What Does Software Development Take?

Software Development. What Does It Take? I often get asked, “Matt, I have an app idea…. that should be easy to do, right?” Anything is easy to do with the right skills and methodology in practice. The difficult part, the average Joe, has no idea of the right methodology or skills needed. Most people think we just write some code and

Payment Processing in Salesforce

Announcing a new payments partner for Fostering We’re excited to announce our partnership with Century Business Solutions! Their payment integration, EBizCharge, simplifies credit card and ACH processing, increases efficiency, and lowers costs in Salesforce. Featuring recurring payments and a client payment management portal included. Learn More about Ebiz Charge in Salesforce Manage payments Salesforce & save time Accept credit, debit, and EMV payments directly inside Salesforce Automatically applies

Manage Your Field Service with Salesforce

Many people think Salesforce is just for Sales. However, it can do so much more! Salesforce has added many feature clouds, such as Field Service Lightning (FSL). FSL is a great tool for any company managing a fleet of on-site technicians or companies looking for scheduling efficiency. Here are a few features of FSL: Dispatching Console Mobile Technician App on iPhone and Andriod Work

What’s Up With Salesforce in Central MN?

What’s Up With Salesforce in Central MN? Did you know there is a Central MN Salesforce User Group? That’s right! Our first meeting was last week. Feel free to join the community and engage with other Salesforce Users right here in Central MN. Network Ask Questions Best Practices Join us for our recurring group meetings Keynote speakers, freebies, and grow your Salesforce abilities Come

Fostering + Salesforce Ben

If you have not heard about Salesforce Ben, you are missing a great resource. Salesforce Ben is all about Salesforce News and How To’s. Earlier this year, they posted both an article and a video I created about how you can mass update many records without a 3rd party app or code. The article is a great short read and the

How your CRM Impacts the Customer Experience

We’ve talked a lot about how a customer relationship management system can improve your workflow and communication among staff members, while at the same time improving your bottom line and helping you get more customers. But we haven’t talked a lot about how your CRM system can impact and improve the customer experience. Gone are the days that price and

Saving Time with a CRM

Implementing customer relationship management software is not only going to help you gain customers and save money, but it’ll help you save time. When you’re effectively utilizing a CRM, the amount of information you’ll be collecting on clients and buying trends is invaluable. Your CRM will provide you valuable analytics from all the data you’re collecting every day. Data from

Three Reasons to Build a Custom CRM System

You’ve decided to take the leap: you’re going to take advantage of the countless benefits of a customer relationship management system. You’ve chosen a great path! A CRM will allow you to automate tasks, make your customer communications much more effective, and boost your sales. Building a custom CRM might be the best way to go; consider these three reasons

Establishing Ongoing Support for your CRM

Delivery and timing are crucial to the implementation of a customer relationship management system. Once the system is implemented and working well for the business, establishing ongoing support is the next crucial step.   Choosing your CRM service implementation specialist is as important as choosing the right system for your business. You need support to ensure your ongoing success through

CRM Systems for Banks

The stuffy, unwelcoming banks of decades ago are long behind us. Banks have embraced modernity, which includes technology utilized for interacting with customers effectively. You might be wondering why a bank has anything to do with a customer relationship management system, when those systems are most often used as a tool for sales teams. A CRM system is so much