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% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.

“We are incredibly excited that Ad Victoriam has taken the pledge and is demonstrating their commitment to philanthropic leadership,” said Amy Lesnick, chief executive of Pledge 1%. “Ad Victoriam will play a pivotal role in building this movement and promoting a new normal in which all companies—big and small—integrate giving back as a core value in their business.”

Ad Victoriam Solutions is a Salesforce Consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Their customers enjoy their honesty, integrity and, best of all, their clear and transparent communication style. They transform technology to match each customer’s business and provide workable, long-term maintainable solutions tailored to impact business growth.

“Ad Victoriam is proud to join Pledge 1%, a global movement where companies integrate giving back into their culture and values,” said Jeff Jones, President of Ad Victoriam Solutions. “Giving back has been a part of our culture since the beginning. Pledging 1% of products, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time further demonstrates our commitment to our community. We are excited to be part of the Pledge 1%’s network.”

About Ad Victoriam Solutions

Ad Victoriam Solutions is a different kind of company. We believe that technology should not limit success. Instead, it needs to accelerate achievements, so professionals can take strategic leaps that land them where their vision can take them. We transform Salesforce to match your business goals and put the best and brightest to work to provide innovative solutions.

About Pledge 1%

Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, profit, product and/or employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.

 

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We Are More Than Our Job

Brian Mize Ad Victoriam

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 other activities or purposes – spirituality being a very appropriate example. For example, parenting, I have twin boys that light up my heart!. Or marriage, my bride of 15 years still takes my breath away. Still, when we are introduced, we often answer the question of, “What do you do?” with a description of our work.

I’ve been doing this very thing for a long time. For many years, I was a Newspaper guy. Before that, I was a Sailor, serving in the United States Navy in the 1980’s. More recently, I’ve been working as a Principle and C-Level Executive with a company I helped form; Ad Victoriam Solutions (AVS). I have to pause and say that I’m very proud of the organization, and what we’ve accomplished over the last few years! We have amazing people, who do amazing work for amazing customers. It gets my adrenaline going and drives me through the day! For more than 4 years, it has been my answer to, “What do you do?”

Seal_of_the_Georgia_National_GuardHowever, there has been another answer to that question, and it’s an answer that has suddenly grown louder and more demanding than the others. In addition to AVS, I also have been serving as a Chaplain in the Georgia Army National Guard for the past 9 years. I’ve been called for hurricane duty a couple of times. The units I’ve been assigned to have seen inclement weather duty during Atlanta’s infamous snow days. We’ve sent Soldiers to Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and to our own border. But, with few exceptions, I’ve been away from my family for no longer than 3 weeks at a time. That has changed.

Answering the Call

Recently, I was recalled to an extended period of Active Duty and am now serving alongside 2,000 other Soldiers from the National Guard. We are training for a Combat Deployment in a distant land. Instead of working through Custom Formulas on the Salesforce platform, I’m now learning family names and faces for my Soldiers.

Over the coming months, I plan to write a semi-regular blog article detailing some of the work our men and women do on a daily basis. This will be decidedly less technology-drive, even though I’ll likely include pieces of cool stuff when I can. I have to be away from my desk for about a year. I won’t always have access to the Internet, but I do want to paint a picture for friends and customers, giving insight to a world many of us simply never see outside Hollywood.  I invite you to join the journey with me…

Even as I write this, I look forward to returning home and joining in the next round of upgrades / sales / implementations / challenges as Brian Mize, CTO. Until then, though, I’m honored to be living life as CH(CPT) Mize, Chaplain, 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment.

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 developed, which can make feeding a challenge. Gilson Capilouto, Ph.D., a Speech and Language Pathologist and Co-Founder of nfant© Feeding Solution, worked with infants in the NICU assisting premature babies who struggled with eating. She observed that the clinical decisions regarding how to help an infant who was struggling with eating was subjective, and it took many trials over time to progress the infant on their pathway to thrive.

With the creation of nfant© Feeding Solution, the first FDA cleared IoT device for the NICU developed by NFANT Labs, clinical intervention for feeding no longer had to be subjective, but could be based on real time biofeedback and objective metrics. To aggregate the metrics, NFANT Labs partnered with Ad Victoriam Solutions who created the mobile app, web portal and data services to capture tens of thousands of data points in real time for each feeding session.

