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Welcome to Top Gun
Welcome to Top Gun

Two of our account executives, Ben Thomas and Brandon Montgomery, recently attended Software and Solutions Top Gun training from IBM. The course is nearly five full days of intense IBM software sales training covering lots of different topics, including sales strategies, adding business value, and IBM software portfolio capabilities. The goal of Software and Solutions […]

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What Do Beer and Robotics Have in Common?
What Do Beer and Robotics Have in Common?

What 20th-century invention goes best with beer and pizza? If you answered “robotics,” you’re right! (We also would have accepted “Buffalo wings.”) Kidding aside, the CleanSlate team recently joined other technology firms around the Indianapolis area for a program called BeerBots. This event is a joint effort hosted by TechPoint Foundation for Youth and Sun […]

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Salesforce Winter ’18 Release Highlights
Salesforce Winter ’18 Release Highlights

Each year, Salesforce comes out with three different releases during the spring, summer, and winter. Their releases typically address customer issues, how to create more momentum for the platform, and any bugs from previous versions. The Winter ’18 release is focused on three main categories: AI (Artificial Intelligence), decreasing click rates, and improvements to the […]

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Understanding Dynamic Scan Groups

Software scans—like those performed with ILMT—are familiar to just about anybody working in Software Asset Management (SAM). They keep you compliant, help ensure there won’t be any surprises during a software audit, and are critical for giving you important details about your software inventory. But the problem with software scans is that they require a […]

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Dreamforce ’17 is Almost Here…Are You Ready?
Dreamforce ’17 is Almost Here…Are You Ready?

Our team at CleanSlate is happy to announce that we’ll be attending Dreamforce ’17, the annual Salesforce conference held in San Francisco from November 6th through the 9th. It’ll be here before you know it—so if you’re going, it’s time to start making a plan! One of the best ways to get ready is by […]

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How to Get Started with Non-PVU Reporting
How to Get Started with Non-PVU Reporting

If your company uses IBM products, PVU reporting is something you’re probably familiar with. But it’s easy to forget that there are licensed products outside of PVU that require proper managing and reporting, too. Reporting non-PVU products is just as important as reporting standard PVU products during a software audit. But reporting them correctly presents […]

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Is Bimodal IT A Realistic Approach?

The topic of bimodal IT has been around for several years and I have a couple clients who are actually considering implementing a bimodal approach to meet the needs of a wide customer base. Upon hearing one particular client talk, with enthusiasm, about implementing bimodal for his team, I wondered if the expectations being set […]

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The Dream Lives On: A Midwest Dreamin’ Wrap-up
The Dream Lives On: A Midwest Dreamin’ Wrap-up

On August 10th and 11th, the CleanSlate team attended Midwest Dreamin’: a regional conference in Chicago that brings together the best of the Midwestern Salesforce community. Midwest Dreamin’ is two days of networking, continuing education, training, and meeting with vendors and partners—and this year, CleanSlate was a Silver Sponsor for the event along with CheckMarx. […]

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The Benefits of Lightning UI
The Benefits of Lightning UI

On Thursday and Friday, August 4 – 5, the CleanSlate team took advantage of the Lightning Now Tour stop in Indianapolis. This tour has the goals of educating Salesforce admins, users, and developers on the Lightning Experience and walking these Salesforce professionals through the conversion process. Most Salesforce users are familiar with the Classic user […]

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The Wait is Over: CleanSlate Begins Selling Hardware
The Wait is Over: CleanSlate Begins Selling Hardware

For over a decade, CleanSlate has offered the full line of IBM Passport Advantage Software—and now we’re certified to sell IBM Power Systems Servers and Software as well as midrange and enterprise storage. In addition to IBM, we also offer the complete line of Lenovo x86 PCs, servers, laptops, and enterprise storage. “For our ever-growing […]

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