Dreamforce 2018: Key Things to Note

The ginormous B2B Cloud Conference in the world and the biggest carnival for all the Trailblazers around the globe “Dreamforce” is just a month away. The entire Salesforce Ohana is excited and can’t wait for the event to start. Most of us have already booked our tickets and all set to experience the best four days of the year. Four days of innovation, inspiration, giving back and learning. With 2,700+ sessions covering every role in every industry, opportunity to witness latest product innovations, thousands of Trailblazers to learn from, and meeting your Ohana; Dreamforce 18 is everything a Salesforce enthusiastic wish for.

As Dreamforce draws up closer, planning your schedule is the most crucial thing to do. This is not a kind of event where you can just jump in with an open agenda. If you want to come home feeling like a king, you must ensure to prepare a must-do list before leaving for San Francisco. As CEPTES is a  Dreamforce regular, we can share some few key things to note for Dreamforce 2018.

Plan your Sessions

Dreamforce will spread across a huge area in downtown San Francisco. With the Moscone Center as the main hub, the event this year will expand to Marriott Marquis, InterContinental, the Palace Hotel, Hilton Union Square, the Park Central, and the Westin St. Francisco. With 2700+ sessions and a large geographical spread, attending all your favorite sessions could be tough at times. With thousands of Trailblazers spreading across session halls, you can expect delays, long queues and even at times housefull boards.

The only thing which may help you is planning out your sessions in advance and register for them. Attending back-to-back sessions will never work. Remember, you have to get from one location to another location. Try to be there at least 15 minutes before, as the entry for free spaces usually starts 10 minutes prior to a session. A little bit of research on the session will help a lot. Not only going by the topic, you must consider who is the speaker and what kind of information you can expect. Dreamforce is not all about attending sessions, always keep some free time to visit customer success expos to witness next-gen innovative products and product demos.

Map out Keynotes

Keynotes are one of the most popular and inspiring elements at Dreamforce. Every year we get to see few of the big industry leaders speak during the four day long conference. Though the lineup for this year Dreamforce is not yet clear, yet we can expect some big names sharing their stories and inspiring thousands in order to transform the way they think, work, and lead. Before going to the event, you need to prioritize the big keynotes and plan your calendar to accommodate them. You should reach at least 45 minutes before to occupy a front side seat. If in case you missed a seat, then you can watch it on the live screens inside the Dreamforce plaza. In case you want to spend more time in customer success expos exploring products or attending sessions, you can watch keynotes later either via Salesforce Live or YouTube.

Customer Expo

Every year Dreamforce witnesses some of the most innovative products. Before going for the event, don’t forget to do a handful of research on the partner companies or exhibitors who are showcasing their products. It is always good to note your preferred products and follow their social media updates just before Dreamforce to stay updated. It is always advisable to book a slot before the event to avail a personalized product demo or product understanding session. At times, it is very difficult to understand a product in detail while visiting a booth because of the rush. Note the booth number of your favorite products before visiting the customer expo.

As an exhibitor during Dreamforce 2018, we are going to present our flagship product ‘DataArchiva’ at booth #1942. You can book your slot for a personalized demo here.


Dreamforce has plenty to offer when it comes to party and fun. Sponsor parties and the Dreamfest are two of the most eye-catching events. Dreamfest featured most of the popular bands and performers. So far, Salesforce has not revealed who are going to perform during this year Dreamfest, but as always it is going to be one of the most rocking events. You can take some time off from your regular sessions, and keynotes to enjoy a relaxed time with your fellow trailblazers.

Lookout for DataArchiva

Much like all the other trailblazers, we at CEPTES are super excited for Dreamforce 2018. This year’s Dreamforce is going to be special for us, as we are going to launch our flagship product ‘DataArchiva’ during the event. DataArchiva, which is already a Gartner listed and US Gov Cloud Ready application is the only Salesforce native application that can archive Salesforce data. By addressing customer pain points, DataArchiva can save significant data storage cost while enhancing application performance.

