Salesforce.com Mobile Lite – A great FREE application.


iPhone salesforce.com Mobile Lite dashboardA few days ago salesforce.com opened up their mobile platform to everyone at no charge. With the roll-out of Mobile Lite any salesforce.com user can access the application on the go. I can’t tell you how long I have waited for this access to be included with my standard licensing value.

To activate Mobile Lite  access the set-up section of salesforce.com and click one check box. It really is that simple. Here are some screen shots to help.

Aministration Setup for Mobile Access

Mobile Lite Edit section

Once activated Blackberry users need to download the application to their phones with this link, http://mobile.salesforce.com/setup . iPhone users head on over to the app store and search  Salesforce Mobile.

I’m  an overly connected person and use a Blackberry Curve and an iPhone.  The Blackberry set-up takes a little bit longer than iPhone, I recommend Blackberry users install at the end of the day or at a time when they will not need access to their Blackberry for 10 – 30 minutes. iPhone users can access Mobile Lite within 30 seconds of downloading.

In comparing the two devices iPhone users get very easy to use navigation, large fonts and dashboards.  All of this  makes it extremely easy to view and access records. My Blackberry is a Curve so the screen is not nearly as large as the  iPhone. On the Blackberry you gain simple access to all salesforce data and  Dashboards.  Either platform will bring tremendous vision to all mobile users.  My sales teams are ecstatic about this new tool.

This is a fantastic effort to bring more mobile users into the cloud.  From an administrator standpoint, I can now pull direct real world user feedback on the effectiveness of mobile access.  Prior to mobile lite there was no way I could justify the additional expense of salesforce mobile. Now we can use field feedback to help us weigh the benefits of upgrading to the full mobile version.

Thank you,  Salesforce.com! You’ve made mobile access for the masses.  I’m interested to hear how others plan on using this new business tool?

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