Launched approximately three years ago, the nfant© Feeding Solution is now available in the NICU’s of more than 15 hospitals and is helping clinicians transition premature infants to independent oral feeding. In recognition of the nfant© Feeding Solution success, NFANT Labs has been selected as a 2018 finalist for the South by Southwest Impact Pediatrics Award.

While NFANT Labs is hoping to win the prestigious Impact Pediatrics Award, they are also interested in networking with hospitals at the event so more clinicians can use the feeding solution to speed the assessment and clinical intervention process for infant feeding. Today, infants don’t leave the hospital until their hearing and vision are checked. NFANT Labs hopes that one day, all infants are screened for feeding trouble as well to ensure that infants are in an optimal position to thrive.

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 our clients, which in turn helps promote the software.

How Top Salesforce Influencers Make the Cut

From a list of thousands, MindTouch—a SaaS company based in San Diego, California building scalable self-service software—must whittle down the pool to the top 124 Salesforce Influencers.

They begin by compiling metrics on various categories such as speaking engagements, content authoring, and social influence.

Next, they cross-section these metrics with the Salesforce MVPs to see who was actively engaging within the community, therefore showcasing the ability to promote their software.

In the 2017 list, David Litton ranks as the 29th top Salesforce influencer out of 124 finalists and thousands of candidates nationwide.

“I’m incredibly honored to be selected as a Top Salesforce Influencer,” says Litton.

Partner With a Gold Certified Salesforce Consultant

Because simply put, partnering with an experienced Salesforce consultants is the best way to ensure project success.

At Ad Victoriam, David Litton and the rest of our our certified Salesforce consultants have already been proven to be top-notch based on their experience, certifications, satisfied clients, and industry expertise.

As a gold consulting partner with Salesforce, the innovation of this software coupled with the knowledge and expertise of our staff can help you achieve the success you’re looking for. Contact us to get started on your project.

Keep reading—we recommend checking out the following blog posts from David Litton:

AVS Achieves Salesforce Gold Partner Status

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salesforce gold consulting partner

And the gold goes to…Ad Victoriam Solutions!

Here at AVS, we’re proud to have achieved GOLD PARTNER status, a highly coveted position within the Salesforce.com 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 up a business’s PVS (Partnership Value Score).

The scoring system is broken up into two major areas: customer success and expertise.

Customer Success

Partners are awarded Specializations and Masters based on demonstrated expertise by submitting customer success stories, projects and references.

Once projects are finished, customers complete a survey that generates a Customer Satisfaction Score based on their experience with the partner.

Expertise

One area in which expertise is awarded is in system architecture. Possible certifications include certified application architect and certified system architect.

  • Application Architects. Certified Application Architects must prove that they have a thorough understanding of native Salesforce features and functionality, including the skills and knowledge to model a role hierarchy, data model and appropriate sharing mechanisms. Prerequisites for this certification include:
    • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer
    • Salesforce Certified Sharing & Visibility Designer
    • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
    • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • System Architects. A Salesforce Systems Architect certification proves a consultant’s expertise in testing, governance and integration of Salesforce to other external systems. Certain prerequisites must be met in order to achieve this level of certification, including:
    • Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer
    • Certified Identity and Access Management Designer
    • Certified Integration Architecture Designer
    • Certified Platform Developer I

Another area is consulting. Consultant certifications are earned as a company shows its ability to successfully design and implement solutions that contribute to long-term customer success. Possible certifications include sales cloud consultant and service cloud consultant.

Additional points may be earned with expanded knowledge certifications. These may include any of the following:

  • App Builder
  • Data Architecture & Management Designer
  • Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer
  • Advanced Administrator
  • Marketing Cloud Social Specialist

What does all of this mean for you?

It proves that Ad Victoriam Solutions is committed to your success! Contact us today and let us handle your IT challenges.

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

Salesforce Pardot Registered 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 announce that we have been inducted into the Salesforce® Pardot Partner Program.

The Salesforce Pardot Partner Program is strategically designed to allow only the most knowledgeable and skilled firms.  In addition, they ensure that the partnering firm is a customer-centric company by requiring CSAT’s (Customer Satisfaction Surveys) and Customer Stories along with holding a Pardot Consultant Certification.  The certification is extremely important as it showcases a firm’s knowledge at not only implementing the solution but providing marketing strategy and best practices.

