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Top 5 Favorite Salesforce Announcements at Dreamforce

After months of planning and anticipation, Dreamforce ’14 has come and gone. We were inspired by keynotes, learned new things at hands-on training sessions, danced to Bruno Mars, and met people from hundreds of nonprofits in the Foundation Zone. Dreamforce is always a whirlwind, and when it’s over, it’s good to step back and let it all sink in. Lots of great new features and improvements to the platform were announced this year. Here are 5 of my favorite new Salesforce features—plus a bonus!

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Dance Me To The End – 5 Tips for After Dreamforce

As with all good things, Dreamforce inevitably comes to an end, we all find our way back home, and for the briefest of moments, we have that small pause that comes when the music ends, and the realities of our day to day jobs return. But how do we continue to dance through the year with the same zeal and fervor that comes from Dreamforce? Here are five tips that I have used over the years to ensure that the love of Dreamforce does not come before the next year’s event!


4 Steps to Become Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ready

This new Salesforce Analytics Cloud helps “everyday users” (not trained analysts) make informed decisions. However, implementing this technology would require a significant commitment from your organization. Here are a few tips to make your implementation of the Analytics Cloud easier.

How Dreamforce Changed Me

For me, 2013 was the first year I was able to attend Dreamforce and I must say I had no clue what to expect. Sure I asked veteran team members, "Where should I go? What should I see? How do I maximize my experience?" More often than not I heard the same answer: See as much as you can and enjoy the experience because it will be over before you know it.

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Making Your Back Office Hum with Salesforce

All companies, whether for or nonprofit, need to hire and onboard new employees. In many cases, the hiring process may be run through a job board system that handles the posting of job applications, interview scheduling, ratings, etc. Here’s an example of a common back-office process that can be made more efficient with some very simple automation in Salesforce.