About Salesforce.com

Written by ShamrockCRM on July 23, 2009 – 11:18 pm

If you have been interested in trying out Salesforce.com for the first time, go ahead and set yourself up with a Free 30 Day Trial of Salesforce.com. You do not need to give any credit card details or anything.

Just click the button below that says “FREE TRIAL” and you will be good to go. Play around with the system and let me know what you think. Also, read through some of the details below related to Salesforce.com and its features.

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Salesforce.com vs. GiftWorks? Which is better for Nonprofits?

Written by ShamrockCRM on July 22, 2009 – 6:34 pm

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Lately I have heard a lot of discussion from many different Nonprofit organizations as to whether to choose Salesforce.com or GiftWorks for their CRM needs (Donation/Grant/Revenue tracking, Donor/Volunteer/Constituent Management, Mailing Campaigns, Event Tracking, etc). I have used both tools and I have my own opinion (Salesforce all the way), but I found an Excellent post on the Web describing exactly what I feel about the differences between the two CRM systems.

“GiftWorks does not allow for much flexibility when it comes to injecting “business processes” in the way that SHOULD be in a CRM system. Leads, campaigns, donors, and contacts can be more effectively managed in Salesforce.com.

SFDC (Salesforce.com) does a much better job of building and managing relationships between contacts, organizations and donations. Also, Salesforce is scalable. It can grow with your organization to accomodate other business processes, such as expense management, HR and more. In addition, it allows for a relatively simple integration with other ERP systems such as Quickbooks, Paypal etc.

Another major plus for Salesforce is accessibility. GiftWorks is only now coming out with some type of remote administration capability but it is nowhere near close to Salesforce.com.

GiftWorks may be a good solution for some organizations right out-of-the-box, especially if you do not have the budget to customize Salesforce. But, if your organization is growing, and you are looking for a long term solution, I would take a serious look at Salesforce.com. Also, remember that if your organization is a 501(c)(3), you can most likely obtain a 10 license donation from Salesforce.”

So, if you would like to know more about how Salesforce.com works with other nonprofits, shoot me an email and we can chat!

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Tanner’s Salesforce.com Background

Written by ShamrockCRM on August 22, 2008 – 12:18 am

-I have acted as the Product Lifecycle Responsible for Salesforce.com for hundreds of users.  This consists of Web Development, Business Analysis, Project Management and Account Management.
-I have solely architected the system for a deployment of 2000+ users for a Global deployment with multiple interfaces and customizations.
-I have implemented many full Salesforce.com deployments for both profit and non-profit organizations.
-I have created thousands of lines of Javascript and APEX for custom S-Controls, Triggers and VisualForce to facilitate business needs.
-I have implemented system integrations using both Java and Cast Iron.  (SAP, SQL, SFDC<>SFDC, etc)
-I have utilized all features within Salesforce.com.  I am an expert with this system.
-I have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems.
-I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

At Shamrock CRM, I perform ad-hoc Salesforce.com development work, consisting of configuration projects, code development, system administration and full Salesforce.com implementations.  My turnaround time is lightning fast.

Do you have any upcoming projects that would require a Salesforce expert?  Do you have any custom APEX / s-controls / formulas / workflows / VisualForce / etc that you need created?  Do you need a dedicated Salesforce.com Administrator and Developer?  What else can Shamrock CRM assist you with?  We are willing to take any size project.

View my personal Resume at http://www.tannershamrock.com

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