Mentoring Through Salesforce

By Paul Field – CEO @ Improved Apps

Mentoring using Improved Apps

 

Apprenticeships – A Time And A Place

Apprenticeships have always been a very effective way of bringing new people into an organisation. They provide a programme that establishes a way of passing on skills, knowledge and expertise from the experienced to the inexperienced. Possibly with the benefit of rose-tinted glasses, apprenticeships conjure an image of a grey-haired, patient and knowledgeable old-hand benevolently guiding and directing the fresh-faced new starter through to success and productivity.

Many of these apprenticeship programmes perished or contracted over cycles of recession and cost cutting: Why invest in the inexperienced when you can hire experience cheaply?

The reality is, that whilst it is very possible to hire people with a history, it is never going to be exactly what your organisation needs. As a result, all companies have introduced some kind of on-boarding programme to cram as much information as possible into the heads of new starters. Unfortunately, people forget what they have been taught and do so pretty quickly with the resulting need for the organisation to create swathes of content to provide on-going access to required information.

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The Week that Was #15 – Through the Eyes of Improved Apps

A round up of things that the Improved Apps folk chat about over a cuppa coffee!

By Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps

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We’re a diverse bunch at Improved Apps and we enjoy sharing a story or two… our news… and views… over a cup of coffee or around the water cooler (and an occasional beer!)

So, we thought why not share a few of our newly discovered noteworthy news stories, fascinating facts, helpful hints, as well as the things that have made us smile or simply laugh out loud.

As our apps support the entire gamut of Salesforce users from sys admins to sales reps; from marketing managers to business analysts and from trainers to support staff, (and bearing in mind we’re all human), we hope that there is something of interest to everyone.

Happy reading!

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Financial Services Compliance with Salesforce

By Paul Field – CEO @ Improved Apps

 

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Compliance with Retail Distribution Review (UK) and Conflict of Interest (US) Regulations for Financial Services Organisations using Salesforce

There is considerable focus in both the UK and US to ensure advice provided by agents and advisors relating to retirement investments meets the interests of the client rather than those of whoever is providing the advice. As a result, legislation has been introduced in both countries to impose codes of conduct on the industry along with significant penalties for non-compliance. These new laws relate to the ways in which advice is provided and the disclosure of commission and other pertinent information that should encourage advisors to provide the best impartial suggestions and for clients to make the best informed decisions.

Financial services businesses deal with product just as much as a manufacturer: Furthermore, the process of New Product Introduction is one that is highly regulated and is subject to a high rate of change. New offerings must be understood and incorporated into the portfolio being made available to investors.

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The Week that Was #14 – Through the Eyes of Improved Apps

A round up of things that the Improved Apps folk chat about over a cuppa coffee!

By Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps

shutterstock_135569845 smaller

We’re a diverse bunch at Improved Apps and we enjoy sharing a story or two… our news… and views… over a cup of coffee or around the water cooler (and an occasional beer!)

So, we thought why not share a few of our newly discovered noteworthy news stories, fascinating facts, helpful hints, as well as the things that have made us smile or simply laugh out loud.

As our apps support the entire gamut of Salesforce users from sys admins to sales reps; from marketing managers to business analysts and from trainers to support staff, (and bearing in mind we’re all human), we hope that there is something of interest to everyone.

Happy reading!

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Improved Apps are moving up in the World!

Improved Apps are following in the footsteps of Salesforce!

Paul Field – CEO @ Improved Apps

 

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It’s official…Improved Apps are moving!  We’re heading to fantastic new offices in Frimley and what’s more we’re following in the footsteps of Salesforce! We’re heading to the very place, the exact same office where Salesforce initially set down its roots in the UK.

 

What’s good enough for Salesforce is good enough for us!

 

As an ISV Partner we look forward to seeing the same growth and sharing in the same fortunes from Frimley as Salesforce!

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The Week that Was #13 – Through the Eyes of Improved Apps

A round up of things that the Improved Apps folk chat about over a cuppa coffee!

By Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps

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We’re a diverse bunch at Improved Apps and we enjoy sharing a story or two… our news… and views… over a cup of coffee or around the water cooler (and an occasional beer!)

So, we thought why not share a few of our newly discovered noteworthy news stories, fascinating facts, helpful hints, as well as the things that have made us smile or simply laugh out loud.

As our apps support the entire gamut of Salesforce users from sys admins to sales reps; from marketing managers to business analysts and from trainers to support staff, (and bearing in mind we’re all human), we hope that there is something of interest to everyone.

Happy reading!

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The Week that Was #12 – Through the Eyes of Improved Apps

A round up of things that the Improved Apps folk chat about over a cuppa coffee!

By Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps

shutterstock_135569845 smaller

 

We’re a diverse bunch at Improved Apps and we enjoy sharing a story or two… our news… and views… over a cup of coffee or around the water cooler (and an occasional beer!)

So, we thought why not share a few of our newly discovered noteworthy news stories, fascinating facts, helpful hints, as well as the things that have made us smile or simply laugh out loud.

As our apps support the entire gamut of Salesforce users from sys admins to sales reps; from marketing managers to business analysts and from trainers to support staff, (and bearing in mind we’re all human), we hope that there is something of interest to everyone.

Happy reading!

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