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5 Reasons Your Team Needs Salesforce Maps

5 Reasons Your Team Needs Salesforce Maps

Not aware of Salesforce Maps? In a nutshell, using Salesforce Maps allows sales reps to make more money at their desks or in the field. They can free up more time to sell by decreasing time spent planning, driving, and tracking field activities. Utilizing Salesforce Maps (formerly MapAnything) turns the Salesforce experience interactive by displaying ... Read more
6 Top Salesforce Spring ’20 Release Highlights

6 Top Salesforce Spring ‘20 Release Highlights

Ready for spring? Salesforce is too, as their Spring ‘20 Release will be globally available on February 17, 2020. To help get you ready for the Spring ‘20 Release, Ad Victoriam’s certified consultants have poured through the latest Salesforce innovations across mobile, industry solutions, content management, AI, and more to highlight six of the standout ... Read more
Manufacturing Technology Salesforce CRM

Innovative Technology that Drives Manufacturing Sales

  Innovative Solutions for Manufacturing Technology now exists so companies no longer have to be held back by the old ways of doing things. Manufacturers can replace legacy tools and siloed spreadsheets so sales teams can better serve customer needs and compete in the current landscape. An independent survey by Confirmit found organizations that adopted a ... Read more
Prepare for Your Next Open Enrollment Now

Prepare for Your Next Open Enrollment Now

For those of you in the payer space, congratulations! You just recently put to bed the Open Enrollment for 2019. So, how did it go? At this early point here in 2020, you might be asking yourself several questions, including: What can my company do now to attract new customers for the next Open Enrollment ... Read more
Connecting Systems to Unlock Opportunities

Connecting Systems to Unlock Opportunities

When a company experiences rapid growth, often technology platforms are pushed beyond their original capability in an effort to keep pace. This can lead to a tangled web of disconnected systems and, in turn, disconnected processes and data. Twiddy & Company faced this exact situation and engaged Ad Victoriam to help them re-engineer their technology ... Read more
Field Service Lightning Connects Your Workforce

Field Service Lightning Connects Your Workforce

Salesforce’s Field Service Lightning (FSL) was designed to connect your workforce, enabling them to deliver intelligent and productive on-site services. It allows for faster delivery and smarter and more personalized service from the phone to the field on one platform. But the truth is, FSL does so much more. Smarter and Faster Service When it ... Read more
Manufacturing Cloud Aligns Sales and Ops

Manufacturing Cloud Aligns Sales and Ops

Success in today’s manufacturing industry is dependent on stellar products and exceeding customer demand by producing and delivering those products in an efficient manner. That means aligning sales and operations. Step one in that process means making sure account teams have the needed visibility into a complete overview of a customer’s business. That includes a ... Read more
Health Cloud: The New Payer Data Model

Health Cloud: The New Payer Data Model

Built on the world’s #1 CRM platform, Salesforce’s Health Cloud solution is quickly becoming the new payer data model. Why? It offers a complete view of members in a single dashboard, driving productivity for service agents and clinical professionals. Simply put, the insurance market is recognizing the urgency that it needs to adapt to today’s ... Read more
Sustainable Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Sustainable Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Holiday shopping at big box stores typically begins before the Thanksgiving leftovers get cold. Last year, holiday gift-giving shoppers spent $9.9 billion on Thanksgiving and Black Friday alone, and another $7.9 billion on Cyber Monday, according to Shopify. With holiday spending increasing every year, we are also seeing an increase in conscious consumerism where people ... Read more
News from Dreamforce

News from Dreamforce 2019

Was it the Fireside Chat with Salesforce Chairman/Co-CEO Marc Benioff and Apple CEO Tim Cook that was the highlight for you at Dreamforce 2019? Maybe it was the conversation with former President Barack Obama or exhibits you saw in the Dreamforce Campground? Perhaps it was a specific session you attended or Fleetwood Mac’s awesome performance, ... Read more
Sales Cloud Transforms Sales Operations

Sales Cloud Transforms Sales Operations

Roam needed to improve control and management over multi-location meeting room bookings and reporting for their sales operations. Their current management software, Gather, and CRM, InfusionSoft, no longer offered enough flexibility or scalability. Roam needed to transform those legacy systems into a higher level of data visibility to keep pace with their growth. Atlanta-based Roam, ... Read more
AdVic's B Corp Mission Continues

AdVic’s B Corp Mission Continues

Ad Victoriam loves being a B Corp. It is an integral part of our DNA and is a part of every decision we make as a business, but our mission continues. From the customers we do business with to the suppliers we purchase from, and the benefits we offer, our status as a Certified B ... Read more
Must-Attend Dreamforce 2019 Sessions

Must-Attend Dreamforce 2019 Sessions

Where to go and what to do is on the minds of many people as they plan their trip to Dreamforce. Since planning is key to maximizing your experience, Ad Victoriam’s Salesforce® consultants recently put together some helpful tips for getting the most out of your upcoming Dreamforce 2019 experience. Now, our team has highlighted ... Read more
Salesforce Einstein Winter '20 Enhancements

Salesforce Einstein Winter ‘20 Enhancements

Ad Victoriam’s consultants have been spending a lot of time interacting with many of the new features in Salesforce’s Winter ’20 Release, including some exciting updates made to Einstein Analytics, which we’re excited to share with you now. Einstein Forecasting AdVic Overview: Now get support for Quarterly Forecasting. Salesforce Description: Do you use a quarterly ... Read more
Salesforce Consultants Share Dreamforce Tips

Salesforce Consultants Share Dreamforce Tips

As the excitement continues to build for Salesforce’s highly anticipated Dreamforce 2019, Ad Victoriam polled our seasoned Dreamforce-attending veteran consultants for tips on how to make the most of your time there, especially if you are a newbie Trailblazer on your first adventure. What to Wear/Bring 1. With over 2,700 Dreamforce sessions and workshops, exhibits, ... Read more
ConnectCare with Salesforce Health Cloud

Connect Care with Salesforce Health Cloud

For the past decade, hospitals and physicians have been transitioning from paper-based to electronic health records (EHR) to connect care. They have done this to expedite the exchange of patient information, with the hope that it will also, somehow, optimize patient revenue streams. In that time, more than 95 percent of hospitals and nearly 90 ... Read more
Lightning Strikes in the Salesforce Winter '20 Release

Lightning Strikes in the Salesforce Winter ’20 Release

Excitement spreads through Ad Victoriam when Salesforce releases new features! The Winter ’20 Release has numerous advances for its Lightning Experience, ones we can’t wait to dive into. Ad Victoriam’s consultants have been spending a lot of time interacting with these features and we’re ready to share a few of the best new Lightning Winter ... Read more
Champions Retreat 2019: Making the Pledge

Champions Retreat 2019: Making the Pledge

With all of the change in the air right now, from the Global Climate Strike to the Business Roundtable’s commitment to a new Statement of Purpose for corporations, the priority of the stakeholder over the shareholder has never been greater. At this year’s Champions Retreat in Los Angeles, the annual gathering of North American B ... Read more
Outsourcing My Salesforce Implementation

