Learn about the Advanced Administration Certification Examination and build a successful career in Salesforce administration About This Book Build your skills and knowledge to crack the Advanced Admin Certification Examination Leverage the advanced administration capabilities of Salesforce and Salesforce1 Optimize and extend Sales Cloud and Service Cloud applications Who This Book Is For This book is written for Salesforce admins who are looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Salesforce platform and grow their value in their organization. It will teach them to implement and design advanced business process automation for the benefit of their organization. What You Will Learn Adopt Lightning Experience to improve the productivity of your organization's sales team Create and maintain service entitlements and entitlement processes Process Builder basic and advanced concepts Different ways to deploy applications between environments Best practices for improving and enriching data quality In Detail The book starts by refreshing your knowledge of common admin tasks. You will go over Lightning Experience and various security aspects. You will be shown how to implement territory management in your organization and make use of custom objects. From here, the book progresses to advanced configuration, data management, and data analytics before swiftly moving on to setting up advanced organization-wide features that affect the look and feel of the application. Extend the capabilities of your organization's Salesforce implementation by optimizing and extending Sales Cloud, Salesforce1, and Service Cloud applications. This guide will equip you with the tools you need to build a successful career in Salesforce. Style and approach The book takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to working with the Salesforce CRM platform. It is filled with examples, advanced use cases, and all the resources you need to be a Salesforce Jedi.
An Advanced Administration Certification HandbookAbout This Book* Build your skills and knowledge to crack the Advanced Admin Certification examination* Leverage the advanced administration capabilities of Salesforce and Salesforce1* Optimize and extend Sales Cloud and Service Cloud applicationsWho This Book Is ForThis book is written for Salesforce admins who are looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Salesforce platform in order to crank up their value in their organization. It will teach them to implement and design advanced business process automation for the benefit of their organization.What You Will Learn* Adopt Lightning Experience to improve the productivity of your organization's sales team* Create and maintain service entitlements and entitlement processes* Process Builder basic and advanced concepts* Different ways to deploy applications between environments* Best practices for improving and enriching data qualityIn DetailThe Salesforce market is booming right now; employers have recognized the value that Salesforce experts add to an organization and want to hire them over their counterparts. This book will equip you with the tools you need to build a successful career in Salesforce administration; moreover it will help you crack the Advanced Admin Certification Examination.The book starts by refreshing your knowledge about common admin tasks. We take you through Lightning Experience and various security aspects. You will gain an understanding of how to implement territory management in your organization and make use of custom objects.From here the book progresses to advanced configuration, data management, and data analytics, swiftly moving on to setting up advanced organization-wide features that affect the look and feel of the application. Extend the capabilities of your organization's Salesforce implementation by optimizing and extending Sales Cloud, Salesforce1, and Service Cloud applications. This guide will equip you with the tools you need to build a successful career in Salesforce.
Learn how to successfully administer, build, and manage Salesforce CRM and Salesforce mobile solutions using real-world and best practice techniques About This Book See the latest best practice Salesforce administration principles, gain real-world advice, and understand critical design considerations to set up and customize Salesforce CRM This is a pragmatic guide to the key functions of customizing and setting up the application for enterprise security, user and data management, process automation, analytics, and mobile features Step-by-step navigation and descriptions of the features of Salesforce CRM platform and clear guidance on the customization and administration of the application Identify what is covered to create your own improved study guide for the certified administrator examination Who This Book Is For This book is for administrators who want to develop and strengthen their Salesforce CRM skills in the areas of configuration and system management. Whether you are a new administrator or a more experienced professional, this book will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the features of Salesforce CRM. What You Will Learn Manage and administer user records and password policies Configure and control the various organization-wide user interface features in Salesforce CRM Set up and maintain users, profiles, and permission sets and administer appropriate security and login access mechanisms Apply organization security Understand the capabilities of the Salesforce CRM sharing model Create, delete, and customize fields, page layout, and list views for custom and standard objects Find out how Apex and Visualforce coding can be used in Salesforce CRM Implement the mechanisms for data management Discover the tools to import, update, transfer, and mass delete data In Detail Salesforce CRM's Winter '17 release offers a host of new features for CRM designed to transform your sales and marketing requirements. With this comprehensive guide to implementing Salesforce CRM, administrators of all levels can easily acquire deep knowledge of the platform. The book begins by guiding you through setting up users and the security settings and then progresses to configuration, data management, and data analytics. We swiftly move on to the setting up of organization wide features that affect the look and feel of the application. Process automation and approval mechanisms are covered next, along with the functional areas of Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Salesforce Chatter. This book details Salesforce CRM system administration in a practical way and is an invaluable reference for both new administrators and experienced professionals. At the end of the book, techniques to further enhance the system and improve the return on investment Salesforce mobile apps and mobile administration are covered, along with Salesforce Adoption Manager. Every chapter is complete with a section containing example questions of the type that you might encounter in the certification examination. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to working with the Salesforce CRM platform. Filled with examples and use cases, the book presents the facts along with seasoned advice and real-world examples to ensure you have all the resources you need to become a more informed Salesforce Administrator.
