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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)
Section 1: Salesforce for Sales, Marketing, and Customer Relationship Management
Section 2: Salesforce Administration
Section 3: Automating Business Processes Using Salesforce


In this chapter, we learned how to create campaigns and what the important input fields are on campaign records to increase our visibility of the market. We learned that both leads and contacts can be added to campaigns, as well as how to add a lead and contact to a campaign.

We learned how to view the campaign history of both leads and contacts and we now know what a campaign hierarchy is and how to add a campaign to a hierarchy.

Finally, we learned how third-party apps can be used to automate campaign responses, cutting out manual work that could be inefficient and unreliable due to human error. We also now know where to find third-party apps on AppExchange to automatically find out when a member signs up.

Now that we have covered sales and marketing, we will look at how Salesforce handles customer service through cases in the next chapter!