Director of Revenue Operations
Salesforce is a comprehensive platform to manage your marketing, sales, and customer support processes. But when it comes to change management, traditional Salesforce data deployment tools have their drawbacks. And those drawbacks can threaten your business progress.
Perhaps you’re thinking, “But we’ve always done it this way. Why should we change?” The answer is simple: To streamline and ramp up your change management process.
Just think about it: How many times have you had to delay adding a new feature or flow due to issues with Data Loader or change sets? These tools might be free, but they’re also labor intensive, error prone, and time consuming. So if you want to use them for a time-sensitive project, you’ll need to add headcount to meet your deadline.
Of course, developers are known for their ingenuity, and many write their own scripts for promoting data through the release chain. This can certainly save them hours on an individual data migration project.
But the time investment needed to initially write the script and subsequently maintain it can be considerable—and take them away from their core work. Not to mention, every script is unique. That can create problems when syncing all the changes in a shared sandbox, leading to hours of troubleshooting. Is this really the best use of developers’ time?
Alternatively, you can use a Full Copy sandbox to recreate your production org. However, that’s often cost prohibitive. Plus, a Full Copy sandbox doesn’t refresh frequently enough to be an actual reproduction of your production environment. The resulting data degradation can even have a negative effect on the project.
The final option is to outsource your projects—but that’s expensive. Moreover, contractors don’t have the knowledge of your business that your own team has. This can result in errors and delays. On top of that, if you need to change or fix something after the contractor has delivered the work, it can rack up additional costs.
Fortunately, there’s a better way to do things. Our low-code Prodly AppOps suite automates Salesforce data deployment while maintaining complex relationships. Thanks to its top-notch automation, it offers significant time savings.
In fact, it reduces data migration time by 85 percent and is 12 times faster than change sets. On top of that, it eliminates the need to write and maintain custom scripts. This results in significantly faster, 100% accurate release processes that can be managed by both declarative and programmatic users.
Our solution lets you rapidly move data up and down the pipeline, as well as to parallel orgs. You can use either the production environment or a VCS as the source of truth.
For metadata deployments, Prodly AppOps provides automatic duplicate prevention. It also provides versioning and conflict resolution with a rollback feature.
When it comes to metadata migration and deployments, the Prodly AppOps suite allows you to visually compare orgs. You can also leverage the subcomponent drill-down point-and-click feature.
Check out this table to see how Prodly AppOps outperforms Data Loader, change sets, and custom scripts.
With the powerful Salesforce data deployment tools Prodly AppOps provides, you can keep your projects on track and significantly ramp up velocity.
You can save literally hundreds of employee hours on frustrating, headache-inducing manual labor—and let your team get right down to what they do best. As a value add, you can unburden your employees and increase their job satisfaction, which in turn improves retention.
Combined, these factors will make your organization more agile—and help propel your business forward.