Focus on People: Nick Liechty

Nick Liechty is a next-generation innovative Salesforce leader with a unique combination of technical expertise and enterprise experience across a variety of industries. Having architected and led dozens of clients through their journey into the Salesforce ecosystem, he is definately one of the leaders of the pack. Below he shares some of his experiences and tips with you: How and Why did you get started with Salesforce? I was doing… Read More

Focus on People: Nick Liechty

Focus on People: Nancy Johnson

Nancy Johnson is a high level Project Manager hailing from Sydney, Australia. Having focused on being a Project Manager and Business Analyst during her career, getting Salesforce certified was her next logical step. Nancy shares her Salesforce journey with us below. How and Why did you get started with Salesforce? I am a very experienced Project Manager and a friend asked me to be a Project Manager at her organization… Read More

Focus on People: Nancy Johnson

Focus on People: Neal Lightfeldt

Neal Lightfeldt works as a Sales Excellence manager and in this post, shares his Salesforce journey with us. How and Why did you get started with Salesforce? Our parent company began a new initiative several years ago focused on applying OpEx principles to the front end of the business. Part of that initiative included implementing Salesforce. I already had experience implementing and administering our previous CRM system (SalesLogix), so I… Read More

Focus on People: Neal Lightfeldt

Focus on People: Jasmin Ashley

I have been a Salesforce.com consultant for two years in Wellington, New Zealand. A career in IT was not a focus while I was studying both a Marketing and Psychology degree. I even completed a couple of IT papers while at university, wondering why they were compulsory. Having worked a series of different jobs in different industries in the build up to this role, I observed different businesses and processes… Read More

Focus on People: Jasmin Ashley

Focus on People: Peter Yurchision

Curiosity, Google, and Salesforce Help Today I’m writing a post explaining my path to becoming involved in the world of Salesforce. As a current freelance Salesforce Admin/Business Analyst/Consultant, my career plans did not include managing a Salesforce Implementation. Yet, six years after first logging into Salesforce as an inside sales rep, I can’t image a better way to spend my working days. I hope my story inspires you to become… Read More

Focus on People: Peter Yurchision

Focus on People: Julian Virguez

Getting involved in Salesforce can accerlerate and move your career in different directions. Julian started working with Salesforce technology a number of years ago as a developer and has progressed to becoming a Salesforce technical lead / scrum master. Here Julian tells us more about his journey so far. How and Why did you get started with Salesforce? I started working with Salesforce by chance, while I was working for… Read More

Focus on People: Julian Virguez

A Data Quality Project

By: Nick Kurbatov, Digital Business Analyst Data Quality – what do you think about when somebody mentions these words? Have you ever imagined what would happen if your address book or files on your computer suddenly go mad, because there are no unique identifiers(IDs) in your data? It would be a mess. You wouldn’t be able to easily find your colleague’s date of birth or the name of your favorite… Read More

A Data Quality Project

Succeeding with Salesforce1

By: Nick Kurbatov, Digital Business Analyst “Welcome to the digitized world”– that could be Morpheus’ phrase in the movie “The Matrix” if Neo was awoken in 2016. Data storage devices as well as computers and smartphone have advanced significantly over the last 20 years. Moore’s law has already died by now. Every year manufacturers of smartphones create faster, smaller, and more intelligent mobile devices. The same thing happens with software…. Read More

Succeeding with Salesforce1

Osler: From Idea to AppExchange

Interview with Steve Sacks, Founder/Director at Osler Technology Most of us using Salesforce use one or more AppExchange Apps to supplement and expand the functionality available to us. Apps range from small point solutions, such as address validation to the larger apps that address a need such as document generation (e.g. Conga) to Apps that sit on top of Salesforce that are focussed on the needs of a particular industry,… Read More

Osler: From Idea to AppExchange

Passion + Non Stop Learning = Salesforce MVP in 2 Years

Salesforce has been in the market for 17 years now, and it has not only helped companies grow but it has also provided countless job opportunities to IT professionals. Vamsi Krishna is one of those who have benefited from the competitive advantage offered by Salesforce in terms of skills enhancement and professional development. He shares how he got started with Salesforce, his successes, learnings, challenges encountered, and his career journey… Read More

Passion + Non Stop Learning = Salesforce MVP in 2 Years

Getting a Salesforce Job

Salesforce Jobs I recently sat down and had a chat with Stuart Smith and Bradley Bilinsky, two business managers at Talentforce, an Australian recruitment company that specialize in Software as a Service roles, including Salesforce. One point of difference that Talentforce has from other recruiters is that they also run the Sydney Salesforce User Group, so they are active in the community. Stuart and Brad shared their thoughts on the… Read More

Getting a Salesforce Job

Focus on People: Danielle Tonkin — From Admin to Consultant

Although most Salesforce Administrators are quite happy with their job, I’m sure there are a number who have an interest and aspiration to become a Salesforce consultant. Danielle Tonkin is one of those that made the transition from Admin to functional consultant. Here she shares with us what it is like to work as a Salesforce consultant, the challenges, successes and her tips for those interested in following her Salesforce… Read More

Focus on People: Danielle Tonkin — From Admin to Consultant

Focus on People: Valerio Lancia

I recently had a chat with Valerio Lancia, a Salesforce CRM Application manager about his journey with Salesforce, what he has learned and his recent certification experience. Q: What is your background? Is it an IT background, or a business background, and how did you first get exposed to Salesforce? A: I have a management engineering degree and my initial job in Italy was as a buyer. After two years… Read More

Focus on People: Valerio Lancia