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If you're doing a CRM system conversion, expansion, or initial implementation, there are some things you need to look for — and look out for — in a vendor proposal. We'll help you sort it out.
Salesforce, WordPress, Simplemachines, BB engines…they all have demos for community-building tools that will daze and amaze. But which one’s for you? Don’t go shopping until you’ve answered these questions.
Both CRM and ERP systems handle contacts, companies, quotes, orders and forecasts… and they may handle line-item configuration, bundles, delivery schedules and invoices. Where does one start and the other stop? Behold this guide for the bewildered.
Both CRM and marketing automation systems handle leads, contacts and companies, but where does one start and the other stop? Behold this guide for the bewildered.
Salesforce Classic isn't going away anytime soon, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be planning your move to the new Lightning UI. Here’s a transition guide for the bewildered.
We all want our CRM projects to succeed, and one way of making a winner is avoiding the characteristics of failed projects. Think of this article as a recipe for disaster and follow none of the advice herein.
What does a Salesforce administrator do all day, week or month? Here's the general rundown.
Don’t be duped by Salesforce.com duplicate records. Deduping seems like one of those routine system maintenance issues, but it’s actually very tricky and there's no undo.
Everyone knows that tech certifications are mainly a resume builder for employees and contractors, right? But Salesforce certification programs in particular — and CRM certifications in general — are a little different. Here's a guide to what you should know about Salesforce certifications for your staff, your consultants, and your project.
Some parts of vendor evaluation never change, but doing a deeper screening for your Salesforce Sales Cloud system in particular, and cloud-based sales CRM in general, is critical. These questions will set you (and your consultant) up for success.
Some parts of vendor evaluation never change, but doing a deeper screening for your Salesforce Service Cloud system in particular, and cloud-based service CRM in general, is critical. These questions will set you (and your consultant) up for success.
The biggest issue with Salesforce Marketing Cloud projects in particular, and cloud-based marketing CRM in general, is matching the soaring goals and promises to the actuality of staff and funding. These questions will help you find a Salesforce consultant with the level of experience you need.
Salesforce Platform Cloud projects in particular, and CRM platform projects in general, have a wide range of requirements and practices, so you are going to need to think about “drill down” questions to ask potential consultants to determine if they're a fit for your particular situation.
Before you sign a contract with a Salesforce.com consultant, or any cloud CRM consultant, you need to understand how the project is going to be run. This comprehensive list of questions will help you determine if the consultant you're looking to hire is a fit for your particular situation.