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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Data Model Design Goals

At a high level, the purpose of the Services Manager sample application is to staff consultants on customer projects based on their skills, and bill the customers for the consultants’ time. This means the Force.com data model must store and manage information about the consultants, customers, projects, staffing assignments of consultants to projects, time spent on projects, and the skills of the consultants. This data model forms the foundation of the Services Manager sample application, implemented piecewise throughout this book, designed to illustrate features of the Force.com platform.

Two other, more tactical goals are described in the subsections to follow.

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