We are so excited that we’ve already started our giveaways contest. You can now avail a special 10% discount on DataArchiva annual license cost (above professional plan) till Dreamforce 2018. If you haven’t registered for the demo during Dreamforce, you can book it here. We will be present at our Booth #1942 at the Moscone Center. Don’t forget to visit and say Hello.




5 Reasons you should attend Dreamforce 2018

As the biggest software conference in the world and Salesforce’s biggest event draws up closer, the excitement is building up. You may not have booked your San Francisco ticket yet, but Dreamforce ’18 is not far away. The best four days of the year for all the Trailblazers are less than three months away. Four days of innovation, inspiration, giving back and having the time of your life. With 2,700+ sessions covering every role in every industry, opportunity to witness latest product innovations, thousands of Trailblazers to learn from, and meeting your Ohana: Dreamforce’18 is an event, you can’t miss.

Here are five reasons, why you should attend Dreamforce 2018.

Dreamforce has plenty to offer. From dawn till dusk, top CEOs, Salesforce developers, marketers, and service leaders will share knowledge and stories around Salesforce and its implications that include how it can be integrated, how it can add business values, how it works, or how you can develop disruptive products using the platform.

The ground-breaking sessions

Knowledge is power & the only source of knowledge is by gaining experience. Dreamforce event is an opportunity to experience 2700+ breakout sessions, training & certifications, hands-on demos, and thousands of partners and solutions to help you identify success routes. You can build your own success path by choosing the right session from the thousands which will help you elevate your career, develop new skills, and get inspired by the Trailblazers who are thriving their companies.

A plenty of networking opportunities

It is always good to meet a fellow Trailblazer or to interact with your Ohana. As Dreamforce is the biggest event of Salesforce, it is an opportunity to build connections and exchange best practices. The community is huge and they are always open to sharing their knowledge, skills, and expertise. You will get ample amount of time to meet new people and reconnect with your old buddies during the day and night throughout the event. You can even connect with people prior to the event through the online Dreamforce community. Dreamforce has Dreamfest, the Dreampark activities, partner events, and more where you can spend time with your Ohana members and learn from their experiences. Even post-event, you can continue your networking opportunities using online & offline communities in order to keep on learning and sharing knowledge.

Speaking to the Experts

Dreamforce is the only place where you can find the most number of industry experts. Over the years, Dreamforce has brought in some of the world’s topmost successful business tycoons to share their insightful visions. This is an opportunity to interact with them and ask them various questions. Speakers, presenters will be happy to share their knowledge and experiences in order to make your journey easy.

Product Innovations

You can expect innovation when the world’s most innovative minds come to Dreamforce to present, inspire, and motivate attendees. Dreamforce is a platform to explore multiple innovative products from different exhibitors. You can visit admin, developer zones to see how companies are using Salesforce platform beyond your thought to develop innovative products. Products which can transform businesses, optimize processes and reduce significant costs.

Give it Back

Each day of Dreamforce creates opportunities to make the world a better place. As Salesforce’s commitment to giving back to the community, they have been supporting organizations like Girl Scouts of America, RED and many more. You can learn how to deploy the 1:1:1 model of philanthropy at your company to support your local communities. Dreamforce ’17 raised $15 million for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, $1 million for Girl Scouts. Many companies also ‘gave back’ to the community by donating their time, profit, and product to the hurricane victims.

As the Trailblazers around the world are counting the days, Registration is the first step to start with. Dreamforce ’18 registration is live. Register today to keep your spot. CEPTES will be there at Dreamforce 2018 in San Francisco. You can meet our team to explore our industry-focused solutions and products which will help you accelerate your digital transformation journey. Don’t miss an opportunity to learn, inspire & witness latest technological innovations.