This book is targeted at expert administrators or professionals who are new to Salesforce and want to learn the various features supported by the platform in a short space of time. The book can also be used by professionals preparing for Developer and Administrator certification exams from Salesforce.
Click your way to automating various business processes using Salesforce Visual Workflow About This Book Develop an application using Point and Click with the help of Flow Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience. Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who want to use Flows to automate their business requirements by clicking, not coding. No previous experience in computer coding or programming is required What You Will Learn Develop an application using point and click with the help of Flow Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience. In Detail Salesforce Management System is an information system used in CRM to automate the business processes like sales and marketing. To implement this, Force.com developed a powerful tool called Visual Workflow to automate business processes by creating applications also called Flows. Learning Salesforce Visual Workflow, Second Edition is a practical guide on Flows that will enable you to develop custom applications in Salesforce with minimized code usage. The book starts with an introduction to Visual Workflows that teaches all the building blocks of creating Flows and use it efficiently. You will learn how to easily automate business processes and tackle complex business scenarios using Flows. The book explains the working of the Process Builder so you can create reusable processes. The book also covers how you can integrate existing or newly created Flows with the Salesforce Lightening Experience. By the end of the book, you will get a clear understanding on how to use Flows and Process Builder in your organization to optimize code usage. Style and approach Step by step approch to use Process Builder to solve complex business requirements with the help of Flow
Author: Tom Wong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-04-09
Your fun and easy introduction to Salesforce.com and its latest tools The frontrunner in the customer relationship management (CRM) market, Salesforce.com has a rapidly expanding influence over the way companies across the globe interact with their clientele. Salesforce.com For Dummies lends you an edge in building those relationships and managing your company?s sales, marketing, customer service, and support operations. With this accessible guide, you will learn how to organize contacts, schedule business appointments, use forecasting tools to predict upcoming sales, make accurate projects based on past performance, and more. Covers the latest enhancements to Salesforce.com, the world?s most popular customer relationship management software, and explains how to choose the right configuration to suit your business needs Written by Salesforce.com insiders with years of expertise in CRM services Details how to personalize your system, prospect leads, manage accounts and partners, develop contacts, track products, calculate forecasts, drive demand, utilize service and support, share insights with Chatter, enhance your online marketing, and more Close deals faster, gain real-time visibility into sales, and collaborate instantly with help from Salesforce.com For Dummies.
This book is not intended to be a deep-dive on security, programming, reporting, configuration, etc. but more of a high-level overview on salesforce.com, Force.com development, tools, methodology and other resources. We will not cover all aspects of salesforce.com. We wrote this book to (hopefully) become an invaluable resource for anyone new or inexperienced with the Force.com platform. For new administrators and developers coming on to the platform, we see a gaping hole in existing reference books. This book is not intended for end users or advanced developers. This book is for people somewhere in the middle; let's say a business analyst or a new Java or .NET developer. We would like this to be the first book you pick up after your boss walks in and says, "Let's take a look at salesforce.com and see if we can build some applications in the cloud."This book contains the information that we wish we had when we started developing applications on Force.com.
