Book Image

Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook

By : Paul Goodey, Paul Goodey GP
Book Image

Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook

By: Paul Goodey, Paul Goodey GP

Overview of this book

Salesforce CRM is a market-leading customer relationship management (CRM) application that is accessed over the Internet. It is a proven system which helps to manage large volumes of information across an organization and also improves communication between departments for exceptional customer service. The CRM application is available for the management of sales projections and orders, marketing plans, knowledge management, service and support, partner relationships, and data analytics. The application greatly enhances a company's sales performance, improves customer satisfaction, and provides a robust customer relationship management system for an organization. For optimum performance of the system, there are a lot of things for you as the Salesforce administrator to know and tackle, but there isn't a single book which focuses on the administrative aspect of Salesforce CRM. "Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook" enables you to instantly extend and unleash the power of Salesforce CRM. It provides clear, comprehensive instructions along with detailed screenshots and code. Whether you are looking for solutions to enhance the core features or are looking for ideas for advanced customization techniques, this book will provide you with immediate, practical, and exciting real-world recipes. This book provides practical, step-by-step instructions that cover the use of hidden features, advanced user interface techniques, solutions for process automation, and data and systems integration in detail. This book guides you through interesting topics spanning a variety of functional areas. Recipes are provided that cover data quality and automation, approval and workflow processing, solutions to increase productivity, and the integration of Salesforce CRM with external tools and applications, such as Google and Microsoft Outlook. "Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook' provides practical, step-by-step instructions to deliver enhanced functionality and extend the power of Salesforce CRM.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Displaying the location of an organization using a Google Map and a Visualforce page

When dealing with customers it is always useful for the users of Salesforce CRM to be aware of the location of the customer. Address information related to customers can be used to retrieve map details from sources such as Google and is useful for all users whether from the sales team, marketing, or perhaps the finance team.

In this recipe we will provide a Visualforce page, displayed on an Account Detail page, that displays a Google Map showing a location marker for the address of the account.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to display the location of an organization using a Google Map and a Visualforce page:

  1. Navigate to the Visualforce Pages setup screen by going to Your Name | Setup | Develop | Pages.

  2. Click on New.

  3. Enter AccountGoogleMap in the Label field.

  4. Accept the default AccountGoogleMap in the Name field.

  5. Paste the following code (as shown in the following screenshot):

    <apex:page standardController...