Dreamforce Registration : https://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/

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See you #SalesforceOhana


Dreamforce ’17 – Let’s go down the memory lane

The countdown for the biggest software conference of the world has begun. Dreamforce 2018 is around the corner and we are extremely excited about it. The four days of learning, innovation, and fun will fuel new energy inside all the trailblazers around the world. Dreamforce 2018 is expected to bring around 150000 thought leaders, marketing experts, and Salesforce developers under one roof. Like every year, this year’s Dreamforce will be a sheer opportunity for everyone to speak to the experts, connect with the community, explore innovative products, and get inspired.

As the excitement for this year’s event is topping up, let’s go down the memory lane to evoke those amazing Dreamforce 2017 moments and announcements. Dreamforce 2017 was packed with keynotes, learning sessions, hands-on training, inspirational discussions with few of the world’s most influential personalities, the nights were full of fun, entertainment, and robust-networking. For CEPTES, Dreamforce ’17 was special as we came back from the event more passionate, dedicated, efficient, and focused. Which later sparkled us to build our flagship product DataArchiva.

Dreamforce 2017: A Quick Recap

With the National Park theme, 170,000 Trailblazers strolled around the streets of San Francisco during Dreamforce 2017. Salesforce continued to live up to its accolade as the biggest software conference in the world. Many predicted Salesforce will launch another new cloud application in last year’s event, but instead of that, the CRM giant rolled out fully customized versions of most of its software platforms and tools by taking personalization to a whole new level. But the highlight of Dreamforce 2017 was Salesforce’s introduction of their new product line of mySalesforce app portfolio to empower thousands of businesses around the world go fully bespoke.

mySalesforce was certainly the showstopper of last years Dreamforce event. This allows you to build your own mobile applications which can be published on the Google Play & App Stores. This feature has its own set of tools and designing systems in order to build an app fast. This has the most influential impact on the Community cloud. mySalesforce later enabled many businesses to build their own app and offer their users a complete unified experience.

Einstein is already among the top disruptive innovations of Salesforce, which will change the face of business in coming years. In Dreamforce ’17, Salesforce announced myEinstien. myEinstien uses declarative and point-and-click tools and wizards to build & deploy AI models with the help of Salesforce data. With few clicks, bots and AI models can be created which empowers businesses to build custom AI-powered apps.

Trailhead platform enabled multiple people to enhance their career prospects by learning new skills. myTrailhead was introduced in Dreamforce ’17, which allows businesses to build their own interactive, mobile-optimized, on-demand Trailhead platforms. The product extends with 5 new tools: Trail Checker, Trail Maker, Trail Mixer, Trail Tracker, and Trailhead Profile. myTrailhead offers a gamified and fun learning platform with an easy interface.

After many years of IoT research and unsuccessful projects, Salesforce finally introduced it’s IoT platform, myIoT last year during Dreamforce. This platform enables any Salesforce developers or business user to collect data at the scale of IoT. myIoT highlights a low-code orchestration tool to create point-and-click automation rules governing connected IoT devices, such as a component within a connected machine on a factory floor malfunctioning and triggering a service call to a technician.

Last, but not the least, myLightning was announced after 2 years after the introduction of Salesforce Lightning framework. myLightning made Lightning completely customizable. This comes with an entirely different theme and design system, a re-designed app builder with “dynamic pages” including automated logic and filters, as well as the Lightning Bolt framework and new Lightning Flow tool.

The Trailblazers Enjoyed their Glory

Dreamforce has always been an event to learn new skills from fellow Trailblazers. Dreamforce ’17 witnessed several memorable moments. We saw many experts offered training sessions, attendees earned thousands on badges from the Trailhead Zone after acquiring new skills and passing the exams. Dreamforce ’17 also saw $15 million raised for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, $1 million for Girl Scouts. Many companies also ‘gave back’ to the community by donating their time, profit, and product to the hurricane victims. The memories of Dreamforce ’17 is still fresh, the dust has not yet settled, and we are here again: Dreamforce 2018. The expectation is high and trailblazers around the world can’t wait for the much-awaited software carnival. Pack your bags, book your tickets and meet us in San Francisco.



