A great app solution for Salesforce
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 20, 2019

A great app solution for Salesforce

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Salesforce Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

We are using it for some of our custom development and deployment of code to our Salesforce organizations. As we are moving from the Ant Migration tool, this has allowed us to move some of our code solutions to a app based model and allows us to modularize our customization.
  • Works like an app environment
  • Allows us to use third-party apps alongside our custom apps
  • Allows us to share our apps with other organizations that we work with
  • There are limits to how the apps can be developed that require some creative thinking/workarounds
  • You are still constrained with standard Salesforce features
  • It can be slow to correct if you have issues with a release, as you have to wait and go through the SFDC lifecycle
  • Allows us to start modularizing and scaling out some of our business processes.
  • Required additional time for moving workloads to production.
  • It requires additional development to properly cover code.
Salesforce App Cloud is very usable but is dependent on the features that you are looking for. You will have to custom develop or find a third-party one that is trusted and meets your business requirements. There is luckily a large marketplace and this will allow you to find the apps you need.
Salesforce support depends on if you have an issue with an app or with Salesforce itself. If it is about the app, it will require a developer to provide you support. And, if it's your own app, you may need Salesforce to help with the troubleshooting the issue within the app itself.
Salesforce App Cloud provides a very easy way for you to install apps as well as deploy your own apps. You are, however, limited to the Salesforce marketplace and the requirements that they have for apps to be published in their marketplace. Even so, it's still fairly easy to get something or make something that meets your business needs.
If you are familiar with Salesforce then App Cloud is a great solution for you to install solutions that fit your needs or to build a custom solution. Salesforce App Cloud excels in the variety and the ease of installation of the apps that it has available to the majority of users.

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes