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  • Data Migration and The Importance of Centralizing Your Transformation Code

    When discussing data migrations, I often talk about the importance of “repairability”, the ability to fix data caused by an error in your data migration, weeks or even months post go live. In fact, some time ago I wrote an article on that exact subject. In that article I briefly mentioned the importance of centralizing…

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  • How Plative Combats Burnout | #WorkFromAnywhere

    When we experience anxiety and burnout in our professions, it’s easy to convince ourselves that the stress is necessary, or even a productive mechanism for achieving our goals. We suppress and even rationalize stress by imagining an ideal future when the dust settles, and our hard work propels itself with its own momentum. Then, it…

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  • Using Process Builder to Generate Parent-Child Records in Salesforce

    The use case is familiar to any seasoned Salesforce consultant: your client needs their records to match their business workflow, say, by transforming closed Opportunities with Products into Orders with Products. Or, perhaps you’ve built a custom “Project” module for a client who sells professional services and needs to track their delivery milestones after launch. …

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  • ASC 606: How Salesforce CPQ Helps Navigate New Revenue Recognition Rules

    First of all… What is ASC 606? ASC 606 is a new rule issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to standardize how companies of all sizes, verticals, and locations will recognize revenue from contracts with customers. In a nutshell, this rule focuses on adhering to principles that ensure a company’s recognized revenue accurately reflects…

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