Outsourcing My Salesforce Implementation

Here’s a question that might be keeping you up at night: Do I need to outsource my Salesforce® implementation? And while there is no simple answer to that question, as a decision to outsource can be a strategic and tactical choice, the answer will most certainly be based on your own company’s internal structure, talent, ... Read more
Why Business Users Love Salesforce Lightning

Why Business Users Love Salesforce Lightning

Truth be told, Salesforce® really built Lightning Experience for everyone, and that includes business users. Whether you’re in Sales or Service, Lightning Experience helps Salesforce business users soar to the highest levels of productivity, with features like Kanban, Path and Guidance, Opportunity Workspace, Split View, mass inline edit in List View, Keyboard Shortcuts, Lightning Console ... Read more
AdVic and BCorp Go Hollywood

AdVic and BCorp Go Hollywood

The Ad Victoriam team has bags packed and is ready to represent at this year’s BCorp Champions Retreat 2019 in Hollywood. 2018 was AdVic’s first year as a certified B Corp, and we jumped in feet first attending both the B Summit and the Champions Retreat. So after last year’s awesome experiences, you can understand ... Read more
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9 Steps to a Successful Salesforce Lightning Rollout

It’s unlikely that you haven’t heard, but to be safe, here’s a reminder: the Salesforce Lightning rollout is starting in Winter ‘20. If that fact has left you bewildered (or starting to panic), let’s clarify a few things before we get to the 9 steps to a successful Lightning rollout: First, know that with the ... Read more
Customer Success: Platform Growth Drives Personalization and Customer Satisfaction

Platform Growth Drives Personalization and Customer Satisfaction

After interviewing, researching and “scoring” a number of implementation firms, DataScan selected Ad Victoriam Solutions to assist in a series of projects, starting with a clean-up and upgrade to Salesforce® Lightning on their Sales Cloud. These upgrades were necessitated as a result of DataScan operating in disparate systems and dealing with multiple sources of truth. ... Read more
Salesforce World Tour Stops in Atlanta

Salesforce World Tour Stops in Atlanta

Do you live in and around the Atlanta, Georgia, area – or plan to be – on Wednesday, September 18, 2019?  If so, you will not want to miss the opportunity to join Salesforce® and the Ad Victoriam team at the Salesforce’s World Tour Stop at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The day will be ... Read more
Winning Strategies to Increase Salesforce Adoption

Winning Strategies to Increase Salesforce Adoption

Picture this… Tomorrow is your company’s long-awaited go-live date for your brand new Salesforce® CRM. In it, you have built some exceptional apps and features for your team and you can’t wait to roll them out. But then you ask yourself, “Will our team actually adopt using it, and have we as a company done ... Read more
Salesforce Summer Release - FSL Highlights

Salesforce Summer Release – FSL Highlights

As Ad Victoriam’s consultants continue to delve deeply into Salesforce’s Summer ‘19 Release highlights (read our recommendations for admins and Einstein Analytics), we’re highlighting some awesome enhancements you can initiate now regarding FSL (Field Service Lightning). The 411 on Field Service Lightning Management FSL is designed to connect your workforce and enable them to deliver ... Read more
Inc. magazine names Ad Victoriam Solutions to its 2019 Inc. 5000 list.

Ad Victoriam Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. magazine has named Ad Victoriam Solutions to its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many ... Read more
Salesforce Summer '19 Einstein Highlights

Salesforce Summer ‘19 Einstein Highlights

As part of their Summer ‘19 Release, Salesforce® has rolled out numerous new features for its Einstein Analytics (EA). Ad Victoriam’s consultants have been spending a lot of time interacting with these features and we’re ready to share the best new Einstein Summer ‘19 Release features for a mix of skill sets – from End ... Read more
Salesforce Summer Release Highlights for Admins

Salesforce Summer Release Highlights for Admins

From updates to Lightning Experience to Einstein Analytics to everything in-between, the highly-anticipated Salesforce® Summer ’19 Release increases productivity and delivers personalized customer journeys with the latest Customer Success Platform innovations. Some features in Summer ’19 affect all users immediately. Other features require direct action by an administrator before users can benefit from the new ... Read more
Finding the Right Salesforce Implementation Partner

Finding the Right Salesforce Implementation Partner

Klaussner Furniture Industries began their Salesforce implementation process with another partner but was unhappy with their progress. Klaussner, one of the nation’s largest makers of home furniture, then turned to Ad Victoriam Solutions. Our proven industry knowledge and project experience provided them with a long-term scalable solution for their specific business needs. Klaussner’s Business Challenge Since Klaussner ... Read more
8 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

8 Benefits of Moving to the Cloud

With the cloud, end-users and your teams are able to access software and applications from wherever they are, using the device of their choice. They can work from anywhere. If your business has yet to tap into the power of the cloud, these eight benefits of cloud computing should change your mind. Reduce Expenditures, Increase ... Read more
We're a B Corp Now What Ad Victoriam

We’re a B Corp! Now What?

In the first two blogs of this series, we made the case for why companies should consider becoming B Corp certified and the best practices for tackling the B Impact Assessment. This final article will help you with the next step on your journey. We will help you figure out what to do next and ... Read more
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Salesforce Service Cloud Enriches Experiences

When Hi-Rez Studios, one of the fastest-growing video game developers in the country, came to Ad Victoriam Solutions, it had two main goals: to improve its customer service experience for current players and to boost its marketing efforts to increase long-term player engagement. Both objectives were ambitious, as Hi-Rez boasts more than 40 million players ... Read more
Effectively Integrating an Automated Quotation Process

Effectively Integrating an Automated Quotation Process

Headquartered in Suwanee, GA, Control Southern has been helping manufacturing plants run better, faster, and smarter through automation and customized valve solutions since 1956. However, Control recently needed a solution of their own. They needed an effective integrated solution between Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce CPQ and their ERP. Control’s Salesforce Challenge Control Southern was utilizing ... Read more
Why Your Business Needs a CRM

Why Your Business Needs a CRM

From revealing sales opportunities to tracking every single customer interaction, implementing a Customer Relationship Management platform (CRM) positions your business for real growth. Why is a CRM Important? At its core, CRM enables your business to deepen relationships with your customers, service users, colleagues, partners, and suppliers. You can see everything in one place. There’s ... Read more
Rethink Your Approach to CRM Integration

Rethink Your Approach to CRM Integration

For a lot of businesses, their approach to technology comes in fits and starts. They’ll add one program but still be reliant on outdated or time-consuming processes for some essential piece of the day-to-day. Or they have a bunch of different tech pieces that have been purchased and integrated all at different times, making the ... Read more
Navigating Your B Corp Assessment Ad Victoriam

Navigating Your B Corp Impact Assessment

In the first installment of this series, we focused on the reasons why you should consider pursuing B Corp certification for your company. From raising capital to attracting new clients and employees, this gold standard of Corporate Social Responsibility accreditations offers a wealth of benefits. But now it’s time for the difficult part, taking the ... Read more
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MFA for Salesforce Users: How To

MFA (Multi-factor Authentication) is a security control that requires users to verify their identities by providing multiple pieces of evidence before gaining access to a device or application. The difference between MFA and 2FA is that two-factor authentication always utilizes two factors to verify the user’s identity. Multi-factor authentication could involve two or more factors ... Read more
Manufacturers are Turning to Salesforce

