Laurel JonesSenior Business Consultant, UI/UX Design

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Deploying a Salesforce Community with Change Sets

In preparation for deploying a community this coming weekend, I thought I’d share some knowledge around migrating a community through change sets. It’s been one of the biggest time-saving features Salesforce has invested in to-date, and they’ve only been making it better and better. It’s been available since Summer ‘18 and they made more improvements […]

Top 5 Jaw-Dropping Salesforce Communities Summer ’18 Enhancements

Can you smell it? Fresh cut grass, birds chirping, the splash of kids cannonballing into the pool – IT’S SUMMER! Or at least late spring. And with the weather we’ve been having, it may not feel like it, but at the risk of sounding cliche, things are heating up in the Salesforce Summer ’18 release, […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Creating an Employee Community

It’s been very encouraging to see so many companies come around to the idea that keeping employees happy means creating and maintaining an environment in which they can thrive. One of the biggest and easiest ways to do this is to ensure they have what they need at their fingertips through an employee community. Also […]

Lower Employee Attrition with Salesforce Employee Communities

As more and more companies start to realize the value of making their employees happy, there comes the need for community within the workforce. Having an employee community where employees can go to stay engaged, voice ideas, and get questions answered go a long way in lowering employee attrition. Enter Salesforce Employee Communities That’s where […]

Top 4 Spring ’18 Community Features to be Excited About

It’s that time of year again — the holidays are over, but we have something even better to look forward to: the Spring ’18 Release! I’m going to try to temper my exclamation points, bolds and all caps, but let me tell you, this release is beyond exciting! Let’s break down the Top 4 Areas […]

Lightning Bolt Templates: Creating, Packaging & Troubleshooting

As of Summer ’17, Salesforce released the ability for users to export their communities as a packaged solution, allowing quick creation of new communities or packaging for distribution on the AppExchange. What is Lightning Bolt? Lightning Bolt is a new metadata type that includes most everything in your community: themes, CSS, Lightning components, page layouts […]

Top 5 Winter ’18 Community Features to be Excited About

It’s that time of year again, pumpkin spice starts to invade your food and drinks and Salesforce begins their Winter release process. Even though it’s still early and many new features are in preview or beta, I’m really excited about seeing these live in Lightning Communities! There’s quite a bit of new features coming to […]

Tailor Your Salesforce Community with Custom Theme Layouts

One of the biggest pain points of Salesforce Community templates we heard from our clients was that they didn’t want it to look like a “template” community. With the Winter ’17 release came custom themes, allowing admins and developers to create a custom branded community all while still being able to leverage Salesforce’s standard and […]

Design thinking applied to data solutions

Favicons: Your Salesforce Community is Not Complete Without One

Whether you are the Championship-winning Golden State Warriors, the data center leader Equinix, or the versitle camera maker GoPro, your new Salesforce Community will need a favorite icon, also known as “favicon.” For the uninitiated, the favicon is the tiny icon that appears in the tabs of your browser as well as when you “favorite”, […]

Women of Perficient’s Salesforce Practice: Here’s to You!

Having worked across numerous consulting and in-house firms, and with a diverse range of clients from various market verticals, I know firsthand that our industry tends to be male-dominated. I couldn’t be prouder to work for a company that employs such intelligent, amazing women in the Perficient Salesforce Business Unit. Be they project managers, business […]

Leverage Salesforce Ideas in Your Community

One of the greatest features you can offer your customer or partner base as a product-driven company is an idea engine. It allows those who use your product regularly to offer suggestions on how to improve it, features to add, or what new products to create. Giving the power to your customers to help make […]

Differences Between Lightning & Visualforce Communities

For awhile now, there’s been lots of chatter (pun intended!) around Salesforce Lightning Communities and the capabilities have only been growing stronger over time. In fact, with each release, the reasons you thought you needed a Visualforce Community are waning. In fact, I’m in total agreement with my colleague, Kara Allen, in predicting the end […]

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