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CalendarAnything New Release – Winter 2015!

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You told us what you wanted, and we listened! Silverline is dedicated to keeping CalendarAnything the most customizable calendar app on the market and we always appreciate your suggestions. We’re happy to announce that CalendarAnything Winter 2015 is now available on the AppExchange. Take advantage of exciting new features and functionality including:

CalendarAnything is Now Available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App!

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CalendarAnything From Silverline is Now Available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App–Empowering Companies to Run Their Business From Their Phone

Silverline to Showcase CalendarAnything at Salesforce World Tour New York; With Silverline’s CalendarAnything, customers have access to Salesforce information, displayed on calendars, anywhere, anytime; CalendarAnything is available on the Salesforce AppExchange, the world‘s leading enterprise apps marketplace

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – November 17, 2014) – Silverline today announced CalendarAnything is available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App, empowering companies to run their businesses from their phone. The Salesforce1 Mobile App delivers the most complete and customizable mobile experience in a single app for business users. CalendarAnything empowers organizations to view and edit any Salesforce object with a date field on a calendar. Thanks to the CalendarAnything Salesforce1 mobile experience, calendars are now available anytime, anywhere empowering users to make better business decisions.

How Cloud Computing Can Give Your Company a Competitive Advantage

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Most people know that cloud computing exists, but do not have an understanding of the fundaments concepts that separate cloud computing versus traditional IT infrastructure, i.e., in house hosted. Gartner defines cloud computing as a “style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service using Internet technologies.”[1] In recent years enterprises have begun to transition from pricey, in house managed and hosted IT infrastructure to cloud based services.

Company’s leveraging the cloud are able to allow users to connect to remote IT infrastructure and access customized environments hosted via multi-tenant architecture with virtualized private environments without having to own or manage the hardware themselves – cloud service providers manage the physical devices and facilitate load balancing for the environments to accommodate bandwidth fluctuations. The Internet enables cloud computing to exist, without a connection to the Internet, offline capabilities are significantly limited and the user experience is diminished. With advances of virtualized environments, cloud offerings can have expanded to the following offerings:

Silverliner Wins Salesforce Summer of Hacks!

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The Salesforce Summer Hackathon Series came to NYC this past weekend and challenged participants to create a Salesforce1 Mobile App. With bragging rights and cash prizes on the line, Silverline Technical Architect Wes Weingartner, set out to create an app that reinvents teaching.

Wes, along with team members, Melissa Corto & Brian Oconnell, dubbed the app Teacher Mod. The tool helps teachers track the specific strategies they use when working with special needs students.

Silverline Achieves Salesforce Product Development Outsourcer Certification

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Salesforce has accepted Silverline into it’s Product Development Outsourcer (PDO) program. So what does it mean to be a PDO? It means that we know the Salesforce platform inside and out.

Our kick-ass development team has previously created and supported our own 3 top salesforce.com apps, and we are already working with others on their apps. Whether you have a full design for a new software product, or just a great idea in your head, we are ready to help you turn it into reality.

“We are thrilled to become a salesforce.com Product Development Partner,” said Gireesh Sonnad, Founder and Partner Silverline. “It reflects our continued dedication to the Salesforce Community and to providing innovative and exciting products and services.”

Top 5 Apps for Salesforce Consultants

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Although there is an endless supply of blog posts related to “top apps” on the AppExchange, the goal of this post is to give a more results-driven take on some apps and packages that I, along with some of my peers, go to time and time again. You may know some of these apps already, but hopefully I’ll add some additional “color” around why these apps are so powerful. Most of the apps listed below fill in, what I feel, are gaps in standard Salesforce functionality.

Having worked in the Salesforce ecosystem for a few years now, I have seen an upward trend in apps and packages that write data to Salesforce objects as reference data to define business requirements/processes. Most of the time, the apps use this reference data to make decisions or perform some pre-defined functionality.

Here are the top 5 apps for Salesforce Consultants:

The Countdown to Dreamforce 2014 is On!

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Virtually every business uses the Cloud in one way or another. Many companies are moving their entire business to the Cloud and are eager to learn more about the Cloud computing industry. Whether you’re already working in the Cloud or want to discover Cloud solutions that will improve the way you do business, Dreamforce 2014 is the place to be!

Dreamforce began in 2003 with 1,300 attendees and has flourished into the world’s largest technology conference with approximately 135,000 guests registered in 2013. Silverline had an amazing presence at Dreamforce 2013. Highlights include:

Silverline Helps Launch the First Salesforce Healthcare User Group

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We are proud to announce Silverline is the official sponsor of the Salesforce Healthcare User Group! The group will kick off its inaugural meeting on August 21st click here to register to attend the event.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate collaboration and empower members of the Salesforce Healthcare Community. Future meetings will cover a variety of issues, including:

  • Implementation of portals and social intranets
  • Clinical provider scheduling
  • Health information networks
  • Online/offline assessments and forms
  • Integration to/from legacy data sources
  • Mobile apps
  • Quality and outcomes reporting
  • Wellness programs
  • Patient and provider customer service tools
  • And much more!

Salesforce.com AppExchange Meet-up

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Last night Silverline hosted the Salesforce.com AppExchange meet-up at our office. It was a lively event with discussions led by group founder Kris Moyse and Mike Kreaden Sr. Director, ISV Success at Salesforce. Topics included:

Understanding the Different Salesforce User Licenses

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Overwhelmed by the many license types that Salesforce.com offers? To help you understand the different options, we wanted to provide a summary of the license types available to you below:

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