Manufacturers are Turning to Salesforce

Do you need to increase efficiencies so that you can out-pace your competition? Do you need more opportunities in your pipeline? Maybe it’s clear, actionable information so that you can make better business decisions? All great reasons manufacturers around the world are turning to the Salesforce® platform to deliver a fully customizable customer experience through ... Read more
Cluch Awards Ad Victoriam Top Business Services

AdVic Named a Top Business Services Company

Ad Victoriam Solutions has been named a Top Business Services Company in Georgia for 2019 by Clutch. A Washington D.C.-based B2B market research firm, Clutch connects service providers with buyers through data and verified research. The Clutch CriteriaClutch awarded AdVic a 4.8/5.0 Top Business Services Company in Georgia rating after conducting numerous in-depth phone interviews ... Read more
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The Gold Standard of CSR

It’s 2019 and times have changed in the business world. More and more every day, becoming the gold standard of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is taking on a bigger role in C-Suite conversations. No longer does the economic philosophy of Milton Friedman, to serve fiscal shareholders above all else, dominate the landscape. Customers and employees ... Read more
From Data to Actionable Insights

From Data to Actionable Insights

ESI of Tennessee is a solution provider in the steam, power, and energy industry. They originally approached Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) to help them implement a Salesforce Sales Cloud solution. Not long after that successful implementation, ESI came back to AdVic because they desired specific enhancements for their org. The Sales Cloud Enhancements Challenge ESI ... Read more
Be More Productive on the Salesforce Platform

Be More Productive on the Salesforce Platform

Day in, day out… we do the same things hoping that it will get easier next time. What’s the reasoning behind it? Well, “we’ve always done it this way!” Common Productivity Destroyers Operations teams that handle tasks manually (spreadsheets, paper, etc.). Have you seen that row of filing cabinets? These departments especially would benefit from ... Read more
Marketing Cloud June 2019 Release Highlights

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Highlights – June 2019

Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud can benefit businesses of all shapes and sizes if correctly implemented into your organization. This innovative marketing automation platform can help your business expand its customer base by providing a toolbox of creative features to assist in, including: Attracting Prospective Customer Nurturing Building Custom Email Campaigns Social Media Marketing Predictive Analytics Notable ... Read more
Yanmar Empowers Sustainable Future

YANMAR Empowers Sustainable Future

In November 2017, Ad Victoriam partner, YANMAR America, a leader in the design and manufacturing of diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment, opened the doors of their 50,000+ square foot YANMAR EVO//Center. The facility was designed specifically to help empower the YANMAR global mission of creating a sustainable future. The EVO//Center features a product showroom/museum and ... Read more
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Planning Your Salesforce Implementation

As you begin planning your new Salesforce implementation, you may have concerns about making the project a success. If you are on the fence about adding a consulting partner to guide you, start by considering the following questions: Does your company have an internal resource who will be your project champion? Will that person have ... Read more
Salesforce Implementation Supports Homeless Non-Profit

Salesforce Implementation Supports Homeless

A Salesforce user since 2010, The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc. (IHNA), an affiliate of Family Promise, is a non-profit organization with 1,000 volunteers. Their sole purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to misfortunes in their lives.  The problem IHNA was having was that they were ... Read more
Tips for Salesforce Implementation Success

Tips for Salesforce Implementation Success

Thinking about implementing Salesforce or getting ready to kick off your project? Here are some of the top tips to keep in mind from our Ad Victoriam consultants. They have decades of experience implementing successful solutions to manufacturers, healthcare providers, retail chains, and more. Subject Matter Experts Start your project on the right foot. Gather ... Read more
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AdVic Partnership: Not Just a ‘One-Off Project’

The YANMAR America and Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) partnership dates back to May 2017 when YANMAR, a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment, was referred to AdVic directly by Salesforce. “When choosing AdVic, we were very guarded against repeating our previous Salesforce failures,” recalls YANMAR Business Systems Manager, ... Read more
MuleSoft Anypoint Community Manager API

Anypoint Community Manager Builds Effective APIs

MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform provides a powerful set of tools for building effective, modern APIs. The ability to rapidly define API specifications, re-use components, and govern access are core features of the Anypoint Platform that enable organizations to build effective, resilient APIs. However, simply producing high-quality APIs is not enough to succeed in the API Economy. ... Read more
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Why Attend MuleSoft Connect? Coupon Code Inside

The Connected Era is Happening. Companies that don’t evolve, companies that don’t meaningfully connect with their customers, will be left behind. Integrating your systems to connect your data puts business intelligence at your fingertips. It deepens your customer relationships and their experience with your brand. MuleSoft, one of the world’s leading integration platforms for building ... Read more
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Merging Multiple Salesforce Orgs: Customer Success

Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) was called in when a market-leader was merging their vulnerability and identity security operations with another org to offer the cybersecurity industry’s first identity-based security automation platform. Their merger presented a problem they wanted AdVic to solve – duplicate Salesforce Clouds. In addition, they had previously undergone several
 org migrations leaving the business with ... Read more

Ad Victoriam Solutions Named Top CRM Consultant

B2B research and reviews agency Clutch recently recognized Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) for the exceptional quality of strategy and service that they provide. After analyzing our market presence, industry experience, customer feedback, and other data-driven metrics, Clutch awarded our team the number 5 spot in a ranking of all CRM consultants in Atlanta, a huge ... Read more
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Sales Quote Automation: Faster & Accurate Quotes

The Quoting Challenge Ad Victoriam Solutions’ welcomed challenge involved longtime client Concurrent Technology, Inc. Concurrent is a global company that develops software solutions focused on storing, protecting, transforming, and delivering visual media assets. Concurrent was utilizing the standard quoting system within Salesforce alongside Excel spreadsheets to manage their quoting process. Their processes were labor-intensive and ... Read more

Ad Victoriam Joins the MuleSoft Partner Program

Ad Victoriam Solutions to Provide Anypoint Platform Consulting to SupportConnecting Applications and Data in the Cloud and On-Premises   ATLANTA, GEORGIA – (April 4, 2019) – Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) today announced its partnership with MuleSoft to provide consulting services for MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™. Anypoint Platform unlocks the power of API-led connectivity, enabling organizations to ... Read more
13 Ways to Give Back

13 Free Ways to Give Back

Too busy? Not enough time to volunteer? Not enough spare change to make a donation? We understand. Here’s 13 easy ways to give back without impacting your schedule or your wallet. Where to Buy Raise money for charities when you shop online using platforms like AmazonSmile or ShoppingGives. They enable you to give back to ... Read more

Responsible Sourcing to Support the Earth

Research indicates that workplace design has an impact on your mental health and wellbeing. It also has an impact on the earth. We built a workspace that positively impacted both. After the initial move in day, we began to do what all companies do. We bought furniture, desks, chairs and a lot more. The office ... Read more
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We Vote for Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion can vary by industry. For example, positions within certain industries, such as healthcare, are primarily held by women, whereas, technology positions are occupied largely by men. In fact, 76% of the technology jobs are held by men, with 95% of the team being Caucasian. According to an article published in the Harvard ... Read more
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Vote Every Day with Each Dollar

