Salesforce App Dev

Lightning Platform


4 / 5
143 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

With Salesforce's multi-tenant cloud computing model we can serve the needs of companies of all sizes, in any industry. Our customers benefit from a shared main framework, while maintaining privacy.


Average Ratings

143 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $25.00/month/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Salesforce App Dev
  • www.salesforce.com/products/platform/overview/
  • United States

About Lightning Platform

Salesforce Lightning Platform lets you build enterprise apps quickly that help you connect employees, engage customers, track performance, and integrate everything. Lightning Platform is a single, unified ecosystem of tools and services including Force, Heroku Enterprise, and Lightning that adds up to the fastest, easiest way to take the lead in the app revolution. Even build Android apps and iOS apps.


Lightning Platform Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

Lightning Platform Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great Product, Questionable Updates and Prioritization of Features

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Ohana. Get used to it.

Pros: "Accidental Admin" is a concept that Salesforce uses to emphasize how anyone can pick up and learn to configure Salesforce as an admin. The configuration style (clicks, not code) leads to a low skill floor needed to start using Salesforce. Advanced users, developers, etc. have the flexibility to customize the system to a high degree as well.

Cons: The neglect. Salesforce regularly neglects key pieces of core CRM functionality, some for more than 10 years, while either ignoring the cries for help by its userbase, or promising to fix it - only to let 10 years go by with no update. Just browse around on the success.salesforce.com Idea Exchange and you'll see what I mean. I get that Salesforce puts emphasis on the fact that the system is highly configurable by a dedicated developer, but when key features and functionality are either half-implemented or abandoned altogether in favor of more money-making initiatives (like their half-baked AI platform), it gets to be extremely concerning and offputting. Sometimes they combine the two and continue to sell a half-baked product, which has already been abandoned and they KNOW it. Want an example? Try to find any documentation on Salesforce Inbox. At my company, we have been fighting with Salesforce support for MONTHS trying to get any semblance of an answer about how we can use Inbox or where we can find documentation, or if we can even pay a professional services team to help us. Finally after months, they have made it clear that Salesforce Inbox is abandonware. Yet they are still promoting and selling it. That is shady and corrupt.

Salesforce Review by a Sys Admin and Developer

Dec 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I enjoy working on the platform because you can really make it do what you want it to do with the right plug-in apps or with a decent developer on staff who can add customizations with the back-end functionality to go along with them. Salesforce is continually evolving, and new releases come out three times per year with new and improved features. Salesforce can be used for nearly any business model or business workflow. Just remember that when all is said and done, it is not a cheap solution for getting rid of that old, relational database legacy CRM system. You will ultimately end up paying for more than just licensing fees for your Salesforce users.

Pros: The best thing about the force.com platform is that it's flexible. It comes with a set of standard objects such as Accounts, Contacts, Cases, Contracts, Orders, and many others. It is very easy to add new objects that can be tailored for your business use case. Originally designed mainly as a Sales tool, Salesforce now has a Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Analytics, and other modules that can be added on easily to provide a full enterprise infrastructure. Adding automation to user tasks via workflow rules and process builder can be done without coding. Adding triggers via Apex Code is also fairly easy for developers, since Apex is an easy language to learn.

Cons: Out of the box, Salesforce is not a very efficient tool. To prevent users from having to manually enter every piece of data to sync up objects, customization of some sort is really required. Some types of data syncing or data entry can be done with declarative tools such as workflow rules or process builder. Other things that require more complicated logic do require trigger code written by someone who understands development. The platform comes with built-in limitations on file storage, data storage, number of fields you can have on an object, number of lines of custom code you can add to the platform, and quite a few others. Platform limits of certain types can be increased, but you will definitely pay for the privilege. If you want more automated or customized functionality and don't have a developer on staff, you will have to relay on plug-in products from the Salesforce App Exchange to provide the functionality you are looking for. While some of these products are free, many of them aren't and have licensing fees per user. The cost of paying for Salesforce licenses along with licenses for one or more plug-in apps can get quite spendy.

