableau. So this week’s announcement that Salesforce had agreed to acquire Tableau was met with great fanfare and celebration. But what does this all mean for existing Salesforce and Tableau customers?
Because the Salesforce software takes care of many traditional admin tasks, system administration is easier than ever before. Customizing the application, training users, and “turning on” new features—all are just a few clicks away. The person responsible for these tasks is your Salesforce CRM administrator. Because this person is one of the most important resources in making your CRM a success, it’s important to carefully choose your administrator and to ensure they are keeping their skills up to date.
Clients often have website forms with a large number of fields, especially checkboxes. Unfortunately, it’s often Salesforce that bears the brunt of this by simply adding all the fields to the Leads object. In this post, I’ll explain how you can avoid having 60+ checkboxes on the Lead record page, but still show checkboxes on the web-to-lead forms.
We always say that in the cloud, nothing is impossible. Last St. Patrick’s Day, my daughter challenged me to use the power of Salesforce…to help catch a Leprechaun! It was a great way to demonstrate the intersection of the “Internet of Things” (IOT) and cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI).
We’ve worked with many sales managers. An accurate sales forecast is typically the “holy grail”. All sales leaders are looking to view the pipeline, coach the reps, and manage by exception. But how can this be done without extensive data entry by the reps? SalesDirector.ai is a new product that addresses all of these needs.
Salesforce.com is the market leader among growing businesses. Organizations adopt Salesforce to increase their leads, minimize lost opportunities, and automate business processes. And Salesforce is the perfect tool for the job; it’s fast, flexible, and robust. However, we are often contacted by customers who feel they haven’t yet maximized their ROI.
Successful small businesses are one of our favorite types of clients. Technology can often make a major difference when a business has survived the initial startup mode and is now gaining traction in their industry. When a small business is initially starting out, they can usually get by with emailing spreadsheets, leaving sticky notes on desks, and meeting frequently. But in a growing business, these types of systems will break down. The end result is lost opportunity, and a risk of stalling the business.
For decades, organizations have invested in technology to incrementally innovate and become more profitable. In the Digital Era, organizations use technology to transform how they interact with customers, what they sell, how their employees work and make decisions, and how they optimize their businesses.
In today’s business environments, customer expectations are changing the way we do business. Customers expect engagement to be easy, content to be rich, and access immediate and reliable. This is the force powering the movement to become a digital business.
We’ve recently spent quite a bit of consulting time developing Visualforce and Apex code. Each client seems to prefer their own Integrated Development Environment (IDE), and so we’ve had an opportunity to try out nearly all of the leading Force.com developer tools in the last year. In this article, we’ll list the major tools and their pros and cons.