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How to Save Money on Salesforce Sandboxes!
Salesforce sandbox pricing can be expensive, but there are ways to save on it. And that’s with a robust Salesforce sandbox management tool like Prodly.
In this blog, we discuss five ways you can drastically reduce your spend on Full Copy, Partial Copy, and Developer Pro sandboxes by using Prodly.
Prodly Sandbox Management helps you save money on Salesforce sandbox pricing in the following five ways:
Clearly, with Prodly environment management, you can minimize your spend on Salesforce sandbox subscriptions. You can also eliminate spend on activities that don’t add value and reduce the impact of bugs on the development process.
On top of that, you can maximize the uptime of your production org and keep your development team productive at all times. This accelerates the delivery of new features—and empowers your end users.
So why waste your valuable budget on Salesforce sandbox pricing when you can save money with Prodly Sandbox Management?
How much does a Full sandbox cost in Salesforce?
A Full Copy sandbox costs 30 percent of your net spend on your Salesforce license. For this money, you get a complete replica of your production org with all the customer data and metadata.
Note that a Full sandbox is only an accurate copy for a very short period of time. As soon as any activity takes place in your production environment, the sandbox isn’t the exact same anymore.
You can only bring it into a true duplicate state by refreshing it. However, you can only refresh a sandbox once every 29 days at most. That means the value of your Full Copy sandbox degrades gradually over the course of time until you refresh it. Then the same process starts over again.
Why do Salesforce sandboxes cost so much?
Sandbox prices in Salesforce can be steep. Of course, the value of Full sandboxes, as well as Partial sandboxes, lies in the fact that they provide you with an initially exact copy of all or part of your production org.
Working in an environment that looks like prod is critical to the quality of your changes and the speed of your release management process. For this reason, companies are willing to pay a premium for these types of sandboxes.
However, in the earlier stages of development, you don’t really need to replicate all of prod—just the sections required to perform the work you’re doing. That’s why Prodly offers sandbox management as an alternative to Full Copy, Partial Copy, and Developer Pro sandboxes.
This option is much more affordable than dealing with Salesforce pricing. In addition, when used in conjunction with a solid sandbox management strategy, it enhances the velocity and quality of your change management process. Learn more about sandbox management.