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The Ultimate Guide To Enhancing Lead Management In Salesforce


Is your team currently struggling with lead management in Salesforce?


Does opening any lead screen in Salesforce make your team cringe and scream in shock and horror?

If so, you might need a Salesforce Health Check, where we can help identify areas where your Salesforce configuration need to be enhanced in order to better support your business needs.

If you're more of a DIY'er, here's the ultimate guide of items you should look for - in order to improve your team's use of the lead management functionality in Salesforce:
  • Check your lead duplication rules;
  • Check your Chatter Feed settings;
  • Check your Chatter Actions (Publisher Actions);
  • Check your State & Country Picklist settings;
  • Check your current use of Web-to-Lead functionality;
  • Check your lead auto-response rules;
  • Analyze your current field usage;
  • Review fields to identify unnecessary fields to be removed;
  • Identify missing fields needed by the business;
  • Review record types to identify unnecessary record types to be removed;
  • Identify record types needed by the business;
  • Identify duplicates;
  • Review standard handling of leads within the same organization;
  • Determine if custom buttons (Mass Edit/Update/Delete) are needed on list views;
  • Determine if custom links (search on LinkedIn, etc.) are needed on lead detail screens;
  • Review current communication templates & determine if others are needed;
  • Do users need training on how to use the leads object and capture activities associated with leads?
  • Review picklist values;
  • Review list views;
  • Review lead fields and mapping for lead conversion (to contacts, accounts, opportunities);
  • Review lead assignment rules;
  • Review page layouts;
  • Review mini page layouts;
  • Review compact page layouts;
  • Review search layouts;
  • Review layouts for related lists (activities) on leads pages;
  • Identify leads with no email address;
  • Review lead-related workflows;
  • Review lead-related validation rules;
  • Review dependent picklists;
  • Review Process Builder flows;
  • Review lead rating criteria;
  • Review lead status picklist values;
  • Review sharing rules;
  • Review reports;
  • Review dashboards.
Did I miss anything? If so, please let me know! I would love to hear from you.


David Giller a Salesforce MVP, User Group Leader, Trainer, Consultant, Blogger & Author.

Although he started his career as an attorney, David entered the world of enterprise-scale IT management at NBCUniversal, & continued at GE Capital, where he was first introduced to Salesforce & became known as "The Salesforce Guru."

David is now CEO of Brainiate, helping companies unleash the power of Salesforce.

You can read more about David's bizarre career path here.


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Top Features in the Salesforce Spring '17 Release


Are you ready for the upcoming Spring '17 Salesforce Release?

Below is a list of videos showcasing the top features being introduced in the Spring '17 release:
As you watch these videos - I would love to hear which features you're most excited about!

David Giller a Salesforce MVP, User Group Leader, Trainer, Consultant, Blogger & Author.

Although he started his career as an attorney, David entered the world of enterprise-scale IT management at NBCUniversal, & continued at GE Capital, where he was first introduced to Salesforce & became known as "The Salesforce Guru."

David is now CEO of Brainiate, helping companies unleash the power of Salesforce.

You can read more about David's bizarre career path here.


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Fall in Love with Your Nonprofit on Salesforce


About a week ago I posted an update on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook), sharing about a Salesforce rollout Selina Suarez and I recently did for a small nonprofit that provides bread to needy families.

Here's a screenshot of my Facebook post:


As of January 6, 2017, their first Salesforce-integrated fundraising campaign raised over $38,000 - with details on each donation and donor being captured automatically in Salesforce!

My initial post generated many calls, private messages and other offline inquiries of people asking me how nonprofits can leverage Salesforce, which payment processing system we utilized, and how we connected donations on their website to feed directly into Salesforce.

I realized that most of my friends were already involved in several charitable organizations, but never considered how Salesforce can be used to track donors, donations, volunteers, constituents, events and various initiatives that are typical in most nonprofit organizations.

The follow-up conversations and inquiries inspired me to post this article.

Here you will find some valuable resources providing further insight on how nonprofits can leverage the Salesforce platform and how you can get 10 FREE Salesforce Enterprise Edition licenses for your favorite nonprofit. 

If you're working for a nonprofit and already use Salesforce, you will learn how you can tap into additional Salesforce features to introduce more automation into your organization.

Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack Overview

Salesforce for Fundraising


Salesforce for Nonprofit Community Engagement





Salesforce for Nonprofits Webinars (YouTube Playlist)


Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack: How-To Series (YouTube Playlist)

If you need help unleashing the power of Salesforce for your favorite nonprofit, don't hesitate to drop me a line.


David Giller a Salesforce MVP, User Group Leader, Trainer, Consultant, Blogger & Author.

Although he started his career as an attorney, David entered the world of enterprise-scale IT management at NBCUniversal, & continued at GE Capital, where he was first introduced to Salesforce & became known as "The Salesforce Guru."

David is now CEO of Brainiate, helping companies unleash the power of Salesforce.

You can read more about David's bizarre career path here.


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