Salesforce Logical Data Models

A robust and intelligent data model provides the foundation upon which a custom Salesforce implementation can be built. Mistakes made in the functional or technical build are typically inexpensive to rectify (if caught quick enough), however a flawed data model can be incredibly time and cost expensive to mitigate. At the start of all projects I produce a logical data model, example provided below. this starts out as blocks and lines and improves iteratively to include physical concerns such as org-wide defaults, relationship types etc.. Only after a few revisions will I consider actually creating the model as custom objects. I use OmniGraffle for such diagrams.

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