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I work on a project that sometimes require data change for all customers. Since each customer have it’s own database, we always end up working on a script to run it across the whole client-base. Another common thing during these script development is that you want to run for a specific customer (testing database) first, see the results before you roll it out for every customer. On this article, I’m going to show how I…

A few months ago, a friend contacted me to ask for some recommendations related to his company. He intended to “modernize” his sales department and was convinced that the first step he should take was to change his current CRM software. After doing some research, and realizing that there were solutions that offered far more features than his current CRM, he was certain that the switch was the right decision. He wanted just to get my opinion…

Products, platforms and apps: Moving to the cloud and providing a centralized service for your company is increasingly the way to go for many entrepreneurs. Clients and customers don’t need to worry about maintaining infrastructure, handling updates or training staff on setup and maintenance. It should be an easy sell, but with so much existing SaaS competition, how can your business get those all-important first users? Here’s what I’ve learned. Engage Communities Of Beta Users It…

Almost everybody hates filling out forms. That’s why you write a note instead. You send an email or text. You record an audio message. You create a video. You communicate in an unstructured, humanized way. Unlike metadata in forms, which are structured, these other methods of communication are unstructured. Unstructured data lacks metadata, and semi-structured information has limited metadata. The real value of unstructured data like an email, for example, is in the body of…

It’s highly probable that at some point, your business will have to go through a data migration process. Data migration involves moving current data from one storage system or computer to another. Data migration is a very complex task. Today we present the best practices that will help you to carry out this process properly. You will learn what a data migration strategy is, what to include in it, and what to keep in mind…

Despite attempts to limit and even delete stored data, archived business data continues to grow exponentially. Once companies have eliminated unnecessary data and implemented an information lifecycle management solution, they’ll eventually need a data storage solution. Compliance, data retention requirements, and the rising cost of hardware infrastructure are pushing businesses to explore alternatives to traditional storage. At some point, it makes sense to investigate the realities of a cloud storage solution. You must follow the…

What is data migration, really? Let’s start with a couple basics. (I’ll be brief and get to the good stuff fast.) Data migration is the process of transferring information from one system to a new system. This can include transferring data between different file formats and different storage types. The term “data migration” is actually quite broad and covers a whole gamut of types of data, activities, and systems. Examples include: Migrating a file system…

Data migration is a complex undertaking, and the processes and software used are evolving and improving continually. Our pragmatic approach incorporates modern data migration best practice, with an emphasis on making the data manager’s life a little easier. The realities of data migration First of all, a quick definition of what we mean by data migration. The term usually refers to the movement of data from an old or legacy system to a new system. …

If your organization is making the move to Salesforce migrating data is likely an item in your laundry list of tasks. Your organization’s legacy data contains key information required to make important business decisions. To make optimal use of Salesforce CRM, it is crucial to ensure that all your key legacy data is imported into Salesforce. This goes for both new and legacy users of the platform. In this article we’ll list off 5 critical…

Salesforce is the leading cloud-based CRM software solution that has grown to become the platform of choice for various IT organizations. I have been working with Salesforce for over a decade now, and in all of my Salesforce adventures, I’ve never contributed to a project that did not involve some form of data migration. Now, say you have a medium to large organization, then the data migration becomes a quarterly thing that you just cannot get…