Salesforce Platform Review - why 4.2 stars?

Salesforce Platform Review
ITQlick Score: 76/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.2/5)
Pricing: 6/10 - average cost
Category: Development Tools Platforms -> Salesforce Platform
Ranking:Ranked 12 out of 106 Development Tools Platforms systems
Company: Salesforce.com
Pricing: starts at $25 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Salesforce Platform pricing, Salesforce Platform alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 22, 2020

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What is Salesforce Platform?

Salesforce1 Platform is a mobile application development and deployment solution for businesses of all sizes. It allows the creation of add-on applications to be hosted on Salesforce infrastructure. The software was designed and launched by Salesforce.com Inc headquartered in California, United States.

What is Salesforce Platform rating? ()

The rating of Salesforce Platform is 4.2 stars out of 5 and the total score is 76 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Salesforce Platform's typical customers?

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes hailing from a variety of industries. Major industries that have made use of the software include communication, financial services, life sciences, healthcare and hospitality, automation, and manufacturing etc. Some major customers of the software include Stanley Black & Decker, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and Wells Fargo Bank etc.

Is Salesforce Platform the best Development Tools Platforms?

Salesforce Platform is ranked 12 out of 106 software in their category (Development Tools Platforms systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The platform facilitates the development of custom facing apps as well as employee facing apps. Other than support for native applications and tools, Salesforce1 Platform also offers support for HTML5 content for visualization. With considerable degree of customization, you can create branded apps in any language.

For customers and employee, you can build onboarding, recruiting, and inventory management apps and device methods of increasing employee productivity. It also offers multi-tenant architecture and mobile app gallery.

What are Salesforce Platform's pros? (3 Pros)

  • For enhances scalability and flexibility, Salesforce1 Platform features multi-tenant architecture.
  • Seamless integration between devices is made possible with the powerful APIs offered by the software.
  • Salesforce1 Platform offers support for major mobile operating system including iOS and Android.

What are Salesforce Platform's cons? (2 cons)

  • Marketing and business promotion capabilities are limited on Salesforce1 Platform compared to some other alternatives.
  • The software does not offer support for any language other than English.

Who are their main alternatives?

Two major alternatives of Salesforce1 Platform are Como App Maker and Canvas. Como App Maker offers development of business related services dealing with customers, inventory, and employees. You can implement loyalty programs, manage e-commerce, and benefit from the marketing services of the software. Social media integration is available for instant content sharing.

Canvas, other than offering assistance in web development, also allows the export and integration of data across multiple platforms. It also offers the capabilities of image capture, barcode scanning, data export, building & editing, and GPS service.

What is the cost of Salesforce Platform?

The cost of license starts at $25 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 6 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Salesforce Platform

What should you ask Salesforce.com during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Salesforce Platform and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Salesforce Platform in action.

Salesforce Platform's list of categories:


Salesforce Platform's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Salesforce Platform Vs. Alternatives

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.