Have you heard of the Vote Every Day campaign? It doesn’t mean to actually cast a vote for a politician. B Corp created the campaign to encourage people, like you and me, to treat every dollar we spend on purchases like a vote, and every cash register like a ballot box. As a result, Ad ... Read more
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Ad Victoriam Named Salesforce Platinum Partner

It is with pride that we announce that Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) was named a Salesforce Platinum Partner. With this announcement, AdVic joins the ranks of only 97 firms worldwide, 48 firms in North America, and one of only 38 firms with a 5-Star Rating for Platinum Partner status. Being named a Platinum Partner by ... Read more

Supporting Our Troops

Many of us don’t notice the world outside of our own. We often journey robotically through our daily routines; wake up, drop off the kids, go to work, dinner, activities, bed …  repeat. The Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) team stepped away from their daily routine of supporting our clients, to support our troops. Our troops ... Read more
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Manufacturing Efficiencies Advanced with Salesforce

Polyglass has been a leading manufacturer of roofing products in Europe since 1960. The company introduced its products and technology to the United States in 1992. Since then, they have grown to be a leading manufacturer of roofing membranes and coatings for low- and steep-slope applications and currently employ nearly 5,000 workers. The Business Challenge ... Read more

B Local Georgia goes Viral with Ad Victoriam Support

It’s happening. B Local Georgia Chapter hosted its first public event at Sweetwater Brewery. Proudly sponsored by Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic), the event brought together 13 Georgia B Corps, seven prospective B Corp companies along with students and faculty from the University of Georgia. B Local Georgia is a grassroots organization that heightens awareness of ... Read more
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How FLUX Pumps Cut Their Sales Cycle in Half

The FLUX name has been synonymous with pump technology for more than 60 years. It was the invention of the first electric drum pump that sparked the creation of company. Since its inception, FLUX, headquartered in the beautiful black forest region of southern Germany, has grown to employ more than 150 highly skilled men and women ... Read more
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Productivity Accelerated Using Multi-System Integration

PRODUCTIVITY ACCELERATED WITH A MULTI-SYSTEM INTEGRATION Real challenges demand real solutions. That was the quandary the Client was in when they turned to Ad Victoriam (AdVic) for their multi-system integration solution. The Client is recognized as one of the largest authorized agents for Verizon Wireless. Their nationwide operation employs more than 5,000 employees in 700-plus ... Read more
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B Corp Social Impact Report

Since the company’s founding, Jeff Jones, Ad Victoriam Solutions President, and his wife, Alice, have wanted Ad Victoriam to stand for something bigger than just profit. A company rooted in sound ethical practices, a company that treats people with dignity and its community with care – it’s who we are. As we researched B Corporations, ... Read more
Salesforce Implementation Increases Productivity

Salesforce Increases Productivity by 20%

One way to make travel wishes a reality is through the purchasing of timeshares, which allow people to own a share of a unit within a vacation resort. A leading travel company in the timeshare space, has delivered memorable experiences for more than 30 years. They have a strong platform for resort network growth and ... Read more
Ad Victoriam Joins Pledge 1%

Ad Victoriam Joins Pledge 1%

Ad Victoriam Pledges 1% of their services and employee time to improve communities around the world. Atlanta, November 26, 2018 – Ad Victoriam Solutions announced that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides, Pledge 1% ... Read more
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We Are More Than Our Job

Our jobs often define us, providing us with an identity and a purpose beyond ourselves. We are given the opportunity to belong to something bigger than ourselves; to be a part of a collective effort in many cases, driven with a vision and a goal of improvement. Sure, we may find our deeper identity in ... Read more
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Salesforce Lightning: Top Productivity Features

Productivity is important to all businesses, especially those with limited human and financial resources. Here are a ton of Salesforce Lightning features that propel productivity. Let’s get right to it! Make Your Homepage More Actionable Rich text areas provide a place for admins to quickly and easily share information with their end users. Approval items ... Read more

Charity & Salesforce: A Dream Come True

Working in the Salesforce ecosystem, you come across many inspiring stories. Meaghan Bookers’s story is one of them. Before stumbling across Salesforce, she spent 6 months living in India as a volunteer and the year after, she taught in an alternative school for at-risk students in Colorado. Take a moment to hear about how Meaghan’s ... Read more
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Salesforce Lightning: What to do Before You Switch

Our three-part Lightning Experience series continues with things to consider before you push the switch button. In part-one, we shared four reasons why switching makes sense for growing businesses. Now that you are thinking about switching, there are things you need to consider before your push that button. Find Out if You’re Ready for Salesforce ... Read more
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Why Business Leaders are Switching to Lightning

There’s a lot of excitement (and questions) around switching to Salesforce Lightning from Classic. Is switching to Lightning worth your time and resources? This is the first of three articles we’ve written as part of our Lightning Experience series to help you decide and prepare. Let’s get started with four reasons why switching to the ... Read more
Salesforce Integration Propels Productivity

Salesforce Integration Propels Productivity

The Disciple Training School (DTS), deep in the heart of paradise, in Kona, Hawaii, which trains future missionaries, reached out to Ad Victoriam Solutions (AVS) to help their non-profit connect their systems and increase their efficiencies. Known as leaders in the field of integrating disconnected systems and streamlining processes, we dispatched a team of three ... Read more
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B Corp Retreat: Purpose-Driven Mission Complete

Furthering our B Corp purpose-driven mission to be a force for good, Ad Victoriam joined other Certified B Corporations in New Orleans to further our purpose-driven mission to be a force for good and to accomplish three goals. We’ve returned and hope the following wisdom we experienced inspires you to consider joining the movement to ... Read more
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We’re Excited: B Corp is Going to B-ourbon Street

Our team is on their way to the B Corp Champion Retreat in New Orleans! Why? We returned from the B Summit with an abundance of new inspiring information that we just have to attend the retreat too. Here’s what we plan to share when we return: Growing B Corp in Georgia Our main goal is ... Read more
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Pardot Email Marketing: Keep More Subscribers

Acquiring and keeping email subscribers is a top email marketing goal. It’s a good thing that Pardot can help! Leverage Pardot’s Email Preference Center so you can keep more subscribers. Read how! Ways Pardot’s Helps You Keep more Email Subscribers Keep Your Email Subscribers. The Email Preference Center allows your email subscribers to manage their ... Read more
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CRM Strategies Streamline Manufacturing Operations

We all know that shrimp goes with grits, snow goes with winter, and butter goes with popcorn. But at one corporation, there was no such synergy. The problem was, North America’s largest manufacturer of equipment pads and a leading manufacturer for the HVACR industry had to find a way to sync their Canadian-based operations with ... Read more
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Charity is His Middle Name

Some people give back. And some people—like Daniel Mulkey—give back a lot. Daniel, an Army Veteran who completed a tour in Afghanistan, continues his passion to serve others in his home state of Georgia. This year already, Daniel has organized multiple charity events to raise money for social causes. Here are just a few examples. ... Read more
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Data Mining to Predict Marketing Success

