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  • Suraj

    April 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Difference between and ?Where they are used?

  • Saurabh

    April 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Hello  Suraj

    Firstly is built on the platform - they are more or less interchangeable from a technical standpoint. It's a mere matter of marketing semantics. applies to the infrastructure and codebase that is the foundation for the entire Salesforce solution. They are enforcing the concept more so because Salesforce can do so much more than CRM nowadays.

    They're effectively the same thing, but is generally used to refer to the CRM functionality (the sales, service and marketing applications) and is generally used to refer to the underlying platform (the database, code, and UI on which all the apps are built).


    Regarding the functionality situation. In this case I think you are referring to the Edition in comparison to the standard Editions (Professional, Enterprise, etc.). In this case, yes there is a difference. The Edition (or Platform Edition, depending on the marketing materials you have in hand, what day of the week it is and whether or not your sneakers have green stripes) is a standard Enterprise Edition (if you buy in conjunction with a full Enterprise Edition) minus the CRM functionality - so no Leads, Opportunities, etc. (as far as I know). This Platform Edition is aimed at providing customers with the "platform" on which to build custom applications - for companies that do not so much use Salesforce for the CRM.

    And lastly, regarding the Developer Edition accounts you created with interests in customization and platform - again, just another marketing ploy. Salesforce uses the preferences you set to send you more targeted information via email regarding the topics of interest to you.

    Hope it helps

  • shariq

    September 26, 2018 at 8:56 am

    hi, is SaaS: Software is Service. (you can use the standard apps) is PaaS: Platform as a Service. (you can build your own app)


  • Parul

    September 28, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Salesforce is a company is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application developed based on Software as a Service (SaaS). is a platform that helps developers and business users to build powerful enterprise applications.

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