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Ask PT About Uncovering Data in Salesforce to Prevent Customer Churn

2023/11/30

Dear PT, 

At our company, we view a retained dollar of revenue to be just as valuable as a new dollar. Even more so when you consider an unretained dollar needs to be replaced with a new dollar just to maintain flat revenue, which then hampers growth. So. . . how can we prevent churn and increase our retention rate along with cross- and upselling? Is there a data solution that identifies troubling signs early on when they can be corrected?

Lapser Chase from Retaine, Ireland

Ask PT About Making Sure Contact Roles Are Documented in Salesforce

2023/09/21

Dear PT, 

Managing data and data hygiene in Salesforce® is a constant struggle at our company. Sometimes, incomplete data can be as damaging as bad data. With different people doing the data entry, it can be difficult to make sure the information is complete every time. For example, Opportunities may not have the key roles for the Contacts properly documented. Is there any easy way to identify and fix these data gaps?

Val I. Dayshon from Roll, AZ

Ask PT About Managing IT Projects and Process Implementations in Salesforce

2023/08/14

Dear PT, 

Our company’s IT department has a steady backlog of new projects and new processes to undertake. And they are good at what they do. However, each individual action plan is built from the ground up. Plus, they operate in a bit of a silo—other functions need to be involved to ensure success. We’d like to add project management discipline to these projects and process implementations. Where do we begin?

M. Plamentor in Silo, OK

Ask PT About Prioritizing Rollup Updates in Salesforce

2023/06/12

Dear PT, 

We love Rollup Helper. We use it in so many ways. However, we work with a lot of different business segments, and would like to create rollups that only populate to certain parent objects—like only up to Customer Accounts instead of Prospects. Is there a way to filter our rollup results?

Phil Tearring from Parent, MN


Ask PT About Displaying Products From an Account’s Opportunities

2023/05/17

Dear PT, 

When viewing an Account page in Salesforce®, our company’s users would like to see a list view of the Opportunity Products associated with the Account’s various Opportunities. Is there an easy way to do this?

Attah Glence from Product Point, Nigeria

Ask PT About Using Salesforce to Onboard New Employees

2023/05/04

Dear PT, 

In this competitive job market, with turnover increasing, productivity is a challenge. We need to get new employees at our company onboarded and up-to-speed as soon as possible.  We have a number of separate processes in place within Salesforce® for both compliance and training. How might we take a more comprehensive approach to get better outcomes?

M. Ployer in Train, Germany

Ask PT About Comparing Year-Over-Year Revenue to Date in Salesforce

2023/04/11

Dear PT, 

Comparisons can be an important factor in forecasting. At our company, we’d like to compare this partial year’s revenue Opportunity total for an Account to the same time period in the previous year. Are we going up, down, or flat? Salesforce® doesn't do this out of the box. Can Rollup Helper help us?

Totul Todayt from Trend, Denmark


Ask PT About Avoiding the Creation of Duplicate Records in Salesforce

2023/03/29

Dear PT, 

At our company, when users create a Salesforce® Contact, a search is done to find if the related Account is already in our records. If they don’t find an Account, then one is created. This manual process sometimes results in duplicate Accounts being created, with identical information or differing information. Data quality suffers, relationship management is affected, and then time and resources are wasted fixing the problems. There has to be a better way.

Bette R. Dada-Highjeene from Dublin, OH

Ask PT About Using Salesforce to Onboard Customers

2023/03/15

Dear PT, 

At our company, we are looking to improve and streamline our customer onboarding process. We sell a number of products and services, and each has a repetitive process to properly deliver and onboard. Usually, we clone a number of Salesforce® Projects, and then make the changes necessary for that customer and purchase. As we’ve seen, this process is sometimes prone to errors and omissions. How can we make improvements?

Gus Towmer in Welcome, ON, Canada

Ask PT About Salesforce's “Last Activity” Field

2023/03/01

Dear PT, 

At our company, we are having difficulties leveraging the default configuration for the Last Activity field in our Salesforce® org. We are looking for a convenient and efficient way for RevOps team members to know what happened in our last contact with a customer, but it’s difficult since activities are split into both Tasks and Events. And it would be nice if we didn’t have to spend time on coding and ongoing maintenance to achieve this. Can you help?

C. Last in NOLA


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