ARE YOU READY FOR CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES?
Sep20

ARE YOU READY FOR CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES?

Whether you accept or not but Cloud Technology is a great tool for businesses looking for staff productivity. Availability of data from remote locations, significantly reducing IT costs. Then why we are still not open to accepting its benefits without having second thoughts? Let’s Not to forget the human tendency, not to accept new changes. We all like the way in of which we are comfortable & habitual about. Anyone working in IT industry know the market shifts way too fast they can come up with, technology comes fast and goes fast, to stay ahead in competition companies need to make quick decisions. At some point companies need to take that “BIG STEP”, the step which they fear about but crucial for their success. But before taking that first big step, you need to ask yourself what is CLOUD? and are you ready for it? Let’s throw some light on it which will eventually gear you up for the CLOUD TECHNOLOGY. THE CLOUD IN BRIEF With cloud now there is no longer need to use your computer hardware to store data. Cloud enables you to access information and applications over the internet from almost anywhere. It keeps you informed to make good decisions for your business. You just have to log in to a portal and order your cloud services. The cloud services are provided by your service provider which can act as a virtual machine & a gatekeeper of cloud technology and resources. Now the provider will validate your request and once confirmed it will give a portion of a service set onto their platform. Generally, we prefer this kind of setup as Saas- (Software-As-A-Service) model. WHO ELSE CAN BE ON CLOUD WITH ME? This is the most attractive feature of the cloud. The sharing of files and documents entirely depends upon you. It can be shared with whoever you want to give access to. It is you who give permission to an employee what to access and what not to access. This helps you to keep your information safe, avoid the risk of losing your valuable information and minimize the risk of virus or malware. THE GOALS TO BE ON CLOUD Cloud is inexpensive. It is installed online so no need to install local software onto your system. At a very low cost, you can increase your storage size and memory. It allows you to pay on monthly or yearly basis making it flexible for the users. It helps you to terminate your service usage anytime and only has to pay when you use your services & resources. There can be many reasons for the same why?...

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Shoot Your Marketing & Sales Automation to New Heights With Salesforce Pardot
Sep12

Shoot Your Marketing & Sales Automation to New Heights With Salesforce Pardot

Salesforce Pardot for business offers effective, integrated campaigns that incorporate and nurtures leads better than your traditional software. CRM integration, social media marketing, micro-level web analytics and personalized content, all add up to a quantifiable ROI for organizations with multi-touch sales cycles. Pardot enables B2B marketing automation giving businesses the power and flexibility to integrate marketing activities with a cloud-based solution that shows your sales team exactly where to spend its time in order to maximize ROI. The system automatically scores prospect leads on the basis of their activity on your website and, provides hard data for an otherwise subjective sales process. Leads that are not close to conversion are automatically placed into nurturing tracks. Pardot can serve marketers that manage a small or mid-size contact database, up to a few million contacts. Midsize organizations that primarily focus on B2B sales and marketing automation will find Pardot, a Salesforce lead Management company very viable. Pardot is offered in 4 different editions The Group Edition offers fundamental lead scoring and email marketing, while the Professional & Enterprise Editions offer the core marketing automation function, desired by most users. The Ultimate Edition offers other beneficial add-ons, such as email messaging, additional storage space, and a dedicated IP address. As per popular review sites, Pardot is used by over 300 companies in 10 countries and the vendor boasts a customer retention rate of 96%, without a contract. Technology Pardot is a cloud-based ‘Software-as-a-Service’ application, built on the Force.com platform. It integrates flawlessly with Salesforce.com, Microsoft CRM, SugarCRM, and Netsuite. Differentiators Pardot offers the following key differentiated advantages: Powerful lead scoring engine Desktop application for real-time alerts to sales and marketing representatives Free iPhone app for customers No contract, pay-as-you-go monthly pricing Unlimited number of users and contacts in your database API for custom CRM system integrations Features Some of the key features of Pardot: Lead management and nurturing Easily filter high-quality leads, adapt programs based on results and evolve goals Identify effective content and channels to maximize cost savings Set up workflows to assign prospects based on score, territory, industry and other factors you determine Personalize the buying experience by dynamically changing email and website content based on a prospect’s score, grade, industry, job title, and more Social Marketing Capabilities Monitor and communicate with customers who share opinions and experiences about your company’s products and services Get profile data of prospect customers from social media accounts Post to social networks and track valuable metrics, develop attractive e-mails, landing pages as well as launch campaigns Seamless Integration Bridge the gap between your CRM platforms, including social sites and webinar platforms, with a suite of analytics, social and online marketing connectors...

