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How to Rise Above Today’s Economic Challenges: Equip Your Sales Force with Mobile CRM


In today’s tough economic climate, companies need their sales teams operating at peak performance. But traditional customer relationship management (CRM) may be hampering field salespeople’s productivity, with frequent downtime and lengthy sales cycles cutting them off from their managers. Learn how mobile CRM solutions can help speed up and improve the sales process, so your company can survive even the toughest market.

salesforce ideaexchange  Sales Force Motivation , Salesforce Ideaexchange , Term Sales Force Automation , Salesforce com Integrates , Salesforce Mobile , Sales Assessments Sales Force Development , Covering Salesforce , Salesforce On-demand , Sales Assessment Test , Perspectives on Salesforce , Custom Objects in Salesforce . Executive Brief There''s never been a time when you haven''t needed your field salespeople to perform at peak ability. But a number of challenges in today''s global marketplace makes it harder than ever for Read More

Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company


Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software

salesforce ideaexchange  GE Capital leverages the Salesforce Chatter social networking tool (in part based on the GroupSwim and DimDim acquisitions) so that its employees, customers, and partners can collaborate with real-time feeds, files, and updates. Reportedly, the company has cut down in-person meetings by 30 percent via Chatter communities. 2.     Connected Employees: How do you sell as a team? NBCUniversal uses multiple saleforce.com products starting with the original Salesforce Sales Cloud offering and Chatter where Read More

Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS: Traction Update


At the recent AWS:REINVENT 2013 conference, Red Hat made two announcements about its OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Red Hat has expanded its commercial public PaaS to 14 new Eurozone countries, making OpenShift Online available in more than 30 countries. Additionally, with this announcement Red Hat is lowering OpenShift Online’s gear/hour pricing by 50 percent and providing

salesforce ideaexchange  works. Breathing Down the Salesforce Platform’s Neck? OpenShift still has a long row to hoe to catch up with the market leading Salesforce Platform and partner ecosystem, which currently boasts more than 2,000 partner apps (in the AppExchange app store), with more than 2 million installs and over 20,000 user reviews. Still, a  recent Seeking Alpha article  talked about a possible write-off of risks for salesforce.com and its investors, given that some number of these start-up platform partners likely Read More

FinancialForce Accounting Summer ’12 Bridges Salesforce Service Cloud and Accounting


FinancialForce Accounting Summer ’12 is launched just in time for the Dreamforce 2012 conference. FinancialForce Accounting has been extended to work with Salesforce Service Cloud (previously it worked with Salesforce Sales Cloud only). This integration is expected to eliminate the proverbial gap between customer service and finance functions and to turn the customer service center (call center

salesforce ideaexchange  Accounting Summer ’12 Bridges Salesforce Service Cloud and Accounting FinancialForce Accounting Summer ’12 is launched just in time for the Dreamforce 2012 conference. FinancialForce Accounting has been extended to work with Salesforce Service Cloud (previously it worked with Salesforce Sales Cloud only). This integration is expected to eliminate the proverbial gap between customer service and finance functions and to turn the customer service center (call center) from a cost center to a profit Read More

Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1


Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large user conference, a vendor’s staffer asked me why I wasn’t already using an iPad tablet computer. That question cracked me up, since I still use an Apple’s discontinued iBook notebook (besides the fact that I might only

salesforce ideaexchange  ) , Apex (or Salesforce Code ) , Salesforce for Google AdWords , VisualForce (now Salesforce Sites ), IdeaForce , or Force.com  at the time (and who knows what other force  has come out of the Saleforce.com’s tireless marketing department)? Mission (Accomplished): Cloud Computing Driver, Catalyst and Evangelist Lately, however, the self-promoting  software as a service (SaaS)  and public  cloud computing  leader with the slick marketing has finally managed to convince me of its substance and Read More

Metal Shark Boats Selects Rootstock’s Cloud ERP


Rootstock Software, a provider of cloud manufacturing and supply chain management (SCM) applications on the Salesforce Platform (and available on the AppExchange by salesforce.com, a popular marketplace for business apps), recently announced that Metal Shark, a Louisiana-based supplier of aluminum-built commercial, military, and government boats, has chosen Rootstock’s cloud ERP to help run its

salesforce ideaexchange  (SCM) applications on the Salesforce Platform (and available on the AppExchange by salesforce.com , a popular marketplace for business apps), recently announced that Metal Shark , a Louisiana-based supplier of aluminum-built commercial, military, and government boats, has  chosen Rootstock’s cloud ERP to help run its highly automated manufacturing processes with precise controls and planning, including 3D modeling and precision cutting. The company, founded in 2005, has quickly established itself by Read More

Facebook Eyeing Enterprise Social Networking


The Financial Times reports that Facebook is secretly developing a social Web site for the enterprise called "Facebook at Work"—allowing users to keep their personal profile separate from their professional profile. Get the details in P.J.'s write-up.

salesforce ideaexchange  as the case of Salesforce Community Cloud (which leverages the Salesforce Chatter social platform and much more).   Facebook’s upcoming enterprise offering will have to contend with corporate skepticism due to Facebook''s historical consumer focus and reputation as a productivity killer and time waster, whereas LinkedIn already has an established base of more than 330 million professional accounts. Still, no one can dismiss Facebook’s potential competition and will have to further differentiate their Read More

