Android Application Domain|Salesforce™ Attendance Management App
Jul29

Android Application Domain|Salesforce™ Attendance Management App

We are Salesforce Experts and we channelize our energy by documenting all the industry-specific technical problems we solve in Salesforce CRM world. Here I am going to explain the Salesforce Android Attendance Management App. I was closely involved as a Salesforce Developer. And we have done it successfully on bredbandsalternativ bästabredband. This is an Attendance management app integrated with Salesforce Rest API and Google Map API. We have developed this app to update the daily Attendance In-time and Out-Time of the employees. Username and Password required for login into the application. Once the user clicks on Attendance In Button a record will be created in Salesforce object and while leaving office to click on Attendance out Button same record will be updated with Time outfield. User can’t log in and log out from 100 meters away from the company. If the user forgot to log out while leaving office, So in next day as he will open the app the last record will update and total hours will be count as 5 hours means the half day will be count. We are using Username and Password flow for directly start the app, It will not ask any org credential. Client Requirements: A client wants an attendance app to manage attendance for employees. They want an Android app which will be managed by Salesforce. Client requirement is an employee will able to log in and log out only single condition when they are nearby (100 meters) of their office area. The user can see the office location and distance with the best path from their current location. A separate credential for every employee like Username and Password. A client doesn’t want to log in every time when they open the app on their respective devices. Once the user logged in, they can’t log out. The user can put attendance only once i.e between 8 AM to 11:59 PM. All the record will be stored in Salesforce database. For every user total hours will be count every day. Our Solutions:   We have developed an android app for attendance management. All the record will be stored and managed in salesforce DB. We have integrated Google Map and salesforce Rest API in this application. Using this app, the user can see the distance between the office and their current location with the best path. We had provided login feature to all app users with their separate login credentials. We haven’t developed any logout button as per the client requirement. Once user logged-in then, they can’t exit the app until they uninstall it. We have created login credentials like Username and Password FLOW...

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How To Choose The Best Among Salesforce Consulting Companies?
Jul26

How To Choose The Best Among Salesforce Consulting Companies?

Do you want to streamline business operations to increase your business bottom line? This is one thing that your business can easily achieve by choosing the right Salesforce Consulting Company to kick start your Salesforce journey. You can easily build your apps quickly and smartly to create brand awareness, sell products sooner, and follow up with clients in improved ways. Whether it is automating the regular processes or transforming the infrastructural needs or migrating/upgrading to the cloud, a Salesforce Consulting Company can help you guide and assist you to make inroads into the cutthroat business environment of today. Now comes the big question. How will you select the best among the thousands of Salesforce Consulting Companies online? Thankfully, there is nothing for you to worry about as we are here to guide you. Essential Roles That The Salesforce Consulting Company Should Fulfill A Salesforce Consulting Company such as Cloud Analogy provides a range of services and solutions to satisfy the challenges and demands of a profit-driven organization. Let us first discuss the roles performed by a Salesforce Consulting Company in detail. Salesforce Administrator Salesforce Administrators perform a wide range of functions such as dealing with two-factor authentication, handling Single sign-on (SSO), and certificate issues. The Salesforce Administrator can also help with troubleshooting workflows, approval cycles, autoresponders, or email campaigns that generate excessive bounced emails. The Admin is also entrusted with the responsibility of fixing data records that may have been set with ownership or record types, making them inaccessible to users. The Salesforce Administrator also handles responsibilities such as performing adoption and data-quality dashboards while also examining that scheduled APEX queues and time-based workflow to ensure there are no unexpected entries. The role of a Salesforce Admin is also associated with changing escalation and delegation paths in approval and workflow cycles to account for extended travel or absences besides examining the error and debug logs of Salesforce.com for any derivatives. The Admin also looks after the login history tables to identify excessive login errors, user lockouts, and unexpected IP addresses. In addition to these responsibilities, the Salesforce Admin also looks after running field utilization reports for identifying new data pollution sources. The Admin also runs full and regular system backups (metadata, data, and error logs, if possible) on any application or system that is integrated with Salesforce.com and ensuring that all activities of the organization served by the Salesforce Administrator are in accordance with compliance, audit, or regulatory frameworks. In short, a Salesforce Administrator intertwines in the act of making all the business divisions equally productive through different and innovative stages of process automation. By doing this, the Admin...

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking B2B Marketing Accuracy to the Next Level?
Jul17

How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking B2B Marketing Accuracy to the Next Level?