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Cloud For Business
Sep08

Cloud For Business

According to a recent survey of over 300 tech consumers, it was found that 91% of people heard the term “Cloud” along with knowing what exactly cloud is. There were around 6% of people who heard the term but were not aware of what cloud is and only 3% were there who never heard the term “Cloud”. If you are the one who doesn’t know what cloud is then, it’s right time for you to get familiarized with the term.   HOW CLOUD TECHNOLOGY HELP YOUR BUSINESS? Cloud helps you reducing cost, increase your storage, easy to setup and provides worldwide access. Everyone has come across these pros and cons of Cloud but now let’s dive into a different world. Here instead of looking into the extreme details and writing everything, let’s focus on stats. It will help you clear your doubts and will make your understanding better. 42% It helps to access data from anywhere, at any time and on any device. It helps in increasing productivity and allows the exchange of information in a much faster way. 20% Secure storage of data in a central location and away from the office. This percentage is low because we have a single server and multiple users who are using the same server. Your data is with the third party so this is always a matter of concern especially protection of data from viruses and malware. Though there is always a way out so for the same you can opt for customizable spam filtering and take effective measures. 10% Potential to reduce cost. As everything is online so there is no need to install any software for the same. There are many applications which provide us with free cloud usage. One can easily increase memory size and storage capacity in very low prices. It provides an advantage to the buyers too by providing them to pay on a monthly or yearly basis for their plan. It becomes very flexible as it comes with “Pay and Use” model. It charges only for the services you use and one can terminate it anytime without providing any further costs. 5% Less need for servers and other storage hardware. It provides cloud computing to get setup in a just couple of minutes. One can adjust the settings and setup passwords and choose the platform where to use. It reduces the cost for storage as we no longer need any kind of hardware. With the cloud, we don’t need too many servers which make our lives a lot easier. 4% Better Collaboration and sharing across the workforce. It provides effective communication among the clients and...

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Testing Strategies for Developer
Jun12

Testing Strategies for Developer

Salesforce provides a framework for testing apex code. Testing is the key to successful software development. Before deploying apex code, try to cover as many lines of code as you can. At least 75% of your Apex code must be covered by unit tests else your code will not be deployed to production. Why Test? You should not write test classes by keeping in my mind just to cover 75% of your code but should always try to cover your entire code before deploying to production. Test provides assurance of functionality Test reduce cost of change Test encourage modular and reusable code Test help document expected behavior Test + Code = less likely produce the bug What to Test? Things that should happen to happen (Positive) : Positive testing is a way to test expected behaviour of code that you wrote is suppose to do. Things that should not happen to happen (Negative) : This is the hardest and important thing to test that verify if the error messages are correctly produced along with the positive working of test cases, within the limits cases. User Access : This is basically the manual testing, which we perform by seeing the aspect of end-user test is done when we think of user interaction. This type of test is done by hand via insert, update, delete and undelete the records. Exceptions : Exception testing tests expected behaviour of code when an user with restricted access to sObjects are used in code. Bulk Testing : This test comes in when a class, trigger or any apex code insert and update data in bulk. We need to test the class by creating more than one record in multiple scenarios. Test Structure Principles for Best Practices Principle #1  Use of Asserts : Assert is the method of System Class. It is an important method for test class which is used to check the expected result of test scenario. “A test without assert method isn’t a test, it’s code execution.” There are three in-built assert methods which are as follows: assert(condition, message) assertEquals(expected, actual, message) assertNotEquals(expected, actual, message) Every test method should include at least one assertion. Principle #2   Use startTest() and stopTest() startTest() methods are used to reset governor limits. The code between Test.startTest and Test.stopTest executes in fresh set of governor limits that means your setup code will not interfere and give you false positives (or negatives) surrounding governor limits. stopTest() method focuses on asynchronous code to complete. In general, one should follow these steps while writing test class: Create your test data Start the test Use that test data within your tested...

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Data Loader VS Batch Apex
May25

Data Loader VS Batch Apex

Data, data, and loads of data!! Would you still prefer to migrate this lot of huge data in the old traditional way by creating the number of excel sheets, matching it, again and again, to avoid any errors, giving strain to your eyes and wasting much of your time? Let’s suppose somehow you managed to import million of records and then end up with inserting few wrong values. Alas, now for sure you have to do it all over again. If we are living in a high-tech world then why would you want to do things manually when it can be done programmatically. Yup, we can insert a lot of data using just a Batch Apex. Though both Data Loader and Batch Apex has its own advantage in their own ways but you have to be judgemental to use it wisely. Let’s throw some light on both of these. DATA LOADER- What’s this??? Before we waste any time, let’s first understand what Data Loader is. Simple but yet powerful, it’s a Desktop tool to migrate data from two IT systems. It generally focuses more on migrating data in between two different environments. Consider an example where you want to migrate a .csv file from your old legacy system to Salesforce cloud-based system, this can easily be done via Data Loader. Other Use Case Scenario: Want to have a daily backup of your customer records. Importing records of emails that you want to update for lead comparison. Importing a report file that is been generated in third party marketing automation tool that you want to link with Salesforce accounts. How It Function?? When you import data, Data Loader first reads it, then extracts it and lastly loads data from CSV files or database connections. See operations below:     DATA LOADER- Advantage Data loader has too many advantages in its own way: The first and the foremost advantage is its automation process for complete data migration & yes! it’s hassle free. It helps you insert, export, update and delete data. One can perform DML Operations on up to 5 million records. It is an easy-to-use GUI-based interface. Drag and drop field mapping is one of its features. Detailed files showing success and error messages make it more easy to use. It supports Windows or Mac. BATCH APEX- What’s this??? Large sets of data is not a piece of cake for Data Loader in any way, It’s when Batch Apex comes into the scene. It generally focuses on processing bulk data within SFDC. It is easy to use with large volume set of data for migration. What one needs to do is...

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