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Delivery Management App for Salesforce (FREE)

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The is simple force.com app to demonstrate the Salesforce Platform capabilities. The app allows you to capture Delivery Confirmation (Proof of Delivery) within Salesforce using any mobile devices, take a picture of a delivery item, get an eSignature from the customer, and mark the geolocation where package was delivered on one screen. Check out below video overview, use case, and how to install this FREE open source app in your org and get started!

QUICK Demo Video SHOWING how the app works:

THE SAMPLE USE CASE

Business Problem:

Universal Container is having the following business challenges with their current need to effectively track the deliveries a driver make every day.

  • Too much paper work for Driver and Staff to track deliveries
  • Information exists in multiple systems
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Dreamforce 2013 (DF13 ) Recap

Some of you might know that I co-lead Twin Cities Salesforce Developer User Group. In one of our sessions, we recap the experience of attending Dreamforce 2013 (DF13). I would like to share some of the significant learning from the session that will help all the developers, admins, and business users.salesforce_admin_app_logosalesforce1_logo

Summary of the Dreamforce 2013

The theme of the conference: “Internet of Things”

  • 120,000+ attendees
  • $100 million economic benefit to San Francisco
  • 27 Live DJs performing
  • 5,000 gallons of coffee served
  • 2,700 kits for homeless children packed
  • $2,090,000* won via 1st ever SFDC hackathon (see all the apps developed here: Submissions | Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon)
  • Largest developer zone ever (3x larger!)

Major Announcements & Features

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Why does an organization need or opt for CRM?

If one would conduct a survey on the use of CRM,it is highly possible that the results would
include concerns from Organizations. Mostly shortcomings on expectations and on the way it is managed from the part of the users and the implementers.In spite of all this, organization feel the need for
CRM and rightfully so, as it enhances your all important, customer service delivery.

Outlined below are some of the major reasons, why Institutions feel the need for CRM. I will be mentioning customers in my points below, as these aspects cover private and public sectors:

  • Building perceptions of your Organization

This involves, using the collected data on your prospects or customers to convert it into actions that change your …

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Launching Your App on AppExchange – Knowing the Unknown

 

Last December 2013, I presented a virtual webinar as part of Twin Cities Salesforce.com Developer User Group (@TC_DUG) on “How to Launch Your First Cloud App on Salesforce.com AppExchange platform”. In addition, in Feb 2014, I also presented on the same topic at Twin Cities Salesforce.com User Group (@TCSFDC) Meeting. Both presentations had been combined and merge into one to provide you a complete view of the technical and functional information that you would need to learn about the roadmap to success launching the app on AppExchange platform.

Though, cloud application development was fun, especially on Salesforce.com platform, it was quiet an interesting experience going through the process of launching the app on AppExchange platform. …

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Startup Weekend: Lessons Learned – Part 2 – Do’s & Don’ts

dosanddonts-kashiThis is the part 2 of my start-up weekend series. In this post, I will be sharing few Do’s & Don’ts that you should consider when attending your next start-up weekend.

(Note: This is totally based on my personal experience and my reflection on it.)

If you missed the part 1 of this series, here is the link: Startup Weekend: Lessons Learned – Part 1

Do’s of Start-up Weekend

  • First of all – just have FUN and ENJOY your time to go through this wonderful experience
  • Keep your idea simple and pitch it as you feel about it. Follow the following 60 seconds structure guideline to pitch your idea: (Don’t practice too much)
    • 5-10s: Who are you?
    • 10-20s: What’s the
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in any way.