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What is the Financial Services Cloud? - Friday 29 May 2020

If you work in the financial sector and you like Salesforce as much as we do, it’s likely you’ve heard of the Financial Services Cloud. Even if you haven’t, this is still the blog for you! MORE INFO

Staff Spotlight - Amanda Lewis - Thursday 28 May 2020

Before joining us, Amanda had a very interesting background. She started as a florist before spending 16 years in the Navy as a Weapons Analyst! Prior to moving to Swindon, she lived in Scotland with her husband Mark, who also works for Stimulus. MORE INFO

Using the Compact Layout in Sales Cloud - Tuesday 26 May 2020

In this blog we are jumping back in time a little to a platform feature that is so valuable, but in our experience under used. The Compact Layout. MORE INFO

Salesforce for Outlook Retirement (And what to do about it!) - Wednesday 20 May 2020

It may be that you’re still using the Salesforce for Outlook add-on. I’m talking about the original installed version, rather than the Lightning for Outlook cloud-based add-on. If you are, you might know that Salesforce are planning to retire the old add-on as they phase out support for Internet Explorer 11 in December 2020. MORE INFO

Salesforce Field Trip - Wednesday 20 May 2020

It’s no secret that the quality of your data has a direct impact on the accuracy of your Salesforce reports. Sounds obvious doesn’t it? But the action you can take to validate and improve your data may not be so obvious. MORE INFO

Permission Set Groups - A Whole New World - Thursday 7 May 2020

Calling all Admins, hold on to your hats. Salesforce has gone and shaken up how we think of managing user permissions by introducing permission set groups. MORE INFO

Staff Spotlight - Emma Weston-Burt - Tuesday 5 May 2020

Our next Stimulus Staff Spotlight focuses on Emma. Growing up she wanted to be a lawyer. She is a Wagamama fanatic and loves the fact that working at Stimulus allows her to travel quite a lot. MORE INFO

Translation Workbench - Friday 1 May 2020

One of the questions that many of our new admins ask is how they can translate custom terms when their org is in multiple languages. Luckily for us, there is the Translation Workbench which makes this job really easy for us! MORE INFO

A Post-Covid Ecomony - Thursday 30 April 2020

Our Director Phil talks about what Post-Covid in the business world may look like and what effects and changes we have seen so far in our own business. MORE INFO

Multiple Currencies in Einstein Analytics - Thursday 16 April 2020

In this blog we are going to address the limitation of customers using multiple currencies in Salesforce and how we can manage this in Einstein Analytics. MORE INFO

Keyboard Shortcuts - How to Make Salesforce Work for you. - Thursday 9 April 2020

In this blog, we go through some of the keyboard shortcuts that you can use within Salesforce. These shortcuts are keys you can press on your keyboard to allow you to do something quickly within Salesforce – such as edit a record, or to copy the record URL. MORE INFO

Salesforce Trailhead for Children? - Tuesday 31 March 2020

If you are struggling to get your kids to get some home work done and you are getting nowhere, then maybe getting them a Trailhead account, helping them through a few badges and getting them to enjoy the online learning experience MIGHT give you all a break from these challenging times! MORE INFO

Salesforce Appexchange - Thursday 26 March 2020

The Salesforce AppExchange is your Salesforce app marketplace, and just like the App Store for IOS or Google Play for Android, you can browse, upload and install the packages you desire. And YES, some are free for installation! MORE INFO

What is a Salesforce Sandbox? - Wednesday 18 March 2020

Some of you may be approaching this blog because you’ve heard of a sandbox in Salesforce and you’re curious about what they are. Perhaps you’re working on a large project and want to test your changes safely, or maybe you want to store a backup of all your org’s If so, this is the blog for you; I will be exploring the types of sandboxes available, how to create them, and what you can do with them. MORE INFO

Virtual Training - Top Tips for an Engaging Session - Tuesday 17 March 2020

As the world begins to shift toward a more virtual working environment thanks to the current climate, we thought we’d offer you our top tips on a topic that’s close to us here at Stimulus: Virtual training! MORE INFO

Marketing Cloud - Demystifying Data View Tables - Tuesday 10 March 2020

Let’s be honest, for many of us the data view tables can be a terrifying beast. You may know of their benefits but believe it too complex for you to understand. Well, hopefully after reading this blog, you will not only have a better understanding of them, but be able to figure out how to get the most out of the Data View Tables. MORE INFO

