Complexity of Salesforce
Complexity of the Salesforce applications is increasing every day. More 3rd party products/software is integrated to Salesforce platform making it an enormous task to test manually. It takes a lot more time to test the end to end business processes manually. In addition to this, there are several integration points to interact with Salesforce. Also, there are multiple releases from Salesforce every year that can impact the current business.
With social networks becoming more and more ingrained in everyday business communication and gaining widespread acceptance as a marketing channel, every company needs to know how to connect with your consumer base. With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, SlideShare, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, and more, how do you choose which networks to plan around? It’s a common dilemma that faces thousands of business owners every day. Salesforce allow the companies to build plugins with market leading social media companies through its unique APIs and platform.
New features integration with the existing implementation of the companies makes it more complex to develop and test robust real time applications and business processes. Following are some of the challenges and complexity factors that Salesforce.com community faces.
- Establishment of Change Process
- Track Changes and Traceability
- Synchronization of Code
- Integration Changes Across the Organization
- 3rd Party Integration
- Release Management
- Scheduling Concurrent Development Projects
- Migrating Changes Among Environments
- Impact of Salesforce Upgrades
- Deployment Dependencies and Activities
- Production Deployment
- Defect Fixing and Production Patches