Before I begin, there's something to learn in this post about CPQ. But of course since I like to tell stories, there needs to be a little background first. Then.... At my first real admin job where Salesforceing (it's a verb) was 100% of my job, I had to find a tool that would allow... Continue Reading →
Salesforce CPQ Plans Rollout For Automatic Updates
I received an email this morning regarding some major changes announced for #Salesforce CPQ. Previously, all package updates were to be manually downloaded from their page (and there were a LOT of them). Starting with the Summer 18 release, Salesforce CPQ will begin the rollout. This is a good....and bad thing. As all CPQ admins... Continue Reading →
No Longer Preparing…I PASSED!
Couldn't help but share that all of the hands on experience, frustration, crying, drinking, and studying paid off. Passed the CPQ Specialist exam today!!! What a crazy experience though. I was nearly hyperventilating in my car because I was psyching myself out. I've only chatted with 4 people that have taken this exam, 2 failed... Continue Reading →
Preparing For The CPQ Specialist Exam
As I write this post i'm going back and forth between 2-3 Salesforce development projects for work(pulling my hair out trying to develop a Visualforce page) and doing small study sprints for the CPQ Specialist exam that i'm taking tomorrow (6/17/17). As i'm going through the content, I can't help but laugh about my journey... Continue Reading →
Salesforce CPQ Specialist Certification Now Live!
The time has come! Salesforce released a new certification last week that encompasses it's own CPQ platform. For those new to CPQ, you can read my previous post on the topic. It's pretty amazing how far the Salesforce CPQ product has come in such a short amount of time. It was founded in 2012 as... Continue Reading →
CPQ Considerations For Those Going It Alone (you brave soul)
CPQ can be a very powerful tool for your org to improve quoting accuracy and efficiency, along with great visibility, but all in all it sure is a bear to implement, configure and deploy. Follow my considerations above and do your own research to determine if CPQ is right for you, and if you are ready to dive in.