Using Trail Tracker to Guide your Learners - Friday 6 March 2020

Day 5 - Using Trail Tracker to Guide your Learners. Welcome to our final blog of this series on myTrailhead. Let’s talk about how we can help our users take the learning that they need to, and how do we know when they have achieved it? MORE INFO

Using Trail Maker to bring your content to life - Thursday 5 March 2020

Day 4 - Using Trail Maker to bring your content to life. So, you’ve now created your content, it has been edited and the stakeholders have signed off. Now let’s get into the fun bit - how Trail Maker works. We have discussed the thinking behind the planning, but when it gets to moving the final content into Trail Maker how do you do it? MORE INFO

Creating myTrailhead content - where to start? - Wednesday 4 March 2020

Day 3 - Creating myTrailhead content and where to start. In yesterday’s blog, we covered how to create your myTrailhead strategy. Today, we’re going to talk about how to write your actual content. MORE INFO

Planning your myTrailhead strategy - Tuesday 3 March 2020

Day 2 - Planning your myTrailhead strategy. When planning a successful Salesforce myTrailhead strategy, there are three things to consider - your content, your audience and your myTrailhead goverance. Lets take talk you through them. MORE INFO

What is Salesforce Trailhead and myTrailhead? - Monday 2 March 2020

Day 1 - What is Salesforce Trailhead and myTrailhead? Welcome to our series of myTrailhead blogs and videos. We’re starting the week off with the basics by making sure everyone knows the difference between Trailhead and myTrailhead before jumping into the detail in the coming days, starting you on the path to becoming a Salesforce Trailblazer! MORE INFO

Staff Spotlight - Dante - Thursday 13 February 2020

How could we not do a staff spotlight with our Dog CEO Dante? He's definitely part of the team. He tells us all about his love for unlimited office 'treatos' and how he came to England to run his own business. MORE INFO

Salesforce Spring '20 release. Our favourite features - Part 2 - Tuesday 11 February 2020

Welcome to part 2 of our Spring Release blog – in this one we bring you 4 additional features centred around enhanced email functionality from within Salesforce; and a couple of boosts around Reporting and analytics. MORE INFO

Salesforce Spring '20 release. Our favourite features - Part 1 - Thursday 6 February 2020

It seems like only yesterday that we were taking you through the last Salesforce release notes, but here we are again. Here are some of our favourite features from the Spring '20 release. MORE INFO

Tracking your Trailblazers - Tuesday 28 January 2020

Have you heard of the Salesforce Trail Tracker? This app from the AppExchange allows you to not only tailor the Trailhead training programmes for your team, but it also gives you the opportunity to analyse and track their progress. MORE INFO

Lightning Object Creator - Friday 24 January 2020

Let us explain and guide you through Salesforce Lightning Object Creator. This tool allows you to import spreadsheets from Excel, Google Sheets and Office 365 and turn them into objects, fields and records. Let us show you how. MORE INFO

Salesforce introduce new flow features update - Friday 17 January 2020

In my last blog, I wrote briefly on the changes coming to flows and why they were exciting. Flows are some of my favourite pieces of functionality in Salesforce; it’s coding without actually writing code. What’s not to love? When I saw that – once again – flows featured massively in the release notes, I’m ashamed to say I got a little excited. MORE INFO

Trailhead and myTrailhead - Exciting Times for the products - Thursday 16 January 2020

For anyone who attended the myTrailhead keynote speech during Dreamforce, Chris Duarte, Leah McGowen-Hare and the rest of the team just seemed to drop blockbuster after blockbuster announcement of what’s coming. We are going to have a look at some of the highlights: MORE INFO

Staff Spotlight - Jo Young - Thursday 9 January 2020

It's the lady that started it all! We get to question our Director Jo, who has been involved with Salesforce for over 10 years! Aside from being the brains behind Stimulus, she's a Mum to three and wife to our Director Phil. She was once a saxophone teacher and sold ice-cream! We've all got to start somewhere, right? MORE INFO

Query Studio for Marketing Cloud - Friday 29 November 2019

When it comes to segmentation in Marketing Cloud, a Query Activity is probably the most powerful tool available. It comes as standard with a Marketing Cloud Account and uses SQL and the data view table put together from very intelligent segmentation. However, it’s time consuming to build our Query Activities, and could be considered as overkill when you want to do a one-off query. MORE INFO
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