Why Salesforce.com Projects Fail – Top 5 lessons

Salesforce.com Projects can fail! Yes, irrespective of whether, they are small simple projects or large complex Salesforce CRM projects – they can fail if precautionary measures are not taken before and during implementation. Invariably we blame system (i.e. Salesforce.com) and not how it was implemented. It is surprising, that despite Salesforce.com being such a flexible and exhaustive tool – we hear stories of Salesforce projects not being successful.

Why Salesforce.com projects Fail

At Dhruvsoft we had privilage of working with several clients, where we not only helped them nail the reasons for failure of their Salesforce.com projects; we also helped them turn around. Based on our experience with such projects, in this post we have identified Top 5 reasons for failure of Salesforce.com Projects. [Read more…]

Salesforce.com launches – Salesforce Einstein – Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Cloud

Salesforce.com has unveiled its offering in Artificial Intelligence (AI) space – Salesforce Einstein. With Salesforce.com Einstein – Salesforce adds remarkable AI features to its flagship products – Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud. The best part is Salesforce Einstein can be used by anyone in the organization as platform is customizable using both code or clicks.

In a world of interconnected things  – PCs, Mobiles, cars, refrigerators, aircraft engines – Salesforce.com offered Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud in last year’s Dreamforce. With IoT resulting in vast amount of data – Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the natural extension of Salesforce platform. [Read more…]

CTI Integration of Zoho CRM with Elastix

If your company is planning to use Zoho CRM for Call Center you can consider the Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) with Zoho CRM. In this post we are discussing a case of Zoho CRM CTI integration with Elastix Server and Synway Gateway.

CTI is desktop based functionality that helps the users to interact with customers more efficiently by integrating telephony with software. Zoho phonebridge in Zoho CRM is used to integrate telephones with computer. [Read more…]

Zoho CRM for Sales – 5 ways to achieve success

Zoho CRM SuccessIf you are a salesperson using Zoho CRM – here are five ways to achieve success with Zoho CRM. Salesperson in every organisation have certain challenges in their daily work.The organizations prefer to use Zoho CRM (A cloud based application) to solve the challenges faced by the salesperson. Zoho CRM helps the Salesperson to concentrate on closing the deal by increasing their productivity rather than involving the salesperson in time consuming activities.

Here are our top 5 picks for end users to achieve success with Zoho CRM: [Read more…]

Salesforce.com Summer 16 – Service Cloud New Features

Salesforce.com Service Cloud New in Summer 16The New Features of Service Cloud in Salesforce.com Summer 16 include the enancements in Field Service, Console Changes, Social Customer services and some other minor changes. Salesforce.com is now releasing most of the new improvements in Lightning version only and hence most of the new features are released only in Lightning.

Here are some of the major changes to Service Cloud in Salesforce.com Summer 16 release:

Field Service Enhancements

Field service was released in previous version. Now additional features have been released for Field Service:

  • Knowledge articles can be added to Work Orders
  • Field Service Lightning is now GA. In this a dynamic scheduling console with smart scheduling capability based on technician skill level, travel time, location, and other service factors can be made
  • Milestones on Work Orders can be created which will help you link entitlements to work orders. (Available only in Lightning Experience)
  • Work Order Hierarchy can be created

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Salesforce.com Summer 16 – Sales Cloud New Features

The New Features of Sales Cloud in Salesforce.com Summer 16 are mostly related to Lightning. Salesforce.com is now releasing new improvements in Lightning version only. Here are some of the major changes to Sales Cloud in Salesforce.com Summer 16 release:

Changes to Salesforce Editions

Salesforce has come down to three editions – Professional, Enterprise and Unlimited. With this change more features like Offline Connect, Contracts, Console and Limited Functionality of Entitlements is available with Professional Edition. Knowledge and Live Agent are now part of Unlimited Edition of Service Cloud. [Read more…]

Force.com Enhancements in Salesforce.com Summer 16 Release

The release date of Salesforce.com Summer 16 Release is just few weeks away. In this post we are discussing about the key Force.com Enhancements in Salesforce.com Summer 16 Release. This is first article of the series in which we will be highlighting the enhancements coming up in Summer’16 in salesforce.com

Enhancements to Customization

Lightning App Builder

  • With Lightning App Builder we can create and edit the Lightning Experience Pages. The administrators can add components while detail page can be added based on a standard page layout.
  • One of the most awaited enhancement is that we can now customize the default home page and assign the custom pages to different profiles.

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How to prepare release notes for your Appexchange app?

Release notes for appexchange appsIf you are a Salesforce.com ISV vendor and have an app listed on Appexchange – the Salesforce.com app marketplace – you may be coming up with the new releases few times in a year. Are you maintaining release notes of the application properly? In the post we will be discussing the advantages of having the good release notes and how to prepare them.

Release notes for an Appexchange app may not be very different from any other app – however our focus is more on Force.com apps. We have seen many of the appexchange apps never maintaining the release notes properly. Their customers find it tough to figure out what is available in which release. Unfortunately Appexchange listing does not gives a provision to add release note. this leaves vendors to publish release notes elsewhere.

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Zoho CRM best practices

Zoho CRM best practicesZoho CRM is one of the popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool for small business. Worldwide many SMBs use Zoho CRM to manage their customer facing processes. This article explores some of the best practices for effectively using Zoho CRM.

What can you do with zoho crm?

Zoho CRM enables organizations manage their Prospects/Customers/Contacts in one place while helping them in tracking their Sales Pipeline and Forecasting. The users can track their Marketing Campaigns to evaluate the RoI of marketing efforts. The module related to Customer Support helps in Case and Solutions Management. For more detailed Customer support Zoho also has helpdesk and support softwares. Zoho CRm also helps users in Inventory Tracking and Supplier management.

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How to build a lean and effective CRM Consulting Practice

How to build a Lean and effective CRM Consulting PracticeIf you are in the process of setting up a new CRM consulting practice or business then this article has few takeaways for you. Having worked with some of the CRM consulting startups – helping them manage their non customer facing processes – we have come up with our recommendations for building an effective CRM consulting practice. We have helped many of our clients grow from a “Single person” consulting business and transform into a “Multi location, Multiple Consultant team” practice within a short period. [Read more…]