Automate the ISV Order Submission Process Using the Channel Order App

As an ISV in the partner program, you’ve built an app that leverages the Salesforce1 Platform. Once you’ve sold your app to a customer, you need to ensure the customer has the right Salesforce1 Platform licenses and features to use your app. You do this by submitting a service order to Salesforce using the Channel Order App (COA), which is provided for free to ISV partners. Continue reading

5 Reasons Luminix Is Crushing It on the AppExchange

Luminix, a Salesforce partner with two listings on the AppExchange, has experienced rapid growth since listing its app Pulsar in July 2012. Luminix serves customers across a variety of industries, including companies such as ING (Financial Services), Univar (Chemicals), Molnlycke Healthcare (Medical Devices). There are five key elements to Luminix’s success:

1. Luminix focuses on mobile first

Luminix built its app Pulsar for mobile devices. It… Continue reading

Update: AppExchange Customer Choice Awards

Every year, the AppExchange team recognizes apps that receive outstanding customer reviews in their respective categories with the Customer Choice Awards.   This program puts a spotlight on some of the most innovative apps on the AppExchange and encourages partners to build apps that deliver the highest level of customer success.

The awards program is also an opportunity for us to get feedback directly from the partner community.  Recently… Continue reading

Building ISV Apps with Force.com and Heroku: Dreamforce Preview

Are you building SaaS applications? In this post we give you a preview of a session next week on developing apps using Force.com and Heroku. At Dreamforce, partners and customers are going to show how they are building their business in the cloud and how you can too. As a developer you’ll typically consider one of three options for an app:

- build it on Force.com

-… Continue reading

Why Attend the Cloud Alliance Partner Keynote at Dreamforce?

The Cloud Alliance Partner Keynote is absolutely the biggest cloud computing event of the year! If you are attending Dreamforce, it simply can’t be missed. Make sure you register today as space is very limited and will be first come, first seated.

During this exciting keynote, you’ll hear from me and other top Salesforce.com executives including:

  • Keith Block, President & Vice Chairman

AppExchange Best of 2013: Customer Choice Awards

It’s that time of the year again – time to recognize the best of each category on the AppExchange, as chosen by our customers!

What is it?

The Customer Choice Awards is a category award program that recognizes AppExchange partners who have garnered excellent customer reviews in a specific calendar year. The program is 100% based on reviews and does not reflect how we feel about… Continue reading

Cloud Alliance Partners: 3 Must-Do’s at Dreamforce 2013

With so much offered at Dreamforce, it can be difficult to know what to put on your agenda. Below is a list of three must-do’s to help Cloud Alliance Partners make the most of their Dreamforce experience. Continue reading

A User’s Guide to AppExchange Partner Sessions at Dreamforce

I recently sat down with John Richter, Sr. Manager for ISV Success and the coordinator for the ISV Success Track at Dreamforce to discuss some of the exciting sessions being planned for ISV and channel partners at Dreamforce ’13.

We know Dreamforce is focused on customer success and the customer experience, but are there sessions designed specifically for partners at Dreamforce ’13?
Absolutely!  For us, partners are also customers… Continue reading

Building a Better Business at Dreamforce

We all know that Dreamforce is a big deal for customers and partners alike– The largest Enterprise Cloud Computing event in the world and biggest tech conference to be held in San Francisco.  It is the #1 place to be if you are interested in meeting enterprise customers, prospects and partners. What you may not know is that Dreamforce is also the place for partners to learn… Continue reading

The Enterprise, Disrupted: A Monumental Year for the AppExchange Ecosystem

I started working on the AppExchange in 2007, before the Apple App Store existed and before any of us had a phone that could tell you the weather or hail you a taxi.   It was the wild wild west of apps back then and we all knew we are on to something, we just didn’t know how big that something would be.

Flash forward 6 years… Continue reading