Every one of us might not be aware of this but Artificial Intelligence might already be selecting our next movie on Netflix, our next track on Spotify, or our next meal out based on Siri’s recommendations. Modern marketing has been widely adopted over the past decade by B2B brands and agencies. It is a paradigm of programs of inbound marketing where data analysis is the King. But as this becomes pervasive, it is increasingly evident that AI can become the next giant step in the marketing stack. Artificial Intelligence is grabbing a lot of attention in marketing circles. It promises to transform marketing. In spite of the fact that AI is still a relatively new technology, it has turned out to be a transformational force in B2B marketing. One of the best features of AI is how it can make real sense of data and give accurate and organized insights. Organize the data In B2B marketing, it is well evident that brands collect huge volumes of data from a variety of channels and other sources on a daily basis. Marketers often spend hours at a time manually pairing and organization of data. Thanks to artificial intelligence, marketers instead of playing the organization to focus on actually using the data. Artificial Intelligence is aligned and primed for analysis. AI can sort, connect, and organize data. AI synchronizes related data sets using pattern recognition, so the insights are informed by all data points available and relevant. This means the online and offline customer data can finally come together for a unified view of the customers. Most B2B marketing teams are already utilizing this key feature of AI. AI is being used by approximately 61% of B2B marketers for facilitating online experiences with offline customer data. A great example of facilitating online experiences with offline customer data is using Einstein Behavior Scoring. Einstein Behavior Scoring is an offline data point that measures buying intent to trigger an automated follow-up email in response from a sales rep, thereby creating a personalized online customer experience. From offline behavior to online behavior, past behavior to current behavior, AI can give marketers a 360-degree view of every prospect in the pipeline along with every active business buyer. Track campaigns in real-time A marketing strategy is only as good and timely as the data informing it. With AI solutions like Einstein that feature always-on reporting capabilities, each and every data insight received will be up-to-date and accurate, thereby smart decisions can be made in real-time. Current campaign performance metrics allow strategic pivots being made during live campaigns. Unlike the previous tech, teams with AI can stay agile...

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10 Reasons To Attend Forcelandia 2019
Jul15

10 Reasons To Attend Forcelandia 2019

For the last few years, I have been an avid follower of Salesforce events as they give me a great opportunity to meet people from my industry. There are innumerable networking opportunities, wonderful chances to build new relationships, and meet new contacts. In my view, my participation in these events has contributed greatly to my personal and business growth while helping me gain more expertise in my field. I must also admit here that the enthusiasm and passion I see in the eyes of fellow Salesforce professionals inspire me a lot. For me, fellow professionals are valuable resources for best practices and referrals. I personally believe that working all alone can often be isolating and doesn’t allow us to get exposed to a wide range of mindsets, beliefs, and thinking abilities. All in all, I would have surely missed out on new ideas, trends, and opportunities if I hadn’t attended multiple events in different continents (Australia-Salesforce world tour, Asia-India Dreamin (I was a sponsor at this community-led, community-run event), Europe-YeurDreamin’ and London’s Calling, and USA Dreamforce, Bengaluru. Now I am headed to Forcelandia, the only community-inspired and developer-oriented Salesforce event in the Pacific. If you haven’t decided to attend it yet, here are 10 great reasons that I can give to you for attending Forcelandia this year. Focused on Developers: Forcelandia is the only community-inspired Dreamin’ event that has its focus solely on Salesforce’s programmatic side. The biggest reason for anyone to attend Forcelandia 2019 is the amount of knowledge and awareness coming their way right from the brightest and most inspiring Salesforce architects and developers out there. Whether it is getting the latest on Salesforce® Developer Experience (SFDX), integrating with Heroku, or debugging Lightning Components – there is something for every attendee! The best thing is the Salesforce developers and architects attending Forcelandia are more than just happy to share their success secrets, tips, and strategies with everyone. Amazing Community event: Forcelandia is one of the community events that has garnered enough interest among Salesforce professionals from all parts of the world. It is one of those events where Salesforce, the world’s number 1 customer relationship management (CRM) organization, may be involved or a sponsor in some way that is unique for one huge reason. Salesforce is actually not running it and therefore it does not decide on the content, the way it gets delivered, and who delivers it. In other words, this event comes from hands-on experience of the world’s number 1 CRM giant day in day out. They just tell you the real truth, the hard truth and there is no marketing spin on absolutely anything....

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Benefits of using salesforce DX
Jul15

Benefits of using salesforce DX

A big talking point – Salesforce DX (Salesforce’s new developer experience). Wondering what it is? What are the important things you need to know? Your mind would be full of questions. But, don’t worry! Keep reading the blog and get the answers of all your queries w.r.t Salesforce DX. In this blog series, we will discuss the following concepts: Introduction to Salesforce DX What DX provides to its users? Advantages and disadvantages of Salesforce DX mprovements in Salesforce development brought by Salesforce DX Importance of Heroku Flow in Salesforce DX Let’s begin! Introduction to Salesforce DX Since the introduction of Salesforce DX is the most exciting thing released for Salesforce developers. It is a modified way of how developers develop and deliver apps on the platform. It can be defined as a new way and accompanying a set of tools, bringing to Salesforce Developers a better and latest development flow. It is a product for the App cloud environment to enhance productivity levels with better control and improved collaboration. As deployment has always been a difficult part of Salesforce development, Salesforce DX brings you the best and efficient tooling from planning to release phase. It enables organizations to grab digital business opportunities and developers to deliver top-quality applications rapidly. To briefly summarize my thoughts on what exactly Salesforce DX is, it is important to remember that it is fundamentally a mindset and a philosophy. A new and advanced philosophy, SFDX includes a series of customized tools and features that enable source-driven development and a new level of custom app development. What Salesforce DX provides to its users? Salesforce developers are really amazing as they think and act practically. Generally, they aren’t just interested in complicated solutions. So, let me tell you what exciting SFDX brings out for you! Version Control System: Since Salesforce DX stepped in the market, one phrase has been spread widely- “Version control is the source of truth”. You might not understand what I meant to say. It means developers need to maintain the entire history of code changes to work and collaborate effectively. It encourages developers to back up their code changes, keep version history, and manage changes over time. Use of Scratch orgs: DX introduces the thesis of scratch orgs. It enables you to use a new type of org known as scratch org that is required for setup. Scratch orgs are temporary Salesforce orgs, built from source, used for development and testing, and destroyed when done. You can use them as a temporary environment to make changes, whenever needed by the developers. It is good because instead of using sandbox with different functionalities...

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S-Docs Integration with Salesforce
Jul02

S-Docs Integration with Salesforce

How often have you felt the need for a document generator that could ease the job of your sales team? Quite often, right? More often than not, creation or customization of documents invariably eats into the valuable time of the sales team that could have been otherwise spent for interfacing with prospective customers. A document generator, in this connection, is a welcome solution to streamline your sales process. It helps you create sophisticated documents with minimal errors – eliminating the cumbersome document generation work. This article gives you an overview of S-Docs – the only document solution natively built on Salesforce, its importance, besides discussing S-Docs integration with Salesforce along with a https://bästa-bredband.se/ case study. S-Docs – built for Salesforce Considered to be one of the fastest, safest and the easiest document generator, S-Docs solution is built for the Salesforce platform. It is a 100% native solution for Salesforce that empowers your sales team by generating sophisticated documents and reducing errors and cumbersome work too. Since it is natively built on the Salesforce platform, it works lightning fast and is highly secure and easy to use while enabling seamless integration into your system. It generates a PDF, MS Word, or Excel document from any Salesforce record including the custom object too. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the S-Docs solution, which is natively built on Salesforce. Highlights of S-Docs solution Lightning fast: S-Docs is lightning fast with substantially lower loading time. It is capable of handling any number of documents with ease. Simple and powerful: With a single button, you can create documents. With easy access to templates, you can create docs files in no time. Smart solution: It is natively built on Salesforce and integrates seamlessly. It is an intelligent document solution that helps merge any data from Salesforce. Secure: Since no third party web services are utilized, S-Docs is a very secure platform. Data is well maintained in the platform. The document automation solution – S-Docs helps businesses in several ways. In no particular order, the important ones are listed below. Benefits of S-Docs solution to businesses Better focus: Document solutions such as S-Docs can help your sales team focus better on sales activities rather than creating documents. Business rules compliance: In order to maintain better control over documents created in the organization, businesses can exercise control over document creation with S-Docs solution. Uniformity in branding: S-Docs solution enables the marketing team to maintain consistency concerning layout, grammar, and logo usage in all their communications. With the use of approved templates, there is very minimal scope for errors or deviations. Quicker closures: The...

