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Bundling Best Practices – Exclusion and Suppression
Bundling Best Practices – Exclusion and Suppression

Perhaps the most important aspect of fully utilizing IBM’s ILMT (or Big Fix Inventory) tool is to be able to accurately create bundling relationships. For those that are unfamiliar, bundling is the process where users confirm the specific IBM Product that each discovered software instance relates to. In a generic sense, each confirmed bundling creates […]

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A RESTful Interface With a Wide-Open Contract
A RESTful Interface With a Wide-Open Contract

I remember first hearing about RESTful API design at a Gartner Application Architecture, Design & Integration Summit back in 2008. I recall thinking how practical the idea was, leveraging GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE to communicate with an API server. It wasn’t until a couple years later that I started seeing RESTful APIs at […]

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Salesforce Community Cloud – A Portal Unlike Any Other
Salesforce Community Cloud – A Portal Unlike Any Other

Over the past few years, Salesforce… has implemented a customer portal to give external users a branded experience with interactions to your Salesforce org and data. Since then, the releases have implemented new changes to the Community Cloud while Salesforce has also made this available to Lightning and Classic users. You may be asking yourself […]

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Creating a Salesforce Process and Flow to Associate Account and Contacts During Lead Conversion
Creating a Salesforce Process and Flow to Associate Account and Contacts During Lead Conversion

Salesforce’s standard Lead Conversion leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately. For example, the standard conversion process does not create an association between a Contact and an Account unless you are: 1. Creating a new Account and new Contact; 2. Creating a new Contact to associate to an existing Account; or, 3. Creating a new […]

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Salesforce Certificate Changes in Early 2018
Salesforce Certificate Changes in Early 2018

Salesforce has recently published a news release that is relevant to all users of middleware solutions. To uphold the best practices in Security, Salesforce has decided to rotate some certificates out during January and February 2018. Google Chrome no longer supports Symantec-issued HTTPS certifications and is now going to use DigiCert-issued certificates instead. This could […]

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Being Smart About Your UI/UX Design
Being Smart About Your UI/UX Design

The electronic age has certainly made life simpler. Even before we found the need to be connected, electronic devices have become a supplement to our daily lives. The simple word processor and spreadsheet on the way-overpriced home computers helped make communication easier to read and reduced errors with pencil and paper computations. With our connected […]

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Governor Holcomb Recognizes CleanSlate as Local Economic Development and Tech Leader
Governor Holcomb Recognizes CleanSlate as Local Economic Development and Tech Leader

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently recognized CleanSlate as one of Indiana’s fastest growing technology companies, and a key player in helping to expand our state’s economy through new job creation. The recognition came as Governor Holcomb unveiled his 2018 Next Level Agenda, a plan that emphasizes the role of high-demand, high-wage sectors like technology in strengthening […]

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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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