7 Benefits of Migrating from Salesforce Classic to Lightning

Is your organization still using Salesforce Classic and stuck deciding to migrate your org from Classic to lightning? You are likely missing your customers. Lightning framework is the new way to engage with your customers with a new, easy interface with less-code and also helps you build large-scale web applications using Aura (Component) framework. But, migrating from Classic to Lightning can be tricky without right planning, research and testing.

However, upgrading to salesforce lightning doesn’t have to be painful. With the right approach to research, planning and testing you can make the transition a smooth and seamless experience.

Besides this smooth and seamless experience, it also offers many advantages at multiple levels: 

  • Improve ROI
  • 57% faster application development 
  • 30% increase in team’s productivity

What makes Lightning different from Salesforce Classic?

Although there are quite a number of useful features that will make you move from the classic to Salesforce Lightning but the top reasons that will make up your mind for a quick switch are shown below:

Contact Us Page Interface in Lightning

Contact Us page in Lightning Interface

Contact Us page Interface in Classic

A simple, intuitive user interfaceThe new Lightning user interface is highly flexible and robust as compared to Classic. The new lightning UI offers easy development between mobile devices and desktop. It enables high user productivity and drives efficiency with less code. An intelligent home page allows the user to monitor performance to goal, and get news on key accounts. 
Kanban ViewWith the Kanban view, sales reps can efficiently manage opportunities. Appeared as a visual summary of the records in a list view, it shows a big picture view of all the on-going tasks and also allows effortlessly sort, summarize, filter, and move opportunities. Users can swiftly create tasks and events directly related to the opportunity without leaving the view. Kanban view can be used as a workspace. 
Reports & DashboardsSalesforce has redesigned reports and dashboards for Lightning Experience, making them more interactive, easier to navigate, and edit. Sales reps can get more information from interactive charts without drilling into the reports. With the Lightning dashboard editor, Dashboards can be created with more than three columns and column-spanning components. Report quality can be enhanced without launching the report builder. With the new UI, finding reports & dashboards have become easier via re-designed home pages. 
Lightning PathThe new Lightning Path in Salesforce Lightning guides sales reps through the steps of a process such as working on an opportunity from a fresh lead to closing a deal. At every step, Lightning Path helps the team succeed with specific guidance & resources.
Activity TimelineIn Classic, we have Open Activities & Activity History. Open Activities allows users to create task & event records with the record type selection functionality, whereas Activity History allows users to log a call or send an email. In Lightning, Salesforce has added a standard lightning component that shows the action to create the task and other action along with an activity timeline which shows the record you have already created. With the activity timeline feature; see open tasks, planned meetings, and accomplishments in the activity timeline on activity-enabled objects.
Salesforce EinsteinSalesforce Einstein is not new to anyone. This is one of the top Lightning features. Salesforce Einstein, an Artificial Intelligence tool enables businesses to become more predictive about future trends and customer buying patterns. The productivity of sales, service, marketing teams can be boosted significantly with Einstein. 
Lightning App Builder & Snap-InsThe Lightning App Builder is a point-and-click tool that makes it easy to create custom pages for the Salesforce mobile app and Lightning Experience, giving your users what they need all in one place. Lightning app builder allows users to control & customize lightning components in order to build business-specific apps. 
Lightning snap-ins are one of the most important elements for Service Cloud users. Snap-ins facilitate enterprises to quickly coordinate client support directly into their applications and pages. With the Lightning snap-ins service agents can reach out to the clients right where they are, personalize service delivery, and connect the customer journey.

Wrapping up

The seamless, intuitive, and intelligent design of Lightning is helping enterprises navigate Salesforce and work with the CRM with greater efficiency ultimately improving productivity by closing more deals. The modern UI, smart views, integrated dashboards, drag-and-drop capabilities, customizations, lightning components, and the power of AI is making Lightning succeed. 

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