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Everything You Want To Know About Einstein Discovery
Jun20

Everything You Want To Know About Einstein Discovery

What Is Einstein Discovery And How Can It Help Me? Powered by Artificial Intelligence, Einstein Discovery helps users identify insights and explain a wide range of patterns across millions of rows of data in a few minutes. In other words, Einstein Discovery with some configuration can help you easily recommend a future course of action or predict an outcome for a Salesforce object of your choice. Einstein Discovery helps your team boost productivity and work speed as it offers answers to common business queries like: Predictions –What happened? Was it something unusual? Explanations –Why did it happen? What is the complete, accurate, and precise diagnosis behind the facts? Recommendations –What will happen next? Is this just an isolated incident or is there a trend? What must you do about it? Are there are any effective options to deal with it? Data can easily be imported into Einstein Discovery from popular databases like SQL, Hadoop, Heroku, SAP, CSV files, Salesforce, etc. All in all, Einstein Discovery can be referred to as a personal data assistant who is readily available at all times to quickly sift through piles of data to ascertain critical patterns and make accurate predictions. Advantages Of Einstein Discovery Efficiently utilizes data prep for enhancing your data through an automated functionality. Creates natural language stories exported to Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or Salesforce Wave Analytics. It gives you control and freedom of all the probabilities of what is taking place, what would happen next, and what you must do for it. An automated process helps you analyze millions of data combinations in a few minutes. It can be easily connected to Salesforce or any other organized source of data. The story output of Einstein Discovery is delivered in a user-friendly manner that can be easily consumed and acted upon with great ease and speed. The results that Einstein Discovery produce can be effectively analyzed and utilized on a practical level in more than just a way, including: Visualized in Einstein Analytics. Demonstrated on Salesforce records. Employed for triggering Salesforce automation. Included in Salesforce dashboards and reports. Flagging critical data trends to relevant users. What can Einstein Discovery do for your business? The simple answer is — WONDERS! Like any other AI platform, Einstein Discovery is just a tool. The greatest advantage of this advanced tool is that it can help you deal with humongous amounts of data that is presently sitting in different systems and offering little or no value to your business. Einstein Discovery is also an excellent tool for efficiently and effectively handling the Terabytes, Gigabytes, Petabytes, and Yottabytes that the systems of your business collate day...

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Basics Of Blockchain Technology For Salesforce
Jun19

Basics Of Blockchain Technology For Salesforce

Salesforce recently unveiled the Salesforce Blockchain at its TrailheaDX Developer Conference. Initially revealed at last year’s event, this solution enables leveraging the blockchain technology through clicks instead of the requirement to write code. This move is seen by industry experts as an excellent way ahead by Salesforce to extend data associated with customer relationship management to partner networks. Trailhead AI Module Components The Trailhead AI module will cover: Recognizing bias in AI Understanding AI Human and ethical use of technology Removing exclusion from algorithms and data Bias, transparency, and ethics are critical concepts in the world of Artificial Intelligence. The biggest problem lies in the fact that algorithms by themselves may not have bias individually, but they acquire bias when combined with other models. Industry players like IBM have advocated for an additional layer of software for monitoring algorithms to see how they work together in tandem for producing bias. What is Blockchain? A Blockchain can simply be classified as a growing list of records known as blocks that are associated using cryptography wherein each block includes a cryptographic hash of a timestamp, the previous block, and transaction data. By design, it is resistant to modification of the data and this technology is used for creating a secure linkage between records. Making an edit or update to an individual record entry requires making an alteration to the cryptographic hash that gets generated as the record was created. Any record added to the ledger after an altered record is required to be re-validated and re-added to the ledger and also with updated hashes. Typically, a change to the value of a record is published as a new ledger entry in a blockchain. What is Salesforce Blockchain? Salesforce Blockchain refers to an innovative way of creating, securing, and sharing data from applications within a partner network. This is primarily due to the fact that it offers the infrastructure of a distributed ledger while adding on the capabilities of Salesforce metadata. Partners can independently and securely verify records from whatever system they use on Salesforce Blockchain. Salesforce users are free to view and work with blockchain data in automation, reports, and all the places where they expect to work with typical record data. Salesforce Blockchain, which is built on open source blockchain technology from Hyperledger Sawtooth, would let customers manage workflows, applications, and contracts based on the blockchain without code. In another development, Salesforce announced the creation of modules on the Salesforce Trailhead developer education platform. These modules are created with a predefined purpose to address partners, customers, and employees who will be working with Einstein and using different models. The Trailhead...

