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Likelihood to Recommend

CloudFoundry

It's well suited if:
  • The organization has large number of applications that needs to be deployed frequently.
  • The organization is tied to the DevOps mindset.
  • The organization has programs in different languages.
  • The applications does not need EJB's support that servers like web logic provide.
It's less suited if:
  • The applications needs security configuration within the same CloudFoundry instance.
  • The organization, for whatever reason does not want developers to manage the instances.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

I can very easily see Salesforce being a valuable tool for more complex and longer sales cycles. If you're interacting with multiple contacts, departments, and tiers within a company this will give you the organization and powerful analytics you need. If you are working with the same contacts and accounts for long periods of time (sales cycles of several months or more) it might also be a good fit. Be ready to invest heavily is implementation and training from the very beginning. It is a complex tool that requires A LOT of thoughtful, careful, and thorough planning to be implemented successfully. It is not well suited to industries that change rapidly, where your contacts might be completely different today than they were last week or the business you were working with has closed. It does not make sense for a company who's sales goals rely very much on the volume of contract value. You will simply spend too much time on data entry that will, in the end, be unreliable.
Rhiannon Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

CloudFoundry
9.8
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
CloudFoundry
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.2
Scalability
CloudFoundry
9.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.8
Development environment creation
CloudFoundry
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.1
Development environment replication
CloudFoundry
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.2
Issue recovery
CloudFoundry
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
CloudFoundry
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Platform management overhead
CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.3
Workflow engine capability
CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.3
Platform access control
CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.7
Services-enabled integration
CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Issue monitoring and notification
CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9

Pros

CloudFoundry

  • Support for Orgs and Spaces that allow for managing users and deployables within a large organization.
  • Easy deployment, deploying code is as simple as executing single line from CLI, thanks to build-packs.
  • Solid and rich CLI, that allows for various operations on the instance.
  • Isolated Virtual Machines called Droplets, that provide clean run time environment for the code. This used to be a problem with Weblogic and other application servers, where multiple applications are run on the same cluster and they share resources.
  • SSH capability for the droplet (isolated VM's are called droplets), that allows for real time viewing of the App code while the application is running.
  • Support for multiple languages, thanks to build-packs.
  • Support for horizontal scaling, scaling an instance horizontally is a breeze.
  • Support for configuring environment variable using the service bindings.
  • Supports memory and disk space limit allocation for individual applications.
  • Supports API's as well as workers (processes without endpoints)
  • Supports blue-green deployment with minimal down time
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Reports and dashboards - I can build my own reports very easily to see upcoming renewals, first-year clients and so on. Then, I can create my own custom dashboard to track my favorite reports.
  • Opportunities and quotes - when I first started here we didn't use Opportunities for tracking renewals and upgrades. Now, it's easy to see what I'm working on and when ready I just add the products to a quote and it sends it to our billing for really fast invoice creation. It used to take me hours to do this and now it's seconds.
  • I love using activities - it keeps me organized and up to date on all my accounts that I manage. Plus, I can create future tasks so I don't forget to reach out.
  • I can send mass emails to any group of clients and I can create nice email templates with "placeholders" which allow me to use the first name of the main point of contact across hundreds of organizations. Again, this saves me lots of time.
Kristin Sours | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CloudFoundry

  • Does not support stateful containers and that would be a nice to have.
  • Supports showing logs, but does not persist the logs anywhere. This makes relying on Cloud Foundry's logs very unreliable. The logs have to be persisted using other third party tools like Elk and Kibana.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • It can be a bit buggy at times, like randomly not letting you save or making you refresh the page or do the same action, and then it will save.
  • Bugs really are the main issue here. Otherwise it's great with reporting!
Alexa Terry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CloudFoundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 6.7
Based on 3 answers
This builds off a number of things I have already mentioned. This question completely depends on the competence of the developer. This makes the user friendliness of the UI 50/50. However if you have the ability I would say it is quite UI friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CloudFoundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 7.6
Based on 18 answers
Salesforce's support is top-notch. They have subject-matter experts that are accessible at all times to address needs as they come up. They let you know in advance when there are system updates and enhancements so that you are prepared for upcoming changes. I've never had an issue that wasn't addressed immediately when reaching out for support.
Shanna Kostopulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CloudFoundry

While Docker shines in providing support for volumes and stateful instances, Cloud foundry shines in providing support for deploying stateless services.Heroku shines in integrating with Git and using commits to git as hooks to trigger deployments right from the command line. But it does not provide on-premise solution that Cloud foundry provides.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce is the premeire product. Period. The others are cheaper and less capable, they may fulfill your organisation's needs but you will always be looking at Salesforce with wishful eyes. If you are a company that needs to bootstrap then spend the time to evaluate your options. If you are a growing company with plenty of funding it is best to provide your sales team with the best platform you can afford because switching out CRM's is second in complexity to swapping out an ERP.
Jonathan Justin Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CloudFoundry

  • Positive impact, since it simplifies the deployment time by a huge margin. Without cloud foundry, deploying a code needs coordination with infrastructure teams, while with cloud foundry, its a simple one line command. This reduces the deployment time from at least few hours to few minutes. Faster deployments promote faster dev cycle iterations.
  • Code maintenance such as upgrading a Node or Java version is as simple as updating the build-pack. Without cloud foundry, using web logic, the specific version only supports a specific version of Java. So updating the version involves upgrading the version of web logic that needs to involve few teams. So without cloud foundry, it takes at least few days, with cloud foundry, its a matter of few mins.
  • Overall, happier Developers and thats harder to quantify.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • ROI - It allows us to handle billing and see if the client is being charged the correct amount so our books stay balanced.
  • Communication - It allows for all of our workers to see the notes of previous representatives so that no one is in the dark when re-engaging.
  • A negative would be that it is difficult to merge marketing initiatives, so unless someone uploads the Excel sheet of leads into the system (which is easier said than done) there could be duplications of effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CloudFoundry

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudFoundry
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9

Usability

CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
6.7

Support Rating

CloudFoundry
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.6

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