How to accomplish smarter sales process over the biggest cloud event

First time at the biggest cloud event in San Francisco? Or, you have already paid a visit earlier?
Whatever be the situation, this event gives a kick off to all your marketing techniques. No matter how much experience do you have, the learning event of the year, has consistently been a unique opportunity to get hands over both new and the recent trends to revolutionize the way we do business.

Sellers should Sell

Today most of the salesperson need to utilize various tools to address to the changing and complex ecosystem. This is done to find the best practices and tailor them to their specific needs and goals. In contrast to this the attendees of the learning event, do not have to look further than the sales cloud to acknowledge the best practices and the latest trends available in the market. This process as well records for making the process easier, faster and smarter and get them an incredible chance to accomplish with it all.

What’s there in the genre of sales this year?

To begin with there are two key themes present; productivity and intelligence.
No longer isolated, these are the two keys that helps in selling faster and in a more efficient way. This novel aspect of sales has also been coordinated with lightning and artificial intelligence at every step. Whether you are looking to get help in the process of lead to get cash shorten the sales cycles, build some stronger partnerships, the sales cloud has an answer for everyone. Hence, this has been considered to even handle the roughest challenge – under one integrated platform.

Every sales person will always like to close a deal as soon as possible. However, any kind of obstacle in-between the representative and a closed deal ensures both loss of time and revenue. The intelligently baked into the customizable lightning sales console, one can build sales application in a way they want to sell.

Innovation over Cloud

All this innovation is available for you to test, try, and fall in love with at both the Sales Lodge located in the Marriott Marquis. There, experts will guide you through the new releases and let you see how it will work in a Salesforce instance.

The biggest learning event is one of a kind and is everything about innovation. Experts with their comments and new releases, are always present to guide you with goals and major pain points of sales and marketing. This is the place to acknowledge, learn and achieve success. The platform sets the stage for discussing awesome new features and at the same time get a glimpse of sales-based adrenaline as customers discuss about their success.

The place is as well infused with various kinds of insights, tips, and inspiration over the sales superstardom. This is done along with sharing information tailored to the sales experience.

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Fourth Industrial Revolution – Few Points to Pick at the Forum

It’s quite amazing to acknowledge how ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is indeed shaping up the world around us and at the same time creating a huge impact. Today let us discuss how to harness the power of this revolution and its impact over everyone.

Are you interested in a specific new technology, for instance AI (Artificial Intelligence)?
Then this year’s biggest cloud event can be one of the hub for you. To acknowledge the actual role of business in this rapidly changing world and to understand how can we work collectively to ensure that technology is a force for good.

This year at the biggest cloud event, is hosting an event of partnering with World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, to explore all the key challenges of achieving highest ROI, drive the positive changes, and also improve the state of the business affairs. In this promise the relationship between individual and institutions is as well explored, along with the opportunity to explore AI in a way that promotes business functionality.

The event is everything about how to change the concept of business in society and as well as how the leaders can respond to the rapidly changing market trends. The forum will also grab some of the best ideas from the well-known speakers. The forum will also examine the results of the World Economic Forum’s forthcoming Global Gender Gap Report – that simply measures the parity between men and women, along with considering all the actionable insights from various leaders to close the gender gap.

Hence, it can be concluded that this entire event is all the recent market trends and have the best of collection for the business data. In fact, is the sole platform where you will get a detailed conversation over technology as a force for social good. So, go ahead, pack your bags and get ready for the biggest cloud event of 2017, and all its discover all its branches. It’s time for some revolution in the industry.

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Increase your Revenue – 5 Points to Discover

The largest tech conference in the world, can also be categorized as a 96-hour marathon of work and entertainment. With almost 170,000-strong melting pot of entrepreneurs, huge sales professionals, engineers, employees, and also some good leaders and technology aficionados, under one single roof there has to be a special agenda.

