Salesforce Release Management

 

For any organization dealing with software/application development and delivery, it’s essential to have a well-defined release management process in place. Release management includes planning, scheduling, and controlling a software build through various stages and environments. An efficient release management process ensures that the deployed code works in line with the expectations of stakeholders. Lack of a release management process leads to defects and system crashes resulting in loss of revenue and an organization’s credibility.

Salesforce Application Delivery – The Bottlenecks

Salesforce applications deliver strategic business value to an organization by creating new markets and enhancing customer relationships. However, the Salesforce application release process is often hampered due to the following:

 

  • Lack of control over the release process and poor coordination & collaboration between teams often slow down software delivery
  • Poor hand-offs between the Development and Operation teams disrupt the project release by causing issues in Production
  • Working in silos amounts to not offering visibility to the release teams into the development lead-times and the status of the project
  • Following legacy practices, e.g., usage of spreadsheets to track the project progress rather than latest tools, and carrying out time-consuming, error-prone manual tasks pose a significant threat to the project release schedules and affect overall profitability

Salesforce Release Management – Best Practices

Salesforce Release Management is crucial for organizations to deliver applications with speed and quality. Release management processes, leveraging Agile and DevOps best practices, help organizations release Salesforce applications faster.
Continuous integration, an Agile software development best practice, sets a clear quality benchmark by testing the build automatically and early in the SDLC to identify bugs before it is passed to the QA team. Adopting a version control system streamlines the release process and delivers high-quality applications rapidly.
The automated Salesforce release management process enables software development teams to release software early and often, optimize investments, and deliver continuously. Through the automation of complex, multi-tier release deployments, teams no longer need to perform repetitive and time-consuming manual tasks. Instead, teams can allocate more time for innovation and quality.

AutoRABIT for an Orchestrated Salesforce Release Management

A professional release management process helps development teams overcome release obstacles and can be the starting point to build a successful DevOps organization. AutoRABIT is an end-to-end Salesforce release management suite that delivers on the DevOps promise. With over a decade of unparalleled experience, AutoRABIT offers significant benefits at every stage of the Software Development Lifecycle. It enables organizations to adopt process-driven release management best practices and allows Salesforce development teams to work efficiently and cohesively. Our goal is to empower our customers to accomplish successful, automated software rollouts. Our proven capabilities and stellar customer references speak volumes about our ability to streamline the release management process for Salesforce.

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