My Favorite Salesforce Articles this Week

Covering a variety of expertise levels, this week’s list contains articles that offer great tips for both beginners and professionals, helping you get the most out of Salesforce at any stage.

1. What’s the Difference Between and

Seeing that this blog is meant to serve as a helpful tool for all Salesforce users, beginners and pros alike, I’ll sometimes try to recommend (or write) articles that are more “beginner friendly” and have some basic, easy to use and comprehensive information in them. Starting off this week’s list is one of those articles, with a thorough, simple and user-friendly explanation of the differences between IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. (Written by Ben Mccarthy)

2. Salesforce1 App- are You Making the Most of It?

Going a bit further but still in the basics, up next is a short, straight-to-the-point guide from CloudSocius focusing on correct configuration of the Salesforce1 mobile app- from notification settings to accessing it from your browser. (Written by James Bell)

3. The Summer ’15 Release Admin Quick Wins Guide

This one is aimed at the pros- but still keeps it simple and effective. Taken from Salesforce’s blog, this article offers a quick, practical review of new features in the summer 15’ release- highlighting the 7 most useful ones, for all of you who don’t have the time to go over 225 new features…  (Written by Jessica Kremer)

4. 3 Quick Tips for Opportunity Management in Salesforce

In Salesforce, and CRM in general, data is king. Most users know it, nearly all CEOs know it, and yet the task of controlling the quality of data your team is inputting is often a very difficult one, mostly due to the many different touchpoints and aspects covered throughout the sales process. This short guide provides important insights that’ll help you focus your team’s data inputs, tighten it up and eventually improving the quality and credibility of your analytics. (Written by Molly Macdonald)

5.  5 Common Mistakes in the Salesforce Implementation Process

Wrapping it up for this week, I’d like to go back to the start once again, with an article I recently published addressing some of the more common mistakes in the implementation of Salesforce. If you’re new to CRM in general, or have just migrated from another platform, you might want to check it out. For additional information go to Salesforce tips.    
Amanda is the Lead Author & Editor of Rainforce Blog. Amanda established the Rainforce blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Salesforce usage.