Mark Ross

Mark is a Salesforce MVP and an accomplished Dreamforce Speaker. One fateful day this simple Salesforce admin was exposed to Gamma radiation, turning his skin green and turning him into the SalesforceYoda. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and thus he decided to use his newfound powers towards being an #AwesomeAdmin through better Salesforce practices, better automation through Flow, better trust through data, and more assistance in the Salesforce community.
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Recent Posts

Make Your Data Pop with Color in GridBuddy

By Mark Ross | Feb 15, 2016 4:20:37 PM

GridBuddy has an easy-to-use UI that makes it simple to see all the data you need to see without complication, but occasionally we get requests for something different. This is part of the greatness of Salesforce: the ability to customize it according to your needs. It is to this end, embracing that philosophy of customization, that GridBuddy has full support for CSS and visual scripting, giving your organization the ability to fully customize your visual experience.

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Charting Your Business' Course With GridBuddy's New Charts

By Mark Ross | Dec 4, 2015 10:21:20 AM

Charts have come to GridBuddy! Launch the confetti and cue the brass band!

In all seriousness, the latest version of GridBuddy adds one of our most-requested features: the ability to embed a chart into any grid. But it's more than just that.

Let's take a quick look at the new functionality, and then cover a couple use cases you might not have thought about.

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Yes, You CAN Actually Start Using Salesforce Forecasts

By Mark Ross | Nov 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Salesforce forecasting is not a lost cause, and you CAN successfully set it up afresh in your org.

No, this is not a joke. Wh… why are you laughing?

Look, I know how it goes. I’ve been there. I’m STILL there. I know the questions. “How on earth am I supposed to get the opportunity data consistently? How do I know it’s correct? How do I find the time to set it up? Whose arms do I have to twist to make sure it gets used and my time is not wasted?”

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Give Your Salespeople a Window Into Your Company's Data

By Mark Ross | Oct 30, 2015 1:55:26 PM

GridBuddy had a new release recently, and with it came all sorts of awesome features, like a sleek new UI and the ability to cross-reference grid contents by matching text. But like any good genie, we’ve got more than one wish to grant. PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER… itty bitty amount of clicks required.

In case you missed the last blog post, I’ll restate something important about the newest version of GridBuddy:

GridBuddy lets you see and edit records that are related in real life even if they have no object relationship yet in Salesforce.

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Cross-Reference Any Object in GridBuddy to De-Dupe Leads

By Mark Ross | Oct 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

GridBuddy recently released its new Object Cross-Referencing feature at Dreamforce 2015, and it’s ready to take your Salesforce org to the next level. Now you can pull any objects together on a single grid, where they can be seen and edited together, just like a spreadsheet. Except spreadsheets can’t do this, because this works even if the objects have no relationship defined in Salesforce.

Did you catch that? I hope you caught that, because it’s super-important.

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Joined AppBuddy, This MVP Has

By Mark Ross | Oct 23, 2015 8:56:05 AM

“To everything - turn, turn, turn - there is a season - turn, turn, turn - and a time to every purpose under heaven.” Very wise words by ‘60s rock band The Byrds, though I suspect they may have gotten it from somewhere else.

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