Author: Cedric F. Jacob
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2017-01-13
Master the art of providing effective IT services to your customers by leveraging Zendesk About This Book Deep dive into the functionalities of Zendesk and improve your organization's customer services Learn how to expand the capabilities of Zendesk by integrating and extending it with third-party tools A master level guide that manages tickets, channels, and workflows along with advanced security features Who This Book Is For This book is for proficient Zendesk administrators who want to unlock the full potential of their Zendesk environment by gaining a deeper understanding of Zendesk's advanced customization options. What You Will Learn Customize ticket channels such as Email, Twitter, Facebook, and Web-Widget Add business rules to create a more effective and automated Zendesk environment Use Zendesk apps to add more functionality to the Zendesk setup Extend Zendesk with JIRA and Salesforce Create custom metrics within GoodData in order to set up customized and automated reports Learn how to secure and troubleshoot Zendesk In Detail Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service solution that is widely used because it is easy, efficienct, flexible, and low cost. It is highly scalable and is great for organizations of all sizes. If you're a Zendesk administrator and are looking to explore advanced-level concepts, then this book is for you. It covers the core functionalities such as managing users, groups, and the organization, and creating and adding custom fields. You will learn how to add customized ticket channels to your account. Then, you will focus on customizing business rules and extending Zendesk with JIRA and Salesforce. Towards the end, the book emphasizes security and troubleshooting aspects as well as providing tips and tricks to create a more efficient support environment. By the end of this book, you will be able to turn a basic Zendesk setup into a highly customized working environment. Style and approach This advanced guide provides easy to understand examples to ensure you gain expertise with Zendesk.
Author: Jeff Dyer
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Business & Economics
A new classic, cited by leaders and media around the globe as a highly recommended read for anyone interested in innovation. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, How Will You Measure Your Life?) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators—from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group—the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self-assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how to generate ideas, collaborate to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout the organization to result in a competitive edge. This innovation advantage will translate into a premium in your company’s stock price—an innovation premium—which is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess.
Incorporate the power of Einstein in your Salesforce application About This Book Make better predictions of your business processes using prediction and predictive modeling Build your own custom models by leveraging PredictionIO on the Heroku platform Integrate Einstein into various cloud services to predict sales, marketing leads, insights into news feeds, and more Who This Book Is For This book is for developers, data scientists, and Salesforce-experienced consultants who want to explore Salesforce Einstein and its current offerings. It assumes some prior experience with the Salesforce platform. What You Will Learn Get introduced to AI and its role in CRM and cloud applications Understand how Einstein works for the sales, service, marketing, community, and commerce clouds Gain a deep understanding of how to use Einstein for the analytics cloud Build predictive apps on Heroku using PredictionIO, and work with Einstein Predictive Vision Services Incorporate Einstein in the IoT cloud Test the accuracy of Einstein through Salesforce reporting and Wave analytics In Detail Dreamforce 16 brought forth the latest addition to the Salesforce platform: an AI tool named Einstein. Einstein promises to provide users of all Salesforce applications with a powerful platform to help them gain deep insights into the data they work on. This book will introduce you to Einstein and help you integrate it into your respective business applications based on the Salesforce platform. We start off with an introduction to AI, then move on to look at how AI can make your CRM and apps smarter. Next, we discuss various out-of-the-box components added to sales, service, marketing, and community clouds from salesforce to add Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Further on, we teach you how to use Heroku, PredictionIO, and the force.com platform, along with Einstein, to build smarter apps. The core chapters focus on developer content and introduce PredictionIO and Salesforce Einstein Vision Services. We explore Einstein Predictive Vision Services, along with analytics cloud, the Einstein Data Discovery product, and IOT core concepts. Throughout the book, we also focus on how Einstein can be integrated into CRM and various clouds such as sales, services, marketing, and communities. By the end of the book, you will be able to embrace and leverage the power of Einstein, incorporating its functions to gain more knowledge. Salesforce developers will be introduced to the world of AI, while data scientists will gain insights into Salesforce's various cloud offerings and how they can use Einstein's capabilities and enhance applications. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward approach to explain Salesforce Einstein and all of its potential applications. Filled with examples, the book presents the facts along with seasoned advice and real-world use cases to ensure you have all the resources you need to incorporate the power of Einstein in your work.
