So apparently the Ingres company is using salesforce.com. How do I know? I just received an email from salesforce, that is apparently sent out to their salespeople, telling the agent they have a new lead to follow up on. The email includes some of my information (from their booth at OSCON), nothing special really. My favorite part was the instructions:
Please contact this lead within the next business days and be sure to
log all activities. Change the lead status to IN PROGRESS, etc. once
you have acted on the lead.
So I have instructions to call myself now. I wonder if they’ll find out their error? If I do get a call I know I’ll have to ask them if they’ve changed my lead status yet, and if they are logging all activities. I wonder what activities I should tell them to write down :-p
Anyways, this brief bit of humor is funniest to me because Ingres is of course a database company, so getting their data mixed up just tickled the geeky funny bone. So beware, I guess those salesforce.com data uploads can be tricky.