What would we do without the Salesforce AppExchange? We certainly wouldn’t get nearly as much work done around here.
In our annual admin survey, we asked Salesforce admins what they think are the best Salesforce apps that they can’t live without. We tallied up the votes. Here are the most popular apps mentioned:
Apps Salesforce Admins Can’t Live Without
Useful for: preventing duplicate records
This one was the overall winner with the most votes. (Ok, full disclosure: if you don’t already know, this is one of our products, but we promise we didn’t bribe, pay, or twist anyone’s arm to vote for DupeCatcher.)
DupeCatcher stops duplicate records from being created in Salesforce as they’re entered in real-time. You can either block the dupes or merge them with existing records using custom filters.
Useful for: creating and sending reports
Conga’a suite of products include Composer and Courier. Conga Composer allows you to turn your Salesforce data into proposals, invoices, receipts, contracts, quotes, charts – any document or report you need, you can easily produce it. As the name suggests, Conga Courier lets you schedule and deliver reports on your Salesforce data to anyone who needs it.
Price: Composer starts at $15 per user per month. Courier starts at $1 per report per month
Useful for: importing data
Dataloader.io, built right into Salesforce, allows you to easily import, export, and delete data in Salesforce. You can even schedule imports on a routine basis.
Price: FREE version. Also a $99/mo and $299/mo for more sophisticated features
Useful for: signing documents electronically
DocuSign is the most popular way to electronically sign documents. Besides, who has time to print documents, find a pen, sign, and wait for the ink to dry before finally scanning the document (don’t get me started on paper jams!). By the way, did you know they’re not teaching cursive writing in schools much anymore?
Price: General plans start at $10 per month
Useful for: cleaning data and deleting existing dupes
Full disclosure again: this is another one of our products, and no one was steered to name it their favorite. It’s just that good!
If you want clean data and are tired of duplicate records ruining your data, you need to get Cloudingo. Using powerful filters you can eliminate duplicates that already exist in your Salesforce data or from mass imports. You can also merge, convert, update, delete in bulk, and schedule Cloudingo to automatically clean your data when you need.
Price: Starts at $996 per Salesforce instance per year