Even though we just recently received the official partnership, we are no rookies to Pardot implementations.  Our expertise spans back to 2012, one year prior to Salesforce’s ExactTarget/Pardot acquisition. We are very familiar with how Pardot and Salesforce solutions play together and how each of the solutions may complement the other.

Our main goal during the implementation is end-user training.  We succeed if you succeed, and for us to build-out everything and not show you how would be detrimental to our core values as a customer company.

In addition to extensive training, a typical Pardot solution implemented by us starts with a mile-stone plan of tasks and objectives.  We organize the plan by weeks so you and your team know when and what to expect ahead of time.  For the duration of our partnership you will find we focus on items including, but not limited to, social posts, emails, landing pages, automation rules, drip campaigns, lead scoring and grading, user-setup, Salesforce CRM integration and Salesforce Engage.

We also have expertise in guiding you through the technical set-up Pardot requires and additional support for the Pardot connectors such as WordPress.  One of our favorite parts of educating our clients on Pardot is when they are walked through each section step by step and they visualize the easy-to-use interface.

It truly brings us great pleasure when our customers become proficient utilizing the solution.

All in all, we can’t think of a better company to partner with.  We are ecstatic to be one of the rare firms to receive this honorary feather in our cap!  Contact us for more information or to speak to one of our certified Pardot Consultants today.

Ad Victoriam to Sponsor and Present at Southeast Dreamin’ Conference

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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 utilize Salesforce and the chance to network/collaborate with other Salesforce users that are using these technologies to make business life easier.

Ad Victoriam’s own Solution Architect, David Litton, will be presenting at the conference during a session on Thursday, March 10. His presentation will be centered on utilizing Workbench and Force.com IDE to improve the efficiency of daily administrative tasks in the workplace. Litton’s presentation will include understanding these developers, how they interact with Salesforce’s metadata and other platforms, and how to deploy this data anywhere.

Not only that, Ad Victoriam is a Silver Sponsor for this conference and will be managing a booth, so be sure to swing by and say hello if you find yourself at the conference!

Southeast Dreamin’ will be held in North Atlanta’s Westin Buckhead Hotel. If you are interested in attending the conference and don’t have a ticket already, visit the Southeast Dreamin’ website to find information about schedules, admission, and lodging.

If you’d like to learn more about the technologies discussed and presented at the Southeast Dreamin’ conference, or just want more information about how cloud-computing can help your business, contact Ad Victoriam or visit our blog.

Salesforce World Tour Stops off in Atlanta, Georgia

Salesforce World Tour

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. Through the course of the seminar, there were a number of prominent guest speakers, keynotes and hands-on sessions to teach attendees the ins-and-outs of using Salesforce®.

Additionally, attendees learned (again in a hands-on fashion) the most successful ways to speak to their customers in order to service, market, sell and succeed through integrating Salesforce®.

What You Missed:

In case you weren’t able to attend and wanted to, here are the highlights of what you missed:

  • A sneak peek and testing of new products, such as the IOT Cloud powered by Thunder, Lightning, SalesForceIQ and more…
  • The Success Services Zone was on hand to teach about Salesforce certification, support consulting, training and more. Additionally, industry experts shared their proven practices and customer examples.
  • Attendees gained knowledge about the Salesforce® Platform and how it can speak the language of their industry.
  • Demos in the Industry Zone (part of the Customer Success Expo) showcased all the mobile, cloud and social aspects of Salesforce®.

As an added bonus, Ad Victoriam’s own David Litton, Solutions Architect extraordinaire, was a part of the Lightning Admin Booth. Hope you were able to stop by and say hello!

While the Salesforce World Tour was undoubtedly informative, you may still have questions – whether you were able to attend or not. If so, please contact us and speak with one of our cloud technology specialists. You can also find more information via our blog.

