Welcome to our first ever gathering of the Cotswolds Salesforce community group!
We are listed as an admin group in the Trailblazer community, but the event is for anyone in the community including developers, admins, project managers and stakeholders. The event is hosted by UCAS in Cheltenham and coordinated by Coacto. Car parking is available at the Racecourse - but make sure you arrive early to guarantee a parking space.
Coacto was founded by Paul to provide Salesforce services that leverage Paul's extensive experience. We've worked on over 100 projects across many different verticals. Paul has been working with Salesforce for over 16 years. Initially as a Director of International Sales managing the channel sales for a USA based software company, then as a company owner where Salesforce was the operational hub of the business and since 2011 as a consultant.
Coacto is Latin for compel. The idea of making something happen, like making your own weather, resonated strongly. This seemed entirely appropriate for a consulting services company where consultancy and client should collaborate together to achieve an agreed outcome. Looking at this another way, it is like co-operation, co-opting or co-workers, but here co – acting, together. Co-acto.
I am one of those people that gets a real buzz from delving into difficult business problems, and - through exploiting the capabilities of Salesforce - I come up with creative and useful solutions in a fraction of the time that my clients expect.
I have worked with organisations across a broad range of sectors, including: Financial Services, Public Sector, Pharmaceutical, Automotive and Retail and enjoy the distinctions and nuances each industry brings. Often there are comparable challenges too - albeit with seemingly different symptoms at face value - and I find a similarly structured approach works well even in very different business environments.
SalesTrip is the worlds-first integrated Business Travel and Expense Management solution built directly into the Salesforce CRM. SalesTrip is a Salesforce certified ISV Partner, with solutions enabling customers to "book travel" directly with suppliers (air, hotel, rail etc) & "process expenses" in-tune with their company policy or budget. Every cent of spend is rolled up against any activity (opportunity, account, marketing campaign, support case etc) providing customers with a definitive total cost of.... customer, opportunity, campaign (et al). Through leveraging Business Travel and Salesforce ecosystem partners plus the worlds most advance Platform SalesTrips vision is to provide customers with a completely cost neutral solution that will solve the biggest challenges in traveler experience and business operations: Traveler Safety, Cost Reduction, Budget Control, Online Booking Tool Compliance, Full Content Access, Traveler Wellbeing, Expense Integration and Enhancing the Traveler Experience.