Introduction to Salesforce

Introduction to Salesforce

Hello everyone!

I’m going to talk about Salesforce for a brief moment. I’ll write a whole host of how-to guides and walkthroughs in the future but for now I just wanted to introduce the platform and its capabilities.

Salesforce is a cloud computing company from the United States, providing customer relationship management solutions (CRM) through its many offerings, the primary being the Salesforce platform. The platform provides a wide variety of functions including an interface for companies to track customer journeys through the sales cycle, as well as managing the service function through case and task management. Continue reading “Introduction to Salesforce”

Introduction to SAS

Introduction to SAS

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to take a quick minute to talk briefly about SAS. Now I don’t mean the Special Forces unit in the British army here, although that might be more interesting to write about! I’m referring to the statistical software which has grown to become the industry standard for analytical professionals everywhere.

SAS stands for Statistical Analysis System and is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics. Continue reading “Introduction to SAS”

Photoshop Tip #1 – Removing a White Background or Making it Transparent in Photoshop

Photoshop Tip #1 – Removing a White Background or Making it Transparent in Photoshop

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Here’s a useful tip for all you Photoshoppers out there.

Have you ever wanted to use a logo or image, perhaps on your website or in your other marketing materials, but discovered that it has an ugly white background or box around the graphic? Here’s how to remove the background or make it transparent in Photoshop.

Firstly, import the image into Photoshop. Here we have the Smart Corporate Outsource Solutions logo and you can see the white background which we want to remove. Continue reading “Photoshop Tip #1 – Removing a White Background or Making it Transparent in Photoshop”

Excel Tip #1 – Creating Your Own Template in Excel

Excel Tip #1 – Creating Your Own Template in Excel

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So here is just a quick tip to get us started.

Let’s say you have an Excel document which you create regularly and that requires a cover sheet to be used which we want in the same format in each instance. This could be an information sheet or an about page for example. Instead of having to create this from scratch every time, we could create one version of this and save it as a template.

Here’s how.

Firstly, in a blank spreadsheet in a new workbook, create the information headers for the data you want to capture each time. You can also delete the unused tabs and name the tab you’re working on appropriately. Continue reading “Excel Tip #1 – Creating Your Own Template in Excel”