Proveris Scientific Leverages salesforce.com CRM with Rootstock Cloud ERP


Proveris Scientific Corporation, a provider of solutions that streamline complex development and release testing processes of orally inhaled pharmaceutical and nasal drug products, recently selected Rootstock Software’s cloud manufacturing and supply chain management software built on the Salesforce Platform.

salesforce ideaexchange  software built on the Salesforce Platform . The expectation for the Massachusetts-based company is to stop overbuying parts and materials and assure that it has enough in inventory to meet order demand for its nasal and aerosol testing instrumentation.   With Rootstock’s cloud manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, Proveris Scientific hopes to be able to determine how many of its most popular machines can be built with the inventory on hand. The still relatively small company Read More

BigMachines Launches BigMachines Express


BigMachines announces that BigMachines Express is now available on the Salesforce.com AppExchange. This solution targets small and medium-sized businesses that want to create product profiles, assign desired prices, and further generate proposals in Salesforce CRM. The solution is built on the Force.com platform, which allows for easy installation and configuration for Salesforce CRM users. The

salesforce ideaexchange  further generate proposals in Salesforce CRM. The solution is built on the Force.com platform, which allows for easy installation and configuration for Salesforce CRM users. The solution will be showcased at Dreamforce, September 18-21. Read More

FinancialForce ERP—New Player in Cloud ERP Market


With recent acquisitions of Vana Workforce and Less Software announced during the Dreamforce 2013 conference, which resulted in the addition of FinancialForce HCM and FinancialForce SCM to FinancialForce.com's product portfolio, FinancialForce.com has not surprisingly set its eyes on becoming a leading cloud ERP provider, using the Salesforce1 Platform. Senior analyst PJ Jakovljevic gives an overview of the new FinancialForce ERP application and what is has to offer adopters.

salesforce ideaexchange  Automation (PSA) , and Salesforce CRM modules (see TEC’s 2012 article on the company’s early years and capabilities). Together, these standalone applications make FinancialForce ERP, a unified family of cloud solutions offering visibility from front to back office and a single user experience across the enterprise (see Figure 2). Built on the recently enhanced “mobile first” Salesforce1 platform (salesforce.com’s development partners no longer have to worry about handling different versions of Read More

Accounting Seed


Accounting Seed Financial Suite is an accounting and ERP application that is native to the force.com platform and fully integrated into Salesforce CRM. The application was designed by a team of certified public accountants, Force.com developers, and business process consultants. Accounting Seed Financial Suite is a horizontal offering providing all industries with a back-office accounting suite that includes project accounting, ERP, and robust financial reporting.  

salesforce ideaexchange  and fully integrated into Salesforce CRM. The application was designed by a team of certified public accountants, Force.com developers, and business process consultants. Accounting Seed Financial Suite is a horizontal offering providing all industries with a back-office accounting suite that includes project accounting, ERP, and robust financial reporting. Read More

FinancialForce Supply Chain Management: Manage Your Supply Chain Processes in One Unified App


Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them.

salesforce ideaexchange  App Built on the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce SCM helps manage a company’s entire supply chain processes from order to procurement and back to inventory, in a single closed-loop process. This application aims to improve efficiency in acquiring, managing, and selling goods and services, through visibility, automation, and control. This data sheet identifies some supply chain challenges and the functionality FinancialForce SCM offers to address them. Read More

FinancialForce Accounting


FinancialForce Accounting™ is a simple, yet powerful, accounting application that is straightforward to learn, easy to implement, and trouble-free to maintain. It complements Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), helping to bring back office data to the front, eliminating data silos, and allowing companies to align sales, service, and finance on a single cloud platform. FinancialForce Accounting enables more efficient accounting processes, shorter period closes, and sharper financial reporting.

salesforce ideaexchange  to maintain. It complements Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), helping to bring back office data to the front, eliminating data silos, and allowing companies to align sales, service, and finance on a single cloud platform. FinancialForce Accounting enables more efficient accounting processes, shorter period closes, and sharper financial reporting. Read More

Salesforce.com Presents Sales Performance Accelerator


Sales Performance Accelerator is a new solution from Salesforce.com, resulting from the integration between Sales Cloud, Data.com, and Work.com. Salesforce.com customers have been using the three products at the same time previous to this, but the Sales Performance Accelerator provides a tighter integration between the three. In addition, the newly proposed package appears as an actual support

salesforce ideaexchange  exceed sales targets'' debate. Salesforce expects that customers that adopt the new product will register an increase in lead conversion, sales rep productivity, and number sales. Real life sales are oftentimes impacted by lead data inaccuracy, a lack of collaboration between team members, and insufficient coaching. In response to these difficult aspects encountered by sales teams, Sales Performance Accelerator promises: Data.com ensures clean, targeted lead and customer data for sales teams; Sales Cloud Read More

Salesforce.com Acquires ExactTarget


Salesforce.com will acquire the cloud marketing platform ExactTarget. The transaction was valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Salesforce plans to add ExactTarget's digital marketing capabilities to its Marketing Cloud functionality and to expand its customer base with ExactTarget's more than 6,000 customers (including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been

salesforce ideaexchange  Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been thriving on its previous acquisitions—Radian6 and Buddy Media—which focus on social marketing. With the new acquisition, Salesforce will be introducing digital marketing to its marketing offering. ExactTarget''s suite of products offers the following benefits: Email marketing allows organizations of all sizes to send small or large volumes of e-mail to targeted individuals. Mobile marketing gives users the flexibility to reach customers using Read More