DSFederal CMO and IT Specialist Lead Three-Part Company-Wide Salesforce Training Series


Over 30 DSFederal employees gathered remotely on April 17th, 20th, and 24th for a three-part Salesforce training series led by DSFederal CMO Dr. John Pi and IT Specialist Jeffrey Lewis. In these interactive sessions, participants from a variety of DSFederal departments had the opportunity to receive an in-depth and expert-level look at Salesforce, a low-code/no-code development platform at the forefront of customer relationship management (CRM). DSFederal participants had the option to follow along with the Salesforce experts through guided development sessions or deviate and experiment using the platform on their own.


Using one of the free, online training projects available via Salesforce “Trailhead,” DSFederal team members were tasked with building a hypothetical galactic Battle Station. Participants not only created their Battle Station applications and corresponding data models, but worked to enhance user experience (including page layouts, compact layouts, and global actions), used business logic to design workflows, processes, reports, and dashboards to track and optimize custom objects, and developed a mobile application to complement the browser application.


“This series gave DSFederal employees the opportunity to assess how we can best utilize the Salesforce platform for future DSFederal internal support and business development strategy,” said Dr. Pi, when asked about the intent and results of the training. He added: “But more importantly, we’ve taken the first step toward developing a core group of DSFederal staff with specialized interest and expertise in Salesforce to conduct assessment, planning, implementation, and operations for these future DSFederal projects and endeavors.”


“Salesforce is a powerful tool,” said DSFederal Business Management Analyst and Internal Training Coordinator, Yang Liu. “I’m certain these hands-on sessions were informative in helping employees better understand and fully utilize this platform for the work that they do.”

Contract Vehicles

GSA Schedules:

GSA IT-70 (SINs 132-51 and 
132-56)

STARS II (GS00Q17GWD2228) (For more information, please email our STARS II Program Manager at stars2@dsfederal.com)

Professional Services Schedule (SIN 874-1 & 874-7)

HCaTS  SB (Pool 2)

Other Vehicles:

CMS SPARC (JV)

CIO-SP3 8(a) & CIO-SP3 SB

FDA Integrated Services (IS) BPA

HRSA Technical Assistance IDI

PSC IDIQ

USAMRIID IDIQ

VA-T4 8(a)

Awards

2019 Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame 

2019 NAGC Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award of Excellence

2017 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year 

2017 Washington Business Journal Top Small Technology Company

2017 Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business"

2017 Top 100 MBE

Credentials

Certified Woman-Owned Small Business (#WOSB2000515)

CMMI-DEV Level 3

CMMI-SVC Level 3

ISO 9001:2015

DCAA-Compliant Accounting System