For October, 2017, the Salesforce MVP of the Month is Deepa Patel. Unlike the “Accidental Admins” we hear so much about, Deepa’s first introduction to Salesforce was working on a data migration project. Read on to hear how that went, and to learn more about Deepa!
1. How and when did you get started with the Salesforce ecosystem? What was your first role and initial reaction to the platform? I got started with Salesforce in 2010 when I was introduced to AdvologixPM, a practice management system built on Salesforce platform. My very first project was working with Mr. Pete Fife migrating data from Lexis Nexis Time Matters to AdvologixPM. I was thrilled to have a successful migration on my very first project.
2. What is your favorite thing to do in Salesforce and why? My favorite thing to do on Salesforce is learn the product and expand my knowledge so that I can contribute to the community. It is this passion that has allowed me to excel my career and now I am looking forward to sharing this knowledge with the community via my book, “Beyond CRM Basics – An MVP Guide To Expand Your Knowledge And Grow Your Career” now available on Amazon.
6. What piece of advice would you give to someone who is just starting a career in the Salesforce Ecosystem?
The sky is the limit. Dream big and shoot for the stars. Salesforce is one ecosystem where there is equality for both women and men to be successful and get recognized. I don’t know of any other technology platform that has that level of Equality.
The most important thing for a new admin is, to not only focus on getting certifications, but also getting good experience to enhance your practical implementation knowledge. Find a good company you can call home and a company that will believe in you and help you grow as a Salesforce admin and as a human being.