What is Sales Forecasting

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The term ‘salesforce sales forecasting’ by far is coined by the words ‘fore’ & ‘casting’, meaning predicting in advance… First Thoughts… are we trying to play GOD… Predicting in advance??

Oh no… That’s not it…

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Artificial Intelligence-powered HR Automation in Workplace

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing our lives for decades, but today its presence is bigger than ever before.  AI has powered HR automation. Human resource processes plays vital role in every company. Whether its recruitment, onboarding process, training, learning & development. Artificial Intelligence is entering the HR space, and very soon everything that can be automated, will be automated.

hr automation tools

HR automation tools are the process of enhancing the efficiency of the HR department by freeing employees from tedious manual tasks and allowing them to focus on complex tasks like decision making and strategizing. By automating standard and repetitive HR activities, organizations can reduce the cost and time they spend on manual HR planning and processing. Through HR automation tools, organizations can design, streamline, integrate, and deploy necessary services swiftly at a considerably lower cost. If implemented right HR Automation tools show real effectiveness to be more productive, freeing us of our most mundane and time-consuming tasks so that HR can drive more value at work. Few of the latest HR automation tools which are AI-based:

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Predicting Success of your Salesforce Development Projects

Can you really predict the success of your Salesforce Development projects with a high degree of confidence at the beginning of your project?

The answer is No!

But you can rate your people, process and tools that are required for success and use that to predict success with a ‘good enough’ confidence level.

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Pillars of Salesforce Development Project success.
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A Primer in Software Testing

Software testing primer is a field that gained currency in the late 90s and ’00s for different reasons. As people moved from client-server to web applications, it got a new life as software systems will behave differently. Software testing was re-invigorated with Web 2.0. Subsequently, it was in focus again with mobile applications and tailoring user experience for mobile devices.

Lately, focus on software testing primer is again on the go with new architectural patterns including micro services architecture. Model-driven testing and behavior-driven development have been other testing approaches that have influenced the overall industry. Today, cloud-based applications (such as Salesforce s1) that can scale on-demand and cloud-based storage are in vogue; these require not-so-different test practices. Continue reading

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The Future For Analytics, Data And What It Can Do For Businesses?

Times are changing; this has been a term in use since the rapid progress of humanity since the 18th century. Today, it can be used even on a daily basis. Technology remains the cornerstone through which humanity evolves, it is now embedded in every single part of our lives today and imagining a future without it would be quite challenging. This is why going forward, there is always going to be a discussion about its impact and how it will change as the time comes.

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What’s behind the Virtual Machines?

Are Virtual machines making our world more virtual?

These days virtual machines are running everywhere on the internet, from Microservices to big modules of code running on these virtual machines. We might not know the difference between an application running on a single server or multiple parts running of the same application running on multiple instances of virtual machines, that is the best part about virtual machines. We might not get the difference, but they will make us get the most of our hardware resources.
Virtual machine is hardware-level virtualization, a VM provides a real computer emulation and is implemented using software emulation programs. The end-user gets the same experience as an operating system hosted on physical hardware with a virtual machine running on a machine. Virtual machines use the hardware more efficiently and increase productivity than a single OS running on dedicated hardware. Multiple VM running on the same hardware can perform different jobs at the same time can effectively improve resource utilization.

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Deployment Tools in Salesforce

A typical development process requires building, testing, and staging before releasing to a production environment. During this development cycle, one might migrate many times, either to keep development organizations in sync or to move changes through development organizations toward production and this is what we call Salesforce deployment.

Salesforce deployment is the migration of metadata from one Salesforce organization to another. If you are looking to enhance your Salesforce DevOps (Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployments) practices, this blog could get you started with the basics.

There are number of deployment tools available each having its own pros and cons. Some of them are listed below:

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Is Race Condition a myth in Salesforce?

Since the introduction of the concept of multithreading in apex salesforce, there has been a drastic change in the way we code. Now multiple threads run in parallel, hence many tasks can be performed at the same time.

Salesforce too adhered to this concept taking a step forward in its endeavor and provided a multi-threaded environment.

But everything has its pros and cons and so did parallelism. Though it completely changed the way programs are executed but brought with it a new concurrency bug what we call as a race condition.

When does multithreading in apex salesforce actually occur?

Race condition occurs when two thread operates on the same object without proper synchronization and their operation interleaves on each other.

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Predictive Analytics

The success of any organization depends on its vision and its ability to shape the future course of action with unmatched accuracy and timeliness. Wouldn’t it be great if this prediction part is made efficient, easy and streamlined for your employees which could ultimately lead to better fortunes!!

Predictive Analytics is one such technique that holds the potential to raise your business up-ahead from the market competition.

Basic Building Blocks

Predictive Analytics is a mechanism by which we can predict the outcome of unknown events pertaining to our business.

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Salesforce Machine Learning with Python

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are considered as an integral part of future technologies.

Artificial Intelligence is an area focused on developing intelligent machines that work and react like humans. To achieve this Artificial Intelligence considers all the traits that can help achieve the feat, these traits include perception, learning, and planning. Salesforce Machine learning on the other hand focuses on development of programs in such a way that systems can access data and use it to learn for themselves Artificial Intelligence focuses on making machines smart i.e. react as the situation demands whereas machine learning is based on providing machines access to data, making them learn themselves which makes their decisions learned rather than smart. Continue reading

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