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Flexible development platform on the cloud

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Force.com platform (Lightning) is very powerful development platform on the browser. It can be used to build applications for any industry. The pricing is on per user per month basis.

Many tools like Validation rules, Workflows, process builder are available for business users. These tools allow business users to build apps on the platform with fairly complex logic. For additional functionality, developers are needed. Developers can build more advanced features using Apex, Visualforce and Lightning Communities.

Trailhead and developer account are free resources available to build expertise on the product.

Excellent community of customers/partners is available to support queries.

Cons: Like any complex software there is a steep learning curve. Hiring developers in the US on the platform can be expensive. The license pricing may also be expensive for small businesses.

Overall: The Product is very powerful. It provides flexibility to build almost any kind of applications. Business users can build useful apps without taking help from developers. Extensive set of resources are available to build expertise on the platform. Also customers/partners are always available to answer to queries.

Good But Could Be Better

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The search feature is good, it pulls everything associated with what you are looking for.

Cons: Sometimes there are serious delays. The program will need to reset and what ever you just did does not save. The email link does not carry over the information from the email. It will log the email with the title but will not transfer the body of the email into Lightening. Not sure if this is specific to my job's version or not.

Certain aspects of the program convert back to the original Salesforce Classic look

Overall: This program is extremely helpful for storing information, keeping track of clients, and using these tools to assist another co-worker if you are not familiar with a client's needs. It is also a great central access point with remote/field reps that may not have access to specific reports, files, data, etc.

Excellent Platform, Robust, but Complex

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: There's a saying that "nobody ever got fired for picking Salesforce" for a reason. It's an excellent, safe choice.

Pros: Salesforce is the most robust CRM in the market, a point that isn't debatable in my view. For an enterprise organization with complex needs, Salesforce is hard to beat. The sheer number of native integrations is a huge advantage over any other solution. The reporting you get with Salesforce is remarkable.

Cons: It's so robust, it can be overwhelming for those without Salesforce expertise, or a dedicated CRM manager in-house. The permissions are flat out hard. This is more of a con for a small business than a mid-sized to enterprise business with more internal resources. Expect to pay huge hourly rates for a consultant if you don't hire in-house.

A Work in Progress with a Great Future

Feb 28, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The component-based development, instead of Classic's page-based ideals, are a breath of fresh air and a sign that Salesforce is looking forward to the future. Having the ease of creating a component and being able to reuse it everywhere in your environment is a great feeling.

The components all follow the same style (if done correctly) and don't affect the loading speeds of each individual page, it just works.

Cons: The Lightning experience is definitely not complete, which is understandable as it is a work in progress, but the worst of all is the *initial* loading time. Just after logging in, the wait time is considerably higher than Classic's and is very annoying to sit around while it loads with the latest update's mascot watching your frustration.

Overall: Overall it has been very good and allowed our company to solve complex, repetitive problems without having to enter a separate Visualforce page with an entire development lifecycle behind it. The component-based architecture helps my development time by reducing the overhead required for any remotely complex requirement from users.

Lightning Experience is the gift that keeps on giving

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We previously used Microsoft CRM and recently implemented Salesforce Lightning Experience. The features and support community we have found within Salesforce have been incredible and continually impressive. CRM was able to get us through the early stages of our business, but Salesforce Lightning Experience will make the difference across each of our growing teams as we continue in the growth phase of our organization. I love that any question I have about Salesforce has likely already been asked and answered by either a Salesforce expert, or a member of the Salesforce user community.

Cons: With the vastness of customizable features within the application, it can be a confusing transition to Salesforce. There is a large amount of information and training materials that are made available online, but that isn't always enough.

Overall: Salesforce Lightning Experience is replacing Microsoft CRM for our organization and in the short time we have had it has already given us a much better user experience with improved data and data flow.

