This issue features Rollup Helper news along with the latest Lookup Helper and Milestones PM+ updates.
Rollup Helper is Having a Moment
Have you ever watched home improvement shows? A common phrase the interior designers use to refer to rooms that they’re unveiling is “having a moment” as in “The kitchen is having a moment.” Then they pause for dramatic effect while the viewers take in the transformation.
Well, in the world of apps, Rollup Helper is having its moment (pause for dramatic effect). Earlier this year, Rollup Helper was honored to be the 10 Millionth AppExchange install. Since that time, we’ve rolled out new features to give you more flexibility. In this issue of the newsletter we highlight the latest Rollup Helper updates, along with some exciting enhancements from Milestones PM+ and Lookup Helper.
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As part of the Pledge 1%’s #WomenWhoLead series, which celebrates female leaders who are paving the way for the next generation, Pledge 1% asked leaders to share insights about their journey to success.
Katelyn Montigney, who’s an application owner at Passage Technology, shared insights into her role to help inspire the next generation of women in technology. Katelyn says, “The best part of my job is the dev team I get to work with — everyone on the team, product owners and developers alike, is friendly and collaborative. We’ve overcome a lot of tough challenges working together, and I’m really proud of how we’ve grown as a team.” See the full story on the Pledge 1% website: Katelyn Montigney, Application Product Owner, Passage Technology.
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App News & Updates
Wow! Rollup Helper Dropped a BIG Release!
Rollup Helper updates include the new Granular Schedule Jobs functionality, which gives you the ability to schedule rollups in five-minute intervals. Previously schedules would only run at the top of the hour, but now they can run at any five-minute unit (HH:00, HH:05, HH:10, etc.). The following are examples of how the Granular Schedule Jobs functionality can be used:
- If an org has other processes happening every hour that interfere with rollups processing, such as reporting notifications, data loads, etc., then having the ability to schedule at the half-hour mark will help avoid direct competition of resources. This also allows other processes to run at the top of the hour first, before processing the rollup.
- If a user has multiple rollups that update the same Object and is running into issues like record locks, then the rollups can be spread out within the hour. This means the user can get results sooner, instead of having to space them out by the hour.
The image below shows the checkbox for the new Granular Schedule Jobs functionality.
Now when you create Queue Items from manual or scheduled runs, it shows you the number of completed records processed and the percent complete. See the image below.
Improvements to the Quick Settings Modal include the addition of several settings along with info text for each setting, as well as the creation of a new Advanced Settings section.
Rollup Group Actions are included in a convenient compact menu (shown below).
With Rollup Helper, you can super-charge your org with capabilities that normally require extensive coding. Rollup Helper overcomes common Salesforce rollup limitations like needing a Master-Detail relationship or the inability to include cross-object formula fields in rollup summary filters. Use Rollup Helper to build mission critical reports and trigger intelligent data-driven workflows.
New! Milestones PM+ Expands Program Capabilities and More
Kicking off the Milestones PM+ updates is the new Portfolio Object. This feature expands Program capabilities by allowing Projects to relate to multiple Portfolios. To create one, go to the Portfolio tab or add the “Project Portfolio” related list to the Project page layout. See the image below for an example. Check out the Milestones PM+ release notes v13.8 to see the full list of updates and enhancements.
With the new Template Editor feature, you can edit templates directly from the Import Template tab.
The following image shows the options for editing a Project Template.
Our Resource Assignment Tab update makes it easier to find resources by selecting tasks and teams to search for available resources. The grid returns all available resources that match the team selected, and it includes all required skills from the chosen tasks. Users can also assign tasks right from this page. See the gray highlighted areas in the image below.
100% Salesforce-native and easily customizable, Milestones PM+ is a free AppExchange app for all Salesforce clouds (Professional and up) with complete org access to all customers. Instant 360-degree visibility to programs, projects, milestones, tasks, time, risks and issues, and resources provides better project management right in your CRM.
Lookup Helper Enhancements & New Use Cases
Recent Lookup Helper updates include usability improvements and bug fixes. For example, now you can run all active Lookup Helper Settings via a button on the All Settings page, as well as edit Lookup Helper App Settings from the All Settings page via a modal. See the Lookup Helper v9.36 Release Notes for the complete list.
The following use cases show how Lookup Helper can fill in the e-commerce gaps with Salesforce by adding efficiency and providing flexibility for inventory management for companies with multiple locations.
Lookup Helper gives you better visibility and insights to your Salesforce data by automatically relating records. For standard and custom objects, it allows you to organize your data by geographic location, time-frame, industry, or any other data category.
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