The link to the "90% or Better Opportunities" feed on the Spanning Partners site had the wrong URL. It's now been fixed, so if you're subscribed to the old link, just unsubscribe and then subscribe to the link that's now on the site:
A quick programming note: I've made the switch from RSS to Atom for all feeds generated by Spanning Feed Builder, but will leave the preconfigured Spanning Salesforce v3.0 feeds in RSS to minimize disruption with third-party applications.
Please email me if you have any questions, or more importantly if this is going to cause your app to break.
If the above headline leaves you scratching your head, don't worry. But here's the scoop:
Spanning Salesforce 3.0 introduced a bunch of new feeds, including several that had criteria based on period-relative dates, like the end of the previous quarter or the beginning of the current month. Until today, Spanning Feed Builder was capable of reproducing all of the SSF 3.0 feeds except these. But now that final limitation has been removed, and SFB is capable of building all of the SSF 3.0 feeds.
Now when you build a feed in Spanning Feed Builder, you can specify a date like "current quarter start" or "next month end". This makes it possible to create feeds like All Opportunities Closing This Quarter. Here's how:
(If you'd rather just watch a video showing how it's done, click here.)
Click on the Feeds tab in Salesforce.com
Select "All" and "Opportunities" for the data type
Select "Closed", "Is", and "False" for a criterion and click "Add"
Select "Close Date" and "Is on or after" and enter "current quarter start" for a criterion and click "Add"
Select "Close Date" and "Is on or before" and enter "current quarter end" for a criterion and click "Add"
Select "Name" for the feed item title and click "Add Field"
Enter "All Opportunities Closing This Quarter" for the feed title
Manticore Technology specializes in marketing optimization and lead generation. Manticore's Virtual Touchstone for AppExchange tracks the behavior of leads and opportunities and ties that information back into salesforce.com, so sales and marketing professionals can know when prospects visit their web sites, open or forward their emails, and subscribe to their mailing lists.
Now users can subscribe to RSS feeds from Virtual Touchstone to track this vital information without clogging their email inboxes with notifications.
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