54 Ratings
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Score 6.5 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

4.0

IBM Cloud Functions

40%
8.3

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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

Scalability

4.0
40%
7 Ratings
8.4
84%
33 Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Platform management overhead

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
29 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
31 Ratings

Platform access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
33 Ratings

Development environment creation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
29 Ratings

Development environment replication

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
27 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
30 Ratings

Issue recovery

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
28 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
32 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

3.0

IBM Cloud Functions

30%
7 Ratings
8.3

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

83%
35 Ratings

Usability

IBM Cloud Functions

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

55%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Functions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

80%
30 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Functions

IBM Cloud Functions [is] not the worse product on the IBM cloud. I decided to write this review as I thought it would be balanced. I would still use functions to set up a serverless architecture where execution time is pretty quick and the code is relatively simple.I wouldn't use IBM Cloud Functions for async calls obviously, as costs could be higher. The functions documentation is lacking in terms of CI/CD, and there are unexplainable errors occurring - like the network connection that I mentioned. So I wouldn't just rely on IBM Cloud Functions too much for the entire system, but make sure it's diversified.
Anonymous | 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 Functions

  • Great substitute for a simple API calls to run non-complicated code.
  • Easy way to run Python/Java/Javascript to get something done.
  • File validation.
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 Functions

  • Billing can be a hassle, not the most responsive customer service/support team
  • Handles & executes most functionalities, but other platforms offer more scalability if you're seeking consistent and stable growth
Anonymous | 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 Functions

General

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

Starting Price

$0

IBM Cloud Functions Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic Cloud Functions Rate$0.000171
API Gateway RateFree
  1. per second of execution
  2. none
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 Functions

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 Functions

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 Functions

  • ICF is a lightweight service and does not require runtime configurations
  • Scalable on demand and hence there is no need to pay for runtime costs
Badheka, Amit | 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 Functions

  • It directly affected our expenses since we do not need to deploy and maintain a set of separate applications.
  • It allowed us to pay for only the amount of time cloud functions run.
  • It saved on maintenance and monitoring of the applications it replaced.
Anonymous | 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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