Salesforce Marketing Cloud Deployment

The topic of deployment in Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) is interesting because there are no Sandbox instances in Marketing Cloud.  No Dev, QA, Prod instances to think about deployments.  Instead, they got Business Units (BUs).  Don't confuse a BU with a Sandbox.  Business Unit is completely different from a Sandbox.  BU is NOT a Sandbox …

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sfdcFanBoy Ranked in Top 10 Developer Blogs

[3 questions Survey at the end of the post to hear from you] I was pretty thrilled when someone from the community messaged me that my blog was featured in Salesforce Ben's Top 10 Most Popular Salesforce Developer Blogs post. It's a great honor to be recognized along with some other great bloggers out there in …

Best Method to Integrate WhatsApp with Salesforce

I was looking at various options available to integrate WhatsApp with Salesforce for one of the requirements in my projects.  In this article, I will be sharing my findings with pros and cons for each method and also the best solution out there in the market. Basically, there are 2 ways to integrate WhatsApp (in …

From beginner to professional: Learn Salesforce from scratch

Recently, I shared with you my first article (Admin to Developer : 3 steps to take) which I contributed to Mason Frank’s ‘Ask the Expert’ series.  Following its success, I've written another article for them - how to become a Salesforce Professional from beginner. From beginner to professional: how to learn Salesforce from scratch By Manish …

Salesforce Administrator to Developer: 3 Steps To Take

I recently had the opportunity to write an article for the Mason Frank blog. Here’s a quick summary below and link to read the full article! From Salesforce Administrator to Developer: 3 steps you need to take Becoming a Salesforce Developer can be a daunting prospect, but the progression route from an admin to a developer …

Benefits of Marketing Automation in Financial Services Companies

Marketing Automation is a low key affair in Financial Services companies.  Marketing automation allows financial companies to use customer data (of course with consent from customers) to deliver personalized engagements, develop a deeper understanding of customers’ needs, get ahead of their fellow competitors and more importantly maximize their marketing investment.  Every financial company needs marketing: …

Deployment in Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Until now, there is no concept of Dev or Production instance in Salesforce Marketing Cloud.  With April 2019 release, Salesforce is introducing Deployment Manager in Marketing Cloud. You no longer need to manually recreate a journey in a new account or business unit. Instead, you can use the Deployment Manager to copy the design of …

Lightning Web Components

The What, Why, and Hows of Lightning Web Components. What are Lightning Web Components? Salesforce introduced Lightning Web Components (LWC) in it’s latest Spring 19 release.  Lightning web components are custom HTML elements built using HTML and modern JavaScript.  It is based on Web Standard. It leverages custom elements, templates, shadow DOM, decorators, modules, and …

Spring 19 Release Highlights

January Spring 19 Release Highlights - Lightning Developer Week 2019

Trailhead – Free Certification Prep Webinars (Jan-Feb 2019)!

The FREE Salesforce Certification Preparation webinars are back!  These 1-day virtual courses are led by Salesforce Expert Certified Trailhead Academy instructors and are open to anyone! Attend one (or more!) webinars. Note the timings are in PST and EST timezones.  Register for the one that suits your time. Preparing for your Salesforce Administrator Certification 02/11/19, 9am - 3pm PST [register] …