You are a lot of different things. You may be a college graduate. You may be a parent. You may be single or married. You may own a home or rent an apartment. There are countless pieces of information that make up YOU—the list is long. And, in the data world, those descriptors are points ... Read more
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Purpose-Driven Businesses, For Real

While many companies tout their goodness, only a bit more than 2,500 have committed, on paper and in practice, to truly be a purpose-driven business. About 140 of the 2,500 globally-based Certified B Corporations joined together in Amsterdam last week to inspire, share and educate each other on best practices and successful initiatives. Ad Victoriam ... Read more
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Customer Loyalty Increases Revenue: Tools for Success

The clothing I purchased online was beautiful. Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong size. I wanted to return the shirts, but there was no return label inside the package. (Hmmm?) Strike one. I waited on customer service hold for about 8 minutes and was told they could only mail me a return label. (What?) Strike two. ... Read more
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Mountains to the Sea: Cycling for Charity

Three days. 180 miles. From the mountains to the sea for charity. Todd Giddens rode in the 34th annual Trek Across Maine to help raise more than $900,000 for the American Lung Association (ALA). ALA is a non-profit organization that funds research for lung diseases including lung cancer, COPD and asthma. “I have always been ... Read more
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Nashville Team Supports Conservancy

Being part of something bigger than yourself gives meaning and multiplies social impact. While we work hard at Ad Victoriam to provide Salesforce Consulting services to our clients, it’s not the only thing we have on our minds. Our Nashville-based team joined forces for good this weekend by volunteering at the Musicians Corner in Centennial ... Read more
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B Summit: We’re Thrilled (You Should Be Too)

The countdown is on!  In less than two weeks, Ad Victoriam will attend the Global B Corp Summit in beautiful Amsterdam!  Our consulting team has spent many hours walking trade show floors, but this B Corp conference will be a different experience. B Corporations focus on purpose rather than profit, so the B Corp Summit ... Read more
Salesforce Integration Customer Story

Salesforce Lightning Improves Data Visibility

It wasn’t the first time it had happened. A team from one division of a leading provider of regulatory and compliance solutions for the finance industry, went to see a major client. As the team members waited for the meeting to start, the meeting before theirs ended and the participants walked out of the conference ... Read more
Improving Salesforce CRM Utilization

Improving Salesforce CRM Utilization

100 Fold Studio is a nonprofit architecture firm providing affordable and innovative design services to charitable organizations around the world. They empower architects, designers, and other professionals to design safe, efficient, and inspiring structures in developing countries for all, regardless of religion, ethnicity or tradition. David Litton, the 2017 Top Salesforce Influencer of the Year, ... Read more
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“You Change the World by Being Yourself”

Nancy Behrend, an Ad Victoriam Solutions Salesforce CRM Analyst, is doing exactly what Yoko Ono said, being herself. After Hurricane Irma left a wake of destruction in its path last August, a light emerged. The storm inspired Nancy and a group of almost 39 other caring women to donate food and supplies to their Florida ... Read more
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Ad Victoriam Achieves Salesforce Lightning Masters

ATLANTA, GA – (April 12, 2018) – Ad Victoriam Solutions, a cloud computing consultant and Salesforce Gold Partner, today announced it has achieved Salesforce Master designation for delivering expertise in Lightning. “We are thrilled that Ad Victoriam Solutions has achieved a Salesforce Master designation for delivering expertise in Lightning,” said Don Lynch, SVP, worldwide alliances, Salesforce. ... Read more
Ad Victoriam Solutions

Ad Victoriam Supports Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

For those of us who are fortunate, having food in our pantry isn’t something we worry about. We are hungry, so we eat. For us, it is that simple. Unfortunately, it is not so simple for the nearly 1 million children in the Georgia schools who receive free or reduced-price meals. During the school breaks ... Read more
Volunteering for Hear of Champion

The Heart and Character of a Champion

Pastor Tim Adcox’s lifelong calling is to build the character and hearts in young athletes. Professional athletes become role models for the young — idolized and emulated. Unfortunately, due to poor choices, some professional athletes are not positive youth role models. Pastor Adcox believes that if we educate young elite athletes, they can become lifelong ... Read more
BCorp Run for Charity

55 Miles for Charity

Running doesn’t appeal to everyone. I am one of those people. When I ran my first, and only 3K, the words that resonated in my head were, “why am I doing this again?” But, I am now inspired by our Ad Victoriam Solutions team member and B Corp project champion, Nathan Stuck, who is a ... Read more
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Big Data Analytics: Why More Data Isn’t Always the Answer

The more the merrier. Bigger is always better. Go big or go home. You’ve heard the sayings. But when it comes to data analytics, these cliches aren’t always the case. Especially with big data. There’s almost certainly gold mines of data for you to uncover. But when you have a lot of data to manage, your ... Read more

NFANT Feeding Solution was Nominated for the Impact Pediatrics Award

Successfully feeding a baby isn’t as easy as it sounds. In fact, it’s a complex skill that infants learn after they are born. It is surprising to many that infants, up to 70% of premature infants and 10% of infants born full term, struggle with feeding. The brain of a premature baby is not fully ... Read more

AVS’ David Litton Named a Top Salesforce Influencer 2017

Being named a Top Salesforce Influencer of the Year is no small feat. That’s why Ad Victoriam Solutions is proud to announce that this title now belongs to one of our own: solutions architect extraordinary David Litton! As one of our talented team members, Litton daily demonstrates his ability to successfully leverage Salesforce to benefit ... Read more

4 Deeply Insightful Salesforce Metrics Your Company Should Be Using

Businesses that are able to maximize efficiency – accomplishing the most tasks with the least amount of resources (namely time and money) – generally come out on top. And data and analytics metrics provided by Salesforce CRM is the answer to many businesses’ quests for efficiency. Salesforce metrics  give you the power to manage your ... Read more
Salesforce Gold Partnership

Ad Victoriam Earns Salesforce Gold Partner Status

And the gold goes to…Ad Victoriam Solutions! Here at AdVic, we’re proud to have achieved GOLD PARTNER status, a highly coveted position within the partner community. This honor is awarded in September 2017 based on our proven combination of application expertise and certifications, superior customer satisfaction ratings and project experience. The combined points make ... Read more
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Salesforce Heroku: A Mobile App Developer’s “Easy” Button

Developers have the difficult task of creating mobile apps that engage their customers or business partners. Unfortunately, the road to get there can sometimes be plagued with many issues – from infrastructure and servers that can throw off your focus to internal organizational hoops, developers have to jump through to make everyone happy, resulting in ... Read more
Medical Device Tech for Infants

Customer Success Stories: AdVic Breaks New Ground with Revolutionary Technology for Infant Patients

When Tommy Cunningham, Co-Founder and COO of NFANT Labs, LLC, approached Andy Meadows, Principal, Director of IoT and Mobility for Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic), he wanted to do something that had never been done before – create a medical device for infants. The goal was to create a neonatal feeding system, including a medical device, for ... Read more

