Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect

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Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Connor B.
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"Great research tool for sales and marketing"

What do you like best?

I like that they allow users to easily update contact information. If you do a Google search of a specific person, who you know is at a different company, 9 times out of 10, you'll find that all search results display the past company and there's really no way to change that without opening a support ticket. With Connect, you can create an account and update the title, company, email, etc. without going through all of those extra steps.

The user interface feels simple like Salesforce Classic, which makes it very easy to navigate the site. The advanced search is also a powerful feature with many filters, which makes it a great tool for refining your target industry/role.

What I like best about Connect is that it's technically free to use. You can purchase points to buy actual contacts, but I find it much more worthwhile to create an account and generate points by adding or updating contacts and companies.

What do you dislike?

Because anyone can create an account and earn enough points to add or update an unlimited amount of contacts or companies, the system ends up being abused by many individuals, and ultimately impacts the data quality. Connect has an option that allows you to mass import contacts, but from my experience, I don't believe you can compare each contact to that of one that already exists in Connect. For example, if you're importing an old list with contacts who no longer work at a certain company, these contacts may be marked as "Left the Company" in Connect, but the import will reverse this and show them as active.

That being said, Connect has been responsive and proactive in preventing users from abusing the system and adding incorrect data, but you will often find duplicate contacts or incorrect data for specific contacts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not all data will be accurate. Be wary if you see a user name with a Lock icon next to it, because that means his/her account has been locked (typically for importing bad data, adding nonexistent contacts, etc.).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before Connect, we were collecting this data manually, which was incredibly time-consuming and not 100% reliable. Connect afforded us substantial savings in time and effort to research prospective customers.

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Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Zachary G.
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"SalesForce Review"

What do you like best?

I love that SalesForce keeps track of my out bounding efforts. I like that I can create reports. SalesForce is in a league of it's own and is a really great sales strategy tool

What do you dislike?

In a prior company there was nobody keeping it clean and full of only accurate data it was often junk that didn't make an impact. Obviously not a salesforce error but a user error.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes I would recommend this to any sales team, it's been crucial to my success and crucial to the team being on the same page.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Salesforce has help myself and my team be more strategic with with our outreach. It helps organize everything we do from opportunities, leads, contacts, and just any general information.

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Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Howard C.
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"SalesForce Operations"

What do you like best?

Salesforce allows us to individually track each member of our sales team with precise accuracy. Our company has a wide range of quotas and multiple lines of business, so it is imperative that we have extremely customizable reports and dashboards. Salesforce gives us the ability to effectively create and customize the dashboards and reports that give us the data we need to effectively track goals and forecast.

What do you dislike?

Certain customizable features are not intuitive and require a great deal of time and resources to figure out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like I mentioned before it has allowed us greater insight into our sales team's activities as well as giving our sales team the ability to better understand their progress. Greater insight allows us as a company to make more informed and strategic decisions. The ability to customize this information for each line of our business makes it SalesForce a flexible tool that can adapt to all of our business needs. It is a one size fits all solution that allows us the business insight we need.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Giorgio G.
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"EASY TO USE AND GREAT FEATURES FOR REPORTING!"

What do you like best?

SaaS is also available anywhere you have internet, and you can run it smoothly on most devices.

Free mobile access point, that's great! Pre-built system for Sales/Service at a low level

Promotes customer relationships through Communities

Allow open or closed visibility model

Automations help create efficient workflows

What do you dislike?

Necessary role of Salesforce Admin for your org, now or in the future, if not difficult to change some features. Cost can be prohibitive to gain access to the best features. Contracts are paid a year at a time, making cost a two-level barrier.

Integrate with both Lotus and MS 365

Marketing Automation integration or partnership would be helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better communication with customers and even great connection with outlook as well.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Nicholas C.
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"Great platform for business management"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use with the calendar, and booking appointments. I also like the simplicity of synching throughout microsoft outlook and being able to easily book appointments from outlook right on my salesforce calendar. I LOVE how easy it is to add new clients to accounts, and love the quote-sending process for training purposes for our clients. I like how we are able to activate clients for our community website directly from their salesforce profiles as well because this is the key for our clients to learn more about the software we work with and train them on. I also love the fact that appointment confirmation status can be tracked by date/time and who (if anyone) confirmed a specific appointment on my book

What do you dislike?

I honestly really enjoy mostly every aspect to be honest, I love storing PDFs on the left hand side of my screen, I love being able to search through tickets with ease by #, client or business name, or ID #.I guess I can say one thing I dislike is the inability to search through tickets by description or keywords.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mnaaging back to back appointments, and tracking any employees who have edited appointments. also storing internal and externally used documents for clients/employees. It has been crucial to mainstreaming our internal communiucation within our marketing and educational department. I would highly recommend salesforce to any large business who serves multiple smaller businesses, because it is very reliable, easy to use, and serves many purposes directly from the one website.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Jillian T.
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"I bet Salesforce is way better than Oracle!"

What do you like best?

The thing that I like the best is the copious information it stores, as well as it's functionalities. So many things it can do! From the basics of creating new fields or integrating FormAssembly connectors to transfer and update previously stored information. Salesforce is the best.

What do you dislike?

At first, the Classic layout is a little daunting because there's potential for tons of data to be put in multiple places and where to find it is sometimes hard, whereas Lightning is very user friendly. However as an admin, using Classic better suits my needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're going to use Salesforce, make sure to utilize Trailhead. It teaches you everything you need to know about Salesforce. Trailhead even has tasks for you to accomplish in a sandbox environment which is so awesome. Testing apps and plugins in sandbox is pertinent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You have the power to reach anyone, as well as store their information quickly and securely. Whatever you need to connect, it's all there.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Davila P.
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"A great tool for Sales tracking"

What do you like best?

IT gives our Sales organization a way to set expectation for a sales cycle and also see what has been booked. This tool is also a great tool for Sales Managers to see and outlook what to expect in any given month.

What do you dislike?

Currently I dislike that it can sometimes get a little confusing for the users. That may also be a lack of clear training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IF you are looking for a platform that will allow you to track a sales teams activity and sales plane and outlooks this is a great tool. It can even be used to create a way to record sales.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has taken over how we book business and track business that is to come. It is also providing a platform for sales to track their activities and plans and for managers to know what is going on all in one place.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Consultant
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"Organization and communication at its's best!"

What do you like best?

I love that we can communicate both internally and externally efficiently. Salesforce allows you to organize communications and tools in one place. It will automatically time and date stamp notes in Case comments which helps establish timelines and enable you to communicate effectively and find information quickly.

What do you dislike?

We are still tweeking our application of this program and have found that any feature that was unhelpful to what we do could be taken out or modified to suit our needs so no complaints so far after 1 year into using the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are having any problems or there are features that don't work for you, let the support team know and they will show you how to remove or modify these features to improve your experience and productivity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving a huge disconnect issue. We were able to improve our internal communications and streamline and organize our customer communications and services.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Kareem S.
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"All-in-one CRM "

What do you like best?

The best features of SalesForce is the integrations you have with other applicaitons you use on a daily basis. The integration with Outlook works fantastic, you can sync your calendar, set up tasks. Great tool if you're a professional sales person.

What do you dislike?

It may be a bit overwhelming with the various features Salesforce has, so sometimes navigating to find certain things is quite difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want a more sophisticated product that has great integration features, and a large organization. It's a must.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tracking all your sales calls, other sales people can see what you have inputted -- so customers/prospects aren't getting multiple calls.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Consultant
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"I endorse salesforce"

What do you like best?

All in one interface, I can let Salesforce keep me organized while I actually spend my time closing and hunting new business leads. It ensures I am able to keep my current customers happy while expanding my base all while making sure everyone gets a 1:1 experience. Without Salesforce's organization and easy to use solution, I would be lost.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes in Salesforce you can get lost in a plethora of different reporting schemes, they key is to ensure you have someone on your team that can take the time to train in S.F. and help create your shortcuts. By doing this, you can disperse trainings as needed without everyone needing to spend lots of time getting accustomed asap.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend time trying to create reports and reading up on how to platforms on the web. You will save yourself a lot of time and you will be surprised that if you are comfortable making basic reports, you will be able to master the Salesforce platform in almost no time. Dive in and see the success!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Literally every business need I have I use Salesforce as the foundation of my practice. There isn't a single piece of my business model that doesn't include a Salesforce tool in the strategic plan to means to the end. Using Salesforce will keep you on task and put you in the winning column.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Mitsuru  C.
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"SalesForce - Great if your company trains you on it"

What do you like best?

The capabilities are almost endless if different modules and advances features are paid for. The default functions serve its purpose for maintaining customer lists and communications with them.

What do you dislike?

Without proper training, the interface is not as self explanatory and intuitive enough to utilize correctly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make a point to receive training on best practices while determining within the company what are the actual needs that SalesForce is supposed to meet. Because SalesForce is essentially an open template, you have to tell the developers what exactly you want. They cannot tell you this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One the worlds most secure and utilized software helps keep the company up-to-date on the most efficient CRM.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Courtney P.
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"I really enjoyed this CRM."

What do you like best?

This CRM is so dynamic. I set up the CRM for a company I used to work for, and what I really love is how much you can customize the system to fit your business needs. My role was administrator, and I set up several different user roles within Salesforce, all of which needed different access and capabilities. One of my favorite features I liked was the ability to restrict the access of certain roles based off of hierarchy. This really worked well for managing various sales teams, as well as fulfillment roles, as well as managerial staff.

What do you dislike?

The program is so huge that it can be overwhelming. I actually ended up taking a training class to learn how to use it better. I wish the platform was color coded or differentiated in some way on the various pages. All the pages look the same, so it's sometimes hard to see which specific record type you're on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The platform allowed us to manage sales, customer relations and customer history, billing, and marketing all in one place. It's really easy to search for things all in one place and see all events related to a specific customer or employee.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by User in Computer Software
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"Excellent CRM and Very Powerful!"

What do you like best?

I started using Salesforce on my first job over 10 years ago. At first, it was a bit overwhelming because I was joining a large organization that had been using it for years. It didn't take long to get the hang of it and then began to love it. It's very easy to manage all of your prospects and accounts from a sales perspective. Reports and dashboards make it very easy to run performance reports for an entire team in seconds. We started using connect about 12 months ago and we've been leveraging our internal microsystems to display data to our sales team while they are on live calls. This has helped us increase revenue and show the customer potential ROI on the call.

What do you dislike?

Depending who is managing the salesforce configuration it can be a bit difficult to navigate. Creating API keys can be very complicated as well. It took over an hour to figure out how to generate a CLIENT_ID and CLIENT_SECRET. This was very frustrating for me to figure out. Took us a bit of time to integrate one of our systems but after exchanging a few emails with technical support, we were able to get everything figured out within a day or two.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make use of your external data in Salesforce. We connect to a few different internal microsystems and leverage our data for our sales team.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to manage all of our internal data for sales to leverage while they are on a call. This has helped us increase our revenue because sales have been able to leverage data.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Lauren D.
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"Great Platform!"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to customize nearly every category etc. on the backend, and is user friendly -- any changes/settings made are reflected instantly.

What do you dislike?

We occasionally run into glitches, as with any system, but sometimes it takes some investigation to see where the issue is stemming from and how it can be fixed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to respond to customer inquiries quickly and integrate processes into Salesforce that otherwise were elsewhere and more complicated. It makes everything much more streamlined!

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by User in Computer Software
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"Great product that is scalable as you grow"

What do you like best?

- As an account executive, SFDC is key for shaping my days and keeping me organized.

- Easy to communicate via Chatter anywhere in the platform.

- Integrates with other systems

What do you dislike?

Classic and Lightning is a bit confusing. We haven't switched to Lightning as an organization, which means necessary fields are not in Lightning so I can't use it even if I want to.

Takes an organizational change (from top down) in order to use Chatter efficiently.

Recommendations to others considering the product

SFDC is the best CRM for a company that is growing and wants to integrate with other solutions for a 360-degree view of the customer/ prospect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SFDC provides a great way to manage activity, leads, and opportunities. Can run historical reports to discover what you're looking for and future dated reports to understand pipeline.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by User
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"Very user friendly "

What do you like best?

The program is very quick and I love that it integrates with Box.com and we can always add selections as our needs change

What do you dislike?

Just that our IT team has to be the ones to add new features. It make sense since I'm not great with technology, but it would be nice if it was simple enough that anyone could do it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent software! You can configure the platform to meet your needs, adding new metrics and indicators as you go. It also integrates with Outlook and Box.com which saves a lot of time. And it's very quick, so changes made by other users appear almost instantaneously.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it as a project management system and also to track interactions with certain clients. It is much easier to have everything there than to try to keep track on paper or through email.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Amanda C.
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"Salesforce Review"

What do you like best?

Contact + relationship management with prospects, sales opportunity management, system of record of your work and outreach, collaboration with coworkers (chatter etc), SF reporting and dashboards.

What do you dislike?

There is no proper lead management tool. I know there are other tools for this, but from a top of the funnel perspective, I wish there was a better way at any given time to get a more holistic view of each lead you have engaged with on an account.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You definitely need a dedicated internal salesforce administrator to make the most of the platform since it is super customizable. You want to make it as tailored as possible to the needs of your business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping a system of record of engagements with prospects, organizing all materials and information related to sales opportunities, organizing each different sales groups' accounts.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by User in Legal Services
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"Not the most intuitive"

What do you like best?

I like that it does have many functionalities and sections in order to track everything that has happened within a case, ranging from RMAs, customer details, relevant knowledge articles, etc

What do you dislike?

I dislike the view, about two years ago this view was changed from an easy to understand view to one which is not very intuitive and where things need to be selected and changed accordingly to what you want. While this allows for more functionalities, it's not very efficient when trying to see all the information at once.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think taking time to getting used to this interface and dealing iwth several cases is the easiest way to improve. While it's not intuitive, when you get to know where everything is, it will become a lot easier to manage the prorgram.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Salesforce is used with certain clients to provide them with customer support and access all their information and their requests, such as replacements. The solution that this provides is that it would be all integrated.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Adrian N.
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"Can't get easier than this!"

What do you like best?

First of all, I do not believe there could be a better program to keep track and organize orders. This is by far the best on the market. Super easy to use and easy to learn as well.

What do you dislike?

As much as I enjoy using it , there is a lot of clicking to do to get to the right place but it is effective.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not be intimidated by it. It is easy to learn and use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used a different order system but salesforce made it easier and more organized. Really helpful!

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Gabrielle N.
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"Salesforce is best CRM I have used"

What do you like best?

I like Salesforce because some aspects of it are fairly intuitive. Especially when people change territories so often in sales roles I like that I can see who last worked the territory and when the last outreach was.

What do you dislike?

I don't that certain aspects of Salesforce aren't intuitive. For instance, creating a new opportunity is fairly complicated. Also pulling reports on different accounts is fairly complicated and I feel like could be simplified.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Salesforce to prospect and organize leads. Essentially we use Sale force to organize prospects and keep track of our interactions with them.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Consultant
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"Making searching easier "

What do you like best?

If I need to find an account it's quick and easy to do. I can even customize search views to make locating what I need even easier

What do you dislike?

Could be easier to search actions. Sometimes when using an action code it will bring up a lot of unrelated items if a few of the numbers match even without using the wild card characters

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to work with end user accounts who have it liked to veeva crm. It's a quick way to bring up everything I need and see who made changes to the accounts and what changes were made. It's easy to loop inother coworkers who are helping manage these accounts too. You can be sure you're all on the same page when working on an issue

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"Love it "

What do you like best?

I enjoy that salesforce is user friendly and easily accessible. At my work, we use Salesforce to chart data. I have seen people whose first language is something other than English, older people who aren't used to working with technology, and everyone inbetween use Salesforce easily. It makes all data easily accessible to us rather than having to sift through papers.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I outright dislike about Salesforce. If there were anything I would add, it would be an automatic save feature.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend this program to anyone who may be considering it. There is a great technical support line if ever you need help and I have hardly experienced any problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to access data and information from anywhere and having everything in one place. It is easier to have everything on a computer program than deal with having tons of paper files. This is also more eco-friendly.

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"SalesForce Review"

What do you like best?

Salesforce is extremely user friendly with plenty of options allowing you to personalize and customize your own experience. It was simple to learn and implement into daily workflow. I noticed a significant increase in my time and effort after using Salesforce.

What do you dislike?

I have yet to have any big problems with Salesforce other than random logouts and slow turnaround speed. It was easy to learn and took a while to get used to, but I would have liked continuous training. I feel like I am not using Salesforce to its full extent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to efficiently organize all of my meetings and cases on one platform. Every piece of information that I need to do my job is within this software.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Jacob T.
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"Using Salesforce at a Mineral Acquisition Company"

What do you like best?

I appreciate how the CFO at my company not only customized Salesforce to fit the company’s mission from the bones and framework given, but also that he can update his design whenever he wants.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how I am logged out of Salesforce every day. I would prefer to remain logged in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So far, I have not realized any other problems. Benefits include that there are so many features that satisfy a variety of needs.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Chante W.
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"Easy to implement but very robust."

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to use Salesforce, create templates and how well it integrates with third-party software.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the frequency in which they remove certain features away. I also dislike the clunkiness when it comes to using the marketing portion.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you the version you are purchasing can support all that you need without leveling up if you are a smaller business as it can be costly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Salesforce does solve our client database problems and sales reporting. One main benefit I have realized is efficiency.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Ronna R.
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"Salesforce"

What do you like best?

It has a simple interface. Salesforce can be accessed anytime, anywhere so long as you have internet connection and since it is an application and doesn't require a software, constant updates are no longer needed because Salesforce updates automatically.

What do you dislike?

Salesforce cannot be accessed during maintenance and the transition between multiple screens to process transactions is tedious especially when scrolling the page up and down.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can easily create profiles and it helps find all of the information you need to keep track the profile of a client.

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"Master of all"

What do you like best?

Its completely customizable. You can build your own instance to fit your business needs. You can also plug into practically any other software solution.

What do you dislike?

It is hard to find specific support documentation. Its the ugly side to complete customization. You can't always find an answer when you're building it from the ground up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can connect any software in to your instance. Example, Cvent, we can see who registered and attended any of our custom events, on the contact record.

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"Industry Leader"

What do you like best?

The market power of Salesforce means that everyone comes to them! There are so many apps, and multiple producers of apps that accomplish the same task in different ways with different features at difference prices. It is very versatile and reliable

What do you dislike?

In a lot of ways, Salesforce merely feels like a glorified database. For a large company, compiling billions and billions of records in real time adds a huge benefit. For a smaller company, I'm not sure how much value is added in this respect

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to connect and reconcile our data from several different sources and create a master and centralizing database of our contacts to act as our Source of Truth.

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"Keeping Sales Teams Honest"

What do you like best?

Our company uses SFDC to manage our forecast and allocation of technical resources.

What do you dislike?

Custom reporting could be easier but it isn't bad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start slow as it there will be pushback. Each quarter, ask sales to do a little more. Have support people use SFDC so that Sales sees the value to them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prior to Salesforce we rolled up our forecasts in spreadsheets. It seemed like more time was spent on forecasting than selling. It was very difficult to see how many resources were consumed by a sale so cost of sales was invisible. If sales reps were persuasive they got assigned resources. Today - if it isn't is SFDC is doesn't exist.

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"Salesforce is everywhere, but the UI could use some improvement"

What do you like best?

Salesforce is used at most companies, so there's a lot of shared learnings that you can bring to your next company. You can add on almost anything to it and make it your own, and it's super customizable. Having a good Salesforce admin can make your life so much better. And there's a ton of data you can store.

What do you dislike?

At every company it becomes cluttered. They should make a person's job Salesforce cleanup, because it allows you to make multiple duplicate entries for each company and it's terrible to sift through. Which one is the real one? Some companies have one contact, other's have another, but it's the same company. They shouldn't allow you to make duplicate entries or give you an easy way to get rid of them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We store all of our customer data, use it for reachout and sales tracking, integrate with Zoom to log calls, and export our data to Totango for Customer Success.

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"Sales Force - the uber-organizer for customer resource management"

What do you like best?

Sales Force helps you document every contact made with every customer and organize your sales information so you can set goals, review data, measure targets, and celebrate successes. It is the ultimate in creating organization when you have millions of pieces of information to capture, file, organize, and later retrieve. It has a plethora of uses and can be your best resource to sales data management for small to large company size.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the fields are not as user friendly as I would like. They are not intuitive and you have to reroute at times to get to the field needed. For example, when you retrieve an opportunity, the system does not automatically upload the contact that goes with that opportunity. You must search it first, and then it will upload the lead name and email.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this product to anyone needing a quality, comprehenisive, supportive platform for sales data management. I am continually impressed at the capability of the people, the product, and the outcomes of Salesforce.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a small company, but have a remarkable amount of data to keep track of with regards to sales. Sales Force allows us to track of sales data, sales targets, client information, client contact, individual goal data, group goal data at all levels. It allows us to send relevant messages with attachments in either group or individual format. It has so many features that can assist any size business in meeting the needs of their sales department.

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"Easy to connect with colleagues from different departments"

What do you like best?

The software is really intuitive and easy to follow. I can connect with my peers in no time. Most of our work is done using this platform. File transfer, communications, and collaboration is handled by this nifty platform.

If there are any changes required to be made and sent across between teams, that is easily made possible within the platform.

