“System Integration” - words so scary that most admins immediately start looking for developers, architects and/or anyone brave enough to provide guidance. I was no different when I started out as a junior admin/consultant. However, with time and experience, my outlook changed and I was able to breakdown an integration request into decision points that … Continue reading Admins – You Can Integrate Too
The Problem: Here’s the problem with related lists: they're a list of records that are directly related to the record you are viewing. For example, when you look at a Contact record, you can see all of the Opportunities and Cases for that Contact at a glance. But what happens when someone is viewing or … Continue reading Get that “360 view” from any Salesforce object 🌍
Flow: Send Custom Notification ActionSometimes the smallest new feature catches your eye, and you just want an excuse to use it. That was the situation I was in a few days ago when thinking about the new Custom Notification Builder. My work Org is still Classic (shhh!), but I hone my Lightning skills … Continue reading Summer 19′ new feature alert! Have you combined Flow & custom notifications yet?
Personally, one of my favourite features in Lightning, is the ability to use tabs and components to display related lists. Not only does it make the related list more visible, it also shortens and simplifies the page layout when compared to Classic. However, I appreciate that transitioning to a new interface can be tough, and … Continue reading Time saving tips: Back to Classic…? (A Summer 19′ release highlight)
What does Will Smith have to do with the Salesforce Summer 19' release? Well nothing really; I just wondered how many other people think of his 2005 hit song when they hear the word "switch"??? Just me? Better get on with the time saving tip then. As of the Summer 19' release, you can now … Continue reading Time saving tips: Keep calm and switch (a Summer 19′ release highlight)
Vote for me! In a slight departure from my usual tips and tutorials, I'm going to ask you for a favour. I've got the opportunity of a lifetime to win a trip to Dreamforce, representing the UK & Ireland as social media ambassador, and I need you to vote for me. In the UK, attendees … Continue reading Why you should vote for me to win a trip to Dreamforce ✈
When I sat down to write this post, it became increasingly apparent that what made the Salesforce World Tour in London so special was far more than just the event, it was the people and the sense that we are all Trailblazers. I could easily sit here and write about the great venue, the event … Continue reading Salesforce World Tour London: We Are All Trailblazers
Even if you only use the standard price book, the option to 'Add Price Book' will still appear as an option. This seems quite misleading and confusing for users; it's also a button that's not needed and in my book that makes it clutter. There's a fairly simple solution to this: the 'Add Price Book' … Continue reading Only using the standard price book? You can hide the option to ‘Add Price Book’!
A few weeks ago I realised it was time to hide the Classic report builder. For what I need in my current role, I can happily use the Lightning report builder and not feel that I'm missing any functionality. If I don't need the Classic report builder anymore then my users definitely don't! You might … Continue reading It’s time to start letting go…how to hide the Classic report builder
Whenever I get a request for a new dashboard I try to use dashboard filters where possible instead of over-filtering the underlying reports. The reason? It's easier to re-use or clone the reports and dashboard in future. I love dashboard filters and very often find myself filtering on picklists like Opportunity Stage or Account Type. … Continue reading Dashboard date filters: the best feature you’re not using yet…