Month: February 2017

Salesforce Optimizer – Spring 17 New Feature

Salesforce introduced the new feature in Spring’17 – Salesforce Optimizer. This is really a nice tool which will evaluate your implementation in terms of the Salesforce features you are using and then identifies the ways to improve the implementation.We all know that continuous improvement is very important, but in reality driving that continuous improvement sometimes becomes a challenging task. In my Salesforce experience, I faced the below problems when it comes to improvement -I know I need to do improvement, but where is the time? Where to start from?I really need trustworthy tools and guidance to help me driving the improvementI need to convince business in terms of the importance of improvement.I don’t want to go to bed every day with the worry that I may be missing something which might break my implementation tomorrow.That’s quite a lot!! But now with Salesforce Optimizer, I have the answer to all of my doubts, questions.Salesforce Optimizer is available in Classic and Lightning ExperienceProfessional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited and Developer EditionsSandbox and Production Environments.To access Salesforce Optimizer, you need below permissions -You can find the documentation here -Salesforce Optimizer DocumentationYou will find the Salesforce Optimizer under Setup | Monitor | Optimizer Once you click on the Optimizer, on the next page, you need to Launch Optimizer by clicking on the Launch button.Salesforce will generate the report and send the report to your email address.Once you will open...

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Salesforce Advanced Administrator Certification Tips

I took Salesforce Advanced Administrator certification exam on 31st Jan’17 and cleared it. In this post, I am going to write down how I approached this certification and my study materials as well.First, to start you, you need the Salesforce Advanced Administration Certification guide. You can download the same from here. The exam format is -Number of questions: 63Type of questions: Multiple-ChoicePassing Score: 65%Time: 90 MinutesSo basically you need to answer ~41 questions correctly. Note – You need to clear Salesforce Certified Administration Certification before this certification. Strategy:I followed the below strategy by reviewing the certification guide and bucketing the items based on their weightages. This is the formula I followed, topics with more than 10% weightage are my priority items and rest of the items are kind of last minute items to check. With the above strategy, I came up with the below list -Security and AccessSales Cloud ApplicationsService Cloud ApplicationsData ManagementChange ManagementAnalytics, Reports and DashboardsProcess AutomationBut definitely, I was not sure whether I can answer all the questions correctly from above lists. So my backup plan was to make myself comfortable with the below items as well -Extending Custom Objects and ApplicationsAuditoring and MonitoringThese two sections are comparatively very easy and easily you can answer all the questions correctly. The only section which I was not sure and didn’t put any effort at all was – Content Management....

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