Habits and hacks for salesforce admins
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Salesforce Admin Habits & HacksMike GerholdtSalesforce Admin Evangelist@mikegerholdtKris LandeSalesforce Admin Marketing@krislande1
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Thank you3Salesforce Admin Habits & HacksMike GerholdtSalesforce Admin Evangelist@mikegerholdtKris LandeSalesforce Admin Marketing@krislandeAlright, good morning everyone! Thanks everyone for joining us bright & early this morning at our Salesforce Tour here in Boston! My name is Kris Lande, I am on the Salesforce Admin Marketing team here at Salesforce - and I also have with me my colleagues, Mike Gerholdt and Sarah Franklin- and over the next 40 mins were really excited to talk to you being habits and also a few hacks to make you a successful Salesforce Admin.
For a little background about me Ive been at Salesforce for almost five years, and just recently joined the new Salesforce Admin Marketing team. Salesforce Admins are a group near and dear to my heart as I was also a Salesforce Admin at my previous company. I fell in love with Salesforce, so much so that now I work here.
42015 is the Year of the Salesforce Admin!
And 2015 is the year of the Salesforce Admin! We have so much in store for you all this year awesome advancements to the product, great events & lots to learn!
What Id like to do first, is bring up the results from the quick 1 question survey we asked you to answer. (Read stats). We want to give a big warm welcome to our salesforce admins on the newer side less than a year. We hope that you find lots of value in the event today. Now, it looks like over X% of you have been Salesforce Admins for more than 5 years can I have those people stand up??
For those of you standing, I want to not just recognize you, but I am officially appointing you as mentors to this community here. All of you who are new to Salesforce find one of these people during the day and introduce yourself.
Now we have so much awesome stuff to talk about with you today.
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The Technology World has ChangedMainframe
Client/ServerToday1960s1980sEnterpriseCloud ComputingNo Hardware/SoftwareSubscription ModelAutomatic UpgradesConstant InnovationWhy are we all here?
Simple. The world of technology has changed, and it has changed FAST. We are living in the middle of a technology revolution that seems to move faster and faster each year and were really all a part of it.
Now heres whats fascinating. Everyone thinks that the technology is the revolution. But thats wrong. Ask yourself why is this happening now?
You need look no further than this simple picture to understand that answer. Its not about the technology. Think of what is behind all of this technology that makes it work.
With mainframes you had to write punch cards to make a computer do something for you in the 60s. This required you not only know how to do this, but to have access to a mainframe which the everyday person didnt have access to.
The advent of client server gave many more people access to technology, yes. But you had to know how to write code to make a useful program.
Now the cloud has completely disrupted our world because not only is the technology accessible, but its also attainable for everyone. You dont have to be a computer scientist to create world class applications.
The Power has Shifted
Everyone can challenge the status quo
No idea is too BIG
Everyone is empowered to bring innovation to life
Its a New Era of Business
And this change in technology, and really the accessibility of technology and caused the power to shift.
Its From big corporations, big teams (those one who previously in the 60s used mainframes) to individuals like you and me. Anyone can have the next BIG idea! And anyone can create it.
The people are the disruptors. And this change has ushered in a completely new era of business.
The power has shifted from the people who speak code to the people who speak business.
Anyone who sees the potential that technology and process change can bring innovation to their organization.
Creating a True Democratization of Technology!!!
This is an amazing time where dreamers can become makers.
You can use the cloud to bring your innovations to life building sophisticated processes on the platform, apps, mobile apps, if you can dream it you can make it. Technology, or access to technology is no longer a barrier.
Our community of Salesforce Admins are making incredible things.And this new era of business & technology is enabling Salesforce Admins to make incredible things if you have a vision, you can bring that vision to life.
Id like to play a quick video showcasing some of our amazing Salesforce Admins who are making some incredible things and in turn building their careers on Salesforce. Admin Stories Video
Our community of Salesforce Admins are making incredible things.Great so next, we want to talk about what makes our successful Salesforce Admins successful people like Davina, Ben, Becky and the others who you saw in the video they all share a few traits and a few habits. Id like to bring up one of our most famous Salesforce Admins, Mike Gerholdt, to talk about these traits habits. Mike GerholdtSalesforce Admin EvangelistMike intro here.12
Successful Admins Have Salesforce Habits
RefreshDaily -- Weekly -- Monthly -- Quarterly --- Yearly
Daily Habit: Engage
Be a Salesforce Ambassador & Social Leader Engage with your usersSABWA: Salesforce Administer by Walking AroundWatch how users use SalesforceTake notes and post tips from Salesforce1Use SalesforceA to administer from anywhereMake Salesforce theirs: personalised & customised for how they work
Watch your users, see what they use everyday. They won't always know what they can do with Salesforce, and you wont always know what you can change to make it better for them.
Natalie Regier Salesforce Admin TalentPlusMike15
Use Chatter Groups to house key information, files, and conversations around a topic Bulk-add contacts to a group with Data LoaderGather User Feedback
Use the Power of Chatter Groups!Mike16Hack:Use Quick Actions to Allow Users to Submit Feedback & Log Cases
Weekly Habit: Explore
Stay on Top of the Latest Admin News
Workshops NewslettersWebsite, Blog & Podcasts
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Salesforce Success Community Utilize Answers & IdeasLook for topics youre interested in! ex. Success: Salesforce1, Success Release Read