What do you dislike?

The design could be a little better but I have no complaints. I think the number of options should be capped within the platform but this could be a departmental preference rather than anything else. Overall, it is a good product and I can think of nothing bad to say about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your goal is to coordinate a project and stay on top of all priorities, this is definitely a tool that I would recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordinating with colleagues over different projects relating to the business unit we work on. It is fairly easy to get updates and track how much progress has been made and so forth.

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"Salesforce has helped me view contact information for various users inside and outside of my company"

What do you like best?

I like that I can post, attach documents and information for each contact I browse in the software. Makes it easy for other users to find it as well.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that each time it makes an update, it is hard to browse. Not easy to understand fully

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking to use this software at its maximum, make sure you discuss how to use it with whomever is guiding you to the process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It benefits me in the way that I can connect with users around the world using this and it is super safe with information

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"love it!"

What do you like best?

love how easy it is to use and how to learn using it. i am completely new to the tool and only started working in for last 6 months. it's very user friendly and i love the product so much. logging activity is easy as well.

What do you dislike?

sometimes it doesn't log the correct information and sometimes it freezes. it's sometimes complex to understand what you did wrong until way later. salesforce is pretty customizable so i think the operations of my company must work more to figure out a better way to log activity.

Recommendations to others considering the product

love the product! nothing else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ability to track client information and understand who i have contacted and made contact with or just contact attempted. sorting data is also really easy to do with reports on saleforce

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Tanya K.
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"Salesforce"

What do you like best?

Salesforce is pretty intuitive and easy to use once you regularly start using it. Depending on how your company has set it up, it can be overly complicated.

What do you dislike?

I wish Outlook could tie in directly to Salesforce, without having to open up and add-in and select associate to salesforce each time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Documenting all communications with external parties, such as partners and other associates. Keeping contacts updated for same.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Molly D.
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"I use Salesforce for several aspects of work at the YMCA."

What do you like best?

I like the ability to keep track of a wide range of information for our members,

What do you dislike?

I dislike the little quirks that I encounter while using Sales force.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure when using Sales Force that you are fully trained and equipped to use it without making errors that could mess with membership accounts' accuracy. This is the biggest problem we encounter using this system. It can be frustrating when there are errors and certain employees do not have access to fix them. This is bad on our end (customer service) and creates a lot of wasted time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping information flowing between YMCA's in the association.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Lance M.
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"Organized, user-friendly software"

What do you like best?

Salesforce has an easy interface for simple managing and Sales tracking. It knows sales, what is needed for tracking progress of an early proposition to a closed sale.

What do you dislike?

It's not quite self-explanatory and requires some training before use. However, once you understand all it can do, Salesforce works pretty great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It also works great with the marketing software, Pardot. If you're abke to utilize both, it will save your company a lot of time and money.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has the capability of doing everything we need under one software. This prevents lack of communication or misunderstandings of who's doing what by feeding everything into this one management tool.

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"Great Functions; Unintuitive to Use"

What do you like best?

I like the wide gambit of functions the software offers. The functions are applicable to a broad range of departments.

What do you dislike?

Training for advanced function in the software is extensive. While the broad functionality is a plus, not all of the functions are foolproof. It is easy to make errors that can cause confusion later on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider whether your organization truly needs the full functionality of Salesforce before committing to the cost and extensive training that will be required for optimal usage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Salesforce helps us manage relationships and workflow. It helps us track organizational data and make decisions based on our history.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Aaron A.
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"#1 CRM for a reason"

What do you like best?

The integration with 3rd party platforms makes salesforce a limitless tool.

What do you dislike?

The transition from classic to lightning is ongoing, and a bit rough. Reporting features that worked in classic no longer work in lightning. With a strong SFDC expert these can be fixed rather quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting the entire organization with SalesForce has allowed our company to scale responsibly and reinforces accountability.

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"Salesforce has many great features"

What do you like best?

I like all the extra plug in's one can add to Salesforce, desktop calling, marketing features to create eblasts, and see who opens and clicks on landing page, etc. Liked graphs showing statistics

What do you dislike?

Did not like that some of these plugins mentioned above cost extra. Felt like some competitors offer similar features such as these as part of their standard package

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great solution for efficiently/effectively managing sales calls, follow ups, emails/eblasts, marketing analysis, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving efficiently flagging callbacks to be followed up on in "timely manner", ability to watch and monitor progress of daily call quota

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"Integrative Data Platform for All Orgs"

What do you like best?

