89 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
530 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

7.9

IBM Cloud Foundry

79%
8.3

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

83%
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) ranks higher in 7/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

7.4
74%
10 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Scalability

8.9
89%
21 Ratings
8.4
84%
33 Ratings

Platform management overhead

8.7
87%
12 Ratings
8.0
80%
29 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

7.7
77%
17 Ratings
8.2
82%
31 Ratings

Platform access control

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

7.8
78%
20 Ratings
7.7
77%
33 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.4
84%
19 Ratings
8.5
85%
29 Ratings

Development environment replication

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
27 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

5.0
50%
8 Ratings
8.3
83%
30 Ratings

Issue recovery

8.0
80%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
28 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

8.2
82%
19 Ratings
8.6
86%
32 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Cloud Foundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

IBM Cloud Foundry

89%
29 Ratings
8.3

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

83%
35 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.0

IBM Cloud Foundry

70%
1 Rating

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

55%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

80%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Foundry

As it is an open-source platform as a service, it is very easy to operate, scale, and deploy regardless of what programming language and framework it's written in. However, it could be improved in terms of scalability. There should be proper documentation for easier and clearer understanding to make the process smooth.
Amir Yaqoob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

We use Salesforce Lightning Platform in everyday business as sales coordinators. By using this tool, we are able to send new requests to clients and communicate regarding pending proposals in real-time. This also tool holds many of our client accounts where we are able to monitor their sales and revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Simplicity - the command line tool provided can get you up and running within minutes.
  • Resourceful - IBM Cloud Foundry is built on top of the open source Cloud Foundry technology, so any resources you find online about Cloud Foundry generally can be applied.
  • Feature rich - provides all the necessary features for a cloud based platform, such as auto-scaling, 0 downtime deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Reporting and Dashboards are thorough and can show a wealth of important data to inform and scale processes. It's helpful in a high volume sales cycle to be able to quickly identify weak points in performance and productivity so that adjustments can be made.
  • Highly customizable. We are able to customize just about everything which allows us to track very specific things and in theory create better efficiency.
  • Parent/Child account hierarchy exists which is helpful.
  • Contact records can be associated with multiple accounts and opportunities. This, in theory, should minimize duplicates and mismanagement of contacts.
  • Console helps a lot with data nesting. Having a fairly comprehensive look at an account without searching through various tabs and sections speeds up an otherwise cumbersome platform.
Rhiannon Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Need: VISUALIZATION CAPABILITIES! Particularly with the Conversation Service.
  • Need: Annotation capabilities for dialog nodes in Conversation Service.
  • Need: Search/querying capabilities in Conversation Service
  • Need: Clearer documentation of the S2T service. I had to use a third party website for an understanding of how to use this.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Can be cumbersome: takes multiple clicks to get where you need to go
  • Lightning is slower than original Salesforce, and it is very noticeable
  • The UI change means sometimes I can't find what I need, so I have to switch back to the Classic version to find it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Foundry

General

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

Starting Price

$0.07 Per GBH

IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

Edition
Community Runtimes$0.071
  1. Per GBH
Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

General

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

Starting Price

$25 Per User Per Month

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$25.001
Plus$100.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 5.5
Based on 2 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

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 8.0
Based on 30 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

IBM Cloud Foundry

CF is what we initially went with to establish a development pipeline and start our cloud journey, now we are expanding this and although we are now pulling in many other tools and functions around CF, it is not being replaced. It stands out as having a key place working ‘with’ git, Kubernetes, IBM cloud etc, not against or segregated from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

We were previously using an older version prior to it becoming Salesforce Lightning Platform so we were well adverse on the advantages of using a CRM, to begin with. It made sense to convert to Salesforce Lightning Platform after we were given a free trial of the platform. Certain reps were chosen to experiment with it and from there a decision was made to move forward. We've been customers ever since.
Simon Vargas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • IBM Bluemix is mainly a foundation enabler at this stage, although our business plan does look promising.
  • The low cost of development on Bluemix for a start-up like us is so helpful......we had no spare cash for this project besides what we could save or borrow at first, and that wasn't much. We are still trying to attract venture capital to cover the main Cordova Coding effort plus the launch "Cash Burn".
  • Features like push notifications, mobile-back end, and world-beating security help us to sell our SaaS products/services.
  • The pure (usually!) functionality of IBM products and services is very rewarding to work with.They are so insightful and thoughtful, to say naught of clever!
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Better visibility of Accounts and Contacts interactions makes it easier to maintain during employee transitions.
  • Tracking of current jobs and relating them to past jobs is very useful.
  • More efficient use of Sales Reps time.
  • Sales Managers have good visibility into how their people are working.
Joseph Lemos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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