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Happy December Everyone! It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner, and alas Dreamforce ’13 is becoming a distant memory. This was the first Dreamforce I had the honor of presenting at, I must admit, it was a bit nerve racking, but a great experience, and a lot of fun none-the-less! Hopefully this will be the first of many. My session was on Apex Trigger Development for Chatter and seemed to be very well received; I think it’s a great topic and quite interesting. We covered creating triggers to automatically post to an...Read More
Dreamforce is a large Salesforce conference which offers hundreds of sessions to thousands of people. Each session can accommodate 200 – 500 attendees all Chattering, Tweeting, and learning about the Salesforce.com platform. Some of the sessions feature customer success stories discussing their journey and how they use Salesforce.com to grow their business. I have heard many companies of all sizes such as Yahoo, Facebook, Burberry, and Cake Boss share how they use Salesforce.com. Today, I heard my favorite success story to date. Why was...Read More
Alternative Technology Solutions, the leading ERP and salesforce.com service provider for small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors today has announced its agenda for Dreamforce ‘13 and plans to take the show by storm. Alternative, an Inc.500 company and Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner will be presenting at Dreamforce Sessions by Alternative employees and customers, hosting its second annual Manufacturing Mixer during the expo week, and unveiling it’s iQ, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) application with Demo’s at the Small &...Read More
With over 15+ years of manufacturing experience the employees at Alterative have heard about, and dealt with first hand, the pain that faces manufacturers. From CRM needs, to integration requirements, to complex quoting – we feel your pain, and in response, we have launched a few products to ease this pain and make the lives of the mid level manufacturing and distribution companies easier. As you have already seen in our recent press release Alternative will be showcasing its Configure Price Quote solution for Manufacturers at Dreamforce...Read More
Salesforce.com + Integrations = Your Success Wednesday, November 20th: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM Join to find out how our customer, BioTek, increased their customer intelligence and business process efficiencies through an integration with their back-office system. Family owned and in business for over 45 years BioTek Instruments, Inc., is a global leader in microplate instrumentation and software used to aid in the advancement of life science research and to facilitate the drug discovery process. Deb Farnham, from BioTek, is one of the...Read More
Are you and your team headed to Dreamforce 2013 11/18 to 11/21 in San Francisco? If so, we hope to see you there! If you are not familiar with Dreamforce it is Salesforce.com’s annual landmark user group meeting/trade show/extravaganza. Dreamforce is one of the most widely anticipated Sales/Marketing/Customer Service/IT events of the year with tens of thousands of attendees and hundreds of different scheduled events. Oh yeah, and Green Day will be performing. Alternative Technology Solutions is a Salesforce.com Silver Cloud Alliance...Read More
Now that Winter ’14 has finally been rolled out to production orgs worldwide its time to start using the new features. If you haven’t been picking through the release notes with a fine-toothed comb then I’ll save you some time and offer up a cliff notes version. I’ll be highlighting my favorites and an example or two for each, check them out below. Embedded Analytics Have you ever wanted some insightful visuals right on your Account detail page? Well now it’s easier than ever with embedded analytics. You no longer have to result to...Read More