When we look into the past, Salesforce was a simple customer relationship management (CRM) tool which was easily managed by a single person or a small team. But, with the transformation of enterprises day by day, businesses are looking for new tools and features to work on point-and-click tools rather than writing code for maximum business agility and efficiency. Many enterprise apps and systems depend on Salesforce to introduce new functionality for their users. This creates new challenges when modifying or updating it. So, it is merely important for a Salesforce team to be well-equipped to handle. In this blog, we have discussed the challenges faced during salesforce deployment and the measures taken by our expertise team to overcome it.
Difficulty in keeping up Multiple Release Cycles:
It is always a struggle to keep up with multiple release cycles and their high velocity. This takes place when your salesforce is not fully automated and results in making it more time-consuming and labor-intensive tasks which overlap with other teams causing friction points and longer feedback loops especially in larger organizations.
Business Needs and Salesforce Ecosystem complexity:
Low-code approach with minimal to no coding skills in building applications and customizations makes a salesforce more powerful. But, this is achieved at the expense of making source control and release management which makes it more complex. Therefore a good expertise in the domain is required.
Lack of Quality, Security Compliance & Visibility:
Thorough test environments and applications are needed to ensure both quality and security in the process and to maintain compliance in Salesforce. Moreover, companies may have visibility across different departments but would lack end-to-end visibility into the Salesforce platform.
How to overcome the above challenges?
Companies can deploy salesforce alone or work jointly with other technologies, the primary goal is to deliver high-quality software for a faster as well as reduced cost and risks.
Sterison Technology Private Limited, suggests solutions to overcome the above discussed challenges,
Step 1: Adopting right tools:
Adopting technologies to enable continuous integration, delivery, and release automation is essential for a successful tool adoption on a continuous mindset and actions. At Sterison, different sales technologies like big data for sales forecasting, e-router for sales representatives, distributor managements system and so on is used which can be used to solve challenges like lack of visibility and awareness, poor quality and risk management, speed, and cost either by native or through integrations.
Step 2: Managing quality and risk:
Incorporating unit testing and other quality checks into the process helps in managing quality and risk. In order to meet the sales needs, we need to customize the release pipelines by including automated and manual steps wherever needed. Creating pipelines helps in governing and managing the changes if you want to be completely hands-free or involved in the process.
Step 3: Deliver fast results with reduced costs:
DevOps automation from Sterison helps address the most pressing Salesforce release challenges. With end-to-end visibility you can see where the bottlenecks are and you can move the solution based on the visibility you have and it becomes best when it comes to scalability, efficiency, and cost.
Considering these Salesforce release challenges, start your journey with Sterison as we take care of the busy work for you with technology adoptions so your team can focus on driving business value.