Favorite AppExchange Apps
Over the past 10+ years, we have had an opportunity to install, test, use (and often uninstall) countless AppExchange applications that extend and enhance the Salesforce CRM experience. We've done this in the context of our own internal instance of Salesforce as well as to support client needs. This posting lists some of our favorite AppExchange applications (click on the name to see the AppExchange listing). Please note the cost (if any) and editions supported at the end of each review. If you would like help or have questions on any of these, feel free to contact us.
This is a very cool appellation that I was introduced to. If you have had your deployment of Salesforce for a while and feel like you might have too many fields, then this app is for you. You tell it which objects to look at (standard and custom are supported) and it will count the number of fields, record types and records, then produce a list of all of your fields by type and # populated and % populated in a sorted order. You can now easily inspect the fields that aren't getting used and consider deleting them. Be aware this excellent free application requires Enterprise Edition or higher (Professional and Group Edition not supported). DIFFICULTY: Easy to use; no configuration required. COST: Free; EDITIONS SUPPORTED: EE/UE/DE.
If you need to issue surveys from Salesforce or want to design a form to capture data and store it back into Salesforce, this free survey application may be what you are looking for. Timba Surveys has been around for some time and should be a consideration for any organization needing to run surveys. While not as powerful as some 3rd party survey tools, it is 100% native to Salesforce, and as we often say, "if it's not in Salesforce, it doesn't exist". COST: Free. EDITIONS SUPPORTED: EE/UE/DE/FORCE.COM
Here are some of our other favorite applications (click for the AppExchange listing) that we will review shortly as time allows.
- Mass Edit, Update and Delete
- Mass Update Contacts
- Sales Coach
- Conga Composer ($)
- Cloud2You Print & Direct Mail Fulfillment ($)
- eSign Services from Adobe (formerly EchoSign) ($)
- Map Anything
- Riptide Popup Alerts
- TaskRay ($)