This is the year of the Salesforce admin! At Dreamforce 2014 we inspired you to be great business leaders, helped you harness your superhero powers, and empowered you to help others succeed. We devoted an entire zone to helping you hone your superhero skills and with an energetic keynote we turned the spotlight on you to showcase some of the amazing work you have done. So as you travel back to your Hall of Justice here are 3 Dreamforce takeaways to help you become a #AwesomeAdmin!
Admins are Superheroes
Salesforce Admins deliver real business value by increasing productivity, taking their business mobile, providing data-driven decisions, building custom apps, and giving back to the community. With over 3.5 million workflows created and 68 million custom fields Salesforce admins moving business forward and working with Salesforce Developers to deliver amazing applications.
Admins have more tools than ever!
As a Salesforce admin you have the ability to build apps at the speed of lightning and be Super Dedupers for your users. At no other Dreamforce have we seen so many tools that can help us deliver amazing value to our businesses.
- Lightning Process Builder: It’s efficiency in just a few clicks! With a simple visual process design you can easily combine multiple rules into one. The flexibility to operate on any record and powerful actions like create records, chatter posts, and submit approvals. With Lightning Process Builder we don’t have juggle multiple workflow rules and approval processes- which means we can react to new business processes lightning fast!
- Lightning App Builder: Now Admins can deliver mobile apps without code! With Lightning App Builder we can create custom components or install partner components from the AppExchange. And with a simple drag and drop design interface the app will render on any device.
- Salesforce Dedupe: Now Salesforce Admins have the superhero powers they need to battle our archnemesis- Bad Data! With Salesforce Dedupe we can easily configure matching rules and set alerts for our users when they are creating a possible duplicate.
Go forth and be Awesome!
In the Admin Keynote we heard from some amazing admins during our Community Spotlight, admins like Dale Ziegler who as a solo admin he has delivered incredible business value to his organization. Jennifer Wobser who embraced mobile in her company by deploying productive apps for her executive team. Nick Lindberg who created a racing app to track his hobby. And we all were inspired by Mariel Espinal, who through the community and mentoring by Cheryl Feldman she has a successful career as a Salesforce Admin.
As a superhero admin I charge you with the responsibility of being active in the Salesforce Community at Success.Salesforce.com. This is your resource to finding other #AwesomeAdmins. But don’t stop there- become active in your local Salesforce User Group. Each group is a great place to meet other admins and get solutions to your problems.