Resources

Why Flosum

Flosum: The superlative solution for Release Management – Many customers who haven’t seen our solution ask us: “Why do we need another product for managing Salesforce deployments?” The answer is: Most customers who use Salesforce ChangeSets or Ant migration tool from Salesforce  […]

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Managing Citizen Developers With Flosum

What is a Citizen Developer? – As the pace of technology continues to increase, more and more people are becoming involved in app development. It is no longer necessary for someone to know code and understand software design in order to build an app in response to a business need. These business […]

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The Executive’s Guide to Flosum

An Executive Guide to Salesforce Release Management. – When IT executives make a decision to standardize on a given platform, they choose the most effective and efficient platform to meet their business objectives. While every organization employs a variety of different criteria to select the platform […]

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Salesforce Sandbox Environment Types

Developer sandbox environments are intended for coding and testing by a single developer. Multiple users can log into and share a single Developer sandbox, but the primary purpose of a Developer sandbox is to provide an environment in which changes under active development can be isolated […]

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Release Management Best Practices

Release management processes should not be established in isolation. They are complexly intertwined with the business strategy, business objectives, change management, governance, and other aspects of the organization. They need to be formed jointly with the steering committee as well as […]

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Salesforce Continuous Integration

What is Continuous Integration? – Continuous integration allows for extremely fast and flexible development and release of code. It is also applicable to migration of metadata. It involves short-term development, meaning that Salesforce product requirements can be adjusted without the developers […]

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The Most Frequently Asked Question

We Answer Your Most FAQ – We get asked the same question again and again, by blog comment, email, even phone calls.

“Why can’t I find pricing information on your website?” It’s an excellent question. It’s not easy to answer, but so many of you have asked, it’s time […]

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The Definitive Guide to Salesforce Sandboxes

Sandboxes are copies of your environments for development, testing, and training that prevent the compromising of the data and applications in your production environment. Broadly speaking, there are three types of environments: 1. Production Environments – Salesforce.com environments […]

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Limitations of ChangeSets

11 Things That You Cannot Do With ChangeSets, And Never Will – Migrating metadata and configuration changes between environments is a critical and integral part of what Salesforce developers and administrators do. During the development cycle, developers migrate changes many times, either to […]

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Limitations of Jenkins

11 Things That You Cannot Do With Jenkins, And Never Will – Change management is often used by companies to manage growth without the stress of the chaos that comes with it. With Salesforce development, change can come in several ways — a growing team, increasing number of sandboxes, more […]

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Risk Assessment

Environment strategy – Have you defined the usage for every sandbox in the env? Do you have the refresh schedule defined for every sandbox? Do you at least have a manual checklist to follow after every sandbox refresh? […]

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Application Lifecycle Management for ISVs

The purpose of this article is to describe how Flosum can be used by ISV partners for the application lifecycle management functions.
Salesforce had a vision to provide easy-to-use, rich user experience for applications like amazon.com and eBay to enterprise customers. Flosum has […]

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Salesforce Version Control GIT

Flosum Version Control: The Joys of GIT — Minus its Baggage – GIT has a powerful distributed architecture and provides a rich set of commands for version control. It has been rapidly becoming a standard for the sophisticated and advanced user to do crafty things with source control, particularly […]
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Intelligent Profile Deployment

Taming the Profile Migration Beast – Ask any Salesforce developer or Salesforce administrator about profile or permission sets deployment and they will tell you that it is a very manual and painful activity. In fact, the problem is so severe that it can easily be categorized as one of the biggest problems in […]
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Governance: What’s to Lose?

For most organizations, Salesforce data is the lifeblood of their business, driving customer transactions, relationships and decisions. It is no surprise that any disruption or downtime has negative consequences. Recently, a well known financial services institution had an update made directly in the […]

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Reducing Deployment Time With Flosum

One of the major pain points in building applications on the Salesforce platform is that the deployment time takes way too long. Although developers may find it quick and easy to build applications on the platform, they unfortunately find it time-consuming and difficult to deploy code. While the platform […]

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Still Using Jenkins, et al? Time to Reconsider

Many large enterprises have standards and tools for the release and change management processes. For example, banks typically have a central, dedicated release team, which is responsible for deploying to production systems. They use a standard set of tools and processes to deploy these changes to the […]

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Flosum’s Integration with Salesforce DX

At Dreamforce 2016, Salesforce announced their upcoming launch of Salesforce DX, the Developer Experience.  As you can see from the latest tech blogs and tweets, Salesforce DX is now live.  This newest initiative from Salesforce improves the developer experience by providing an integrated, end-to- […]

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How Flosum Helps You Comply with 21 CFR Part 11

Businesses that operate in an industry regulated by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) should be familiar with Title 21 CFR Part 11. If your business operates in the life sciences space, this regulation applies to your organization. Commonly referred to as Part 11, this legislation impacts the way the […]

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Salesforce Compliance

We know that customers choose Salesforce for their CRM needs because they trust their commitment to abide by the laws and regulations that govern the industries they serve. Flosum is built on the Salesforce platform in order to maintain the integrity of your investment Salesforce compliance […]

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