Enterprises – Are you ready for the Salesforce Lightning Experience?

With Salesforce Winter ’16 release now being generally available, you probably would have tried your hands at Salesforce Lightning.

This launch is not just about new fonts and colors and icons. And it’s about much more than a refreshed user interface. Lightning Experience is a completely new Salesforce and a completely new way to sell. It’s a re-imagined platform designed to maximize sales rep productivity, complete with analytics and in-line intelligence that will drive sales precision.

New features of Lightning Experience

There are more than 55 re-imagined Sales Cloud pages and 25 completely new features launching with this release. Some of these features include:

Activity Feed: Salespeople want to know two things, what just happened in an account and what they need to do next. The Activity Feed does just that.

Contextual Hovers: You can now see everything going on with a customer without going to different pages in the application.

Opportunity Board: This new feature gives you the complete picture across all of your deals. You can drag-and-drop deals from stage to stage like digital sticky notes.

Customizable Dashboards: Dashboards are available with more than three columns — in fact, you can have up to nine. This was one of the top most requested customer features on IdeaExchange.

Making the switch to Lightning Experience

Admins can take advantage of the new CRM trail on Trailhead, Salesforce’s interactive learning platform, to learn about Lightning Experience features, plus get tips on how to plan their implementations and communicate the roll-out to their company. There is even a new developer trail for learning how to create Lightning Components, building with Lightning App Builder and Visualforce, and making all of your apps modern and beautiful with the new Lightning Design System.

You can test and validate Lightning, especially any Visualforce you have written. Evaluate how Lightning works for your organization and the business processes you manage with Salesforce. You will also want to evaluate how each AppExchange application you use is evolving to Lightning.

Once you have a sense of the new features you gain by enabling Lightning Experience, and what isn’t supported, Ambit can help you assess the impact of enabling it for your company and guide you through the process.

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