Salesforce Summer ’13 Release to Focus on Mobile, Chatter, Channel Partners and More
Three times a year Salesforce.com comes out with releases with new enhancements to the Salesforce.com platform. Recently Salesforce.com announced the release of Summer ’13. Just like each release before this […]
Three times a year Salesforce.com comes out with releases with new enhancements to the Salesforce.com platform. Recently Salesforce.com announced the release of Summer ’13. Just like each release before this one there will be a slew of enhancements all throughout Salesforce.
The full feature release can be downloaded in this printable PDF. But if you don’t want to read 273-pages of notes I would recommend downloading this 24-page document which gives you a general overview of all the new features.
Here are a few highlights that we think are exciting.
Mobile with Salesforce Touch
- Dashboards and the ability to view some of the most critical data while on the go.
- Offline (Plane) mode allows you to use Salesforce while offline or on Airplane mode
- Touch tasks now allows you to check a task as complete with one click of a checkbox.
- Twitter profiles of your accounts and contacts.
Sell with Channel Partners using Chatter Communities
If your company has channel partners, distributors or general partners outside your company you can now share information and collaborate on opportunities you might be working on together. Salesforce Communities are private, branded sites where your external partners can all connect.
“Opportunity Splits” is Finally Here
Finally!! This has been a requirement we have been hearing from clients for years and although we have been able to customize a solution to fit the need to split commissions it has been our hope that this gets added to Salesforce.com. In Summer ’13 we will see this feature. Essentially “Opportunity Splits” lets users split credit across opportunity team members. This will allow those team members who are working on one opportunity to get partial credit in their pipelines and quota. We all know it oftentimes takes more than one person to help out on an opportunity but the one sales person gets all the credit in the opportunity reports. With the opportunity splits you can now share that success across the whole team.
What Else is There?
Of course these are not all the features in the Summer ’13. You can find that extensive list in the Release Notes. If you want to take full advantage of the upcoming releases then I recommend taking a look at the release notes. If there are features that really interest you then you can view more details about them in this printable PDF. What do you think? I have only list a few of many features so if there are some you are just as excited about let me know.