Salesforce is a one-stop shop for all my data storage and analysis. The visualizations and functionality have greatly increased my productivity at work!

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve to getting to understand this new wave of technology, but it is totally worth the lessons!

Recommendations to others considering the product

They recently switched over to a new version that is supposed to be more user friendly, but it ought to come with more tutorials.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of my clients and all their activity within my nonprofit-- donating, volunteering, and all other points of contact!

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"CMR at it's very best"

What do you like best?

Saleforce is a very great tool, it's very easy to use and easy to comprehend. Our firm use this application to track progress and status of our candidates and it is very efficient.

What do you dislike?

Sometime has lag issues especially when loading reports and analytics. However, the software in general is a very great tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a very great tool especially in managing profiles and statuses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We keep track of the status of our candidates, and there is no better way to conveniently monitor our data. It can also provide us reports based on several criteria which made our lives very productive.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Emily M.
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"SalesForce is Complex but great for data"

What do you like best?

I like the data collection the best. You can process reports that are very helpful for your business and keep many details about clients.

What do you dislike?

It can be complex for setup , need a lot of training to get things going.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are keeping track of sales data and account information after a sale. All contact information collected in SF.

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"Salesforce accomplishes most of your needs in fantastic fashion"

What do you like best?

We've customized salesforce for an onboarding funnel, which allows us to easily track people through the funnel and reach out to them at certain points. It updates simultaneously so everyone is seeing a consistent set of data. Further, it has reports so you can pull data whenever you want based on almost an unlimited set of cuts

What do you dislike?

I wish Salesforce was more customizable without the need to code everything. I think they could do more drag and drop updating so I can update it how I need to without engineers. Further, I'd love for the data to be queryable

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you're able to get the data before you need before you migrate to Salesforce!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're able to set up a funnel for our business relatively easy without building our own solution

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"Very User Friendly"

What do you like best?

It’s a very user friendly platform. It’s easy to navigate and find exactly what you are looking for. Reports are easy to run and customize which is so important when segmenting my client base.

What do you dislike?

We are transitioning to this being our sole software and have been for some time. I don’t know that my issues have much to do with the software itself just the connection to existing data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeping track of clientele, current, past and potential. Making changes to accounts and interacting with customers and their information. As well as sales and leads.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Marianna C.
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"Inside sales person"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that I can keep track of everything on Salesforce

my leads, my past activities, my open activities

What do you dislike?

the number of operations that you could run on salesforce are many and sometimes it's not that easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i work on Salesforce to run my daily activities working as an inside sales person

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Samantha C.
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"Salesforce for Enterprise"

What do you like best?

Salesforce is able to handle a lot of data and allows for different ways to organize the data. There are also options for data visualizations, which are really helpful.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how the user interface is not very intuitive. The interface design definitely needs a refresh, and there should be more tutorials on how to use the platform efficiently.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At my company, we are using Salesforce to keep track of our clients, and their information. The benefit of Salesforce is that it allows for integration with a numerous amount of other platforms.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Kim S.
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"Salesforce is a challenge, but easier as you work with it."

What do you like best?

I like the functionality and the ability to get right to my needs using it.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the challenges that come with using it, like so many different options to work with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stick it out. Don't give up because it is well worth it after you get used to the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Delivering customer service and building apps.

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"Salesforce Lightening "

What do you like best?

Great for organizing new leads and upgrade leads with current members.

The layout is fresh and a bit more simple to find things.

Ease of use, Fully Automated,

We use the platform to manage accounts, user stories and test results, and create reports and dashboards.

What do you dislike?

It's slow. Difficult to navigate. The user interface definitely needs an upgrade.

It can get a bit confusing with all the additional apps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd love recommending SF to fastest growing organisation because of the functionality of Salesforce but not enjoying the readability of Salesforce, Lightning breathed some new life into the product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Best CRM to manage, Leads, Contacts & Accounts. We have achieved reporting & dashboards of our data. Moved from excel to SF.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Connect review by Martin K.
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"Salesforce"

What do you like best?

I liked the compatibility within the product and other platforms. The user interface was frictionless and customer service was helpful.

What do you dislike?

I disliked the expensive price tag that came with the product although I think it was worth the purchase.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think they should figure out if the platform works for them

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Connecting with my customers.

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