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Working Around Salesforce Limitations with Reporting Snapshots

Reporting snapshots are a powerful tool in Salesforce for aggregating and analyzing historical trends in your data, whether that’s your lead or opportunity pipeline size, case resolution history, or some custom object of your own making. Unfortunately, the out-of-the-box functionality for reporting snapshots does come with some significant limitations.
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5 Essential Tips For A Successful Salesforce Health Cloud Implementation

Salesforce’s Health Cloud can be the centerpiece of your patient engagement workflows–at least once you set it up correctly. As Kicksaw’s Lead Health Cloud Architect, I’ve worked with big, small, new, and established businesses to help them realize the power that Salesforce can bring to the healthcare space. I’ve also seen the headaches and expensive surprises that can occur when a business doesn’t spend the time to think through their implementation strategies before they start building. Read on for five tips that Kicksaw recommends for every business that’s considering a move to Health Cloud.
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Manage Your Declarative Duplicates in Salesforce

Duplicate management is a super important part of your data plan, and helps to avoid data messes. If you aren't using duplicate and matching rules, you need to hop on the band wagon STAT. There's plenty of great reading out there on the best practices of setting up functional duplicate rules for your business — that's NOT what this article in about. I'm here to show you a nifty little invocable method I wrote to help manage duplicate data ... in flows!
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Mocking Salesforce’s REST API with simple-mockforce

One of the biggest challenges when testing is covering code that interacts with an external service. This is where the domain of unit tests ends and that of integration tests begins, but the latter is multitudes more complicated than the former. Once it’s time to test anything that makes a network call, the bar is raised.
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Requirements Gathering Outline for Salesforce Projects

Before you can begin building or improving Salesforce, or a related system, it’s critical that you define your requirements. We often see admins jump directly into building before spending time understanding the “why” behind a project. Unfortunately, the project almost always suffers for it.
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The Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make When Implementing Salesforce

Implementing good habits early on may be seen as (perhaps unnecessarily) adding to the entire process when first starting out with Salesforce. It is true that habit-training may indeed add hours to your work within Salesforce, but it’s totally worth it! When implemented properly, good habits will help you scale and build extremely quickly, allowing you to focus on the good problems, not the bad ones.
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