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Scaling Billing In Salesforce for SaaS Companies: By Founder Chris Federspiel

How Blackthorn Payments CEO solved his own SaaS billing issues and created today’s most powerful Stripe + Salesforce subscription solution on the AppExchange.

Chris Federspiel
May 27, 2020
Development

How our QA team uses automated testing to deliver stable version releases

Quality assurance (QA) is a way of reducing bugs in products and avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to customers. Testing our new features for bugs or errors is an ongoing process, and automation greatly increases efficiency. 

Brett Bazille
May 22, 2020
Payments

How to manage subscriptions in Salesforce with Blackthorn Payments

With Blackthorn Payments integration with Stripe, you can create, manage, and edit subscriptions directly from your Salesforce account.

Haley Packer
May 21, 2020
Events

Receptionists or agents can register patients or members for local healthcare programs and events over the phone.

Win patient and member trust with personalized engagement. With Salesforce and Blackthorn Events, healthcare organizations can empower phone agents by showing relevant patient and event data on a single screen. Reduce time-to-event registration and increase attendance.

Kristen Hicks
April 28, 2020
Company

Blackthorn Payments Offers FREE Online Donations Solution to Help Nonprofits with COVID-19 Efforts

Non-profits working on important fundraising efforts in response to COVID-19 now have the chance to use an online donations app for FREE thanks to Blackthorn Payments, a Salesforce AppExchange partner.

Kristen Hicks
April 27, 2020
New Features

Complete Multi-Language Translation for Event Pages and Registration

Help your event attendees avoid confusion and frustration by offering event landing pages and online registration entirely in their native language.

Haley Packer
April 20, 2020
Payments

Stripe and Salesforce Integration: Why use Blackthorn Payments

With Blackthorn Payments, Salesforce users can manage everything Stripe offers without leaving Salesforce. Because our application is 100% native (meaning our app is built inside of Salesforce and uses records and automation logic), Blackthorn lets you process credit/debit cards and ACH payments directly from your org. Connect PCI-compliant transaction data to your customers' record through a unique transaction record.

Kristen Hicks
March 27, 2020
Company

Four Tips To Bring Teams Together When You’re Apart

How to build and maintain a strong, remote team culture from a SaaS company with a 100% remote, internationally-dispersed team.

Kristen Hicks
March 25, 2020
Events

Embed your event landing pages, calendars, and forms on your website with Blackthorn Events

Your brand is the story that connects people to your products and services. And individuals looking at your website and event information pages need to understand that story. That's why we created an easy way for Salesforce users to embed Blackthorn Event landing pages, calendars, and forms directly into their organization's website.

Kristen Hicks
March 24, 2020
Payments

Give customers a positive online shopping experience with Payments through Salesforce Live Chat

One of the key reasons customers don’t purchase online is the long and exhausting checkout process. Taking a payment is an easy place to reduce friction for your in the online buying process. The good news is there’s a solution.

Kristen Hicks
March 19, 2020
Events

How to Manage Online Events in Salesforce with Blackthorn Events

Need to move events online now? We’re here to help! Working on other issues? We’ll be here when you’re ready.

Kristen Hicks
March 18, 2020
Events

How to Maximize Online and Virtual Events in Your Admissions and Recruitment Strategy

Campuses around the globe have canceled their visit days, tours, and other admissions events, which are often the foundation of a recruitment strategy. The good news is, there are still ways to engage with interested prospects without having to reinvent the wheel completely.

Kristen Hicks
March 10, 2020
Events

Take your events online using Salesforce and Blackthorn Events

Businesses and organizations are looking at utilizing online events for the foreseeable future after canceling in-person events to combat the spread of COVID-19. While we know folks are dealing with more than just events right now, we want to do what we can to help make the process easier and help with the costs.

Chris Federspiel
January 30, 2020
Development

Level 3 Processing

Blackthorn supports "level 3 processing" via Stripe as part of Blackthorn Payments.

Blackthorn Team
January 17, 2020
Mobile Payments

Mobile Check Capture for Salesforce Using Blackthorn Mobile Payments

Let agents using Field Service Mobile take checks as payment onsite, recording all information inside of Salesforce, no custom code required.

Blackthorn Team
January 17, 2020
Events

How to Waitlist Event Registrants in Salesforce Using Blackthorn Events

Manage complex events and offer waitlisting, all inside of Salesforce, without an integration.

Blackthorn Team
December 16, 2019
New Features

Book Now, Pay Later Registration and Localized Invoices for Events

Invoice Feature Updates: Pay After Event Registration and Localized Invoicing

Blackthorn Team
November 13, 2019
Mobile Payments

An Innovative Solution: Payment Processing in Salesforce + Blackthorn Mobile Payments

Blackthorn Mobile Payments Solution helps your business scale fast. See how you can avoid payment processing issues in Salesforce FSL today!

Blackthorn Team
September 23, 2019

Thoughts on our first company trip

Planning, what worked, what didn't work, the numbers, and why this trip mattered to our team.

Chris Federspiel
August 14, 2019
Customer Stories

IAB Replaces Four Event Apps with One: Blackthorn Events

Case Study: Interactive Advertising Bureau

Blackthorn Team
August 14, 2019
Customer Stories

Salesforce Communities Billing or Subscription Portal

We get a lot of inquiries for a Salesforce Communities ‘Billing Portal’ or ‘Subscription Portal’

Blackthorn Team
January 10, 2019
Development

Blackthorn’s Attendee Mobile App helps deliver IAB’s 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting (ALM)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) held its Annual Leadership Meeting on February 10-12, 2019. At this 1200 person event, their attendees were able to connect with each other through our mobile app.

Blackthorn Team
March 31, 2019
Development

Wiring up Lightning Web Components #1

In my previous post I investigated the basic structure of Lightning Web Components. Now I’m going to dig deeper into one of the very crucial aspects of the framework: how you communicate with the backend. There are 3 ways to do so:...

Blackthorn Team
March 6, 2019
Development

Lightning Web Components — they are exciting!

In December 2018, Salesforce announced a new frontend developer paradigm: Lightning Web Components. But…wait a minute! Didn’t they announce Lightning Components in 2016, the new frontend framework, and VisualForce finally retired? Haha, sure, but this is Lightning WEB Components! Here’s the situation...

Blackthorn Team
February 25, 2019
Development

Pledge 1%

“There’s no prize for the richest person in the graveyard” is one of my favorite expressions. I believe an allocation of funds should go to helping others and our planet...

Chris Federspiel
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