Imagine how it would be if you had the power to create Salesforce apps quickly and effectively? What if you could create an application from a large library of reusable and well-defined components without writing a single line of code? With the help of Lightning App Builder, anyone in your organization can combine custom Lightning components to assemble beautiful applications visually.
In this blog, we will learn how to build a Salesforce app quickly and easily. Salesforce users can follow the easy steps to create a sophisticated, engaging, and code-free application that integrates the Next Best Action feature with the help of Lightning App Builder.
We’ll start our deep dive with a quick introduction to the cloud environment where the Salesforce applications are built.
Cloud computing space provided to you or your organization by Force.com is called the Salesforce Org. It is also known as the Salesforce environment. Developers can create custom Salesforce Applications, objects, workflows, custom Salesforce data sharing rules, VisualForce pages, and Apex coding.
Now let’s talk in detail about the Salesforce-powered applications and how they work.
The main function of a Salesforce application is to manage customers’ data. A Salesforce application provides a simple user interface for accessing customer records stored in objects (tables). Applications also help in crafting relationships between objects by connecting fields.
Nearly everyone in any organization can learn how to build and use Salesforce applications because they require no coding or IT development experience. However, this is more than just a matter of comfort. The speed and low cost of Salesforce applications are strategic added values as the need for process automation are growing at an exponential rate.
The Lightning Application Builder continues to evolve to meet those needs. Lightning Flow (formerly known as Visual Workflow), a drag-and-drop toolbox for designing workflows for process automation, is a big step forward. The introduction of Einstein, the Salesforce Analytics machine learning suite, is an even bigger step that allows users to learn how to build Salesforce applications with sophisticated forecasting capabilities.
Application Builder utilizes all these features and adds a new one – Next Best Action, a rule engine that combines organization data stored in Salesforce with external data and processes it in Einstein to produce the next step for users at the optimal point in the Workflow Prompting a customer call, recommending meetings, etc. Users can learn how to create Salesforce applications that not only produce recommendations but also embed them in business processes to make customer-centric decisions at a time when they’re most required.
Have a look at how the process of building a Salesforce app works:
- Create a screen flow: This can be a process workflow that includes tasks that application users will perform under certain circumstances, such as Scheduling consultations, deploying technicians, and updating offers. And usually, more than one is needed.
- Make a recommendation: This component is part of the App launcher. This component is a prompt to the user and requires to take one of the several possible actions, as mentioned above that is triggered by the application’s business logic and tied to the flow. This is a visual command linked with the task that needs to be done. The idea is to display by using logic in the business process where the user needs most to see it.
- Craft a strategy: This is where the business logic resides. The Strategy Builder is very similar to Flow Builder and its components are also similar. The drag-and-drop interface allows users to create business logic workflows that support the target strategy. It uses an intuitive workflow component that allow for contingency responses and what-if scenarios. After assembling, the users can immediately test this strategic workflow.
- Add the next best action: After the Next Best Action component has been created, the user can deploy it to Lightning App Builder. This will place it where users need to see it in the UI, e.g. on the recording page, community page, or the VisualForce page.
In a nutshell, you can easily build out-of-the-box Salesforce applications using the Lightning App Builder that is an app-building tool providing a unique Lightning approach.
Lightning Experience is the future of Salesforce. Follow the above steps to get a jumpstart on creating applications that run on Lightning and find app development relief with the Salesforce Lightning App Builder.
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