Salesforce has launched various Lightning versions, in order to provide an integrated and technically advanced platform to its users. As per suggestions of the Salesforce Classic users, the company has provided this new platform to its users and announced about it in the Dreamforce conference. The customizable and beneficial versions of this beneficial platform have provided a dramatically improved platform to its users. It has brought a ready to use and featured platform to the Salesforce classic users and this is the reason, due to which even the Salesforce Classic users are integrating Salesforce Lightning for their business operations.
To the ISV partners or Salesforce App Innovation partners, Lightning platform has provided a platform, which is more innovative and has lots of features. Even all AppExchange apps are transforming to Lightning and any non Lightning compatible app may be deleted from the AppExchange platform through Salesforce lightning app development. Even the existing and the new ISV partner must try to either transform their existing applications or develop the Lightning compatible apps, so that they can match with the future Salesforce platform. The classic applications can easily be transformed to Lightning, and the user can transform the Classic application to Lightning.
All about the First Release of Lightning at Dreamforce
Salesforce Lightning was released in 2015 at the Dreamforce and its demonstration was liked by everyone. A completely new and transformed look was provided to the Salesforce Classic through Salesforce Lightning. A new dashboard, many new following listed features were the attraction of the users:
- Addition of filters just be clicking on a few buttons.
- Report customization without much user interaction so the user need not to hit the customization button in this new version.
- Unlike Salesforce Classic user is not restricted to use only 3 columns for Dashboard and it has become completely customizable.
- The page layout will have the components in spite of sections, which are customizable and user can view data or information through these components.
- Real time social media news through Newsfeed feature is available through Lightning
Those who attended the release conference of Lightning were really happy and soon they started to experiment with Lightning and soon identified that what they were missing so far in the first edition. Though Salesforce Lightning was only compatible with its core features and functionalities and those who are using any of the Salesforce app cannot directly transform their apps into Lightning.
A few features of Salesforce Classic like campaign access, quotes availability, which are marketing features, remain unavailable. So the key features may be missing in Salesforce Lightning, which were available in the Classic version. Even when it was released in 2015, then the developers have to give up the platform as well, due to unavailability of many commonly used features of Salesforce Classic.
Dreamforce 2016 Release:
Salesforce re-launched Lightning at Dreamforce in its winter 2017 release. As Salesforce is famous to provide the solution as per customer feedback, so as in its new version of Salesforce Lightning, it incorporated all the missing features, which were requested by its users. Through Lightning Salesforce has proved the efficiency of its platform and how much it can be increased? Salesforce mobile app development is also a dynamic and useful feature of this release.
The two majorly reported drawbacks of the first version of Salesforce Lightning were its limited core functionality and navigational difficulty. Salesforce therefore incorporated the traditional tabs of objects at the top of screen and the user need not to remember the used icons. Now the user can switch between apps, so the Lightning user can now switch between the apps like from sales to marketing and others without leaving Lightning platform.
A number of new features were also added to Salesforce Lightning, one of which is Marketing Cloud Content Builder. In the first version of Salesforce Lightning the content builder was not integrated with the Marketing cloud and the user has to leave the Marketing cloud, if he wants to create any content and have to switch back to Salesforce. Earlier the user has to log into Marketing cloud, whenever he wish to develop content and then have to switch back to Salesforce to post that particular content through email or any other mean.
In the new Lightning version, the user need not to login to two separate applications, just through one app the user can handle the whole task of creating and posting or sending the content, without any application switching. These new features of Lightning are the reasons, due to which many users and switching to Lightning and adopting it for their application development.
The Salesforce Lightning Development Company can help the organizations in integrating the Classic apps to Lightning and they are sometimes certified as well. So if you also have Classic apps and want to transform to Lightning, then you can hire the experts to ease.