In this digital age, companies must rapidly develop, refine, and deploy applications in order to stay ahead of the competition. To successfully execute on this goal, organizations must adopt DevOps, an organizational approach to software development and delivery that accelerates the rate of production with continuous integration and delivery. With DevOps, organizations can focus on innovation, instead of worrying about production bottlenecks and technical complexities.
However, organizations that leverage Salesforce to power their business - either as the primary platform or for specific applications - face additional complexity. Salesforce solutions, such as Salesforce release management, Salesforce data backup and recovery, and Salesforce security solutions, require careful consideration to ensure business processes remain optimized and secure.
To succeed with DevOps deployments of Salesforce solutions, organizations must consider the unique complexity of Salesforce deployments, as well as develop an automated, integrated approach to software delivery. This combination of expertise, automation, and process optimization can help organizations maximize the efficiency of their Salesforce projects, producing results faster and with fewer errors.
The Challenges of DevOps with Salesforce
DevOps best practices are well-known and generally accepted; however, actual deployments of DevOps with Salesforce require additional skill, expertise, and discipline. First, organizations must understand the unique challenges of Salesforce deployments. Depending on the complexity of the project, development teams may have to manage multiple dependencies, developers and data formats. Furthermore, the use of custom objects and code on the Salesforce platform can further complicate deployments.
Once the complexity of the solution is understood, organizations must also consider the difficultly of linking together multiple development, testing, and deployment environments across various teams and projects. Furthermore, organizations must build clear, accessible communication around software development, deployment, and legacy system optimization. To achieve success with DevOps and Salesforce deployments, teams must understand, plan, and properly execute the requirements for business solutions.
The Benefits of DevOps Deployments with Salesforce
When done correctly, DevOps and Salesforce deployments can deliver numerous benefits to an organization. After properly configuring all the necessary components, tasks and activities related to a given solution, the automation of multi-environment deployment and validation significantly reduces the time required to deploy a functioning solution. Additionally, an automated testing framework helps and verifies the quality and accuracy of the combined solution. Deployment automation also eliminates the need for manual steps, enabling teams to launch more frequent deployments, test quickly and, more importantly, save multiple restore points which can be used to track the deployment history in the event of an issue.
Finally, all of these components are managed properly from a single source. This centralized, unified approach to DevOps and Salesforce deployments reduces both training times and the time required to build a solution.
The Right Vendor Partner for DevOps and Salesforce
Successful DevOps and Salesforce deployments require the right combination of expertise, automation, and process optimization. As such, organizations must select a vendor partner that is specifically tailored to a Salesforce solution.
For clients looking to realize the benefits of DevOps deployments with Salesforce, no vendor does more to streamline Salesforce release management, increase Salesforce data backup and recovery, or enhance Salesforce security solutions than XYZ. Our combination of proven technology, expertise and best practices can help our clients accelerate the process of application development and deployment while successfully managing and deploying Salesforce solutions.
At XYZ, we understand that delivering a successful Salesforce DevOps solution requires both expertise and a unified approach. Our cohesive suite of services helps our clients reach their goals faster through effective communication, task automation, and a targeted, data-driven approach to development, test, and deployment.
Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive Salesforce DevOps solution and experience first-hand the benefits of a unified, streamlined approach to DevOps and Salesforce deployments.