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19
Dec

It wasn’t but a few years ago that manufacturers and field service organizations looking for a mobile solution to access their enterprise data and ERP transactions met nothing but a long list of reasons the project wasn’t feasible.  Mobile deployments were only viable for those companies who had fat wallets to invest blindly hoping that…

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2
Dec

Planning a successful year-end is made possible by successful month-end closes, meaning that the chances of having a successful year-end close go up dramatically when a month-end close is planned and executed well. However, even if a month-end close isn’t done well, you can still true it up to start out with a better 2015…

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9
Oct

Dreamforce can be an overwhelming—yet awesome—endeavor, with its 130,000+ attendees, hundreds of sessions, and tons of exhibiting vendors. Here are 14 tips for Dreamforce 14 we’ve gathered from our own experience and from across the interwebs. Understand Moscone. The Dreamforce campus is a very big place, so figure out which sessions, keynotes, and exhibits are…

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7
Oct

Dreamforce 14 is less than a week away–what to pack?! While this is hardly an all-inclusive list, these are some items and ideas we recommend both from our personal experience, and from scouring the Interwebs about all things Dreamforce 14. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section! Comfortable shoes This is…

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2
Oct

Dreamforce 2014 will be a crazy time with informative sessions, exciting events (including our own manufacturing mixer), engaging keynotes, and non-stop networking—hopefully mixed in with some good food. But if you end up with any free time or happened to book your flight to allow for a date or two on either end of the conference, you…

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17
Jul

Last week at Midwest Dreamin’, I had the opportunity to sit down with Salesforce for an interview about how Alternative is using Salesforce1, both as a company as well as with our customers. Here’s a recap of the discussion and how Salesforce1 has been a game-changer for us (and can be for you, too). Q:…

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15
Jul

For those who read my previous blog post about Midwest Dreamin’, you know there was quite a bit I was looking forward to including pizza, swag, networking, and did I mention pizza? I am sure you are mostly curious as to which deep dish pizza won out… As it turns out, we only made it to…

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18
Jun

As the Midwest Dreamin Community Conference gets closer, I have started to think about what I am most excited about…here’s my top 10: 10. Continuing my research on who has the best Deep Dish Pizza between Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, Giordano’s, and Pizzeria Uno. 9. An amazing keynote from Peter Coffee—Salesforce.com VP for Strategic Research. 8….

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2
Jun

Wish you could see your company’s logo or company colors on the Saleseforce1 Mobile App? Now you can! Spring ’14 introduced branding for the Salesforce1 mobile app.  It took me 2 minutes to update Alternative Technology Solution’s Salesforce1 mobile app to Alternative green and change the publisher act (+) icon to Alternative’s iQ (Configure, Price,…

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21
May

I was just visiting our YouTube Channel and came across our recent Salesforce Expert Series webinar on Quoting Capabilities in Salesforce. In the webinar, one of our Salesforce Technical Architects, Chad Smith, does a great job covering some of the limitations of native Salesforce quoting and offers some clever tips and tricks to extend the functionality and…

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