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How flutter influences the future of development?
Jun06

How flutter influences the future of development?

Introduction Android and iOS are the main platforms for Mobile apps development. One usually needs to develop apps for both platforms, essentially writing different codes. Therefore, Cross-platform development as a concept has recently gained popularity in the mobile industry. Cross-platform development refers to the development of mobile apps that can be used on multiple mobile platforms. It saves time and effort when building an app. Consequently, various tools have emerged to make cross-platform development possible and desirable. There are web-based tools such as PhoneGap (Adobe), Xamarin (Microsoft), and React Native (Facebook), each having their advantages and disadvantages which stand in the way of successful mobile app development. Today, developers are in constant pursuit to expand knowledge levels and learn new technologies to aid them in building high-performing apps. App owners look forward to optimizing the resources and time spent on development. Announced in February 2018 at MWC, Flutterby Google has entered the world of mobile development, trying to make its mark in the field of cross-platform development, Click here loanchums. An Overview to Flutter Flutter by Google is an amazing cross-platform framework, which allows developers to build easy, fast, and native mobile apps. It stands as an open source SDK (software development kit) using which one can create superior quality apps for Android and iOS with the help of a single code base. Adding to this list of platforms, Flutter works with Google Fuchsia as well, which a new platform being developed by Google. The amazing framework is free and optimized to achieve fast rendering and complex animations thus making the UI coding easier and simpler than it would have been for native development code. It uses the C++ rendering engine and is based on the programming language. Since Flutter works with existing code, it can be easily used by developers and organizations around the world. Let’s take a look at the benefits of the Flutter framework to mobile app developers and business owners. Advantages of Flutter Hot reload Hot Reload enables developers to see the changes made to the code right away in the app, in just a matter of seconds. Teams can quickly add new features, fix bugs, and experiment, thereby enabling better collaboration between developers and designers when they want to improve how the app looks and check effects immediately. Cross-platform development The need to build for two platforms separately is eliminated with cross-platform development. For two applications, a single code base can be used. Perfect for an MVP (Minimum viable product) With Flutter, it’s much easier to have a clear idea of what the MVP looks like. Developing two separate apps would take much more...

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Integrate Instagram with Salesforce through Zapier
May30

Integrate Instagram with Salesforce through Zapier

Before we delve into the topic directly to elaborate on the steps involved for quick integration of the social media platform – Instagram with the world’s leading CRM solution – Salesforce, there are two aspects which form the solid premise for businesses to integrate their Instagram account with Salesforce via Zapier. First, we must seek answers to two queries – “What are the challenges involved in Salesforce Integration?” and “Why should businesses go for Zapier?”. In this post, we will shed some light on the above queries and also go through the steps involved in integrating Instagram with Salesforce through Zapier. What are the Challenges involved in Salesforce Integration? Modern-day businesses have a complex application structure – different applications sets are deployed for serving different business needs but designed to address similar business pain points. Thus, integrating disparate applications will enable businesses to enhance operational efficiency, consistency, and quality. However, some of the integration challenges that companies face during Salesforce challenges are: Integration challenges Data mapping: One of the visible issues of integrating Salesforce with other business applications is the mismatch between data fields and types. Repeated names in Salesforce: While Salesforce provides an option to consider repeated names; other applications deem it as duplicates creating confusion on how to treat them with external applications. Preserving links between data fields: Preserving referential integrity poses to be the toughest parts of Salesforce integration with other platforms. Automatic ID generation: For every entity created or imported, an ID is generated in Salesforce automatically. The problem arises when records imported from external applications with IDs already gets overwritten by Salesforce during the process- resulting in the loss of the links. Possible solutions for integration challenges The solution(s) for these challenges could be dealt with in two possible ways Building custom solutions: By building your custom software to deal with Salesforce integration issues offers extensive customization, flexibility and meets specific needs of the business. However, it is not bereft of downsides. It involves high-cost considerations, besides considerable time to develop the tool. Using online automation tools: To connect apps of daily use that automate your tasks and reduce time, you can use various online tools to make your automation. It is also important for us to know more about Zapier. What is Zapier? It is an online automation tool connecting your web apps. It is a tool that allows you to connect apps which you use on a daily basis – enabling you to achieve task automation and saving of time. You can connect over 1500 integrated apps to come up with just a few clicks. It is easy quick and easy to...

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