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I agree. These banner ads are more than annoying. If this were a server application we would not allow a company to include ads in the UI, why should we put up with it just because they have the technical abilities to slip it in after we’ve signed up?
Shame on Salesforce.com!]]>
They’ve got a lot of cajones throwing ad banners onto the screen. As a proponent of their platform, I am finding it harder and harder to defend their shenanigans to my paying users.]]>
I asked our salesforce.com CSM and they were able to disable the button and banners.]]>
Andrei Agassi looks like Craig Skinner…
On the subject of annoying pop-ups. I really hate my computer making unexpected noises. Pop-ups I can deal with. But talking heads, movies etc. I really only want when I say I do. Every time I go to www.salesforce.com Craig…]]>
Heretic, that’s only because they didn’t actually release anything in Summer ‘06.
Ok, lead auditing is nice, why isn’t it on every object though? It would be especially usefull with Opportunities.]]>
[…] In my last post I basically ripped apart an SFDC AppExchange advertising campaign as being overly obtrusive and obnxcious. […]]]>
This post from the Heretic raises an interesting question: How can partners sell their new products to end-users? In the B2C market it’s easy. They guy using the product has the power to purchase and install it. No-one else is…]]>
FYI - You can opt-out of their email marketing, though it did seem to take me several tries to accomplish this, both for my Developer Org and live instance.
Also, keep in mind I don’t mind SFDC advertising quite so much on the Developer Orgs. Seeing as they’re given out for free (obstensibly to develop for their platform).
E.J. In response to your comments about explaining to your users that you’ve looked into XYZ….
AMEN! The biggest offender in that category for me has always been the “Discover Summer ‘06″ or “What’s New In…” buttons on the home page (right side below the tabs). Fortunately / Unfortunately for us with Summer ‘06 I haven’t gotten 1 call or email since the button went live.]]>
The other thing that bothers me about this is they are constantly trying to upsell to our users. They even did this when we were piloting SFDC, which did more to hurt the sale than help it.
The main problem with this is wasting my time assuring our users that yes, we’ve already looked into product XYZ and it’s not for us. Trying to drive sales through the end users is a sure way to annoy the administrators and decision makers.]]>