The Everyday Function: Got Milk?

This recurring series, ‘The Everyday Function’ brings Salesforce down from the cloud and into everyday life. You are working on a new Process Builder and when testing your creation, red text flies & the flow interview error email arrives in your inbox with the message ‘ The flow failed to access the value for Some Value READ MORE

Rounding to .25 Increments

Was working with someone this week that needed to calculate ‘Full-Time Equivalents’ from Part-Time jobs to meet some state requirements for grant money they manage.  For the last few years, their team has been downloading their year end surveys in a report, doing the math in excel, then manually updating records in Salesforce because a READ MORE

The Salesforce Talent Gap

As Salesforce continues its climb towards their $20,000,000,000 revenue target for FY2020, new customers and products mean there is a wealth of employment opportunities being created around the world.  To meet this growing customer base, some project that the market needs to increase the number of delivery consultants 50%+ each year. In fact, all you have READ MORE

Out of Order.

If you have been following the Accidental Admins blog and/or our Twitter feed, you’ll have noticed that since the end of May I’ve largely been silent. Honestly…I am struggling with burn out. I have lost all sense of work-life balance and am leaning towards this horrible practice known as ‘work life integration.’ As a practice READ MORE

Our Favorite Things this Week: 6/8/2018

Salesforce Pathfinder I mentioned a few months ago that Salesforce was investing heavily in the community around its Indianapolis tower and the new Pathfinder program looks like it will be the flag-bearer for those contributions. Pathfinders will receive 4 months of training from Salesforce, supplemented with soft skills training from Deloitte, with the latter committing READ MORE

Our Favorite Things this Week: 5/11/2018

Summer ’18 Release in a Box ‘In a Box’ has been a gift to User Group Leaders for the last few years – the Salesforce team puts together great content for us to deliver to our user groups, greatly reducing some of the burden of planning meaningful monthly events for our groups. I am thrilled READ MORE

A Journeyman Finds a New Trail

The Ohana is full of amazing stories of people changing their lives, helping others, overcoming adversity, and showing that hard work, a good heart, and a goal can beat just about anything thrown our way.  We want to share some of those amazing stories to encourage those starting their own journeys and demonstrate the real READ MORE

Our Favorite Things this Week: 5/4/2018

I woke up this morning with a headache, a 3 year old sitting on my back saying ‘I wanna watch garbage trucks on ewetube’ repeatedly, and as I reach for my phone to check the time, I see a message from my wife (she leaves early) that says ‘hey, call me, its important.’ I call my READ MORE