Salesforce Launches New Toolkit to Assist Developers Create Slack Applications

Salesforce, the American cloud-based software firm has rolled out a new toolkit that enables developers to build custom applications for Slack. The new solution, Salesforce Platform for Slack will help nearly 11 million Salesforce developers to integrate automations and functionalities from Salesforce into the project management software. 

Salesforce Platform for Slack was introduced at the Salesforce’s developers conference held in San Francisco. The news has come just a few months after the CRM player acquired Slack for around $27.7 billion last July. 

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New integration simplify life for Salesforce developers

According to Salesforce, the new platform will significantly increase the number of developers who can create Slack applications and workflows in Salesforce. The platform will also allow them to use familiar coding tools and languages to make life easier. 

The adoption of the newly launched tool is expected to be high as more and more SMBs are using project management tools to minimize costs and boost productivity. 

The recent developments also come with updates to Salesforce Flow for Slack, which will allow developers to develop Slack-first automations that can handle Salesforce actions and data using low code. 

In addition, the announcement also comes with updates to the APEX SDK for Slack. This enables developers to design and create for Slack in Salesforce’s Apex language. At this stage, there is a host of Salesforce for Slack applications in the pipeline that will launch into beta. This includes Sales Cloud for Slack, a solution that automates deal status updates for the sales department. It also helps users to find records in Salesforce for pipeline analytics. 

Another application, Service Cloud for Slack automatically assigns service cases to team members as they flow in. This provides an opportunity for different teams to bring in the best of the best to resolve customer issues. In addition, the Marketing Cloud for Slack will allow different teams to work together and execute their marketing campaigns. 

Applications in beta

Flow in Slack is projected to be available in beta in June 2022 and become available in October 2022. In addition, APEX SDK for Slack is likely to pilot in June 2022 and will be available in February 2023. 

Service Cloud, Sales Cloud for Slack, and Marketing Cloud for Slack are currently in beta and are expected to be available in June this year. 

Going by the current trends, we will see a lot of companies use communication solutions such as Slack to facilitate seamless project management and communication. 

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Karandeep was born in Pune, Maharashtra, an upcoming metropolitan city in the Western region of India. While most members of his family are engineers, he had different ideas. He was more inclined toward exploring the non-technical aspects of a business, which is why he studied Bachelors of Business Administration at Symbiosis International University, Pune.  Having said that, his love for new and upcoming technologies remained intact, which is why he has written extensively about technology throughout his career. After a brief stint with a gaming company at the beginning of his career, he discovered that his love for writing was not temporary.  Being a tech geek, he always liked installing and playing around with new applications on his mobile devices and the home desktop. He was fascinated by how technology can simplify even the most mundane and complex tasks with just a few commands. He keeps a close eye on how businesses use different tools to streamline their operations to boost productivity and efficiency. At ToolsMetric, he writes product reviews that cover the main features and specifications of different enterprise applications. The sheer amount of innovation and hard work that goes into building these tech solutions is one of the reasons why Karandeep loves reviewing these tools. Besides product reviews, he also writes interesting news articles and blogs that track the latest developments in the tech industry.  When he is not writing, you can find him rooted to his seat playing video games, watching movies, or supporting his favorite football team. Since his childhood, he has always loved to travel and explore new places. Traveling is a major part of his life due to a myriad of reasons such as experiencing new cultures, food, and traditions. His other hobbies include playing football, cooking, and running.  You can find him on LinkedIn here.

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