Category Archives: Benefit Category

Leaving Salesforce.com- what no one talks about

It’s the break up you did not see coming. Companies that have Salesforce.com sometimes leave it. I encountered another one this month and while I was surprised the telltale signs were there. At the end of the day, my company will likely not deter a client from leaving Salesforce.com–that is, if they engage me in […]

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Salesforce for Outlook + Global Actions = Pragmatic User

Ok, so here I am again: The Salesforce.com partner who actually uses Salesforce.com the same way our clients do. Yes, we have the same nerve-wrecking heartaches you do. To prove it, see how we unwittingly discovered an unplanned benefit when both Salesforce for Outlook and Salesforce1 were setup (and the former was actually working).
Challenge: When in […]

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My Lead Conversion Nightmare #CRM #Salesforce #Sales

Salesforce.com lead conversion. It would seems that the built-in lead conversion process would be a true blessing but it is full of caveats that are, of course, not acknowledged let alone documented.
How did I learn this? By getting burned. By insisting that I use as much native functionality as possible before looking to apps or custom configuration. […]

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Heaven in My New “Generate Invoice” Button

I finally did it. After 4 years I finally set time aside to set up Conga Composer (by @CongaMerge) for my very own instance of Salesforce.com. I run my entire company on Salesforce.com and can proudly say that that now includes invoicing. I hate QuickBooks and loathed the time spent compiling my time entries, generating […]

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#1 Reason it Sucks to Be a Salesforce.com Marketing User

The Marketing App is Salesforce.com is constructed in a thoughtful manner in terms of how the data needs to be stored in order for Users to draw the necessary conclusions from its CRM system about what Campaigns are doing vis-a-vis the influx on inbound Leads and the number of Opportunities they generate. Without going Campaign […]

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CEOs who kowtow to Sales

Where have all the Sales Managers gone? I assume since I haven’t met one in years that this is a bygone profession like the Typist and the Milk Man. I mean, what other reason could there possibly be for the void of the craft, wits, talent typically reserved for the VP /Director/Manager of Sales title?
Being […]

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5 reports Salesforce users should run but don’t #Salesforce #CRM

If you know me or my company, Able Cloud Advisors, then you know I insist on making technology work for me (not me working for it). One of the ways this happens is by creating scheduled reports in Salesforce.com to tell me things I ought to (in theory anyway) be remembering to do myself. Staying […]

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Another Reason to Convert, Then Qualify Leads #Salesforce #Benioff #CRM

This is a quick post. I’m sure if you’ve read my past posts regarding Lead Conversion protocols in Salesforce.com that you know I typically (but not always!) advise my clients to adopt the “Convert, Then Qualify” approach.
One client who is used to its existing “Qualify, Then Convert” approach stumbled on something I did not even […]

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Opportunity Contact Roles Are For Losers #Salesforce #CRM

Not using Salesforce.com Opportunity Contact Roles? You must not like sales. Continue reading

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MEP Center Performance Improvement Using Salesforce.com Webinar, 3/13/2013

[ March 13, 2013; 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 2-3 pm EDT, the nation’s MEP Centers are invited to join a free online webinar conducted by Able Cloud. In our hour together we’ll outline the business processes and functions (e.g. NIST Reporting) that your current or planned instance of Salesforce.com ought to be doing for you. This first-hand […]

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