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Salesforce can help you achieve extraordinary results with your data. Let us show you how.

Apple and Salesforce are teaming up, allowing developers to write apps for iPhones and other mobile devices.

You’ve been hearing about Salesforce for years. Your acquaintances invested in the program and shortly after that, began achieving amazing, real-time results. You no longer wanted to be on the outside looking in, so you invested yourself, hoping to transform your business overnight.

Now, it’s three months later and you’re still trying to figure out how to implement Salesforce’s capabilities into your daily workflow. Any time you set aside a few hours to hunker down and really study, something comes up, so you push it to the back burner. All the while, you’re engaging with new clients, and there’s still no way to accurately manage all of that data.

Sound familiar? You aren’t alone. There’s a reason Salesforce is the #1 CRM platform on the market, but it’s a lot for anyone to learn, especially if you aren’t tech savvy or are charged with keeping everything else afloat. Don’t fret. This is a common problem that all business owners face. Implementing new programs takes time, effort and knowledge. That’s where we come in.

Here at 17 Grapes, we regularly work with our clients to customize and implement Salesforce in unique, company-specific ways. Our friendly, knowledgeable training staff will work with you one-on-one until you have all of the information and tools you need to be successful. Stop stressing and call us today at (801) 245-0500. You’ll be reaping the rewards of Salesforce CRM in no-time flat!

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

How does an impulse purchase of chocolate fit into online shopping? Hershey is working on finding the best way for consumers to add chocolate into that online shopping order.

Experts agree: Salesforce is on track to become “the de facto interface” for legacy enterprise systems.

Distraction is the enemy of productivity. While technology has greatly increased our ability to connect with customers, as well as people across our business, it has also driven us to distraction in productivity-crushing amounts. While productivity isn’t the only measure of success, it’s a necessary part of the picture, helping us complete tasks and ultimately drive progress forward. Here are some simple tips to help disengage from distraction without having to go into hiding or stay after hours every day.

1. Schedule your time

Our work calendars can be an onslaught of meeting requests, and even getting up to get some coffee can end up eating 20 or more minutes if we meet someone in the hallway with a question. One of the top tips for increasing your daily productivity is to block out time on your calendar that will be dedicated to whatever deadline-driven or task-oriented work you have to do. Those one or two-hour chunks of time can be for reviewing work, writing up feedback, researching or whatever your day demands. Having it blocked not only means no one else can schedule a meeting during that slot but will also serve as a daily reminder for you, helping you get into the rhythm of productivity.

2. Be strategic about where you sit

Not everyone can move from the lunchroom to an empty conference room and then back to their desk, but most people working on laptops have some flexibility to move throughout the day. Being tethered to your desk can be draining and a change of scenery, however small, can be a boost to productivity. Plus, it also means that people are less likely to drop by your desk to ask you questions when you’re in the middle of something.

As a manager, you absolutely have to make yourself available for questions and meetings and reviews, but organizing your time and occasionally breaking up your landscape are small, daily ways you can make productivity a priority.

Sometimes new products or services can bring strong emotions from customers. Such is the feedback about Apple’s newest emojis, especially one: the bagel.

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” — Herman Melville