Salesforce is the right tool for most organizations that are sales and marketing driven

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Salesforce is a great platform for those who have time and resources to make it work.

Pros: Customization and a broad feature set make Salesforce a real asset for our business. We have been able to integrate many other essential products, write custom code, build workflows, customize fields and objects and do pretty much everything that we have wanted to do.

Cons: The main con of Salesforce is that, for a company with "sales" in the name, they do very little to help you with actual sales practices out of the box. They don't have great sales funnel, marketing or other templates. Of course, all of this is definitely possible, but it requires previous experience and iteration upon iteration to get it right.

Excellent system for a wide range of functions, but pricey

Jun 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ability to generate custom objects, processes, and communication across a wide range of departments makes SalesForce the ideal tool for any size company. The plus is the cloud location allowing customers and employees access around the globe.

Cons: The pricing and add on fees for certain functionality can quickly explode the budget set by your company for this solution. Be sure to think about all functions you might need and negotiate with your SalesForce contact to obtain the best pricing possible. Bundling can be powerful!

Overall: Ability to handle the sales process, marketing, and support of complex products. We also created a knowledge base which allows agents access to the most up to date details on the products.

Outstanding cloud-based platform for Custom application development and prepackaged CRM functionality for all types of business needs

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: No hardware purchase cost and no hardware maintenance cost, big plus Very easy to use and learn for business user and developers Pre-packaged components and widgets speedup the development effort and timelines. Minimal coding for application development Effective cloud platform for small and large enterprise End to end life-cycle management from website(site.com) to data management Very good documentation for user and developers. Awesome effort from Salesforce team by conducting webinar on new features and components

Cons: Nothing to complain as Salesforce improved lot with the new releases, however search results are still clumsy.

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Great platform for managing your business and a fantastic UI upgrade from Classic

Jan 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: A lot more user friendly and a much better UI than Salesforce Classic. It came out with a lot less features than classic, but in the past few months and years they have dedicated a lot of resources to improving Lightning to not only compare to Classic, but I think it now has even more features.

Cons: There is a learning curve to getting Lightning up and running. I would definitely recommend spending some time in the SF trailheads to get the ins and outs of Lightning before you switch from classic or sign up to start.

Overall: Lightning is definitely the future of Salesforce and the vast majority of their new features and resources seem to be going towards Lightning. If you have not yet made the switch from Classic to Lightning, I would recommend doing it soon. And if you are getting into Salesforce for the first time, start with Lightning so you don't have to switch later.

Powerful Once You Learn How to Use It (But Expensive)

Feb 02, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Salesforce is the backbone of our company. It is tied into everything and used by every team. It is incredibly customizable and it seems they have a way to do almost anything you need. We use it for Sales, Support, Marketing, and product feature usage. We have it hooked into other apps and other saas products. This is the product that will scale with your business and can support a company at any stage of growth. There are a ton of integrations out of the box (on their salesforce exchange) and their APIs allow savvy developers to build custom integrations that aren't available.

Cons: When the company initially implemented it, they tried to "wing it" and it was a complete mess. You really need someone who knows what they are doing to setup, administer, and maintain the software. It is also expensive. We got grandfathered into some great pricing, but if we weren't, we're not sure we would be able to continue to use SFDC as we grow. SFDC also loves to gobble up other apps and brand them with the SFDC name. So they have become a jack of all trades - however, some of the things you can't do are surprising (just go check out their community page for all of the list of enhancements that haven't been implemented). For example, we use cases for our help desk, but there is a lot of functionality missing compared to a best in breed help desk software like ZenDesk. Support is terrible here by the way. They really push you toward self-service or community based service. You're lucky if you ever get a response.

For nonprofits - powerful, but complicated

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Even though it is free for nonprofits, you should expect in start-up costs, realistically. Take advantage of the free apps and extensions, as well as the robust support network, but be aware that you will have to learn the language and back end of salesforce to truly customize it. For that, it might be best to use a developer to start.