Among many one of the agenda of this conference is to make the business growth scenario better for Marketers. Let us today discuss about some ideas, which can indeed help marketers to achieve their goal in a less amount of time.

CEPTES also have a must-see list of the top five experiences marketers should have on their radar:

Attend the Marketing Keynote

The aspects of learning all the transformations in data, mobile, and social are indeed impacting the way consumers engage with brands.

Various bigger and renowned companies are responding to all such trends by transforming the biggest consumer engagement across every brand touchpoint. Beginning from marketing to sales, and from commerce to service, every genre will be covered here. It’s time to get inspired, and gain insights to deepen the customer relationships with consumer engagement.

Learn from the latest marketing trends

Whether you are completely focused on the process of customer acquisition, some onboarding campaigns, building complete advocacy with cross-channel engagement at scale, each of them will become an option for you.

You can as well take advantage of the novel innovations that will change the entire way you think about marketing and branding. You can as well keep all those creative juices flowing by simply choosing from an array of style sessions and workshops over the same topic.

The Marketing, Commerce, and Retail Lodge

These brand-new marketing ideas is always said to bring together marketers across various industry — under one single roof. It is also valuable for you to attend hands-on such various workshops to help you get acknowledged with the novel marketing products. In this manner you can mingle with the brightest marketing minds for learning and recharging.

Better Interaction with Product Experts

We think that its high time for you to enjoy the AI platform. If you do not have an idea about how to leverage the power of the same. Whether you are looking for the best practices to play your marketing game with dynamic data driven email marketing, or build up the customer relationship with community marketing, you must put your hands over this platform and begin noticing the change.


CEPTES Sprints Ahead at Dreamforce

CEPTES, is honored to be back at Dreamforce’17, with some exciting highlights over innovation and learning. Dreamforce 2017 consists of 2700+ plenary (breakout) sessions, hosted by tech industry’s top keynote speakers and will also cover the year’s latest and most influential IT innovations.

As a Salesforce certified partner with pure focus on AppExchange solution development, building enterprise end-end solutions, third-party integration, various ERP solutions with Salesforce, CEPTES has been established as an entity catering to many US and European customers.

CEPTES growth is driven by global demand, which enables customers to achieve operational excellence, deliver better service and improve customer engagement and rapidly introduce new products and services. CEPTES is currently focusing on building Centre of Excellence team on the areas of Wave Analytics and Salesforce Einstein to provide better services to its customers.

An extensive experience of working with financial, healthcare, life-science, retail and manufacturing; CEPTES predominantly focuses on providing better solutions. Working with more than 500+ companies and 10000+ hours of consulting, CEPTES have been investing in product development, enhancements, encryption with two products XfilesPro and Encryptik.

XfilesPro helps to reduce your Salesforce extra file storage cost with a cost drop of 45%, without any change in usability.

Encryptik is a native Salesforce encryption application that is specifically built to handle the CRM component and any custom applications that is built in Force.com platform.

Companies heading towards Dreamforce can schedule a calendar with CEPTES’ sales executives to get more insights and also expect some fantastic product discounts and giveaways.


Established in the year 2010, CEPTES today is one of the leading and esteemed IT solutions provider focusing only on Salesforce platform product development and consulting. The brand is all set to move on to the next level with a well-planned competitive stand backed by the professional delivery approach.

CEPTES stands as the undisputed leader in keeping up to the latest in the technology by investing on Centre of Excellence within its organization and nurturing talents wherein our team is ready to work on the cutting-edge technology like lightning-ready app development, Wave Analytics, Einstein and Salesforce1 with its vision to continue being the most preferred partner in times to come.

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4 Essential Activities for SMB’s at Dreamforce’17

Dreamforce 2017 is the most inspiring event of year and also the one talked about more these days. Companies of all sizes can actually look forward to a complete fun-filled week of innovation, ideas, some incredible speakers, valuable resources and good opportunity of knowledge to gear up their business for growth.

