As per the Salesforce release of 2017 a number of features has been added to the Salesforce Lightning Platform. The enterprises which are using Salesforce Classic can check the update if they are planning to migrate from Salesforce Classic to Salesforce Lightning. For the future operations the enterprises, which are using Salesforce Classic, may find it difficult to migrate from Classic to Lightning, especially if they are using customized Salesforce apps. They may think that why should they plan to migrate from Classic to Lightning.
Why You Should Migrate? If you are using Salesforce Classic and not sure about migration, then there are mainly two reasons due to which you must plan to migrate from classic to lightning.
The first one is that, in future Salesforce has no plan to update its classic version, which means that no improvement or technological advancement must be expected by Salesforce Classic in near future and its capabilities will remain limited. All of the new advancements will take place only in Salesforce Lightning. So Salesforce Lightning will be the future cloud CRM of Salesforce.
Secondly, today a number of users are very much enthusiastic about Lightning, as it promises to provide a quite smarter platform with faster development, better performance and greater flexibility to create the components. So this Lightning features makes it more appropriate for the organizations and is also easy to customize. Not only this, even the mobility feature of Lightning apps, due to which the CRM can be accessed from desktop and mobile both, it is also becoming popular.
Lightning FeaturesThe companies, which have adopted Salesforce Classic can check and make sure that whether they are ready for migration or not. For this Salesforce has launched the Lightning Readiness tool for the early adopters of Salesforce. The tool is available in the Lightning Experience Launcher setup itself. The Readiness tool cannot find everything, which needs to be changed in order to customize the Salesforce apps and setup, but you can get the insights about up to which level your team efforts will be needed to provide you the equivalent operational Salesforce platform.
Initially while checking the list, you may think that it is difficult and quite time consuming process, but your technical expert will let you know the exact detail. As it have been seen that by doing some small changes in the existing code or email template the migration process become easier and less time consuming. Even for a few of the required and customized features, you can take the help of any third party Salesforce Lightning migration service provider, their certified and proficient technical experts can also provide you completely customized and appropriate solution.
Migrate Step by Step Once you will become sure about migration, then you will see that it would be surely worth to move from Classic to Lightning from a number of aspects, especially in 2017 or in nearby future. You must also consider a few month duration for his Lightning Roll out, during which you can execute this roll out as a pilot and then as a full launch. For this just implement the features in a few departments and take the feedback to find any issue or problem with Salesforce Lightning. A few of the features which are not present in Lightning may create some hassle. There are a lot of other features in Lightning, which has been improved by the Salesforce and you can experience that how they have made the task of Sales representatives easy and efficient. Take their feedback and know what they felt about Salesforce Lightning Platform, which is future of Salesforce.
To migrate from Classic to Lightning you must also use the in-house resources. The developers must know that how they should use the UI and can utilize it up to complete extent. Salesforce has issued a number of Lightning releases and the webinars through which the developers can take help and know the capabilities of Salesforce Lightning. The webinars demonstrate that, what are the features of Lightning and how one can code effectively within the language? In the mean time, if you feel that your development team is taking too much time in getting familiar with Salesforce lightning, then you can skip this step and switch to Lightning directly or hire any experienced Salesforce Consultant, who has more experience in implementing Lightning components and who can provide you complete guidance, while implementing the Salesforce Lighteniing.
Salesforce Spring Release The spring release of Salesforce has a few of the useful features for various departments of any organization like you can
- Bookmark the records, lists, reports, chatter groups and dashboards for quick access.
- Utility bar is present on every page and you can customize it as well
- LEX has been renamed as Path
- Lightning console is present for customization
- Dashboard has been enhanced and equipped with many new features
Apart from the above listed features the Lightning has a number of other features as well, which can be experienced by the sales representatives. There are a few drawbacks as well of Salesforce Lightning release like the language barrier. It does not have support multi language and the Classic users can not Migrate the Articles all at once or delete any unused file or record. You can even not transfer your existing files and so it may be a barrier for the Salesforce Classic users.