Get Out of that Chair!

By Mark Ross | Fri, Dec 11, 2015

I just got back from the Atlanta Salesforce World Tour, where I helped man the AppBuddy booth. I got to answer all sorts of questions about GridBuddy and Salesforce in general, but more noteworthy is the fact that it was 9 hours of standing with no chairs and only an hour break. It was a little brutal, and reminded me just how out of shape I am.

It also reminded me of news I'd heard a few months back: that a number of health professionals and researchers have recently come forward to declare that "sitting is the new smoking". The amount of time you spend sitting per day has a direct impact on your health, especially as time goes on. In the short-term, the reduced time spent on your feet affects your weight and metabolism, and in the long-term, leads to complications that stem from those effects and even increases your odds of cancer.

So what can we do to help with this? Here are a few things that we, as Salesforce admins and professionals, should do to get our butts out of our chairs.

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Top 5 Salesforce People for Admins to be Thankful For

By Mark Ross | Wed, Nov 25, 2015

It's Thanksgiving week here in the US, and we Yanks are always looking for excuses to celebrate the holiday. We come up with things to be thankful for, and talk about it for days and days. So why not do the same for Salesforce, eh?

After all, we have our own little Salesforce world, and within it, there are movers and shakers, influencers and disruptors; they are the people that define our space and make it a better place. Without any further ado, these are the people that Salesforce admins should be thankful for, not just at Thanksgiving, but all year round. (And in no particular order.)



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Bases Loaded: Getting Salesforce ROI Up by Starting Ahead of the Game

By Mark Ross | Thu, Nov 19, 2015

So you're getting ready to implement Salesforce, or maybe you're in the process of getting it set up. Either way, your thoughts are most likely centered around one idea: making this expensive Salesforce thing work. Salesforce is awesome, and is likely to be one of the best things your company will do for itself in the long run, but one thing that it's not, is cheap. It's a significant investment, so you want to make sure that investment is worthwhile, and try to keep costs down where you can.

But it turns out that this is not necessarily best practice. There's a wide world of Salesforce out there, much larger than you may realize.

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3 Essentials for Great Data Management Processes

By Marc Aubin | Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Let’s take a deep dive into what makes a good manual data management process. A good manual data management process gives your company’s Salesforce users visibility, context, and actionability into your data. Relational databases can be confusing. This is especially true for folks that think that relational data management is the same as dealing with single table views. The following considerations are how to nail it in a relational context.


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