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Salesforce Heretic » 2006 » August

August 26, 2006

Templates… Over-dependance is a bad thing… mmmkay?

Filed under: The Heretic, The Soapbox — heretic @ 8:35 pm

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So I’ve got this client who is a customer of a company currently using Salesforce.com under the “Communications & Media” category. The services being provided to my client are more then over their heads so I’m acting as point of contact thru implementation. (Not an uncommon thing really.)

Unfortunately this has been one of those Murphy-like projects — if it can go wrong it will, and in the defense of the C&M company not all the problems have been their fault. But if I get one more SFDC-based email template from these guys I’m gonna flip my top. (more…)

August 13, 2006

Random image of the day…

Filed under: The Heretic — heretic @ 11:23 am

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Happened to be reading slashdot earlier and caught this story about Star Trek inspirational posters

Normally I don’t go posting random things, but some of those are quite funny… but I found this one and just couldn’t help it: (more…)

August 3, 2006

SFDC Insight, from a compeititor…?

Filed under: Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 2:15 pm

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I just read Jeff Nolan’s post on his blog entitled “What is the deal with Salesforce.com and their Cult?” (Thanks SalesForceWatch.com)

There’s one quote in particular that I’d like to call out. In fact I think I’ll be emailing it to Marc himself later today or tomorrow: (Emphasis added)

Here’s the real problem that I see SFdC running into with their obsession with multi-tenant hosted software, it’s really their religion and just like you can’t decide it’s convenient to switch religions when the opportunity avows itself, they will not be able to offer anything other than what they are currently doing when customers ask them to.

The thing about religous zelots is, sometimes they can’t see the forest for the trees. This also dovetails nicely into my discussion about trying to be everything to everybody.



August 2, 2006

Salesforce Summer ‘06 & The Heretic’s Crystal Ball….

Filed under: Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 3:05 pm

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Unfortunately life as a consultant means that you have to take jobs that drop you into a perverbial black hole. Hence why I haven’t been making many posts in the last weeks. Unfortuntely while I was in the black hole Salesforce released Summer ‘06. I didn’t have a chance to opine on the release so I’ll cover that briefly, and look back at the last year, and forward to the next in this post….

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