Ad Victoriam Earns New Salesforce Specializations for Excellence

Within Salesforce, the Masters Initiative is used to distinguish various Salesforce joint businesses in their achievements with Salesforce products, knowledge and customer success stories. We are pleased to announce that Ad Victoriam Solutions has recently received two new Salesforce Specializations within this Masters Initiative program: Opportunity/Pipeline Management Workflow and Approval Process What These Specializations Mean ... Read more
Salesforce Einstein

Salesforce Einstein: Marketing Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Internet technologies, especially concerning cloud marketing, change on a daily basis. Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are currently at the forefront of development. In 2016, Salesforce announced its latest artificial intelligence initiative, Einstein, at the Dreamforce conference. Einstein was certainly the main attraction, and it symbolized Salesforce’s drive toward growing its cloud technology. What is Salesforce Einstein ... Read more

Customer Success Stories: Leveraging Salesforce Solutions to Boost Collaboration for a Technology Solutions Provider

A premier low voltage technology solutions provider based in Tennessee recently approached the team at Ad Victoriam Solutions wondering how we could help the Sales and Project Management teams manage day-to-day activities more efficiently and give management better insight into their business’ growth. Continue reading this customer success story to learn how we were able ... Read more
Aligning Tire Manufacturer with Sales Cloud

Customer Success Stories: Aligning a Tire Manufacturing Company with the Right Salesforce Sales Cloud Solution

Overview A Tennessee tire manufacturing company provides tires and tire-based services (i.e. re-treads) for commercial trucking fleets across the private and public sector. # of Employees: 51-200 Location: Murfreesboro, TN Industry: Automotive Go Live Date: 3/20/2017 Who says you can’t teach an old business new tricks? Continue reading to learn how we helped bring a Tennessee tire manufacturer set in ... Read more
Salesforce Service Cloud

Customer Success Stories: Lightning Service Cloud Console Solutions for International Sporting Goods Company

Overview The company is a lifestyle brand based out of Japan that sells shoes, apparel, and equipment for sports such as running, golf, baseball, volleyball, golf, etc. # of Employees: 201-500 Location: Norcross, GA Industry: Sporting Goods Go Live Date: 1/30/2017 Ad Victoriam Solutions recently teamed up with a lifestyle sporting goods brand to help create more efficient business ... Read more
Salesforce CPQ

Customer Success Stories: Salesforce CPQ, Data Migration & Pardot Implementation for Industry-Leading Human Resources Firm

Ad Victoriam Solutions partnered with a human resources firm that unifies employee engagement through EAP and well-being programs as well as perks and recognition for employees. They work with 49,000 businesses and provide a network of 20,000+ clinical experts and 16,000 retail merchant partnerships. They wanted to a Salesforce CPQ implementation as well as Pardot. ... Read more

Customer Success Stories: Salesforce Data Migration Services for Edgenet

Logo courtesy of Overview Edgenet is a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company that helps suppliers put their products onto a retailer’s website (i.e. Lowes). Edgenet formats the products in the correct form for the retailer’s to use. # of Employees: 200-500 Location: Nashville, TN Industry: Computer Software Go Live Date: 6/1/2016 Website: Edgenet, a leading computer software company, approached Ad Victoriam ... Read more
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Customer Success: Microsoft 365 Cloud Solution for Concurrent

Logo courtesy of Overview Concurrent is a software company that provides storage solutions involving core Linux and Aquari storage wanted to migrate to Microsoft 365. # of Employees: 200-500 Location: Duluth, Ga Industry: Computer Software Go Live Date: 12/7/2016 Website: As a registered Microsoft Partner, Concurrent – a strategic partner of AdVic – approached us with the need to ... Read more

Customer Success Stories: Securing Scalability for a Residential Home Builder Through Pardot

  Overview A residential home builder that constructs high-end, luxury and customizable houses recently expanded to also build lower price point starter residential homes with fewer customized options. # of Employees: 500-1000 Location: Roswell, GA Industry: Real Estate Go Live Date: 12/12/2016 A residential home builder in Georgia recently expanded their organization with a new business unit. They chose ... Read more
Salesforce Einstein Support Center Customer Success Story

Success Story: Adding Value to a Leading Service Industry Support Center with Salesforce Einstein

Overview This omni-channel call center services company that provides “white glove” customer service to retailers. This includes customers being able to provide interactions with brands via website, email, live chat, sms, Facebook and Snapchat. # of Employees: 5,001-10,000 Location: King of Prussia, PA Industry: Service Industry Support Center Go Live Date: 11/15/2016 Leveraging maximum value out of a ... Read more
Case Study: First Class Salesforce Solutions for Travel Inc.

Case Study: First Class Salesforce Solutions for Travel Inc.

Overview Travel Inc. – an innovative travel management organization that provides “personalized consultations with travel executives, procurement, security and risk management and travelers” – was already using Salesforce, but it wasn’t living up to their expectations. They needed a Salesforce solutions partner to evaluate their current business process and refactor their processes to increase efficiency ... Read more

Customer Success Story: How We Helped a World-Class Game Development Studio Leverage Custom Data Solutions

Overview A world-class independent game development studio hired us to help equip their team with the right data solutions that would allow them to create new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original IPs. # of Employees: 51-200 Location: Plano, Texas Industry: Computer Games Go Live Date: 3/31/2016 A world-class computer games development studio based out ... Read more

Customer Success Stories: ADDO Partners with AVS for Salesforce and Pardot Implementation

Overview ADDO (Latin for “inspire”) is a consulting agency that helps businesses and brands ideate and activate initiatives to enhance leadership and social impact. They create “ways for companies to maximize ‘doing business’ while ‘doing good’ to deliver tangible, sustainable and measurable engagement with customers and their communities.” # of Employees: 1-10 Location: Atlanta, GA ... Read more

Atlanta Dream Center: Customer Success Story

Image courtesy of Overview Atlanta Dream Center is a local non-profit organization that seeks to help men, women and children struggling with homelessness, poverty and sex trafficking. # of Employees: 10 HQ Location: Atlanta, GA Industry: Nonprofit Go Live Date: 7/1/2016 Website: Facebook: Twitter: Ad Victoriam Solutions was recently honored to partner with a ... Read more

Salesforce “Lightning” Winter ’17 Release Notes: Reports & Dashboards

In our previous article, we explored the general functional features improved by Salesforce’s latest release – which I like to call Lightning: The Definitive Edition. This latest Salesforce release offers a number of cool new and improved features that help grant us that increase in productivity we always crave. But new things are scary, right? Well the ... Read more
Salesforce Lightning Winter Release Notes

Salesforce “Lightning” Winter ’17 Release Notes: General Functionality

It has been a good summer. But now that winter is coming, it’s time to wake up, grab the hot cocoa and make the switch to Salesforce Lightning this Winter if you haven’t yet. Here’s why: Ever since the Winter ’16 release a year ago, many of Salesforce’s users (including myself) have been on the ... Read more
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5 Important Considerations When Implementing Pardot

So you bought Pardot – now what?   Pardot is a robust marketing automation tool that offers marketers all the customer tracking and communication bells and whistles of their dreams. Before implementing Pardot, read these five important points to keep in mind when first starting to use Pardot. 1. Who will be your Pardot Ninja? As ... Read more

