How can IT drive business strategy? With App Cloud, developers and business users have lightning-fast tools to build and deliver apps like never before.

Traditionally, setting up the underlying runtime services for applications can be a time-consuming endeavor — and that doesn't even include the time it takes to maintain those services through upgrades and expanding application requirements. With App Cloud, all of the application services come right out of the box, from a powerful workflow engine to API services, integration services, authentication, event log framework, analytics, collaboration services, and all of the other powerful services behind the award-winning Salesforce applications. Just start building.

With the new Salesforce Lightning, businesses have a simple yet powerful set of visual point-and-click tools that anyone can use to build apps. With, you can quickly and easily create custom apps with complex business logic and beautiful interfaces that work on any device — all without writing code. And Lightning components let you leverage prebuilt Salesforce and partner components, or let developers build custom components that business users can then use to build on their own.

For developers who want to build modern, web-scale, custom apps in any language, Heroku is a cloud application platform with integrated data services and a powerful ecosystem of developer tools and workflows. Heroku empowers developer self-service, so they can iterate apps quickly, deploy them instantly and scale with ease. Heroku Enterprise adds collaboration, more control features, enterprise grade support, and the trusted partnership with Salesforce.

Visualize and extend your data model. Quickly add new custom objects, fields, and relationships to your schema with simple point-and-click tools. See details including field values, required fields, and how objects are related via lookup and master-detail relationships.

Easily automate complex business processes with point-and-click tools. Automatically update or create new records, emails, and tasks or submit approval requests in a few simple steps. Visualize the entire process in one place to design and collaborate directly with line of business owners. Easily extend processes with flows. Deploy workflow once, across every device.

With social collaboration at the heart of App Cloud, not only are your users social, bbut so is every record, case, opportunity, page, and app. In fact, with just a few clicks, App Cloud lets you build all of this spectacular social collaboration power into any app that you create — instantly.

Create personalized reports and dashboards by department, role, and individual with the simplicity of drag-and-drop tools. Show key business metrics in real time and easily drill down for additional detail. Then share key insights internally via social feeds and across mobile devices. It’s all included.

Instantly deploy across the globe without worrying about hardware, installation, or maintenance. Built-in support for 14 languages and most worldwide currencies ensures your data is always accessible and relevant, wherever you need it.

In fact, you can specify languages, assign translators, create translations for customizations you’ve made to your Salesforce organization, and override labels and translations from managed packages.

Now you can extend the power of the platform to your customers, partners, and suppliers so that they can find the information, experts, and apps they need. Salesforce communities combine the powerful business processes, collaboration, and content tools to build apps that connect your company’s ecosystem.

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