With the Lightning Experience release, Salesforce has finally done away with the dated look its interface sported till recently. While this is not a compelling reason to make the switch from Salesforce Classic to Lightning, the company says that it helps a lot when companies deal with their individual Salesforce CRM deployment based on their precise sales needs. Also, the ability to fine tune the solution by adding, removing widgets, apps, tools, and layouts is seen as a prime reason why companies would want to take the effort to execute the transition. What is Lightning Experience? Lightning is an open source framework from Salesforce that has a host of new features. While Classic places an emphasis on responsiveness of the desktop or mobile application, Lightning does away with this barrier and thus opens up a new avenue of potential opportunities for developers. In addition, there are three core benefits of having a 360ᵒ view of every customer – 1 – The GUI interface, drag and drop features, and reusable components can easily assist in the development process 2 – With the ease of use, developers can better help automate process and workflows without the need to get involved in coding 3 – You get the option to visually design your objects relationship in the data model How Lightning differs from Classic? 1- Presence of Einstein – The next generation AI tool is the way ahead in CRM. It studies your data, weeds out patterns, and makes intelligent recommendations as per your specific business or team process. This AI integration is introduced with Lightning 2 – Custom branding and Composer windows – In addition to Einstein, these two features are unique only to Lightning. With Composer windows, sales and field rep need not juggle multiple browsers for multiple actions. Custom branding ensures singular and consistent branding within the CRM interface exposed to the customers 3 – Mobile first – In case of loss of connectivity, sales team need not wait to feed in key details. They can do so on their mobile on the spot. When the connectivity is back, the data from mobile is automatically synced on the web 4 – Steelbrick CPQ integration – Proposals, quotes, contracts, quick access to sales information for sales person, is a key feature enabled by Salesforce acquisition of Steelbrick 5 – Service cloud integration – Transform field agents to intelligence officers with apt amount of knowledge, case histories, dashboards, and customer profiles made available to them at the right time. Advantages of Migrating from Classic to Lightning The swift application development, better portal development through Lightning Bolt, mobile first sync capacity, and Lightning for Visualforce offers advantages at multiple levels – 1 – 70% faster time to market thanks to quicker application development 2 – 37% increase in customer revenue growth 3 – 44% boost in sales productivity The decision of whether to migrate to Lightning Experience or not will depend on the current functionalities enabled in your customer’s Salesforce organization. Before going ahead, make sure to understand your customer’s current implementation so you can get an idea about all out-of-the box functionalities they are currently using; and, also about the customizations within the customer’s organization. Lightning Experience is undergoing rapid development. As a result, many of the current limitations will be addressed and covered in the next few releases. Keep your choice narrowed down to the best in business It is important to note that customers of Salesforce vary widely from a large multinational enterprise to a nimble startup. While it is natural to be excited about the new Salesforce offerings, it is equally important to understand that this is not a simple process. Right from determining your system’s readiness, to the actual migration without damaging precious customer data, needs the expert assistance of a professional. This is precisely where Kloudrac Inc, comes to the fore. With our deep domain expertise in cloud services like Salesforce, we can be the ideal technology partner your company needs by its side when you are making the transition from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience. With our agile development methodology we are able to drive a faster time to market using a unique iterative implementation methodology.Check out our expertise in ROI inducing Salesforce consulting services that includes consulting, migration, development, deployment, integration, support/maintenance/upgrade, and performance tuning. Wait for my next blog to check out the Complete process and guidelines of Salesforce Classic to Lightning Migration.