A Brief of Salesforce Lightning
As per the announcement done by Salesforce in its Winter 17 release, Lightning is the future CRM of Salesforce, the company also assured that the new Lightning platform will change the way the users were using this platform so far. This new featured Lightning platform of Salesforce will provide a new designing and development environment to its users. Company also assured that it will also make app development task easier and simpler by providing the easy development environment to its users.
However Salesforce launched this new feature rich platform for its users, but also declared that Visualforce will also remain in existence. They have declared that Visualforce will not be outdated but no new feature will be added in Visualforce from now onwards. All the new features and releases will only be added into Lightning. The companies using Salesforce Classic must try to migrate to Lightning and the Salesforce Developers must also develop the apps for Lightning from now onwards.
List of Salesforce Lightning Features
A number of new features are added in the new Salesforce Lightning version, including Skype Call, Merge of Duplicate Leads, Quotes to opportunities, Kanban view and updated navigation. Apart from these basic features Salesforce also added a few new features into Lightning like customization of Sales paths and Sales charts, through which sales people can easily manage and move the sales operation or sales deal easily. Through Sales paths they can also track any lead and check its progress, opportunity and contact the customers right from their dashboard without leaving their personal account. Through this new Lightning the designers can easily design a new customized interface using drag and drop feature.
As a number of Salesforce users asked to add the easy to use features in Classic, so the company launched this new Salesforce Lightning with a few useful and amazing features. Now the user can easily build the new customized components for Lightning application and even after developing these components they can be directly added to the Salesforce dashboard just through drag and drop. On the dashboard the user can either add existing Lightning components or the newly created ones. Due to drag and drop feature both Salesforce developer and non developer can now use Lightning platform to build their customized components.
A few of the newly launched Lightining Features are:
- App Launcher and new apps
- Easy Navigational menu
- Multiple record creation facility
- Option to save the records
- Through Lightning help up to field level
- Reply to the email just from the Salesforce
- Product Addition through scheduling
- Merging of identification of the duplicate lead
- Quotes addition to opportunities
- Skype Calling and chat
- Subscription of report
- Manage and track the campaigns, leads and contracts
- Voice Calling
- Pop up messages now actionable
Salesforce keep on launching the videos and tutorials for Lightning, which are useful for developers and users both. User can easily access, view and learn the newly launched Lightning features. All the new features are added as per the user requirement in Salesforce Lightning. Through this new customizable, efficient, slicker and prettier interface Salesforce has tried to help its users to make their work quite easier. Now even Salesforce has become more useful and easy to use for both Salesforce developers and administrators. By learning the new features user can create the new customizable components for their business operations and even without any specific and knowledge of Salesforce platform.
The new Salesforce Lightning platform is intuitive and elegant and can be easily used to create and customize the Lightning components, after that they can also be easily brought to the record page. users even recommend this cloud based CRM platform to others, if they want to succeed in their business. Following resources may also help to learn the Salesforce, which are made available by Salesforce itself:
- Trailhead: Easily accessible platform of Salesforce with all training material.
- Pre-Release request
- Dreamforce through which user can access Lightning Sessions
The Lightning platform is provided by Salesforce to develop the desktop and mobile friendly and compatible Salesforce components. Now the Lightning components can be used through any device and at anytime. Any of the Sales representatives can use these Lightning components to generate the leads and manage the campaigns and even manage their other tasks as well. Now the customer information and data can be used by them to access the customer information at anytime whenever they require. They can access any of the customer related record easily and the customized apps can be used to manage any of the organizational specific operation.