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Salesforce Lightning Migration


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“Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up, and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do," say author Robin Sharma.

However, over time, all companies using Salesforce will inevitably have to switch to the Lightning version, but many companies do not need to know for themselves the various benefits that will accrue as well as the challenges, they need to be aware of while making the migration to Salesforce Lightning.

The benefits of the Salesforce Lightning version are: 
  • Over 2,000 additional features are available in Salesforce Lightning, surpassing the Classic version.

  • Moving to Lightning ensures you don't miss out on valuable features for you and your business.

  • Increased productivity and efficiency for individuals and teams, benefiting the overall success of the company.

  • Enhanced collaboration among team members and teams.

  • Access to better features and functionalities.

  • Time-saving benefits and improved processes.

  • Streamlined work and optimized results for your business.

  • Cost savings through cheaper custom development and app support.

  • Eliminate the need to hire a Salesforce developer with improved customization options.

  • Salesforce Lightning is more innovation-friendly compared to the Classic version.

  • Consider migrating to Salesforce Lightning as early as possible to embrace innovation and maximize business potential.

The challenges of Migration to Salesforce Lightning are: 
  • Third-party apps would need to be upgraded to a version compatible with lightning.  

  • If your current classic version has many visual customizations (tabs and page layouts), then the same will have to be taken into account and actioned. These curated components can pose a big challenge, as a direct migration without proper planning might lead to an overload of technical debt and even performance issues. 

  • Migration to Salesforce Lightning without proper planning and analysis can lead to issues in performance such as low responsiveness of pages, greater load time, complexity in navigation through the forms, and scalability in general. 

  • Resistance from the end-users, who are employees/team members.  Mental resistance, struggles to adjust to new features, etc may derail the migration. 

  • Adoption of all features of the lightning version slows down efficiency as well as has a bearing on the overall user experience. Therefore, it's best to retain only those features that will be used to ensure optimal use of this version. 

A well-considered and well-thought-out move by all stakeholders is the way forward.  Nothing in haste should be done to derail the process to an enhanced version of salesforce that will empower your business. Contact us for your migration; we are here at your service. 

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Vineet Rana

Vineet Rana is the digital marketing manager in the #Awesome team at Codleo. He is passionate about all things branding, and his mission is to get amazing content out to everyone as much as possible. When He is not online, he loves cooking, lifting weights, and hiking in the Himalayas with his friends.

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