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Salesforce Lightning Readiness: Are you Prepared?

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You know Classic. You’ve grown comfortable with Classic. For businesses that have invested heavily in Salesforce, the move from Classic or Console to Lightning can be difficult to start, allocate resources for, and ultimately, project manage. Straightforward, out-of-the-box organizations have several factors to consider when switching to Lightning, and the number of considerations increases with more customized (Classic) Orgs.  But making the move to Lightning has proven benefits for organizations: increased productivity, better reporting visuals,…
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3 Critical Steps to Facilitating a Successful Move to Lightning

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For businesses that have invested heavily in Salesforce, the move from Classic to Lightning can be daunting… and frankly, a bit scary. It’s clear that all of the new features on the Salesforce Platform are being developed for Lightning, and as each new release passes, the need to migrate your organization to Lightning remains ever present. Salesforce has clearly defined Lightning as the path forward. There are several business reasons for making the move to…
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It’s Time to Revisit These Salesforce Spring ‘19 Updates

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In case you missed the Salesforce Spring ’19 Release Notes, we put together a detailed overview of the most relevant or interesting updates for Financial Services and Healthcare organizations. Now you can head into summer more prepared to get the most out of Salesforce. Lightning Experience Enhanced Transition Assistance Replacing the Lightning Experience Migration Assistant is the new Lightning Experience Transition Assistant.This new hub acts as the center for all recommended activities, tools, and resources…
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Silverline Success Story: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming (BCBSWY) provides health insurance products and related services to more than 100,000 members in Wyoming. The company’s insurance products include managed care programs for businesses and individuals, as well as supplemental dental, vision, prescription drug, and Medicare coverage. BCBSWY provides health insurance to Wyoming’s Kid Care program, which offers coverage to children from low-income families. It also provides affordable coverage options through its Caring Foundation. In addition, the company…
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Our Top 10 Lightning Features

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We here at Silverline have been struck by Lightning. It’s all about the Salesforce Lightning Experience all day, every day! One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from our clients is “Which are the top Lightning Experience features we should roll out?” After dozens and dozens of projects, we thought it was high time to share some insight about which features our clients are loving – and why! Be sure to check out the…
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Salesforce Lightning Components: RSVP

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In my last post, I talked about some great reasons on how you should use Salesforce Lightning Components. Our Foundry team has been hard at work on some awesome components and I’m excited to share one of my favorites with you. RSVP is a free Lightning component that allows users to register for events on any record page. RSVP does the hard work for you by keeping track of who registered for an event, the…
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4 Reasons You Should Use Salesforce Lightning Components

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Salesforce has made a huge investment into the new Lightning platform and we believe it represents innovative, next-generation opportunities for our clients. Lightning includes the Lightning Component Framework and some exciting tools for developers; using these technologies you can seamlessly customize and easily deploy new apps to mobile devices running Salesforce1. Why use Lightning Components? Lightning Components give you a client-server framework that accelerates development, as well as app performance, and is ideal for use…
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How to use Salesforce Lightning Connect to show a related list of external data

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Here is a hands-on guide to using Salesforce Lightning Connect to show a related list of external data for a given account. Let us first configure the External Data Source. First, go to Setup -> Manage External Data Sources -> Click New External Data Source. Here let’s choose the name and type of our data source. I will create an external data source called Third Party System of type Lightning Connect: OData 2.0. For Parameters, I…
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When to use Salesforce Lightning Connect

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You have heard about Salesforce Lightning Connect. Now you want to know when to use it, or if it is even applicable in your implementation.  Just because it’s out there doesn’t mean you have to use it. You should consider using Lightning Connect if it will save you time, money, or resources. Our client, for example, is implementing Salesforce and wants to surface data to its 200 users from a 3rd party system. This data is to be…
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3 Steps to Becoming Salesforce Lightning Ready

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  You’ve heard so much about Lightning, but it’s so much more than a refreshed user interface. Lightning is a completely new Salesforce with 150+ new features, designed to maximize user productivity, complete with analytics and in-line intelligence that will drive transformation across your organization. But will any of your current configuration or custom development conflict with the new UI? Silverline can help! Before we develop, customize, and implement the new Lightning platform and modules…
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