5 Questions to Answer Before Implementing a Salesforce Community

Are you considering joining the millions of customers who have subscribed to Salesforce? Before you start trying to integrating the world’s #1 CRM, it’s important to stop for a few moments and consider what an ideal Salesforce implementation looks like for your small, medium or large-scale organization. Here are a few questions to ask yourself ... Read more
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The Internet of Things and the Third Wave

The major technological periods in history have often come in waves – from the Stone Age to the Industrial Revolution to the Space Age. In more modern times, the First Wave (machine to person) occurred with the use of mainframe computer systems for operations management. The Second Wave (person to person) was ushered in with ... Read more
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Compliance in the Cloud – HIPAA

Today many companies are looking to move their applications and workflows to the Cloud in order to realize benefits such as minimizing cost, reducing IT overhead, and enterprise scalability. Some of these solutions are required to maintain compliance with HIPAA, which creates concern when hosting in a public cloud platform such as AWS or Microsoft Azure. The good news ... Read more
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Automating Salesforce for Your Benefit: Part 1 – Workflows

  Where would Salesforce be if it did not perform our desired tasks in the background? Better yet, where would we be? Webster defines automatic as “largely or wholly involuntary.” The automation that Salesforce solutions are capable of is the epitome of this definition with its different processes that come in many different shapes and sizes. This functionality of ... Read more
Business Intelligence Blog

Why Business Intelligence (BI) Tools Matter

Even with companies using a tool like Salesforce® to house a majority of their business processes, there are always other pieces of data that live outside of Salesforce. Business intelligence tools can help. Business Intelligence (BI) tools allow organizations to bring together multiple data sources into one centralized location.  This means that now we can ... Read more
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How to Visualize Sales Goals by Adding Targets to Salesforce Reports and Dashboards

It is no secret that visualization plays a key factor in one’s path to achieving their goals. Robert Collier, an inspirational writer and author of the bestseller The Secret of the Ages (1926), once said “Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build it.” ... Read more
Documentation Process

5 Tips for Creating an Awesome Documentation Process

Let’s be honest…documentation is kind of a drag. The reality is that documenting a process for Salesforce, big data or IoT can be a daunting task, but more importantly, a necessary evil. Here are some tips I have for becoming a self-proclaimed documentation ROCKSTAR! Tip #1 – Create a standard naming convention to use for ... Read more
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3 Innovative Ways Big Data is Bringing the Future Into the Present

Since cloud computing emerged on the business scene, the technology has grown exponentially. Along with this unprecedented growth, there has emerged a new way of thinking about technology. One such change revolves around big data. Here are a three examples of how innovative big data solutions are working to advance our society and businesses: 1. Machine ... Read more
Salesforce Pardot Registered Partner

Ad Victoriam Solutions, a Salesforce partner, is now also a registered Pardot partner

  What it means to be a certified Pardot partner We’ve all heard the phrase – “There is no I in Team.”  To succeed, it takes not just a WE, but a P. P for Partnership. Building partnerships is part of our core values here at Ad Victoriam Solutions and because of this we are excited to ... Read more

The Commoditization of the Data Warehouse

These are exciting times in the data and analytics world! The last couple of years have seen a surge in technologies and offerings that bring big-time data and analytics into reach for most companies. No longer isolated to Fortune-500 data powerhouses with multi-million dollar project budgets, “Big Data” and Data Warehousing are becoming a commodity ... Read more

Stepping Stones Toward a Data Governance Framework, Part I

Salesforce administrators play a special role in companies: you have the opportunity to bring teams together to focus on what is most important to them – the customer. Just one problem – How can we focus on the customer if we don’t know who the customer is? You would be surprised how many companies cannot easily ... Read more
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Salesforce Shield Receives an Upgrade

Salesforce Shield™ was introduced in early 2015 as a simple tool that allows businesses to view their data, encrypt that data if necessary, and archive/review data values from up to ten years ago. These functions are available for all Salesforce apps built on the Salesforce1™ platform, on which Shield was natively built. Earlier this month, Salesforce ... Read more
Hybrid Cloud Integration - Scalable and Affordable

Unlocking Affordable and Scalable Hybrid Cloud Integration

In this article, we will focus on how using Azure Logic Apps can provide an effective and affordable iPaaS solution for companies of any size – a Hybrid Cloud Integration. Companies today, large and small, are using a mixture of on premise and SaaS applications to run their business.  Systems such as an ERP, POS, ... Read more

Salesforce Shows Resilience in the Cloud Computing World

In recent months, a market-wide stock selloff has occurred amongst cloud computing companies, and the results have hit hard. Even big name companies like Salesforce felt the burn. It is speculated that one the reasons for this downward trend is that investors who want to find havens for their companies don’t typically make plays that are considered ... Read more
IOT Data

IoT Data Making Big Data Look Small

As the price of technology continues to level off, it’s likely we’ll continue to see an increase in objects that users want connected to the internet. This flood of internet-connected devices will lead to even more information pouring into the system—and the kicker is, experts haven’t even begun to comprehend what to do with all ... Read more

3 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Businesses

Whether or not you think you understand the Internet of Things (IoT), you’ve most likely familiarized yourself with it already. How, you may ask? If you own a FitBit (or any type of wearable that works alongside your smartphone) or another piece of “smart” technology (like an alarm system or thermostat)—you are a citizen of ... Read more

Facing the Facts: IoT Security Concerns and Solutions

The Internet of Things is without a doubt one of the most influential tools businesses can use to gather useful data and information, allowing for smarter business decisions and improved services for customers. However, as Uncle Ben said in the Spiderman movies: “With great power comes great responsibility” – especially when it comes to securing ... Read more
SteelBrick Acquired by Salesforce

SteelBrick Acquired by Salesforce

It has been rumored for some time that Salesforce was considering acquiring SteelBrick, a company specializing in automated quote-to-cash software for businesses. Salesforce made the announcement at the end of 2015 that these rumors were true, and the company agreed to purchase SteelBrick for over $300 million. SteelBrick is a company dedicated to efficient and automated management of ... Read more
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How IoT is Revolutionizing Healthcare

The recent rise in the popularity of fitness technology (i.e. smart watches and Fitbits) is beginning to show the impact that the “internet of things” (IoT) is having on the healthcare industry. However, these devices are only the beginning of how technology is revolutionizing healthcare. As it stands, any medical device that allows for the ... Read more

Ad Victoriam to Sponsor and Present at Southeast Dreamin’ Conference

This March, Ad Victoriam will be both sponsoring and presenting at the Southeast Dreamin’ Conference in Atlanta, Georgia! The conference will take place from March 9-10 and has been coordinated and organized by fellow Salesforce®solutions enthusiasts. The sessions, expo, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities will provide participants various opportunities to learn more about how to ... Read more

Will Changing Wi-Fi Standards Help Utilize IoT Better?

