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When Salesforce Meets SOX, Part One: User Access

We’re seeing more and more that SOX auditors are turning their attention to Salesforce systems. It’s a trend we’ve noticed for some time, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about what’s in scope and what isn’t.

Part of the problem is that most of Salesforce — things like marketing operations, for example — don’t touch revenue-related data and, as a result, they aren’t of concern to SOX auditors. But apps like CPQ and Billing can impact rev ops. And increasingly, auditors are asking Salesforce teams to prove they’re managing them in a compliant manner. 

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The Reviews Are In!

Here’s a confession from the Strongpoint marketing department: We’re not that good at celebrating ourselves. Most of the time, we’re working hard, alongside our customer success and dev teams, to help companies improve their change management and compliance processes. We rarely have time to look back and recognize our successes. 

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Managing Change in an Uncertain Time

No one knows what things will look like in six weeks, six months or six years’ time — in our newly uncertain world, the only constant will be constant change. Given this, it’s easy to look at the news and feel powerless. Our ability to deal with the small things — to make informed, effective decisions about our everyday processes — shapes our resilience to the big historical forces that are beyond our control”

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Industry Profile: Education and EdTech

In a 2019 report, HolonIQ predicted that the EdTech sector would grow to $10 trillion by 2030. And while there’s no telling what impact the current economic uncertainty will have on these numbers, there’s reason to be optimistic — with more people working from home, being proactive about growing their skills, or taking the opportunity to transition to a new industry, it’s likely we’ll see an even larger investment in technology that helps people learn remotely.

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