Midwest 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 Salesforce Strategic Research) and Dan Darcy (senior VP of product readiness at Salesforce.com). Midwest Dreamin’ is a “community led, community ran event” that was created by people of Salesforce to provide learning resources for IT admins and developers who manage this technology solution for companies all over the country. David’s session, “Start/Stop Time Tracking using Visual Flow,” was chock-full of insightful tips and tricks on how to effectively and efficiently track the time agents spend on projects/cases using Salesforce’s advanced capabilities. Here’s a brief description of what David covered during the session: This session will discuss how using a Visual Flow, two buttons, and a custom object we are able to track the time an agent spends on a case. This will dive into how we setup the button on the ticket to create a custom object record when the “start” button is pressed by the running user. When they press “end” the record will then update with the end time and that value will be summarized onto the case. This will allow you to track the total time spent working the case, and not simply the Age of the case. This also allows for multiple users to be tracking time on one case at the same time. Prior to joining the Ad Victoriam team, David was a customer. He managed and developed systems for a 200 user organization that utilized both Sales and Service Clouds. Upon teaming up with Ad Victoriam, he was able to expand his knowledge of these enterprise applications and others. “While I know how to code, I choose to work in point-and-click as much as possible,” David writes. “That is why I was drawn to Flow and decided to start a blog on Flow.” David is certified in Admin, Advanced Admin, Developer, Sales Cloud, and Service Cloud. Click here to read his Salesforce Sidekick blog. Visit the Midwest Dreamin’ website for upcoming photos of this year’s successful Salesforce conference. We invite you to learn more about David and Ad Victoriam team by finding out who we are, what we do, and how we can help your company streamline your cloud-based technology and processes. Image courtesy of http://midwestdreamin.com/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 Salesforce Strategic Research) and Dan Darcy (senior VP of product readiness at Salesforce.com).

Midwest Dreamin’ is a “community led, community ran event” that was created by people of Salesforce to provide learning resources for IT admins and developers who manage this technology solution for companies all over the country.

David’s session, “Start/Stop Time Tracking using Visual Flow,” was chock-full of insightful tips and tricks on how to effectively and efficiently track the time agents spend on projects/cases using Salesforce’s advanced capabilities.

Here’s a brief description of what David covered during the session:

This session will discuss how using a Visual Flow, two buttons, and a custom object we are able to track the time an agent spends on a case. This will dive into how we setup the button on the ticket to create a custom object record when the “start” button is pressed by the running user. When they press “end” the record will then update with the end time and that value will be summarized onto the case. This will allow you to track the total time spent working the case, and not simply the Age of the case. This also allows for multiple users to be tracking time on one case at the same time.

Prior to joining the Ad Victoriam team, David was a customer. He managed and developed systems for a 200 user organization that utilized both Sales and Service Clouds. Upon teaming up with Ad Victoriam, he was able to expand his knowledge of these enterprise applications and others.

“While I know how to code, I choose to work in point-and-click as much as possible,” David writes. “That is why I was drawn to Flow and decided to start a blog on Flow.”

David is certified in Admin, Advanced Admin, Developer, Sales Cloud, and Service Cloud. Click here to read his Salesforce Sidekick blog.

Visit the Midwest Dreamin’ website for upcoming photos of this year’s successful Salesforce conference.

We invite you to learn more about David and Ad Victoriam team by finding out who we are, what we do, and how we can help your company streamline your cloud-based technology and processes.

Image courtesy of http://midwestdreamin.com/

Welcome to Ad Victoriam’s Blog on Cloud Strategy, Data, Salesforce and more!

cloud computing

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 or difficulty making universal enterprise technology conform to their company’s individual and unique needs.

Salesforce, for instance, is one of the most popular CRM applications in the world. And yet, few businesses are even aware of the many advanced functions it offers that can provide the most benefit, such as creating custom reports on more than 2 objects at once or capturing analytical “snapshots” of sales data to see long-term trends.

As a technology consulting firm, we see unused potential in the IT departments of many businesses that come to us for help and we want to help! We are eager to share our insights and advice with not only our loyal clients, but also with the public at large so that businesses might make the most of their existing technology assets.

Thus, the Ad Victoriam blog was born…

Not only is our vision to use this blog platform as way to share our insider’s perspective on leveraging custom-tailored cloud solutions to work for you, we also aspire to communicate industry and company news to our current and prospective clients.

Our goal is that each time you leave this blog, you’ll go away with a little better understanding about who we are and the innovative strategies we employ every day to meet the technology needs of successful businesses all over the country through our expertise in:

We invite you to browse our blog for topics that might interest you, as well as visit our main website to learn more about who we are, what we do and why we do it. We will be posting to this blog regularly, so please be sure to check back in with us often and share the content with co-workers and friends.

If you ever have any questions about our content, company, products and/or services, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We’re here to serve you, so enjoy our blog!