There will be more than 2,700+ sessions, various activities and events, along with many exciting announcements. However, CEPTES would like to throw light on the major takeaways that SMB’s could have from Dreamforce ’17. We want all the SMBs to get the most out of Dreamforce with this blog.

Let us have a look at the top 4 must-attend experiences.

1. Gearing Up for the growth of SMB’s

This is one of the must attend keynotes for all SMBs. CEPTES would like to share the latest innovations to assist find more potential customers. So, it’s time for you to join Dreamforce ’17 and hear from the top executives about the latest technologies from Salesforce. They will as well showcase the trending aspects of Salesforce, like Lightning and Einstein. Bookmark your presence as your first agenda.

2. Find the base at Dreamforce

Dreamforce is not a may be; it’s a must. Yes, if you fall under the category of SMB, then its high time that you must quickly grab a seat in it. This is the time for you to chart a life-changing course. Salesforce Rangers and Trail maps will guide you perfectly to a variety of learning opportunities, along with a demo jam to business consultation and cultivate passion.

3. Acknowledge the details of the pros at All-Star SMB sessions

Dreamforce 2017 has more than 100 sessions, which are dedicated to most of the small business topics. Whether you are targeting to improve your sales and marketing strategies or just want to hear the inspiring stories from the entrepreneurs and leaders; there is room for everyone.

Some of the topics to be discussed this year are the following:

  • Grow faster with AI
  • Coast to coast tips for success from founders across the US
  • Ways sales leaders can align their sales strategy to grow the business
  • Trends to be embraced
  • The marketing and sales strategies
  • Secrets to building and sustaining an effective startup
  • Customer growth strategies for SMB success

4. Getting the Right partners for expected growth

Salesforce, has always been trying to help all business types with their support for growth. They have partnered with various best-in-breed companies to support every SMB. The Small Business Essentials Station at Dreamforce will help you discover brands and get hands on with different solutions. The Small Business Essentials Station is hence, open to everyone.

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#5 Best Takeaways from Dreamforce ’17

We think even you are curious about how to empower your business with complete integrated and intelligent analytics – Then, Dreamforce ‘17 is eagerly waiting for you!!
Millions of Salesforce customers utilize Reports and Dashboards to immediately access data, communicate actions and results and understand results. This will help you in your journey with advanced analytics built directly into the Salesforce Platform. At the end of the day it can be said that insights are only helpful when you can act instantly.

Let us look at five best potential takeaways with Dreamforce this year:

#1: Hands on experience in the Einstein Analytics:
Throughout the week, you must stop by the Einstein Analytics Lounge, for hands on their workshop and demos. You will get a chance to meet with the Analytics Trailblazers, listen to their discussions and pick up some new Einstein Analytics approaches.

#2: Booths at the Cloud Expo:
Here you will always witness the largest gathering of cloud computing companies with all kinds of innovative and interesting technology. In fact, many of them will be giving out various ideas and innovative aspects. So, you can rest assured, you’ll walk out of the Cloud Expo with a bagful of innovations and approaches.

#3: The latest Einstein Analytics keynote:
Various organizations are indeed empowering their teams with the best data driven insights. You can now find out how these companies revolutionized their CRM analytics. Hence, they broke down the barriers of data accessibility and empowered enough to perform instantly, with the novel Einstein Analytics.

#4: Master analytics with breakouts and sessions:
There are various new features in store for the future of advanced analytics. Finally, a podium to arm the service team, with effective measures to predict customer satisfaction and enable them to get the AI-driven recommendations on the process to close deals faster.

#5: Roadmap to Sneak Peak:
A platform where you can look out for some new ideas. The best practices on building apps, designing some new dashboards, and enhancing a culture of explosion. This is the place where you can gather all the knowledge, needed to empower your teams with analytics.