Pros: Salesforce is a very powerful CRM system that can handle almost anything and with hundreds of apps to add functionality, you can find pre-built solutions to most business processes. For nonprofits, the nonprofit success pack is a great starter kit and you can't beat the price - free for up to 10 users.

Cons: Because of the plethora of features, it can be hard to navigate and figure things out without help. I wouldn't recommend someone not comfortable with technology and CRMs to think they can set it up themselves with no assistance.

Salesforce requires investment

Mar 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I'm a big fan of Salesforce and have used it for about 6 years in a variety of roles. If you are willing to make the investments in customization it can be a business expansion tool.

Pros: Salesforce is enormously powerful and flexible, able to adapt to most any businesses type or stage.

Cons: You must have a Salesforce Certified developer to get the most out of the platform - that means code development, testing and documentation. This skill set comes at a price and up for enterprise level development resources. We built a customized version of Opportunities with a developer. Leadership was not well equipped to understand this approach (versus a subscription app).

Powerful product if you know how to use it.

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: Overall the system is great, and helps us a lot with productivity and sales. But you'll need to know their language and structure for setting up anything customized to your organization, and you should hope you don't need help from their support team, as the team is generally useless. We've had billing issues last 6+ months, dealt with customer service reps who knew less than we did, and had our account manager change every 2 months or so because the turnover is so high.

Pros: Lots of features, easy to use once it is set up, plenty of options for add-ons and integrations with other systems

Cons: Additional features can be pricey, customer service is terrible, they'll charge you for everything additional

Probably the World's Most Powerful Sales CRM

Feb 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: Probably best as a long-term solutions for already-big companies or companies that plan on growing.

Pros: It's hard to think of what Salesforce can't do. I honestly can do, or can be made to do, virtually anything you can think of to enable a sales department. I see a future where there is only Salesforce in its vertical.

Cons: Because of its robust functionality, there can be quite a learning curve for inexperienced admins. The average user, though, won't have a problem. But even as an admin, learning its bells and whistles just takes a little time and is completely worth it.

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Lightning Platform for Software Developers

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Lots of resources to help you get started with this platform. All of the prebuilt components are documented well in the Salesforce documentation, and it is extremely easy to get started with developing. Trailhead is extremely helpful in introducing the concepts that are important to developing for the Lightning Platform, so it is not hard to know where to go next in your learning journey. The other benefit is that it is extremely popular and there is a lack of qualified developers, so the barrier to entry through learning about the Lightning Platform is lower than it is with other technologies.

Cons: There is a relatively steep learning curve because it is VERY opinionated. In addition to learning the Lightning framework, there are many other pieces that you will be required to learn. Apex and SLDS are two examples of that. You won't be proficient in Lightning Platform development unless you have all of the pieces.

Overall: I have found this software to be fun to work with. It takes a different approach than anything else that I've worked with previously, so it keeps you engaged and entertained. I would highly recommend learning this software to other developers wanting to work with enterprise customers.

I love the sales force platform it makes my job easy in managing our volunteers.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ability to be able to track our volunteer hours from the day they started. Its awesome because volunteers can reach out to us and retrieve that information. The most amazing thing I like about sales force is the ability to run reports through specific filters to allow me to extract the information that I need. I like the fact that I am able to reach out to a customer service rep who is able to walk me step by step of what I need and how to work through salesforce

Lightning is the best way to use Salesforce in the cloud

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Having always loved the functionality of Salesforce but not enjoying the readability of Salesforce, Lightning breathed some new life into the product. Lightning brings your reps closer to having that amazing sales experience and improving quality. It makes it so easy to understand where your assets are located and how best to interact with them. Salesforce has always had a strong hold on the marketplace in terms of functionality, and now they are finally taking over in terms of flexibility.

Cons: Like Salesforce Classic, Lightning is still built on the same platform that can at times be confusing and complex to setup.