This book is intended for all Salesforce users—administrators, managers, business analysts, or report writers who are new to creating reports or dashboards within Salesforce. Basic knowledge of the Salesforce platform is required.
If you are a developer who has some object-oriented programming experience, Learning Apex Programming is the perfect book for you. This book is most appropriate for developers who wish to gain an understanding of the Force.com platform and how to use Apex to create business applications.
Harness the power of Apex design patterns to build robust and scalable code architectures on the Force.com platform About This Book Apply Creational, Structural and behavioural patterns in Apex to fix governor limit issues. Have a grasp of the anti patterns to be taken care in Apex which could have adverse effect on the application. The authors, Jitendra Zaa is a salesforce MVP and Anshul Verma has 12+ years of experience in the area of application development. Who This Book Is For If you are a competent developer with working knowledge of Apex, and now want to deep dive into the world of Apex design patterns to optimize the application performance, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge of Salesforce and Force.com platform is recommended. What You Will Learn Apply OOPs principal in Apex to design a robust and efficient solution to address various facets to a business problem Get to grips with the benefits and applicability of using different design patterns in Apex Solve problems while instantiating, structuring and giving dynamic behavior to Apex classes Understand the implementation of creational, structural, behavioral, concurrency and anti-patterns in your application Follow the Apex best practices to resolve governor limit issues Get clued up about the Inheritance, abstract classes, polymorphism in Apex to deal with the object mechanism Master various design patterns and determine the best out of them Explore the anti patterns that could not be applied to Apex and their appropriate solutions In Detail Apex is an on-demand programming language providing a complete set of features for building business applications – including data models and objects to manage data. Apex being a proprietor programming language from Salesforce to be worked with multi tenant environment is a lot different than traditional OOPs languages like Java and C#. It acts as a workflow engine for managing collaboration of the data between users, a user interface model to handle forms and other interactions, and a SOAP API for programmatic access and integration. Apex Design Patterns gives you an insight to several problematic situations that can arise while developing on Force.com platform and the usage of Design patterns to solve them. Packed with real life examples, it gives you a walkthrough from learning design patterns that Apex can offer us, to implementing the appropriate ones in your own application. Furthermore, we learn about the creational patterns that deal with object creation mechanism and structural patterns that helps to identify the relationship between entities. Also, the behavioural and concurrency patterns are put forward explaining the communication between objects and multi-threaded programming paradigm respectively. We later on, deal with the issues regarding structuring of classes, instantiating or how to give a dynamic behaviour at a runtime, with the help of anti-patterns. We learn the basic OOPs principal in polymorphic and modular way to enhance its capability. Also, best practices of writing Apex code are explained to differentiate between the implementation of appropriate patterns. This book will also explain some unique patterns that could be applied to get around governor limits. By the end of this book, you will be a maestro in developing your applications on Force.com for Salesforce Style and approach This book is a step-by-step guide, complete with well-tested programs and real world situations to solve your common occurring problems in Apex design by using the anti-patterns. It gets crackling from exploring every appropriate solution to comparing the best one as per OOps principal.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today."---Los Angeles Times "Hysterical."---Kara Swisher, Recode "Wildly entertaining."---Ashlee Vance, New York Times-bestselling author of Elon Musk For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place ... by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; "shower pods" became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the "content factory," Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on "walking meetings," and Dan's absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had "graduated" (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair." Mixed in with Lyons's uproarious tale of his rise and fall at Hubspot is a trenchant analysis of the start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them, a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to reach an IPO and cash out. With a cast of characters that includes devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and "wantrapreneurs," bloggers and brogrammers, social climbers and sociopaths, Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble.