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Written by Kestryl Lowrey and Stephen Earheart When you migrate to Salesforce, you become deeply familiar with your organization’s data—the volume, the quality, and the
Einstein Analytics provides additional insights into the data you are storing in Salesforce. We’ve presented seven ways that Einstein can make your organization smarter!
Salesforce.org recently released a new tool for colleges and universities, the Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA) package. HEDA aims to offer a core architecture package for managing common relationship data across the student lifecycle, including institutional and departmental affiliations, interpersonal relationships, and course enrollments.
The Nonprofit Starter Pack 3.0 (NPSP 3.0) is a set of managed packages installed on Salesforce to customize the platform for some common nonprofit use cases. It is the most current version of the Nonprofit Starter Pack, and has some key improvements and new features compared to the previous version. We’ve taken some time to share some of these highlights with you.
Roll-up summaries are a powerful tool within Salesforce to help you analyze your data without running a summary report. They can give you data specific to the contact or household you are viewing, providing a snapshot of related donations so you can get a sense of the donor’s engagement with your organization at a glance. Standard roll-up summary fields summarize all or some related records into a calculated field on a master object. The field can display a count, sum, maximum, or minimum value from the related records, operating on numeric, currency, or date fields. You can create roll-up summaries of Opportunities on Account records, or on any master object summarizing a field from its detail records.
Visual Flows are a powerful tool for any administrator on the Salesforce platform. With a drag and drop interface and a suite of possible actions, Visual Flows can let you level up in system automation without having to write a single line of code (and if you’re comfortable with a bit of Visualforce, you can take them even further). With the powers of Visual Flows and the new features that Salesforce rolled out in Winter ’15, there’s plenty of reasons to implement Visual Flows as part of your business processes. In this blog post, I’ll explore another way to extend your Visual Flows by using Custom Settings.
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!