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GSD Company is now Plative

This changes everything. From today onward, GSD Company has officially and legally re-branded our corporation to Plative (pronounced “play-tive”). This new identity signifies our transformation over the last 5 years from a small start-up firm to a global, digital-first consultancy with deep expertise across CRM, ERP, analytics, and data warehouse platforms. In the last 5…

#PlativeGameChangers | Meet Sue Bhuvan!

  Meet Sue Bhuvan, NetSuite Consultant at Plative! Fun Facts: A few years ago, BBC released a list of 100 must-read books. I’m on a mission to complete reading them all. I’m on my 45th book. To keep pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone, my husband convinced me to join him in experiencing something…

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#PlativeGameChangers | Meet Justin Pietras!

Meet Justin, Delivery Manager at Plative! Fun Facts: Flight Instructor (CFI/CFII) on the weekends.  Studied martial arts (Shorei-Ryu Karate) since the age of 6. 12-National AKA Champion and placed 4th in the WKA World Championships in 2001, which were held in Vienna, Austria. Soon to be Dad (Nov.2019). So, what do you do at…

#PlativeGameChangers | Meet Mia King!

Meet Mia, Salesforce Consultant at Plative Fun Facts: For simplicity’s sake when anyone asks about my background I always just say I’m originally from Barbados, but my family has roots all over the Caribbean from Curacoa, St Kitts, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines. I love to dance in different styles, primarily street jazz but am…

#PlativeGameChangers | Meet Brian Contratto!

Meet Brian, Solution Architect at Plative! Fun Facts: I took a summer-long sabbatical last summer to drive 14,000 miles across the US and Canada prior to my wedding in California. I have an Entlebucher Mountain Dog named Eno who comes to work with me every day. I’m teaching myself to use DJ software so I…

#PlativeGameChangers | Meet Sofia Davis-Kos!

Meet Sofia Fun Facts:  She was on the University of Colorado Snowboard Team She is an avid singer, and went to LaGuardia Arts High School, and attended Manhattan School Of Music precollege for vocal arts She can squat 185 lbs, and boxes her stresses away What do you do at Plative? I dabble in both…

GSD Company (Now Plative) Acquires Audaxium, Expands to NetSuite Practice

At GSD, our mission since day one has been enabling our mutual customers to maximize their investment in the world’s most innovative technology by building robust and industry-focused solutions to fit their ever-evolving needs. Today, our capabilities just became stronger than ever before. We have acquired Toronto-based Audaxium, a 10-year-old Oracle NetSuite Alliance and Suite…

How Plative Combats Burnout | #WorkFromAnywhere

When we experience anxiety and burnout in our professions, it’s easy to convince ourselves that the stress is necessary, or even a productive mechanism for achieving our goals. We suppress and even rationalize stress by imagining an ideal future when the dust settles, and our hard work propels itself with its own momentum. Then, it…

Using Process Builder to Generate Parent-Child Records in Salesforce

The use case is familiar to any seasoned Salesforce consultant: your client needs their records to match their business workflow, say, by transforming closed Opportunities with Products into Orders with Products. Or, perhaps you’ve built a custom “Project” module for a client who sells professional services and needs to track their delivery milestones after launch. …

ASC 606: How Salesforce CPQ Helps Navigate New Revenue Recognition Rules

First of all… What is ASC 606? ASC 606 is a new rule issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to standardize how companies of all sizes, verticals, and locations will recognize revenue from contracts with customers. In a nutshell, this rule focuses on adhering to principles that ensure a company’s recognized revenue accurately reflects…

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