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Salesforce for Beginners

By : Sharif Shaalan
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Salesforce for Beginners

By: Sharif Shaalan

Overview of this book

Salesforce is the world's leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, helping businesses connect with their constituents and partners. This book will give you a comprehensive introduction to managing sales, marketing, customer relationships, and overall administration for your organization. You'll learn how to configure and use Salesforce for maximum efficiency and return on investment. You'll start by learning how to create activities, manage leads, and develop your prospects and sales pipeline using opportunities and accounts, and then understand how you can enhance marketing activities using campaigns. Packed with real-world business use cases, this Salesforce book will show you how to analyze your business information accurately to make productive decisions. As you advance, you'll get to grips with building various reports and dashboards in Salesforce to derive valuable business insights. Finally, you'll explore tools such as process builder, approval processes, and assignment rules to achieve business process automation and set out on the path to becoming a successful Salesforce Administrator. By the end of the book, you'll have learned how to use Salesforce effectively to achieve your business goals.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
1
Section 1: Salesforce for Sales, Marketing, and Customer Relationship Management
10
Section 2: Salesforce Administration
16
Section 3: Automating Business Processes Using Salesforce

Summary

After finishing this chapter, we now know what an account is and how to create and view an account. We learned about the important sections of an account's record, including the Related Items, Details, and News sections. We then learned what a contact is and how to create a new contact on an account record. We also learned about the important sections in a contact's record, including the Related Items, Details, and News sections.

Finally, we learned about when to use a relationship and how to create a relationship between a contact and an account.

In the next chapter, we will look at opportunities—the most important part of the sales cycle in Salesforce!