I learn every day

I feel I know a lot, which means that I also know that I don’t know a lot. But I learn every and at every single opportunity, which might sounds a bit like a bullshit, but I mean it.

Today we had Steve Molis at our user group and I learnt tons of things.

First of all we learnt a bit about him – the story behind his famous jacket, how he got to be expert at formula (started as Lotus Domino/Notes developer where they are almost the same), who he admires (Jen and Deepak), whether it is better to use AND or && (what ever you want but be consistent).

And off we went to the presentation. What new I can learn, I new them all, right? I was wrong and learnt a lot. The important part was the ideas – use math to block users to go to previous opportunity stages or jump some of them.

Math to solve your problem
Math to your rescue to stop users returning to previous stages.

With next example I was like „what he is trying to come up with, just use relative dates in filter“ and a few slides and one bucket field
later … voila and you have a report which shows opportunities past close date and those in future group by days ahead/forward and sum of their value. Mind blowing.

Past Close Date and further opportunities bucketed by period - will your Sales Director appreciate it?
Past Close Date and further opportunities bucketed by period – will your Sales Director appreciate it?

Power Of One, the best formula ever, which I thought is over with the new features of reports. Nope, still there. And still awesome.

Tips how to test validation formulas (and Tomas add a tip for formulon) and a short mention of his mix tape package.

I learnt a lot during those two hours even I had all the knowledge before and should know. And that’s the power of community and knowledge sharing. Join us next time.

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