Month: January 2017

Product Schedule in Salesforce

In Sales Cloud, when companies are dealing with Accounts, Contacts, Opportunities and Products, one thing is very obvious who the company will get the money back from the Contacts for the Products sold to them. Are the contact/account going to pay all together in one shot or are they going to pay over the period of times(Equal Installments)? Salesforce has the answer to these questions. In Salesforce you can configure how your customer will pay you the money. Based on that configuration, you can run your business reports to track your sales matrices. The way you can configure this in Salesforce is known as Product Schedule. Product Schedule are the payment or delivery cycles for the products which will be either paid over time or delivered over time. In Salesforce we have three different types of schedules. Quantity Schedule: Choose this schedule when you want your products to be delivered over the period of time. Example – Consider your customer bought subscription of one magazine from you for the next 2 years. Now you need to courier the monthly subscription to your customer every month. So in this scenario, you will go for Quantity Schedule.Revenue Schedule: Choose this schedule when you want your customer to be billed over the period of time. Example – Consider you are selling House Insurance to your customer. The total cost is USD 1200 for one year....

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Relationship between Product, Price Book and PricebookEntry

In my previous post, I have explained the basic concepts about Products and PriceBooks. You can read the post here – Products and Price Books in Salesforce.Now in this post, I am going to explain the relationship between Product, Price Book and PricebookEntry. So let’s start with few basics.Basic:Products are represented by Standard Object – Product2.PriceBooks are represented by Standard Object – Pricebook2Each Pricebook can have zero or more entries. Each of these entries are stored inside the Standard Object – PricebookEntry. Each entry in PricebookEntry defines the cost of the products in a particular currency.These three objects – Product2, Pricebook2 and PricebookEntry will only be available if Product is enabled in the organization.Data Model:PricebookEntry is the junction object between Product and Price Book.OpportunityLineItem is the junction object between Opportunity and PricebookEntry.Below is the flow diagram depicting the process to load Products and setup PriceBook through API.I hope this post will help you to understand the relationships between these objects. Please provide your feedback....

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Products and Price Books in Salesforce

Define your Product:A Product is a service or item that the company sells to the customers. Once you have added the Products, you can set the price of the product per unit based on your business. In Salesforce, Product is a Standard object having standard fields and tabs. You can add your custom fields to customize Product object as per your business requirement. Products can be added to the Opportunity allowing you to have an correct inventory and also make your forecasting accurate.What is Price Book:The Price Book will provide the list of products and their prices per unit. You can create multiple price books to maintain different prices for the same product based on your business needs. Salesforce will always provide your a Standard Price Book. The moment you add a Product into Salesforce and set the price of the Product, that Product will go into Standard Price Book. But you can create Custom Price Book as well.Use case of Custom Price Book:Let’s say, the company “Universal Company” is selling the product – “Desktop Mouse” globally. The company is running it’s business from Canada. But company is selling products globally. Now when this company is selling “Desktop Mouse” within Canada, the price is USD 12.00, but when it is selling the same product in Europe, the price is USD 19.00 (due to extra shipping cost), similarly then the...

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Delegate Administrator

In a big organization, a single admin can a big problem in terms of bandwidth issues. Normally admins are getting multiple requests like – creating users, updating profiles, resetting the password, running report etc. along with their daily meetings. So it will be really difficult for a single admin to handle all these requests by himself/herself. And that is the place where admins want to delegate some of their work to others (trusted colleagues). But trust me, it is a big decision. You should not give all the admin privilege to your colleagues even though he/she is a very trusted employee. Rather you should delegate few specific task to your colleagues. In Salesforce, we can do the same with DELEGATE ADMINISTRATION. So basically Delegate Administrator will allow named users to manage other users within selected roles and profiles, as well as managed selected custom objects. With Delegate Administration, you can configure named users to do the below things -Role & Subordinate:  Delegate Administrator can create and edit users with specific roles and subordinates. The can’t modify the role hierarchy though.Profile:  Delegate Administrator can assign users(they create or edit) to assigned profiles. They can’t modify the profile.Permission Set: Delegate Administrator can add/remove selected permission sets from users(they create or edit) to assigned profiles. They can’t modify the permission set.Public Group: Delegate Administrator can add/remove selected public groups from users(they create or edit)...

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JavaScript Tips for Visualforce Developers

When I started my career 10 years back, I was first introduced to Server Side Programming. I started developing applications using Embedded C/C++. Slowly I shifted my focus towards Client Side Programming. It always motivates me if I see the end-result of my development immediately. That is how I started digging into Client Side Programmings. I always love this below quote from one of my favorite programmers – Eric ElliottIn my initial days I still remember, it was really difficult to learn JavaScript. To me, Javascript was more like a “side” language which can help implementing those functionalities which can’t be delivered by server side programming – such as DOM manipulations, browser events and things like that. So for me sending data between server and client was always a GET and POST.But I realized the power of JavaScript very soon. Trust me, with JavaScript, you can do so many things you can’t even imagine. You can not only do Client Side operations, you can perform server-side logics as well. Yes, you hear it correctly. JavaScript for Server Side Programming. With the “node.js”  you can perform server-side computations as well. But there is even more. We can now build Isomorphic applications as well. With an Isomorphic application, your initial request from the web browser will be handled by the server, but after that, any subsequent requests will be handled by...

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