Salesforce Platform

4.3
Overall rating
Reviews

4.3
Overall rating
Reviews

About Salesforce Platform

Salesforce Platform is an enterprise platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution that allows developers to build, test and resolve defects in cloud applications before deployment. The platform provides tools and services to automate business processes, integrate with external applications and provide a responsive layout to users. Users can run and manage apps written in open languages like Ruby, Java and PHP using Salesforce and Heroku. Heroku Enterprise provides collaboration functionality, enterprise-grade support and control features for users. Salesforce Lightning Design System provides guides and code to developers for building apps. Users can deliver apps by using reusable building blocks including maps, calendars, buttons and number-entry forms. The platform allows users to build enterprise applications by dragging and dropping components into the Lightning App Builder. Users can also modify data-object relationships with a schema builder. Users can connect their apps with external data sources by using Lighting Connect while support is provided via video tutorials, an online forum and over the phone.
Salesforce Platform Software - Lightning App Builder

Salesforce Platform pricing

Salesforce Platform does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Salesforce Platform paid version starts at USD 25.00/month.

Starting Price:
USD 25.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Salesforce Platform Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
3.8
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Support
3.9
5 reviews of 323 View all reviews
Daryl Edwine
Daryl Edwine
  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 26/03/2023

The essential customer relationship management platform for your business

Pros

Ease of use: Salesforce is easy to use and offers an intuitive interface that allows users to navigate the system easily.Customisation: Salesforce provides advanced customisation, allowing companies to create CRM solutions tailored to their specific needs.Mobility: Salesforce offers robust mobile capabilities, allowing users to access their CRM from anywhere.Collaboration: Salesforce enables users to collaborate effectively in real time, allowing teams to work together to solve problemsReporting and analytics: Salesforce offers powerful reporting and analytics capabilities that allow companies to track and analyse the performance of their businessIntegration: Salesforce can be integrated with many other enterprise systems, allowing companies to use Salesforce with other applications they already use

Cons

Cost: Salesforce can be expensive for small businesses or startups, especially for advanced features such as supply chain management and production management.Complexity: The Salesforce platform can be complex to use and set up, requiring extensive training for users. This can also lead to additional costs for the business.

Ritchie
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
2

5
Reviewed on 06/07/2023

Perfect for Opportunity, Project, & Contact Tracking Across Departments

Salesforce Platform changed how we see and work between the Sales and Production teams. We are now on the same page in all aspects of projects.

Pros

The key aspect of Salesforce that I like most is that it makes it easy for various departments to know and track the status of opportunities and projects through various stages of development. We can also keep track of every contact both on the client side and production side. We can monitor all of the projects they are connected to, rates, and ratings.

Cons

The only negative aspect of the platform is the cost. It can be restrictive for smaller projects and when I need to add more users/managers. I need to double check if budgets can handle more ongoing costs with the addition of new clients and projects.

Alternatives Considered

Google Workspace and HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Switching to Salesforce Platform

Salesforce how the customization that we needed to thrive.
Robert
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
4
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
2

2
Reviewed on 24/02/2020

Lightening (JobScience Review)

It was average, I found it difficult to get buy in from the team to use it effectively. It just wasn't customized effectively and being honest I think we were mis-sold the product.

Pros

The system is quite intelligent, it has lots of functions and apps, perhaps overly complex for a company our size. We used lightening as part of JobScience. It is a great piece of software for large companies, loads of apps that can be built in.

Cons

It is more geared towards large companies (Enterprise) 300+ users to get the full use from it. In my opinion if you are looking at this product and your company is under 200-300 people is can be very dear for what you get.

Alternatives Considered

Zoho Recruit and Vincere

Reasons for Choosing Salesforce Platform

We needed a more user friendly product

Reasons for Switching to Salesforce Platform

At the time it seemed the best way forward
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 27/03/2024

Complete platform but not easy to navigate

Pros

It offers multiple mechanisms to control sales and track issues also customer invoices due to its integrations

Cons

Screens are very convoluted with lots of information that might not be useful. Navigation can also be very confusing for first time users

Dani
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 23/05/2022

Very comfortable and flexible platform

its great, it provides a perfect solution to our business needs, it solves the problems we had with previous systems and it allows our business to grow as we plan it

Pros

the endless possibilities it has, the business flexibility, the reporting abilities, the option to create different views with different fields for different types of users

Cons

it is not a self catered platform, it very complex to manage it and you should hire a Salesforce admin for it, unlike our previous system where it was very simple

Alternatives Considered

Dynamics 365

Reasons for Choosing Salesforce Platform

Because Hubspot couldn't support our need with working with multiple products and didnt support custom objects as well as we needed

Switched From

HubSpot CRM

Reasons for Switching to Salesforce Platform

we understood Salesforce is much easier to deploy and manage, and it was also cheaper

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