While this subject seems to be a no brainer for most experienced Salesforce consultants, this happens much more than we care to admit. We are constantly building solutions that have many moving parts managed by, potentially multiple, teams located throughout the world or even in the same building. Configuration is constantly being pushed through the various development streams culminating in a release to production. Even with the best controls in place, one team may have had an end user ask for a simple configuration change to be made and it does not make it into the formal release documents…
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Mark Simpson is a 20 year veteran of the CRM consulting space where he has delivered solutions to both private and public sector organizations using Salesforce and Siebel CRM.
In this blog we will discuss some of the challenges driving the need for Master Data Management and how to overcome these challenges.
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Bhanu Chander is a Lead Consultant with Apps Associates. He has 10+ years of experience in IT industry in the areas of software development in Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, NoSQL, Python and middleware integration technologies. He is a certified Dell Boomi and MuleSoft Developer. In his current role at Apps Associates he focuses on developing and implementing integration solutions to various clients using middleware integration tools.
Our practice saw a huge uptick in customers who wanted to enhance their Salesforce experience. How could you blame them? Salesforce CRM is the powerhouse for data! Three hot products for our practice this year were CPQ, Field Service and of course, integrations. Let’s look at some of the success stories of 2019 here at Apps Associates and see if you’re in a similar situation to some of our clients.
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Jordan is a Staff Consultant at Apps Associates. 4x Certified in Service Cloud and Field Service Lightning, Jordan has a background in customer service and marketing. Current responsibilities include analysis and customization of Salesforce orgs for clients as well as research into new Salesforce applications that could be utilized in the future.
Rapid growth in available data has increased the amount of time and sophistication necessary to make sense of enormous data. Making this data actionable has become its own industry. Demand for artificial intelligence (AI) is burgeoning quickly. According to Statista market research, the market for AI will increase from $9.5 billion in 2018 to $118.6 billion by 2025 in the US alone. How long ago did point of care first responders only dream of using AI-driven hand-held ultrasound to assess injury; AI-driven pattern detection systems now diagnose and inform emergency personnel when abnormalities are detected and suggest next course of action. Similarly, Salesforce Einstein Analytics Platform is the leading innovation in business intelligence. While Salesforce CRM is the leading software in increasing business data visibility, Einstein Analytics was developed specifically to expand business user-centric access to analytic apps leveraging algorithms to identify trends too complicated to view or detect otherwise, diagnose shortfalls, and suggest next actions.
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Francis is an 8X certified Salesforce Einstein Analytics and Discovery Senior Consultant at Apps Associates. He is a Ph.D. scientist who has authored academic scientific publications in the fields of lipid membrane biophysics and molecular and cell biology in conjunction with Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, Duke University School of Medicine, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has reported on data-driven clinical research serving as regulatory scientist, director, and medical writing consultant for the biological device, pharmaceutical, and wellness industries. His work in science has shifted from generating and reporting data to finding better ways to help biotechnology companies assess, visualize, and make predictions using AI and machine learning to process data.
What has always struck me about the Salesforce World Tour
gatherings is the energy in the room. It is a one-day, jam packed event meant to get all your Salesforce mojo in gear for the rest of the year. In order to get the most out of the event, I have some tips for you that will help you be a Salesforce Trailblazer.
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Jaime Seagraves is a Vice President at Apps Associates. He is a seasoned professional with 18 years of experience in the ever changing Information Technology Industry. Jaime consistently achieves measurable results in a very competitive, fast-paced environment and excels at identifying business opportunities, planning sales strategies, and cultivating long-term relationships. His focus is sales and account management for the firm. As a daily user of SF.com, Jaime’s true passion and background is with Analytics. He has been a key leader in some of the largest Big Data and Analytics implementations in the world. Jaime currently sits on Rutgers University Advisory Board for Big Data & Analytics.
Salesforce enthusiasts believe that companies moving over from Classic to Lightning Interface will be a major trend in the Salesforce ecosystem in 2019. Will you be a trendsetter for your company? If you are unsure, just know, the hype is real! However, as exciting as it may be, there are things to take into account before you make the switch to Lightning. Check out our recommendations on how you can tackle this switch and to determine if now is the right time.
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Danielle Mitropoulos is a Boston native and a Salesforce Staff Consultant at Apps Associates. She is a certified Salesforce Administrator and has been working within the platform for over six years. Before joining the Apps Associates team, she was the Operations and Salesforce Administrator at a telecommunications company where she worked closely with both Sales and Marketing teams to support and enhance existing functionality, design and build new functionality to support business cases and hold trainings for end users to help with user adoption.