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The Drawbacks of Process Builder and Visual Workflow + Some Workarounds

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By Rajeev Arya Process Builder is an advanced workflow tool, which can be seen as workflow rules plus more actions, more flexibility to operate across objects, and the ability to combine multiple rules into a single process. What is Visual Workflow/flow? Flows are visual representations of a series of events.They can contain multiple decisions (if/then),… Read More

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Quality and QA Closure — What, When, and How?

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By Madhumita Sharma Why the obsession with quality? The increasing complexity of today’s software products — combined with greater competitive pressures and skyrocketing costs of software breakdown — has pushed the need for testing to new heights. The quality (lack of bugs) of the software application is now a key factor in determining the success… Read More

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Testing Salesforce Data Before and After Migration

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By Navjeet Shekhawat Correct and accurate data is the most crucial part of an effective Salesforce application. The cost of mishandling the migration of data is high. But the business risk associated with incorrect data like lost revenue and lost opportunities can be enormous. In Salesforce CRM, organizations often face large and complex data migrations.… Read More

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A Quality Assurance Guide to Salesforce Wave

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By Nitish Agarwal Salesforce has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to customer success. Its Sales and Service Cloud offerings have been top-notch, making Salesforce the #1 CRM solution provider. Continuing with its disruptive thinking, Salesforce introduced yet another product in October 2014 at Dreamforce. “Wave Analytics Cloud — Analytics for Everyone,… Read More

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Why Your Data is Secure with Salesforce

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By Varun Vasta Storing data in the cloud — as opposed to a server in a corporate server room — can make some people anxious. But Salesforce comes with secure data storage capabilities that are almost impossible for most enterprises to achieve on their own. So relax. Salesforce has been audited by many international standards… Read More

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Integrating Microsoft Yammer and Salesforce

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By Manmeet Manethiya In today's business environments, both customers and employees are social. Bringing social media into the workplace increases collaboration and connection with peers — anytime, anywhere. Salesforce and Microsoft provide this functionality in the form of Chatter and Yammer, respectively. Both products tout themselves as enterprise-leading social platforms, but in my opinion, the… Read More

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How to Eliminate the Bulky Manual Work For Salesforce Knowledge

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By Lalit Malav Getting useful Salesforce knowledge to service agents is an important part of a successful Service Cloud implementation. Unfortunately, moving knowledge into Salesforce has often meant bulky manual work. In this article, we will learn to reduce the developer efforts and automate the following scenarios/problems for Salesforce knowledge articles: Submitting translations for all… Read More

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Upload a File as Large as 2GB in Salesforce Using a Visualforce Page

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By Ashish Sharma Recently, we got a requirement in a project to upload a file into Salesforce that could be as large as 2GB, using a Visualforce page. We created a Visualforce page and used the apex:inputFile component, but received an error upon upload because apex:inputFile has a limitation. The largest file size users can… Read More

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Appirio is Making Big Changes to the Topcoder Community and Improving the Member Experience

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Exciting changes are coming to Topcoder™, Appirio’s crowdsourcing community. In a recent press release, Alexander Castro, Appirio’s Chief Technology Officer, announced the rollout of a platform redesign that will create a more engaging, user-friendly experience for members. Upgrades to the Topcoder website will allow members to better showcase their skills and produce even stronger solutions… Read More

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Building Dynamic Stacking Bar Charts in Visualforce

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By Pankaj Mehra Salesforce's Stacked Bar Charts visualizes grouped data, segmented proportionally by a key metric. These Stacked Bar and Stacked Column charts are standard Salesforce charts that you can add to your reports through the normal report builder. Sometimes, though, you need to include your charts in a custom Visualforce page As part of… Read More

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