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Better SharePoint Business Solution Deployment

Why do we need a phased approach to rolling out SharePoint business solutions? SharePoint offers businesses an excellent opportunity to leverage out the box features to accomplish a variety of business functions from team member collaboration, document management and information sharing to automated project task tracking and issue management and just about everything in between. […]

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5 Biggest Hiring Mistakes

Creating Unrealistic Job Descriptions Who would you rather hire? Someone who is talented and can deliver results for you or someone who lists every skill on their resume that matches to an unrealistic job description?   We see this all the time. Hiring managers design a laundry list of technical skills and certifications that are required […]

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Apttus Advanced Approvals

Apttus Advanced Approvals allows organizations to develop approval processes that are above and beyond what Salesforce.com currently offers with their Approval Processes. Apttus Advanced Approvals allows for greater flexibility and visibility when it comes to Approval Processes. Here is a quick comparison of some of the advanced features: Apttus-AWA-Datasheet   Additionally, with the latest release […]

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Salesforce Lightning Components

The Lightning Component Framework is Salesforce’s new framework for building dynamic single-page user interfaces that will run on phones, tablets, and the desktop.  The Salesforce1 Mobile app was developed with Lightning Components and Salesforce is now opening up that framework to developers and administrators to build their own components and applications that can be used […]

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3 Steps to Crafting a Successful Change Management Process

You’ve decided to make the move away from your legacy CRM platform to Salesforce. There are two possible reasons for this change: You’re being proactive. The company is growing and it’s an exciting time to be there. You want to find better ways to best equip your Sales team with the right tools to sell […]

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Can A UX Designer Help My Business?

User experience (UX) design is my passion and I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of projects with small to large businesses on projects ranging from simple to complex. I believe that every project, regardless of scale, deserves to be designed thoughtfully and that’s where a UX designer can help. Don Norman, who […]

The Power of Social Collaboration

“Through 2015, 80% of social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and an overemphasis on technology.” -Gartner, 2013 It seems that everything is social these days. At least it feels like everything needs to have a social element to be considered relevant. Everyone, from companies to not-for-profits to government […]

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Agile is a Great Fit for Salesforce Projects

Have you ever wondered if the agile development methodology works better for some types of projects than others?   Because the agile methodology provides so many benefits including flexibility, speed, client involvement, and the ability to identify issues or bugs early on, more and more companies are moving toward agile. What’s more, I would argue that […]

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To Use Folders or Not to Use Folders – That is the SharePoint Question

The project sponsor says “We are migrating to SharePoint 2013 because we want to use metadata and content types instead of folders to resolve our content issues.”   This is a valid project requirement, particularly for companies migrating from an old intranet platform or file shares.  But what do you need to consider in answering the […]

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Strategy without Execution is Fluff

How would you respond to the following questions? “Does your company have a strategy in place?” And, “Is your company executing that strategy?” My sense is that many of us would respond with a tentative “yes”, followed by a “but”, that would qualify the validity of the first answer.  In reality many companies have a strategy […]