Useful system for organzing and keeping track of your pipeline

Nov 01, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: it's a good way to keep track of your prospects and make sure no leads are falling through the cracks because you're able to set tasks/follow ups for each lead.

Cons: I feel like there's a lot of additional features that I don't know how to utilize and think it can be more user friendly. I've never gotten the hang out generating reports. I usually end of ending an error message or I end up generating a list that is lacking specific content that I wanted.

almost perfect CRM

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Salesforce is a great CRM. You are able to track the full sales cycle, from leads to wins to dispatching of produce or service. You can customize the fields your company needs, and remove the ones you don't need.

Cons: If you are new to CRM, you can easily get overwhelmed with all the options. With saying that, if Salesforce is your first CRM and you try others, you will find most, if not all, fall short.

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Better than Classic, Lightning is not perfect

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: It's faster and more powerful than the classic version. We are now able to associate more data with more accounts plus the added types of views in Lightning (i.e. tabs) really make viewing multiple cases/accounts/opportunities at once much easier.

Cons: Like Classic, Salesforce, in general, takes some getting used to. It's only as good as the data you put into it so you must still be vigilant in how you're using it, no matter if it's faster and more capable.

Overall: We're able to keep a better record of customer management and individual projects/cases with Lightning, compared to Classic.

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Salesforce Platform is Extensible, Reliable, and Efficient

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of standing up well functioning apps is phenomenal. I can spin something up with a decent amount of features in no time.

Cons: Hard to say. When I was a newbie, I did not like all of the different governor limits around everything. As I became more experienced, I grew to understand and actually (gasp) like them! It is a bad thing if the page queries the Database 101 times in a loop!

Overall: Very quick application development

Salesforce helps our systems talk to each other

Mar 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: Salesforce makes our jobs easier. The training is like a video game which makes it more interesting to learn.

Pros: The platform allows our systems to talk to each other and integrate information. This creates more meaning metrics and allows us to run reports with combined data from different systems.

Cons: We would like the ability to change the color of the graphs, so that we can have consistency across our reports, but there is a limitation and the colors often change and we can't alter the colors. There is also a file size limitation, so we are not able to upload certain files for sharing.

Generally good functionality

Sep 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Once you are used to the Salesforce platform it is easy to navigate around and switch between screens.

Easy to set up custom objects and fields where required to enhance standard functionality.

Cons: Reporting is terrible. Data can be accessed but the output formats when manually running and scheduling reports is non-workable.

Restrictions in the ability to add products form multiple pricebooks to one order.

Salesforce.com from an account executive & sales manager positions

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: AE - Easy funnel management updates in bulk, ability to add notes, tasks, and events and sync to Outlook, Manager - Granular & pre-built reports to manage KPI's of team and funnel health. Ease of sending out team updates & sharing files

Cons: Report building can be difficult due to all the fields and options Tasks were not synced to Outlook tasks - want more integration with Outlook

Best CRM for Sales, hands down!

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: User-friendly, fast, can easily find history of notes/activities all together, no need to open and close various entrees. Good reporting options. Believe has decent area/piece for Finance too but not 100% sure on that.

Cons: Expensive but if you're serious about a stable, strong CRM program, it's worth it! I've used 3 others (MS-Dynamics, SAP, NetSuite), Salesforce, handsdown the best!

Very Robust - Almost to a Fault

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Salesforce does pretty much anything you need it to do and is very robust. There is a lot of room for customization and integrating many different areas of your business.

Cons: Salesforce is almost too busy. There are so many options and so much going on it's almost too difficult to pare it down to the basics. Sometimes users want fewer options and more standardization with an easy GUI.

Big name, but not a lot of support when needed.

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Comments: Look at other options before shelling out thousands for this.

Pros: Dashboard and reporting were amazing for me to manage my team. I loved being able to see where projects were in relation to each step.

Cons: Hard to utilize at times. The back and forth conversations (we used the chatter feature once that was released) were terrible, notifications weren't working, and support couldn't do anything to help.

