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SALESFORCE LIGHTNING MIGRATION GUIDE: WHY YOU SHOULD HURRY UP

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SALESFORCE LIGHTNING MIGRATION GUIDE: WHY YOU SHOULD HURRY UP

“The Salesforce lightning version is like switching from a hot air balloon to a jet plane. There are no comparisons in the two” – Quote by Tushar Kaushik, IT developer with a private firm in Central Delhi. 

 Salesforce had announced that by January 2020 all its users would be moved to the  Lightning version, with the option of moving back to the classic version available as well.  Some of you would have done so, and some not. Below we have listed why it is in the favour of a  business of any nature to take the leap of faith. Happy reading! 

 Here are the important reasons for all users to migrate to Salesforce Lightning right away: 

  • Salesforce classic will become redundant eventually. The lightning version was introduced way back in 2015 with the aim of getting everyone to eventually start using this new version, and let go of the classic version.  Though there is no official date when Salesforce will stop supporting the classic version, it is best to be prepared and make the switch sooner than later.  Migration to salesforce lightning is the way forward. 

  • The classic version is not innovation-friendly as compared to the lightning version.  With the classic version, you are not privy to any new updates and features.  As many as 2000 features that are available with the lightning version are missing on the classic version. This should be more than enough reason to move over. Imagine all the features you or your business etc are losing out on. 

  • The lightning version has increased the productivity of each person, each team which leads to win-win for the company. The benefits of using this version include enhanced collaboration between team members/teams, innovation, access to better features, saving of time, improved processes and streamlining of work, and overall results for the business are better. A survey conducted showed that over 50% of companies using Salesforce had switched over to the new version due to its many benefits such as improvement in processes. Do you want to be seen as a laggard? Migration to salesforce lightning is your best solution. 

  • Since the transition takes time (around 5 to 6 weeks), it is important to be prepared and factor in the time constraints. Plus, after the launch, a business needs to factor in additional weeks/time to observe the performance, receive feedback, and accordingly make amends. 

  • Saving of hard-earned money can be achieved through the lightning version as it is cheaper for custom development and app support.  To begin with, Salesforce improved customization options therefore eliminating the need to hire a Salesforce developer. For example, Lightning App Builder allows you to customize the design element of your pages with drag and drop. Isn't that great? Makes life all the simpler, right? 

If the above reasons are not compelling enough to make the transition now, then nothing is. Have the first mover’s advantage over others and see the benefits accrue. 

About the Author

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Mohit Sharma

Mohit is Practise Lead, 4x Certified Salesforce Consultant, Salesforce trainer, blogger, writer, and full-time husband. With over 8 years of experience implementing Salesforce, and an obsession for innovation, ready to tackle any new project that comes his way.

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