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Website: Refreshed!

Hello!
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website at upsourceit.com! Our top priority is making sure our clients have the best possible CRM experience. That often includes many hours on the phone, closing tickets, writing code, managing late–night releases, and drawing barely legible scribbles on our whiteboards; we love it! Yet, amidst all of the hustle and bustle of activity in and out of our office, we often have little time to convey some of the growth and change that we experience internally at our consultancy. Which is why we are especially excited to launch our newly redesigned website. In the process, we focused on designing our online home as a place where we could properly introduce ourselves to our current and future clients.
Photos!
We now have shiny new photos for each member of our team, accompanied by short bios. By adding faces to our names, we want you to know that when you interact with upsourceIT, you are interacting […]

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Bypass the Need for Coding with the Process Builder

Apex code has made certain functionalities of Salesforce off limits for the non-developer, until now. With Process Builder, more complex automation is supported without writing any code. It can be tough if you don’t have any experience with coding to keep up with demands when it comes to Salesforce.  Alternatively, if you have some experience in coding, but struggle as Google the right way to code something and then spend even longer Googling the proper fixes for bugs.
One of the most commonly requested actions that have only been available with code until now, is cross-object workflow. This is where you want an edit or creation of one type of record (say an opportunity), to trigger an update to another object (like the opportunity’s account). With Process Builder, we can do this without writing a single line of code! Later in this post, we walk through this example and see […]

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5 Expensive Versions of Things You Already Own

As a general rule I try to write about technologies that the average person could possibly buy without going broke, but for this list I want to look at some things that are more high end.  I noticed that a lot of these technologies are nice versions of things that we already own. They are easy to live without, but they sure would be nice to have.
 
Kohler Numi: $6,338.50
Who needs a luxury car when you can have a luxury toilet? The Kohler Numi has just about everything you could ask for in a toilet. Sitting on the toilet during the winter can be an unfortunate experience unless you have a heated toilet seat. How about a retractable bidet? It’s got that, too. You can even choose whether you want to flush with more or less water. If your wife is constantly reminding you to close the seat or you […]

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Never Lose Your Possessions Again With This Cool New Tech

Of all the things that can waste your time, losing your valuables is probably the worst. Even though I am generally very careful about where I leave my stuff, I will sometimes lose track of my wallet or phone. The advice that I have been given is to cancel all of your credit cards as soon as you lose your wallet but that is a massive pain, especially when you could have just lost it somewhere in your house. Lapa promises to fix all of those problems.
Lapa is a small piece of hardware that can be attached to a keychain or fit nicely into a wallet. It uses Bluetooth and connects to your phone through a free app so that you can find your lost items quickly and without hassle and, will even show you on a map where your lost items are. If you want to be extra […]

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Relaxation and Excitement: There’s an App for That?

Throughout my working experience, there have been two things that have decreased my efficiency as an employee: stress and lack of motivation. While normally my method for counteracting these has been coffee and deep staring into the fountain just outside of the office, neither method is perfect and it would be nice if there was a reliable method to get myself into the right state of mind.
When I first heard about Thync, I was skeptical. A wearable device that controls your mood sounds too good to be true. When I looked into it farther it can only give you two moods, relaxation and happiness. With that in mind it seemed just good enough that it probably wasn’t true. I went to their website and as it turns out they are actually selling it at a slightly high, but attainable cost of $300.
This is how Thync works. There is a […]

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