SALESFORCE LIGHTNING COMMUNITIES
Feb13

SALESFORCE LIGHTNING COMMUNITIES

What if you can connect your customers directly to their business process?  What if you can interact with your favorite vendors? What if you can get all the information needed even through your mobile devices? What if…What if……these if’s are never-ending. Let’s tighten our belts and dive into what exactly LIGHTNING communities are all about. LIGHTNING Communities are generally an online platform that can connect members directly with each other. It enables rich collaboration between employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and distributors. It helps people to interact with relevant content, data and business processes. Like a magic wizard, it has the power of social with mobile participation, trusted security and direct connection to business processes. “It focuses on deep understanding just for people’s sake.” Communities deepen customer relationships and very well understand the rapidly changing needs of customers. With including enterprise security and tight integration with business processes it goes beyond our thinking by adding social collaboration, extensive branding, customization and mobile access. WHAT I CAN DO OUT OF IT??… To gain deeper relationships with customers you can create communities. You can easily empower employees to connect and collaborate according to the business needs. Since it uses Salesforce so you can easily connect any 3rd party system directly to your community. You can create multiple communities according to your business needs. TYPES OF COMMUNITIES SUPPORTED:   Customer Communities It provides collaboration, mobile access, and consistent branding even for large groups. The benefit is that it enables customers to answer questions from other customers. It is an interactive platform where we can connect and quickly get the information needed. Even the support is provided by sales-rep to resolve the issues. This community build trust with customers and security for long-term engagements. Partner Communities With its power of Role-Based security, it ensures a strong bond with the business process. It helps us to segment data which is shared with different members. It ensures collaborative selling between partners. FEATURES OF SALESFORCE COMMUNITIES: Communities provide deep integration into the business process. The key features of it are as follows: Business Process Integration: It helps members to raise cases, sales opportunities or campaigns from within the community. Employees can easily share and access files. It helps to drive more sales by connecting your employees with resellers and distributors. Social Collaboration: People can create small groups and can interact easily with goals according to their interest. One can manage social listening, content, engagement, workflow all in one place. Branding/Customisation: Companies can easily customize their websites according to the look and feel they want for their website. Members are free to meet their needs and requirements. One...

Read More
Difference SLDS & Aura Components
Apr16

Difference SLDS & Aura Components

As we all know Lightning has been added to Salesforce very recently and it is the future of Salesforce. So lot of people who are new to Lightning but have the curiosity to learn it sometimes find it difficult to understand. I realised that the best way to start would be by describing what are the differences between Salesforce Lightning Design System and Salesforce Lightning Components Framework. So in this blog I will try to explain what are the major differences between Salesforce Lightning Design System and Salesforce Lightning Components Framework and hopefully it will clear out most of the doubts that a new developer is having regarding The Lightning Framework. Introduction to Salesforce Lightning Design System It is a css framework which is used for creating dynamic web apps.   By Using SLDS  We can make our apps responsive and can also provide  Look and feel  similar to the Lightning Experience. Steps to install the SLDS Unmanaged Packaged:For using SLDS in our Salesforce org. First We need to install the Latest Salesforce Lightning Design System unmanaged packaged as a static resource zip file.   Log into your Developer Org. Open the Salesforce Lightning Design System in a Separate window. Go to the Download Section. Click on the latest unmanaged package Now click on Install it. After Completing the above steps the package will get installed into your org.    Benefits of using Salesforce Lightning Design System: By using SLDS it’s easier to build apps which are responsive and also have the look and feel similar to Lightning Experience. It is compatible with multiple browsers like  Google Chrome, Latest Mozilla Firefox,   Latest  Safari Latest Internet Explorer 11 and above . It provides a robust grid system because of which It is easier to build responsive layouts that works elegantly across different screen sizes. The CSS is fully namespaced with the slds- prefix to avoid CSS conflicts. Introduction To Lightning Components Framework  It is built using Open Source Aura Framework. By Using Aura Framework We can build apps completely independent of the Data present in our Salesforce org. Benefits Of Lightning Components Framework : It provides an out-of-the-box set of components for building apps When we use Lightning Components  Framework We do not need to worry about the optimization of our apps for different devices as  Components take care of that by themselves. It uses the stateful client and stateless server architecture which uses  Javascript on client side for managing UI component metadata and Application data. It uses event Driven architecture which  enhances the decoupling  Between components. It supports the latest  browser technology such as HTML5,CSS3. Use Of Developer Console:The Developer Console provide us the tools which are Used...

Read More