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Salesforce can replace all your other software

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love the fact that Salesforce can be whatever you need/want it to be. Without knowing any code you can build a system that will take the place of all your other business process software.

Cons: some of the UI look/feel is still a bit "old" looking, even since lightning was released. I also don't like that you have to switch back to the "classic" view to accomplish certain tasks but i'm sure that will change.

Overall: the ability to manage our sales and service from one platform without errors in data as account info is entered ONCE and then referenced instead of copied.

Used this product as a salesman for a concrete company.

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I used this product for 3 years.

Pros: I liked the opening interface that was easy to understand with graphs and charts. The ease of adding information such as phone calls or meetings was very quick and easy to understand.

Cons: Not enough features to be considered a true cloud based sales management product. I believe there could be more tracking and helpful tips to use the product.

Great for Aggregating Users

Feb 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Comments: Overall I would highly recommend.

Pros: I use this software at my company to manage international resellers and it's great with aggregating their information so only users in certain territories can see their mutually shared content.

Cons: Reporting features are rather limited and difficult to navigate. I also find we use a third party emailing tool for easy access.

Easy to Use

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to configure and enter data. I love the reporting abilities and at a glance dashboards for easy live time review.

Cons: I wish the hierarchy set up for affiliate relationships was a bit more user friendly. Partner relationship can be complicated and sometimes with multiple partner contracts it makes it difficult to report and associated opportunities.

Feature Rich with Clunky, Dated Interface

Sep 12, 2016
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've been using SalesForce for 5+ years now and while feature full, it's confusing to navigate with far more clicks than necessary. The interface has not changed at all in all the years I've been using it which makes me feel like they really just don't care to make the system better.

Pros: You can add your own custom fields and organize them how you want.

Cons: Difficult to find the proper path from lead to opportunity to account. Contacts can be saved on accounts, but aren't automatically applied to opportunities forcing me several clicks to simply add a new person first to the account and then back to the opportunity to see the contact. Changes to your payment plan to reduce accounts are very difficult forcing you to request changes 3 months in advance for them to take effect. However, they have no problem increasing the plan same-day when we need to add new accounts.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you can find a web based software that gives you access to customize your needed fields and create your own custom report, I would recommend choosing another company. I've also heard that SalesForceIQ may be a better alternative. I feel stuck using them since we've compiled our data there for 5 years running, but if I were starting fresh today, I don't think I would ever choose them again.

Salesforce platform review

Oct 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I think it would be a great solution if they work in the user interface

Pros: The solution is very complete in the management and control tools. Delivering detailed information for decision making

Cons: 147/5000 the solution for the selling user is very complex in its use and does not motivate the sales force to use it as a facilitator for their activities

Favorite CRM Period!

Oct 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Salesforce has been our favorite CRM for so many reasons over the years. It's been absolutely critical to building a strong foundation in our organization with building our customer relationships. Hands down this is the best!

Cons: I had a bit of issues initially getting set up. At the same time it felt like the sales rep was unable to help with technical issues, and their support line was limited. Still, this was just a small hiccup as we launched forward with speed right after!

Lighting is salesforce next level

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great user interface. Makes moving things along much more easier. Looks visually better than the classic version.

Cons: Reports cannot be viewed in detail in lightning you still need to switch to classic. many function that were available in classic are no longer there in lightning. Not admin friendly.

Overall: sales crm

First introduction to Campaigns

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Marketing includes simple campaign management capabilities such as account segmentation, target list generation, lead source tracking and packaged reports. This was my first introduction to campaigns and it was a comfortable transition from our old software. Again, I used it in a past position not currently.

Cons: The software comes with a high price tag that is not suitable to a company our size but I would definitely try it again once we grow.

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Great CRM if you know how to use it

Oct 22, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Salesforce is the go-to CRM and market leader for a reason: solid lead and pipeline management. I like the integration with outlook and the depth of reporting features.

