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Top Salesforce DevOps Trends for 2023

Prasana Lakshmi
Prasana Lakshmi
Published on
March 1, 2023

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Digitization had pervaded all industries in 2022, making each organization an IT venture. Speaking of DevOps,  there are significant technologies, and trends making DevOps an exciting place to be right now – and in the future! 

DevOps Market size exceeded $7 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 20% from 2022 to 2028 to a value of over $30 billion.

DevOps has firmly established itself as an industry standard in designing software systems designed to run exclusively or partially in cloud environments.

Why do you need Salesforce DevOps?

DevOps is now utilized to achieve automated, continuous monitoring and regular code testing in order to improve the build quality overall. Teams are encouraged to provide feedback to one another in order to detect any early defects and subsequent repair. 

This gives rise to  incorporation of the feedback received and adjustments being made quickly. The stricter the quality control procedures, the better is the user experience of the product. Due to this advantage, business owners expect to see quantifiable business benefits from the time and effort invested in deploying Salesforce DevOps inside their firm.

Key challenges facing Salesforce developers in 2022

The need for improved collaboration between development & operations teams

Challenges in Salesforce DevOps vary from team to team. Salesforce DevOps is all about a seamless collaboration between the development and the operations teams, prompting a culture of knowledge sharing. This fundamentally helps in creating a highly active development environment that works parallel with the business requirements. 

Managing the growing complexity of Salesforce environments

Many IT directors are aware of the complexity of their Salesforce implementations and have concerns about how to keep the innovations up to date.

A development environment and a release environment/production are provided by Salesforce's recommended basic pipeline in the DevOps Center. In order of significance, Salesforce advises adding integration, staging, and UAT environments. The pipeline's stages each have a name, environment, and branch.

You must embrace a new way of thinking and working in order to properly maximize the product’s ROI. You want to utilize source tracking as much as possible in all of your lower-level organizations. DevOps Center provides a simple method to improve your release procedures.

Salesforce DevOps Trends for 2023

Continuous integration, delivery and deployment

Salesforce DevOps requires strong CI/CD techniques. CI triggers enable developers to pull their changes from sandboxes and development orgs and push them to source code repositories like Git in order to achieve continuous integration for Salesforce applications. The updates can be deployed to the Development, QA, and Production Orgs using Salesforce pipelines.

You may enhance productivity, improve code quality, and accomplish faster releases with your Salesforce development by integrating the CI/CD pipelines.

Automated testing

Manual testing has become more challenging as more complexities are introduced into the process. In these situations, Salesforce automated testing can enhance test coverage, accuracy, and speed. 

Regression testing, system testing, integration testing, and smoke testing are all types of manual testing that are often linear and non-adaptive. On the other hand, automated testing of Salesforce ensures that applications are checked and fixed for faults within a specified time frame and by minimizing errors from manual testing.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) integration into Salesforce CRM has had a significant impact on product configuration, customer segmentation, and costing. As a result, Salesforce businesses have begun integrating AI into their CRM operations.

The two most popular AI methods employed by the salesforce are machine learning and natural language processing. Artificial intelligence technologies in salesforce are also utilized to boost the rate of conversion of the potential buyer to the satisfied customer by forecasting the engagement score with existing methodologies. Salesforce Einstein is the first complete AI for CRM. Marketing, sales, service, and other areas are aided by the application of artificial intelligence by salesforces.

Compliance, Security and vulnerability management

Salesforce has invested tremendously in security which makes its cloud solutions at least as secure as any other legacy system 

Salesforce and the client using the platform share responsibility for compliance. Like all other cloud-based platforms, Salesforce makes an effort to comply with all regional and sector-specific regulations. When using the Salesforce Platform to meet our business needs, compliance is crucial.

The certifications that Salesforce possesses are listed in the compliance document from Salesforce.

Salesforce DevOps KPIs

You need to track the metrics in order to improve operations and produce successful products; the DevOps strategy is not a plug-and-play solution that ensures better and faster outputs.

DevOps KPIs have always measured critical components of DevOps performance including velocity, quality, and productivity, as defined by DORA metrics. While the other performance indicators emphasize successes, failures, and customer happiness, the performance indicators emphasize effectiveness and productivity. It is remarkable that the depth of insights gained from important indicators ensures that your DevOps operations meet the stated objectives.

Improve Salesforce DevOps productivity with Opsera’s Salesforce DevOps platform

Given the current state and prospective direction of Salesforce DevOps, it is obvious that this discipline is always changing. DevOps service use will only grow as it enables the rapid release of products and other services. Considering this, it appears that selecting the ideal DevOps solution will be a game changer.

Opsera can assist you in achieving that. To facilitate a thorough business transformation, Opsera combines DevOps, Agile, and the cloud in a highly integrated way. Check out our Salesforce-Opsera solutions page to learn more about this.

That brings us to the end of our Salesforce DevOps trends for 2022. We hope this helps you to accelerate your digital transformation with DevOps.

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