September 20, 2016

Right or Wrong: How Do I Decide?

When there’s more than one way to get something done, how do you make the best choice? Consistency is the key. If you’ve used Salesforce for a while, you probably know that for any given problem there are multiple ways to solve it. Remember to be consistent.

May 17, 2016

Stages of CRM Adoption

Through my work as a Salesforce consultant I believe there are three key levels or “energy states” an organization can potentially occupy. They run from low-adoption, low-efficiency, up to high adoption and high efficiency. A key indicator of where your organization might be revolves around the use of reports. Let’s explore that a bit and learn more about these three states.

March 29, 2016

What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Salesforce)

If you were drawn to this article, you likely have a little bundle of cloud-based joy on the way. Congratulations! After a few months of preparation, you’re going to have a new system in your life that will bring you years of joy (or, at the very least, productivity) for years to come.

But before the big day comes, there are a few things we should talk about.

February 23, 2016

Finding a Trusted Advisor

When you hire a consultant to help you with your Salesforce implementation, you’re hiring them because you have a problem you need help with whether it being moving from another system to Salesforce or working to enhance your existing Salesforce instance. It is important to find a trusted advisor, not an order taker.

January 26, 2016

Before You Build the House: Preparing to Implement Salesforce

Start with a budget! With Salesforce, a lot of functionality is available right “out of the box” for the base price. There are some things, like automation and integration, that potentially add line items (and thus, dollars) to the budget – you’ll need to decide whether you can afford those items up front, or whether you can continue some processes manually while you allocate budget to add those on later. Or, you might prioritize some apps, and decide you don’t really need the others at all.