Cons: It takes some time to learn how to use it. Also the settings around standard lead fields and different lead views are confusing to me.

Overall: As a CRM salesforce allows us to track our pipeline and report it to management and the board. For me personally, as I work in marketing it allows me to see leads that we captured through our forms and where these leads come from. From there inbound leads can be assigned to sales managers.

If you are a small company that does not need too many features etc, one of the smaller vendors in the marketplace is recommendable too.

Great Tool

Apr 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Has all the features that are needed. The tool can be easily customized as per your internal workflows and processes.

Cons: Difficult to export large reports and data sets. Dashboards and analytics can be improved by increasing the number of different ways the data can be combined and analysed.

Salesforce can be a robust CRM and Sales management tool

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This is a great platform for managing a dispersed sales team. If you have the resources and funding available this can be a valuable tool to help drive sales in your organization.

Pros: There is no software to buy. You get the Salesforce platform and all of their continual updates. You can also extensively customize your site to meet your specific business needs. Since the platform is in the cloud everything stays in sync. There are many 3rd party solutions you can tie into.

Cons: The monthly subscription fees need to be considered for the amount of users you have. You will likely need to have a developer in your business or hire out a contractor to build your site. Depending on complexity this can get expensive.

Fantastic Multi-faceted Platform

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to create and build in. Great user interface and easy to re-format when working on different pieces of a report/ data set.

Cons: I have had no issues with the platform thus far.

Overall: Fantastic overall experience. Has changed how we collect and approve documents. Easy to aggregate data and sort tasks.

Salesforce Lightning

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's a really great tool for mobile users. Salesforce Classic isn't as user friendly. I work on a sales team and we depend on Salesforce Lightning.

Cons: Not all fields are always functional on my mobile but this may be a problem within our company and how we have SF configured.

Really powerful if you know how to use it

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The platform is capable of a lot. It's also very customizable - you can really configure it to work for your organizations unique needs.

Cons: It sacrifices user-friendliness in favor of customizability. Which is mostly a good thing, but it is really cumbersome. And it just looks bad.

Lightning is a real efficiency booster

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This tool has really help our Salesforce to be more efficient. They collaborate and get approvals quickly from management. Reports and Dashboards gives handy data and insights.

Cons: Nothing much, but lightning interface is a bit slower comparative to classic.

Love salesforce and the ability to integrate it with other software platforms

Feb 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Ease of use - Direct integrations with almost any software you can think of - Easy to build connector to ERP - Xactly add on for commissions

Cons: -Glitchy - we experience various errors and failures almost daily. Generally corrects within minutes when you hit resubmit.

SalesForce Lightning

Sep 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's a great database for all current and potential members. Great for organizing new leads and upgrade leads with current members.

Cons: There can be a slight learning curve, but once you get past that SalesForce Lightning is pretty user friendly.

Very dependable and easy to pull information for prospecting

Nov 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Salesforce is a great software for tracking prospects and current accounts. Loved the ability to schedule evens

Cons: Nothing negative to say about Salesforce. it was a tremendous tool for me and my colleagues for over 7 years.

I like the new look, but I am missing features.

May 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I mostly like new look. There are a few new ways to organize they way components sit on the page that bring the more important things to the eye of the user in a more efficient way.

Cons: I least like that there are features that seem pretty usable still are not brought over before launch. It felt, although explained that there would be waves of new functionality, like it was rushed and launched before really ready.

Overall: You get the continual improvement from Salesforce. All the new releases have new features for Lightning. No new development is coming out for Classic.

SalesForce: A Force to be Reckoned With

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Overall, I am pretty happy with SalesForce as a platform.

Pros: I like that this is the easiest CRM solution that I have worked with in my career. The pipeline is easy to follow, you can create your own tabs for organization, and it helps us all stay on the same page.

Cons: Training and support is a bit lax and could use a better forum/chat/phone line to be able to access when questions do arise.