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Salesforce Spring16 release quick summary

Today Salesforce published <b>Spring’16</b> release(Preview) notes<b>.</b> The <b>Spring’16</b> release of <b>Salesforce.com</b> is now in available under <b>pre-release</b> program<b>.</b> On</b> …

CRM Success Is Simple If You Avoid These Common Pitfalls

<b>Sound Advice from 400 CRM Practitioners</b><p>In today’s world, the only source of competitive advantage is one that can survive technology-fueled …

CRM … Changing the Role of “Sales Manager”

I cannot remember how many times I have sat in meetings with sales management discussing their need to see what their sales team is doing. They want …

Salesforce Analytics Cloud gets Wave Actions, Lightning reports, embedded dashboards

Salesforce today announced new capabilities for its Analytics Cloud, a cloud-based business intelligence tool that Salesforce launched almost a year ago. It’s becoming possible to embed dashboards from the Analytics Cloud into other parts of Salesforce, and new Wave Actions allow salespeople to …

Salesforce launches App Cloud, puts developer resources under one roof

As part of the App Cloud launch, Salesforce also rolled out Heroku Enterprise, which will address key concerns for CIOs.<p>Salesforce consolidated its …

Bluewolf's Annual The State of Salesforce Report Reveals Improving Employee Experience as Top Business Objective for 2016

Bluewolf’s Annual The State of Salesforce Report Reveals Improving Employee Experience as Top Business Objective for 2016<p>Leading Organizations Focus …

Employee Engagement

7 Lessons Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Learned From Larry Ellison | Inc.com

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is now one of the most powerful leaders in Silicon Valley, but 30 years ago, he was a young, aspiring entrepreneur just starting off his career.<p>It was Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, now the world’s fifth-richest man, who took Benioff under his wing and turned him into a star …

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The guy in charge of 'the greatest product Salesforce has ever built' has left that role

But Bigelow has not left the company, Alex Dayon, president of products for Salesforce told The Information.<p>It's not exactly clear what this means for Wave but executives keep insisting that the product is selling well, although they haven't released sales data on it yet.<p>Salesforce launched Wave …

Salesforce Launches 20 Apple Watch Apps For Doing Business On Your Wrist

Salesforce.com has been working on the Apple Watch from the very beginning. Now, the cloud software giant is pushing another deluge of apps onto the platform.<p>At a Tuesday event, the cloud giant announced 20 new Salesforce-partner apps for the wearable device built on top of its Salesforce1 …

Apps

Salesforce acquires Chicago digital-design firm AKTA

Chicago digital-design firm ÄKTA has been acquired by Salesforce, the Silicon Valley firm that makes customer relationship management software.<p>John Roa ⇒, ÄKTA's founder and CEO, announced the deal in a blog post.<p>Terms were not disclosed.<p>"As part of Salesforce, we will be able to help bring …

Salesforce Shield builds compliant Apps

With the launch of Salesforce Shield customers are now able to easily build Apps that can meet their compliance and governance requirements. This is …

Salesforce

7 Must-Have Salesforce Apps and Plugins to Grow Your Sales and Revenue

If you’re looking for ways to make sure your sales hit the ground running this year, you need more than just a great marketing team. You need maximum …

Salesforce

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff saw the wearable computer revolution coming years ago

In fact, Benioff saw the wearable tech revolution coming years ago.<p>According to Carlye Adler, the co-author of Benioff's book, "Behind the Cloud," Benioff was obsessed with wearables like Fitbit, the activity tracking wristband, from as early as 2008.<p>He would hand out free Fitbits during management …

Apple Watch

Salesforce launches free Analytics Cloud Playground

Salesforce has released a free version of its Analytics Cloud, and you don't need a Salesforce account. You can use your own data from CSV or Excel …

These Salesforce-related apps could justify an Apple Watch

Wondering whether or not you can write off an Apple Watch as a business expense?<p>Salesforce has already made the wrist-worn device central to its …

Creating a Salesforce Lightning Map Component - Salesforce Developers Blog

Learn how to create a Map component using Lightning Components. Step-by-step instructions and source code provided. This component also shows how to …

Salesforce redesigns Sales Cloud with the Lightning Experience, launches Financial Services Cloud

Salesforce today announced the Lightning Experience, a major redesign effort spanning the company’s applications and devices. The effort starts with a revamp of the desktop version of Sales Cloud, Salesforce’s core web-based customer-relationship management software.<p>Salesforce today also unveiled …

Salesforce

Salesforce Lightning Ushers In New Design For Core CRM Product

Salesforce .com lifted the curtain on Salesforce Lightning today, the completely redesigned version of its core CRM product. As is often the case with Salesforce, the announcement included several pieces. At the same time, it announced the first in a series of industry-specific CRM packages.<p>The new …

Salesforce Winter16 release quick summary

Today Salesforce published <b>Winter’16</b> release(Preview) notes<b>.</b> The <b>Winter’16</b> release of <b>Salesforce.com</b> is now in available under <b>pre-release</b> program<b>.</b> On …

Apps

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: IBM, Oracle, SAP are 'big dinosaurs'

That happens to be one of Benioff's favorite topics. So naturally, his answers were wonderfully colorful. For starters, he compared IBM, Oracle and SAP to "big dinosaurs."<p>I think we all know IBM still sells a lot of mainframes. That doesn't mean that IBM is innovating ... It just means they're …

Selling

Tutorial - Build Your First Lightning Component

I was fortunate enough to be on the Lightning beta and have spent a considerable amount of time building Lightning components over the past weeks. If …

A Connected App Strategy Leads To Stronger Customer Relationships

Salesforce.com was started with a simple premise: why couldn’t enterprise apps be as easy to use as buying a book on Amazon? In the last 14 years, …

Salesforce wants to revolutionize your healthcare experience

It’s undeniable that Salesforce, the San Francisco software company, has transformed how companies in industries as diverse as financial services and …

10 Free (Yes, Free!) Apps That Will Accelerate Your Business’s Growth

You don’t need a big budget to implement AppExchange apps; in fact, you don’t need a budget at all. AppExchange has more than 1,000 free apps you can …

The State of Sales Productivity in 2015 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Docurated recently released an infographic to highlight the state of sales productivity. The research is taken from a survey of 127 sales and …

Productivity