The Week that Was #31 – 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!

How many salespeople will be left by 2020?

Working in Sales?…you may want to read this LinkedIn post by Tony J. Hughes…

 

Pundits and analysts have predicted the demise of all sellers by 2020. With 18MM sellers this is a bit of a Nostradamus hubris causing some serious cognitive dissonance. One CEO actually declared he’d never hire a salesperson again but then a second glance revealed almost comically that all his customer service reps are actually already doing some pseudo transactional selling. It’s been posited that 30% of field selling will be going away very soon.

Would you agree? [read more]

Paul Field – CEO @ Improved Apps

Improved Apps makes it to the top 20!

It’s been another great week for Improved Apps…last week it was the Technology Innovator Award from Corporate Vision…this week we’ve been highlighted in CIOReview’s ’20 Most Promising Salesforce Solution Providers – 2016′

According to Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview:

“The companies selected for our 20 Most Promising SalesForce Solutions Providers 2016 list are an elite group of companies whose products and solutions are changing their respective industries. We are proud to feature Improved Apps in this edition for its range of revolutionary solutions that is setting a new benchmark in the SalesForce arena.”

Thanks CIOReview…

 

Impressive…or what!

Ok…so I still haven’t managed to do the Rubik’s Cube…so I was more than a little impressed by Nicoleta Matei, a six year old from Romania – the youngest competitor at European Rubik’s Cube Championship 2016 – solving Rubik’s Cube (3×3) in 41.56 seconds! Yes that’s right..you heard me…41.56 seconds!

 

Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps

Austrian teen sues parents over embarrassing Facebook pics!

Remember all of those embarrassing photos your parents took when you were a baby and then insisted on showing to any dates you took home….sounds like the millennials won’t put up with that kind of behaviour! We all leave a digital trail as we wander through life now – both how we perceive the world and how the world perceives us….we should be careful where we tread and be conscious of how others see us! Read the article from The Irish Times…here’s a snippet…

 

Before you post those holiday pictures on Facebook, you might first want to get your little darlings’ permission.

An 18-year-old Austrian woman is reportedly suing her parents for posting almost 500 pictures of her online without her agreement, many of which she found embarrassing.

The unnamed teenager told Austria’s Die ganze Woche magazine that, when she was 11, her parents had posted pictures of her from all stages of her life – something she discovered three years later when she joined the social network. [read more]

Paul Field – CEO @ Improved Apps

 

If you want to find out more about our solutions Improved Help and Improved Noticeboard and how we’re driving Salesforce adoption, do get in touch.

 

Sophie Wyard – Marketing Manager @ Improved Apps