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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


This book will explain Salesforce's functionality within the context of business use cases for end users and admins. The book has been divided into three sections. The first section will take a deep dive into sales, services, and marketing and explains how users in these departments can utilize the Salesforce CRM to maximize efficiency and provide a 360-degree view of constituents.

Next, we will cover the basics of Salesforce administration as a starting point for any aspiring admin. Finally, we will take a deep dive into the automation features that are most frequently used by Salesforce admins on a day-to-day basis.

All of these together will help us understand the various tools and features of Salesforce and help us gain an overview of how it works.