Wi-Fi has certainly presented its share of problems – namely the ever-present threat of a shoddy connection and speeds that aren’t necessarily compatible with the connected devices that so many business and individuals are beginning to use on a daily basis. Fortunately, there may be a solution on the horizon for connecting the Internet of ... Read more

Cognitive Computing and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly growing across various sectors of technology commonly used today, especially in terms of cognitive computing. As we’ll explore below, IoT is already being used in the medical field, retail outlets and event management. IoT and Medical Tech Implanted medical devices are saving hundreds of thousands of lives each ... Read more
Big Data Analytics

2015: The Year of Big Data Analytics

This year has been full of ups and downs, with many looking forward to a brand new start those New Year’s promises. One thing that’s clear: it has been a big year for “big data.” Big data analytics and enterprise solutions have reached new heights in helping businesses run smoothly and efficiently, employing the newest technology for ... Read more
Why Communication is Key: Integrating Your Data

Why Communication is Key: Integrating Your Data

Your business uses many applications and software already to bring in useful data to grow and better serve your customers. These applications, though they can be very different, can also work together to bring you even more success in learning your market, expanding your business, and making sense of the mountain of data. All of ... Read more

Major Players in the IoT Space, Pt. 4: A Review

If you’ve followed our “Major Players” series, you know that over the past few blog posts we’ve discussed new technologies and advancements that Salesforce®, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft have made in relation to the Internet of Things, which keeps information easily accessible via devices that can communicate with the cloud. While these three major ... Read more

Major Players in the IoT Space, Pt. 3: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

In Part 1 of this blog series exploring the big players in the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, we talked about how the “internet of things” refers to a network of objects that have been embedded with software, network connectivity, electronics and sensors, and how Salesforce® is able to integrate with IoT infrastructures to exchange and collect ... Read more

The Salesforce® Login Flow Cheat Sheet

What happens when you’re trying to get Login Flow to work properly for your business, but it keeps failing even after re-checking the in/output value of variables, user security level and everything else? David Litton, our brilliant Solution Architect, recently discussed fixes for the issues that can arise when creating your company’s Login Flow. Have you ... Read more
Salesforce World Tour

Salesforce World Tour Stops off in Atlanta, Georgia

If there are any Salesforce geeks and gurus like us out there, then you already know that the Salesforce World Tour recently rolled into the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, December 9. This free event was geared to helping IT and sales professionals learn new and exciting ways to connect with their customer base. ... Read more

Major Players in the IoT Space, Pt. 2: Microsoft

The Internet of Things is all around us: sensors, various devices, data, and of course cloud services. Since Microsoft already commands one of the largest and most flexible cloud services, it‘s only reasonable that the tech giant would also work to provide enterprises with their own vision of IoT. Microsoft IoT works best through the storing, ... Read more

Major Players in the IoT Space, Pt. 1: Salesforce®

In today’s forever growing Internet expansion, we’re coming across many new players in the Internet of Things (IoT) movement. With all of the new communicating devices that comprise the Internet of Things, these companies are making it easier for businesses and consumers to understand and use the data they are now connected with on a ... Read more
Big Data & IoT

The Internet of Things and How It Impacts Big Data

Technology is constantly evolving. Remember when mobile phones had antennas and looked like a brick? That wasn’t all that long ago in the grand scheme of things, yet we’ve come a long way. This leads us to ask, what’s next? As an enterprise technology consulting firm in Atlanta, here at Ad Victoriam we can see ... Read more
Making Integration Simpler with an ESB

Making Integration Simpler with an ESB

For those who are new to the term ESB, here’s a crash course: Enterprise service bus (ESB) software works to help design and implement a line of communication across various programs that are a part of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) application solution. ESB applications are used most frequently as a part of enterprise application integration (EAI), which allows ... Read more
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Trailhead: Trekking through the Inner Workings of Salesforce®

So, you’ve decided that Salesforce® is the most efficient cloud-computing system for your business, and it’s time to start putting that technology into action. Incorporating any new software or technology into an already functioning workplace will always have its problems, and prolonged training can cause decreased productivity among many other headaches. You need efficiency. You ... Read more

3 Reasons Why Netflix, Condé Nast, and Comcast All Employ AWS to Meet Their Cloud Computing Needs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a wide array of solutions for business cloud computing needs. Comcast, Condé Nast and Netflix (among many others) all leverage AWS for many of their business needs. “Our success with the AWS infrastructure can be attributed to the elasticity, scalability, global availability of the service, as well as the key ... Read more
4 Big Data Strategies that Can Improve Your Company

4 Big Data Strategies that Can Improve Your Company

Data is an essential part of most companies; however, in the last five years, data collection has evolved. Previously, companies would be required to collect their data daily and load it into a database. Today, click-steam data collection is more common. This method of data collection has led to an explosion of data sources and ... Read more
Cloud Computing Salesforce

How Salesforce® is Winning the Race to Cloud Superiority is kind of a big deal. In fact, the cloud-based enterprise software has been ranked in Bloomberg Businessweek’s number 2 spot on their list of 50 top performing companies in recent years. Salesforce® reached this top spot by outperforming their nearest competitors: Oracle, SAP and Microsoft. Between 2010 and 2013, Salesforce’s stock prices increased by 170 percent. ... Read more
Non-Profit Salesforce Project

Salesforce, Visual Flow and Black Bears: A Non-Profit Volunteering Trip I’ll Never Forget

I just got back from spending a week volunteering for 100 Fold Studio.  They are “a non-profit architecture firm providing affordable and innovative design services to charitable organizations around the world. We are committed to demonstrating the love of Jesus by designing safe, efficient, and inspiring structures for all, regardless of religion, ethnicity or tradition.” ... Read more
5 Steps to Creating a Killer Customer Survey

5 Steps to Creating a Killer Customer Survey

As a business manager in charge of making key decisions for your company, sending out customer surveys is one great sales strategy for gathering information about what your patrons want and need from your business, as well as find out how they liked the services or products they’ve already received from you. Surveys can also ... Read more
business intelligence & cloud computing

A Glimpse into the Growth Pattern of Cloud Analytics

Developments in cloud systems, services and SaaS apps have come a long way in the last decade. Cloud-based analytics and intelligence are quickly becoming an integral part of many businesses around the world. The last ten years or so companies like Salesforce, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Google and Amazon have all taken their businesses and their ... Read more
4 Strategies for Developing a Strong Cloud Infrastructure

4 Strategies for Developing a Strong Cloud Infrastructure

More companies today are turning to cloud computing, not just to help their businesses reach their customers easier but also to be competitive. Chances are, businesses who fail to embrace the cloud will be left behind. Companies need to develop a strong cloud infrastructure. A recent IBM Institute survey discovered that 71% of businesses feel their IT ... Read more

Midwest Salesforce Dreamin’ Conference

David Litton, the Solutions Architect here at Ad Victoriam, recently spoke at the 2015 Midwest Dreamin’ Salesforce user conference in Chicago on the Navy Pier. This year’s conference, which took place July 9th and 10th, included 31 breakout sessions, technology solution exhibit hall, an experts table, special guests and keynote speakers Peter Coffee (VP of ... Read more
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Welcome to Ad Victoriam’s Blog on Cloud Strategy, Data, Salesforce and more!

Welcome to the blog of Ad Victoriam Solutions, a leading IT strategy consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA, specializing in cloud computing technology, cloud software integration, and Salesforce and data intelligence solutions for enterprises big and small. Led by experienced IT consultants, Ad Victoriam understands that business managers often have questions about their technology solutions ... Read more


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